Today's News

  • Rutledge's column offended councilman

    I don’t believe the mold for honest politicians has been misplaced. But after Barbara Rutledge’s column, “Spooky stuff going on in this election,” I question whether the newspaper can identify honesty.

    Over the years I have read many articles, but I could not believe what I was reading in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News. All of us who are trying to do what we believe is the right thing and best for our city or county are evidently considered to be dishonest. That offended me and, hopefully, many others who are serving.

  • CCA Crusaders capture state crown

    October 23 will go down as a red-letter day in the annals of Carolina Christian Academy athletics.The Crusaders, led by first-year coach Derrick Coley, captured the school's first-ever state volleyball championship.CCA, which finished 7-4, defeated Union Christian Day School of Union 3-1 to take the S.C.

  • Trio focus on playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson are already in.Lancaster is bidding to join.The Jackets and Volunteers have made the Upper State football playoffs in their respective classifications and are hoping to stay alive.Lancaster has its eye on the postseason, needing a win to nail down its first playoff bid in eight seasons.Lancaster caps regular-season play with a Region IV-AAAA road trip to Pontiac to face Spring Valley.Buford and AJ are also on the road as they launch their postseason hopes.The Jackets have a familiar foe in Regio

  • Amendment about woman's consent on ballot

    Tuesday's ballot will feature an amendment question that could change the age a woman can legally consent to sex in South Carolina.

    The state's constitution has the age of consent for an unmarried woman set at 14, while the state Legislature has it set at 16, which is what the courts go by.

    The amendment would remove the age of consent part of the constitution.

    It's easier for legislators to change a state law than it is to change the constitution, Attorney General Henry McMaster told WSPA last week.

  • WSMS in on the air

    South Middle School has its own TV stars and news producers.

    About 15 students participate in the school's daily news program, WSMS, which is in its first full year. The South Middle family can hear lunch menus, weather and other information on the show, broadcast each morning at the school.

    The newscast is written, produced and broadcast by students, with assistance from their advisor, teacher Justin Thomas.

  • See the glitz and glamour - Slideshow included! Women glam it up to raise awareness of breast cancer

    It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Healthy Woman fall fashion show with a twist.

    Many of the models, held at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Arts and Sciences Building on Tuesday, were breast cancer survivors. The goal of the show was not only showing off pretty clothes, but raising awareness of the disease during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was October.

  • Constitutional amendments on ballot focus on retiree benefits

    Voters will have the chance to vote on two amendments to the state constitution on Tuesday that could affect retiree benefits in South Carolina.

    Amendments 2 and 3 focus on "post-employment benefits," which are benefits provided to state and local government retirees. These benefits usually take the form of health insurance. Amendment 2 focuses on state government and school district retirees, while Amendment 3 focuses on local government post-employment benefits.

  • Voter interest high as historic election season winds down

    Long lines are expected on Tuesday, as voters get the chance to choose not only a new president, but local politicians to represent them as well.

    Precincts are expected to be packed with voters who are participating in a presidential election that will make history with either the first black president or the first woman vice president emerging as the winner.

  • Safe Passage closes shelter due to funding problems

    After four years of helping abuse victims find help in their hour of need, the Safe Passage Shelter has closed its doors in Lancaster.

    The shelter opened in 2004 and has provided assistance to hundreds of victims, including men, women and children.

    Safe Passage has sheltered more than 100 people this year, with 38 of those people from Lancaster County. Victims will now be directed to shelters in York and Union counties.

  • Election commission says voting should go smoothly

    As thousands of Lancaster County residents get ready to vote Tuesday, the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission is taking measures to make sure the day goes smoothly.

    Rick Crimminger, chairman of the local commission, said that while there were some glitches with machines in the election two years ago, he expects this election to go as smoothly as the primaries went earlier this year.