Today's News

  • Be cautious when divulging information

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: My mother called me the other day wanting to know what I thought about a great program that an insurance agent called her about. The agent told her that they would give her either a motorized scooter or $1,000 if she completed a survey on health-related questions and provided some personal information. When she said that she would fill out a survey, an agent came by her house to notarize the survey and have her sign a release.

  • Car show draws plenty of interest


    For The Lancaster News

    Buford High School may be known for its gridiron exploits, but March 1, talk about the campus centered on a different type of iron.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway drivers descended upon the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    Teams rolled out new rides, shined and polished for the annual car show.

  • Confusion runs amok in presidential race

    The Founding Fathers set down guidelines for our nation. Although, they adhered to Christian principles, they also emphasized "liberty and justice for all" and “freedom of religion.“ Over the years, efforts were instigated to specify just who liberty and justice should relate to. Religious freedom removed any form of "state religion" giving us the right to "bow to our maker in any way or form we felt comfortable. Now, it seems we are moving toward freedom from religion.

  • Newspaper wins 12 awards in contest

    The Lancaster News' staffers came home with 12 awards in the S.C. Press Association's annual contest.

    Newsroom employees received their awards during a luncheon in Spartanburg on Friday. The entries were judged by newspaper employees in West Virginia.

  • Cost of beer leads to fight at local bar

    A Lancaster man went to jail Wednesday after an aggravated assault stemming from an argument over the cost of beer at a bar.

    William Kevin Todd, 40, of 1684 Lynwood Drive, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office with aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to kill.

  • In Lancaster County politics, men have always dominated, but women have made gains in recent years

    If elected president, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York will be the first woman chosen for the country's top office.

    Nancy Pelosi is the first female speaker of the U.S. House.

    If elected state senator, Lancaster attorney Mandy Powers-Norrell will make history of her own. A woman has never been elected to represent Lancaster County in the state Senate or House in Columbia. There have been few women candidates to even make a run for the state offices.

  • Middle school students see how adults earn a living

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Middle School students had a chance to practice being taxpayers Feb. 26. Some of them did not have to go very far.

    Brittany Perez shadowed her mom, seventh-grade ILMS math and science teacher Lisa Bachini.

    Bachini said her daughter thought it was a little boring. Perez has no clue what she wants to be when she grows up, but says it probably won't be a teacher.

    Four students went to Indian Land Elementary School to shadow faculty and staff.

  • Filing for local, state offices begins next week

    If you're interested in filing for local or state offices, your chance is coming up.

    Filing for state and local Democratic and Republican offices begins at noon March 16 and closes at noon March 30. Both days are Sundays.

    Democrats will file at 206 S. Main St., the law offices of Norrell and Powers-Norrell.

    Republicans will file at 874 S. Lake Drive, the office of Storage to Go.

    County offices up for election and their filing fees are:

    - Clerk of court: $2,701.24

    - Sheriff: $3,137.40

    - Coroner: $2,093.12

    - Auditor: $2,456.56

  • Paper redeems itself with stories

    I enjoyed editor Barbara Rutledge's recent column "Conversations, tidbits and FYI's." I can only imagine how many complaints you must get any given day.

    But I, too, harbor a list that irritates me.

    I have submitted information to The Lancaster News. And because of miscommunication and inconsistent procedures my information was not published or lost. Also, I had my personal photos misplaced.

    I had just lost all hope in The Lancaster News.

  • Council must back its decision

    We think there's a major question that County Council members need to consider before they enact more stringent animal-control laws. And that is: Is the county planning to hire more animal-control personnel to make sure that people abide by the rules? We're cynical, so we find ourselves questioning whether there would be any real point to such legislation.

    Council on Monday gave the first of three approvals to an ordinance that would tighten several of the county's animal control laws, including how an owner provides water and shelter for dogs kept outside.