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Today's News

  • Sneak peek at school

    Incoming freshman and sixth-grade orientations were held countywide Friday to give students a chance to walk through their schedules, learn to open their lockers and even how to show their spirit at pep rallies.
    Sixth grade
    At South Middle School, nearly 200 students wore their new red, white and navy school uniforms and learned their way around the spread-out buildings.
    South Middle Principal Joyce Crimminger’s goal for orientation was to see a smile on all the students’ faces at the end of the day.

  • 2 AJHS students disciplined after incident at camp

    Two Andrew Jackson High School students were disciplined after they acknowledged making a noose out of shoelaces and placing it in a tree at band camp Aug. 5, according to school officials.
    The school was not aware of the incident until Monday, when a band member and her parents came in to complain, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District.

  • Eight file for school board, city council

    Eight candidates, including two challengers, filed for Lancaster County school board and Lancaster City Council before filing closed Friday at noon.
    Three seats are open on both the school board and city council, with one contested race in each.
    School board
    Lorenzo Small will challenge incumbent Tyrom Faulkner for the District 2 seat.
    Small, who is running for the first time, said he looks forward to having an opportunity to provide new insight to the school board.

  • Remember When: Getting stuff done early on a steamy summer day

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away in July, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them from time to time until we run out, in his honor.

    Didn’t seem like the sun was up yet and Mama was shaking the cover and rousting me out of bed. It was a Tuesday, and either Aunt Bess or Mama had one of those afternoon ladies’ meetings.

  • A call to prayer

    A prayer service was held Wednesday evening outside the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street in an effort to bring law enforcement and the community together.  
    “Everybody needs prayer,” said the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, who also serves as Lancaster Police Department chaplain.  

  • County might ‘claw back’ Duracell tax breaks

    Two years ago, Lancaster County gave Duracell property-tax incentives designed to save the company about $11 million over three decades in return for the battery manufacturer spending $69 million over five years to upgrade its plant.
    It’s the kind of deal Lancaster and most other counties make often. Duracell gets to divert tax payments into profits, and the county secures good-paying manufacturing jobs. Those workers support their families and spend their money locally, supporting many more jobs and families.

  • Buford’s Page starts 50th year of teaching

    Buford High School math teacher Margaret Page became teary-eyed this week when a back-to-school luncheon turned into a surprise celebration marking her 50th year in the classroom.
    “I can’t stop at 49. There’s something special about 5-0,” Page said Monday to the room full of smiling faces at Hopewell United Methodist Church. The crowd included her family and staff from her school and the district.

  • Shower truck will aid homeless

    Beneath the surface of our community is an interconnected web of services working to make life better for the sometimes invisible homeless population.
    The strands connect various agencies, churches and volunteers so that one phone call can result in food, clean clothes, resources, and now, even a hot shower for a homeless person.
    Through the coordinated efforts of Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), local churches and volunteers, a new shower truck will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Life Center, 421 West Gay Street.  

  • Faile fundraiser draws S.C. attorney general

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson was one of many Republican officials and candidates who turned out last week to support Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile during a campaign event at the Sun City Carolina Lakes Lodge.
    “Barry Faile is a great sheriff,” Wilson told the crowd. “And any opportunity I can have to talk about him, I do it.”

  • Coming Events

    First responders to perform ‘A Camp Show’