Today's News

  • Lady Jackets blank Indians



    Buford advanced in postseason softball action, taking the driver’s seat in the Class AA Upper State championship tournament.

  • AJ shuts out Broome in postseason opener



    Andrew Jackson’s Jordan Truesdale came up with a timely goal to lift the Lady Volunteers to a 1-0 win over Broome High of Spartanburg at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Monday night.

  • Mangum notches two LMS wins

    Timbo Mangum posted two wins Saturday night to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Mangum won the Crate Sportsman race and took the checkers in the NDRA GM Performance Late Models.

  • Heath Springs woman dies in car crash

    Christopher Sardelli

    A Heath Springs woman was killed during a three-vehicle crash in Horry County early Saturday morning.
    Deanna Lynn Plyler, 41, died from blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle accident, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick. Plyler was killed when a pickup truck veered into her lane on U.S. 501 and crashed into the SUV she was driving, according to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Hendrick said Plyler was reportedly not wearing a seat belt during the crash.

  • Take time today to honor your mom

    Surely we all know whom we celebrate today. But just in case you’ve somehow missed it – it’s Mother’s Day.
    It’s a day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the one who brought us into the world and tried to keep us on the right track. She’s known as mommy, mom, mother and mama. You may have even given her a nickname.
    She deserves all the recognition she can get. She’s always been there for you. She’s been your confidant, protector and mentor.

  • Wright will finally get his name on monument

    Veterans Remembered is the fifth in a series written in support of the Veterans Monument being built for the veterans of Lancaster County in hopes it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support of the Veterans Monument project.
    A salute to the news media for continued support of the Veterans Monument Project and for publishing Veterans Remembered. We continue to receive a steady response of name registrations and purchase of pavers.

  • Mother's Day pin never lost its luster

    – Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is on vacation this week. Due to reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the May 13, 2007, edition of The Lancaster News. “Mamas cannot be replaced, but our memories help keep them alive,” Evans said. “I’m getting mushy, but somehow I feels that she knows I still care, at least, if The Lancaster News is on the newsstands in heaven!”  

  • Standing on Holy Ground

    Gregory A. Summers
    KERSHAW – Preacher Kenny “Cotton” Pate has an unusual way of explaining what’s going on whenever tears of joy flow down his face and into his ZZ Top-looking beard.
    “I always tell my folks that’s the good Lord washing the nasty out of me,” Cotton said.
    Cotton’s words may be somewhat unusual, but he isn’t your typical preacher.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Linda "Berta" Myers

    Name: Linda “Berta” Myers
    Age: 60
    Address: Hampton Road
    Family: Husband, the late Sgt. Sammie L. Myers; one child, Mario Myers, 36, and a grandson, La’Mario Myers, 15  
    Job: Southside Adult Family Literacy Center
    Church: Mt. Calvary AME Zion Church
    Hobbies: Coaching basketball and singing gospel songs
    Favorite book: The Bible

  • History comes alive

    It’s been an hour since her demonstration, but Kitty Wilson-Evans still feels the urge to break out into song and perform a monolog capturing the spirit of American slaves nearly 200 years ago. 

    Kindergartners from Buford Elementary School loaded the buses and left Andrew Jackson State Park a long time ago. However, Evans remained there to talk about what it means to her to perform slave re-enactments throughout the Southeast.