Today's News

  • Benefits planned to raise money for woman who needs transplants

    Families often pull together in times of need. Sometimes they need a little help from others. The Soliman family does right now.  
    Marlene Soliman is now in Pittsburgh awaiting a double lung and liver transplant.
    Her brothers, Hector Soliman of Lancaster and Miguel Soliman of Miami, along with their families, are trying to help raise $40,000 to cover the costs. So far, the family has raised around $1,300.

  • Ministry seeks to light the fire among Christian leaders

    Christian leaders often experience burn-out and discouragement. Many, especially small congregations and ministries with little material or emotional support, give up and fall by the wayside. Communities suffer as a result.
    But Pastor Marvin Tennant and his church, Christian Assembly Worship Center on S.C. 9 Bypass East, are on a mission – as Scripture says, to “lift up the hands which hang down.”

  • Thank firefighters for lower ISO rating

    Lancaster County residents recently got some news to celebrate. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating throughout most of the county has gone down to a 6.0.
    The rating is based on several factors, including fire services. Homeowners across Lancaster County should be thankful for the news, as the lower ISO rating will result in lower home insurance premiums for many of them.
    The Lancaster County Fire Service pushed for the countywide ISO rating. It applies to areas served by 17 of the county’s fire departments.

  • We learned some lessons this election

    First, let me say thank you to the people who worked the polls on Tuesday.  We had more than 160 people who went through the training and were there from 6 a.m. to after 8 p.m., with several staying almost to 10 p.m.
    We have a group of dedicated public servants working with us on election day who catch a lot of heat for long lines and slow machines that they have absolutely no control over. But I had no complaints about anyone who was not treated with the utmost care. For that I say thank you.

  • Behind enemy lines

    INDIAN LAND – Jack Shumaker was never one to shirk duty, even when it made little sense.
    The Bluefield, W.Va., native had seen a lot since joining the 26th Infantry division attached to Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army.
    But sweeping off an almost clean air base runway that December day in 1944 made little sense. Still, orders are orders and obeying them is what soldiers do. So that’s what Shumaker and about 300 more soldiers did, to the best of their ability.
    “That booger looked like it was about 2 miles long,” he said.  

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    – Editor’s note: Due to requests from our readers, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 9, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.  
    Of course, World War I ended years before I was born, but Uncle Harry made sure I was well-schooled on what he called the Great War or the War to End All Wars.
    There was a bunch of World War I soldiers around, too.

  • Caps hold off Warriors

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – For the Indian Land Warriors, it was a case of so close, yet so far away in a 28-21 Class AA Upper State first-round loss to Columbia High School.
    The Warriors, down 28-21, were four yards away from possibly tyeing the game and forcing a pivotal overtime period, but it as good as the situation appeared, it never came.

  • Clover clubs Bruins in 31-6 triumph

    CLOVER – The final night of the 2010 Lancaster High School football season was much like the final month of the season.
    “Total disappointment,” said a dejected Bruins’ head football coach Bennie McMurray after seeing the Bruins fall to Clover 31-6 at Clover Memorial Stadium.
    The finale was much like the previous three weeks – setbacks with a familiar feel – little offensive punch and too much time on the field for the defense.

  • Rec county volleyball league sports 3 teams

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation girls youth volleyball league plays at Andrew Jackson, Buford and Springdale Recreation centers.
    The league has eight teams and is coached by volunteers. The league uses high school volleyball rules with rally scoring of games to 25 and, if a third game is needed, it’s played to 15.
    Lancaster Teal vs. Buford Blue, 25-23,  19-25, 7-15. Outstanding players: Sarah Ghent, Brynn Plyler.
    Buford Gold vs. AJ Purple, 25-7, 25-19. Outstanding players: Betty Ingram, Caroline Dixon.

  • Tri-County Coaches honor trio of county football aces

    Three Lancaster County prep football standouts were honored by the Tri-County Football Coaches Association earlier this week.
    Lancaster High School’s Daniel Foster was saluted along with Indian Land’s Marc Morris and Chad Thomas.
    Foster, a senior defensive lineman, was selected as the Division I Defensive Lineman of the Week in the Bruins’ 21-7 road loss to Spartanburg High School. Foster notched 16 tackles, two sacks and recovered a fumble against the Vikings.