Today's News

  • Class AA looking to crown two state champs at new site



    Class AA will play its state championship in a new location, and likely have two state football champions this fall.

  • Bailey: Good students will become good citizens

    You may not read their names on the president’s and dean’s lists. You won’t read about their accomplishments in school gymnasiums or on the football, soccer and baseball fields. Nor accolades about their scholastic achievements.
    Don’t get us wrong, these are not bad students. They are actually very good students. Many of them do play sports and are on honor rolls. While some of these A,B, C students don’t always get the recognition of their more highly skilled academic and athletic peers, they deserve it.

  • Study shows savings with S.C. education tax credits

    I recently had the privilege of giving testimony in Columbia on the merits of an education tax credit bill being considered by state lawmakers.
    I was honored to join parents, local educators and education officials from other states to discuss education tax credit policies across the country and what makes for successful choice reform.

  • 'The Veteran in Your Life' essay contest – Dwayne Nathaniel Mackey

    Editor’s note – Starting today and on upcoming Fridays, The Lancaster News will publish the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced throughout the month.     

  • Deputy’s vehicle damaged in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is still looking into an accident that damaged a sheriff’s office vehicle last week.
    James Antwon White, 21, of Lancaster was driving a 2003 Chevrolet four-door vehicle at 6:40 a.m. March 30 on Great Falls Highway when he drove off the right side of the road and hit two vehicles in the South 200 Grill parking lot, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    One of those vehicles was a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Chevrolet SUV.

  • Fantasia Fun Day for ALS Saturday

    From Release
    Fantasia Farms will host its fifth annual Fantasia Fun Day for ALS from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Association, the Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter. The chapter provides services to more than 800 people with ALS in the area.

  • Brotherly love lost?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Shirley Blackmon walked cautiously toward her nephew’s  Pleasant Road house on Wednesday morning, moments after watching several police cars and ambulances speed by her window.
    Blackmon, accompanied by her grandson, Marshall Blackmon, kept a safe distance as she watched the cars pull into the driveway of 4351 Pleasant Road, a one-level home located near Primus Crossroads, a few miles from Rocky River Road (U.S. 522).

  • Officials suspend Clinton student

    Reece Murphy
    A Clinton Elementary School fifth-grader has been suspended and faces expulsion after allegedly drawing pictures threatening a faculty member.
    The incident occurred about 8 a.m. April 1 as the 11-year-old served a three- day in-school suspension sentence for fighting, school officials and a Lancaster Police incident report said.

  • Council updating dangerous dog law

    Christopher Sardelli
    With cases of dangerous animal attacks on the rise, is it time Lancaster County updated its animal ordinance? If it is updated, Derek Smith asks Lancaster County Council to choose its words carefully.
    The Lancaster resident joined the conversation about proposed revisions to the county’s dangerous-animal code at council’s March 29 meeting.

  • Councilwoman disputes residency claim

    Jesef Williams
    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace is tired of hearing rumors that she doesn’t live within the Lancaster city limits.  
    Anonymous residents have told The Lancaster News that Blackmon-Brace has recently moved to either Indian Land or somewhere in York County.
    The councilwoman said Tuesday those rumors are false and that she lives at 104 Rose Lane, which is in the city of Lancaster’s District 3.