Today's News

  • Jackets swarm Vols in region opener


    Buford, in impressive fashion, opened Region IV-AA baseball play with a 14-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at the Vols’ field on Friday, March 14.

    The Yellow Jackets, 3-3, 1-0, drilled 15 hits on the way to the 12-run road win over the Volunteers in five innings.

  • Citizens deserve officials’ respect

    It happens in every county, every small town and every school district. It happens at the state level and at the federal level.

    “Watchdogs” monitor the actions of government. They attend meetings. They write letters. They ask the tough questions. They request public records under the Freedom of Information Act. Sometimes, they sound the alarm when they believe tax dollars have been wasted or politicians have misused their power.

  • Task force to count homeless in county

    You may have seen them sleeping in abandoned homes or warehouses. Some have been spotted in tents in Lancaster County’s woods or fields. But no one is sure how many are living out there.

    A group that calls themselves the Lancaster County Homelessness Task Force hopes to shed some light on the population with a count in Lancaster County.

  • Lobbyists control our legislators

    As we begin ramping up for another election cycle, I hope our local and regional news editors will ensure that our community is informed on the changing characteristics of national and regional government.

    Since most of us made our youthful visit to the voting booth, there has been a tremendous change in the dynamics of elected public service.

  • Faculty layoffs impact USCL

    University of South Carolina Lancaster officials said the university will cut more than a dozen positions as part of an ongoing effort to cope with several years of declining financial support from the state.

  • Forgotten no more

    For a little more than 121 years, the name of John M. McManus has been carved in stone in a family cemetery tucked away in Taxahaw.

  • Deligiannidis’ nutrition book up to third edition

    His name is Konstantinos Deligiannidis (pronounced Con-stan-teen-nus Deli-gah-nee-dus), but the communities he serves know him simply as “Gus.”

  • Tourney crowns martial arts champs


    One of the year’s biggest stages for the Dojo Organization took place in Lancaster on Saturday, March 8 at the Springdale Recreation Center, as Hanshi James White and Universal Karate Studios hosted its 40th annual martial arts tournament.

  • Trull Memorial race reset for this weekend


    GASTONIA, N.C. – Carolina Speedway, after a rainout last weekend, is hosting the 14th annual Carolina Clash Skyler Trull Memorial on March 14-15.

  • LHS girls split in matches


    The Lancaster High School girls soccer team split a pair of Region III-AAAA matches to launch regular-season play.

    The Lady Bruins, in their home opener, dropped a 4-2 loss to South Pointe at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, March 12.