Today's News

  • Can you help our photographer get his camera, college ring back?

    It’s big and bulky, has lots of complicated controls and you probably won’t know how to use it unless you’ve had prior training.

    So, why don’t you give it back?

    Yeah, right, like that is going to happen. But I’m hoping that somehow, some way, our staff photographer Aaron Morrison’s stolen camera and equipment will turn up.

    Aaron’s stuff was stolen from his navy blue Jeep while it was in the parking lot of Applebee’s, behind the restaurant. The thief broke the back passenger side window to get inside.

  • Businessman, civic leader helped shape community

    Friend, mentor, quiet leader.

    That’s how friends and associates of the late James “Jim” Bradley Sr. remember him.

    Bradley, 92, died Sunday at his home.

    What many will remember about Bradley is his work ethic. Bradley, a Forest City, N.C., native, moved to Lancaster in 1947 and served as president of the Springs Co.

  • Russell takes on another role; he now heads firefighters association

    Adding to his already long list of duties, Morris Russell is now serving as president of the S.C. Firefighters Association.

    Russell, 41, is Lancaster County Emergency Management director and also director of the county Fire Service. He also serves on Kershaw Town Council.

    He’s been a firefighter for 22 years, and is now a firefighter with Kershaw Volunteer Fire Department. In 2005, Russell was named fourth vice president of the SCFA, and has moved up to president over the past four years.

  • Breaking News Spinners perform Aug. 29, not Aug. 22

    The Spinners’ roots can be found in Michigan’s Royal Oak Township when childhood friends there started singing together for fun in 1954.

    Their five-part harmony became legendary solid gold Philadelphia soul that has sold millions of records and chart-topping songs and led to a spot in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

    With hits like “Rubberband Man” and “Then Came You,” the Spinners will kick off the 2009-10 University of South Carolina at Lancaster Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

  • Best of both worlds

    Peach cobbler, ice cream, pie and breakfast cereal topper. Somehow, the mention of  such those tasty treats doesn’t match with a fruit loaded with fiber, great vitamins (A, C and E) and packed with nutrients.

    But that’s exactly what you get with a fresh peaches.

    Somewhat sensitive and temperamental, peaches bruise easily and have to be handled with kid gloves.

    When handled with care, a ripe South Carolina peach is summer at its best.

  • Don't shop, adopt!

    Nothing hurts quite like losing a good dog. I experienced that just before Christmas, with the passing of Speckles.

    Almost 15 years old, Speckles wasn’t your typical dalmatian. She was a member of our family.

    Because of that, I debated long and hard about getting another dog and didn’t do so until the time was right.

    However, the one decision I did make was to adopt a dog from Lancaster County Animal Shelter.

    It’s kinda like the starfish-on-the-beach story.

  • Celebrations Submission Forms Available Online

    The Lancaster News welcomes news from your family. Whether you are getting married, celebrating many years of wedded bliss or announcing an engagement, we want to know.

    Weddings, engagement, anniversary and birth announcements appear in The Lancaster News on Sundays. Announcements are published in the order in which we receive them. Due to the volume of announcements and limited space in our paper, it may take three to four weeks for your announcement to appear.

    Be sure to read our Announcement Policy carefully before submitting your announcement.

  • Registration dates for county schools

    Registration dates have been set for the 2009-10 school year. No general school fees will be charged this year, though some fees may be charged for activities, such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

    School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    All students new to the district must complete a student information form and provide two proofs of residency. They are asked to bring report cards and any other available records from the school attended last year and will not be allowed to register without the following documents:

  • Crash victim was 'always smiling'

    Brandon Threatt had been to the store with his best friend, Brett Wright, and was coming back to his grandmother’s home on John Everall Road on Sunday morning.

    But the teens never made it back to Margie Allen’s house.

    Allen, Brandon Threatt’s grandmother, lives literally a stone’s throw from where Wright’s pickup truck overturned about 10:20 a.m. Sunday, said Threatt’s father, Mike Threatt.

    Neither teen was wearing a seat belt, and they were ejected from the truck in the crash, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said.

  • School begins here Monday

    Anna Blackmon smiled when talking about starting the second grade.

    As she stood by her parents at North Elementary School’s orientation Thursday, she appeared eager to begin another year. Her mother, Melody Blackmon, said it’s the comfort she has with her teacher that’s makes her at ease.

    Anna’s new teacher, David Warren, worked with her during a camp over the summer. The two have already established a good rapport.