Today's News

  • Phillips’ clutch FG lifts Vols

    LAMAR – Andrew Jackson sophomore kicker Bryce Phillips calmly drilled a clutch 25-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to culminate a gutty performance by the Volunteers at rain-soaked Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    School officials decided to play Thursday in anticipation of expected heavy rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin and the rainfall of the century.
    Lamar, a perennial powerhouse in Class A and ranked sixth in the latest Class A poll, was stunned as the Vols took the opening kickoff and ran 10:06 off the clock during a 19-play, 89-yard drive.

  • Jackets club Braves, stay unbeaten in region

    Friday night football became Thursday night football for all Lancaster County high school football teams, and the Buford Yellow Jackets took it in stride.
    Buford played host to the Cheraw Braves on Thursday, Oct. 1, instead of its regular scheduled Friday night game, because of the record rainfall expected throughout the state.
    The Yellow Jackets “soaked” their way to one of their biggest wins ever on the football field, a 26-13 victory over the Braves, 0-6.

  • Bruins rally, sack Cycs

    On a rainy night, the No. 8 Lancaster Bruins reigned.
    The Bruins, 6-0 for the first time since the 1963 season, took command in the second half on the way to a 33-13 win over Chester in the Region III-AAA football opener for both teams on Thursday, Oct. 1.
    The game was to be played Friday night, Oct. 2, but LHS officials moved the game a day earlier with the forecast of heavy rain for the weekend.

  • Living 'Moment by Moment'

    “I’m just committed to living my life moment by moment according to the principles in God’s word.”
    That simple but profound sentence, spoken by Lee Anne Genix at a Sunday school class in 1999, drew Ben Barry to his future wife. Freshly divorced, Ben was not looking for love that day but still felt drawn to her.

  • Kershaw to open administrator search

    KERSHAW – There is a classified ad in today’s edition of The Lancaster News that residents living in the Kershaw town limits may want to read.
    After meeting in executive session Thursday, Oct. 1, six of the seven members of Kershaw Town Council agreed to advertise the search for a new town administrator.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes was out of town and did not attend the meeting.
    The town is officially accepting resumes for the administrator’s job through Oct. 12.

  • Uncovering the truth

    For Dr. Laura Pettler, it’s never too late to solve a cold case.
    Whether she’s reconstructing bullet trajectories using a series of specially designed lasers or walking through old crime scenes searching for long-lost evidence, Pettler has become known for one thing in particular, her dedication to solving cases.

  • Box city in the rain

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    More than 90 Lancaster county youth slept in cardboard boxes at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds Friday night, Sept. 25.
    Though rains swept through the area, the “Spend A Night in A Box” event continued. The event, sponsored by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless, sought to help raise awareness about the experience of being homeless.

  • I can hear you, but I’m ignoring you

    A good friend of mine, who happens to be from another country, recently asked me why people, who attend church, act differently during the week than on weekends. Stunned, I did not know where he was coming from or where he was heading with this question.

    I was thinking, well, my friend, sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut and people act differently because of life events. That has certainly happened more than once to me and perhaps even to those of you reading this article.

  • Lancaster High cross country team off to solid start for 2015 campaign

    The Lancaster High School cross country season is off to a positive start with a great group of returners and newcomers.
    Returners on the boys squad include: senior Herbert Jones III, juniors Alex Quevedo, Michael Duffell-Hoffman, Kohl Whitfield, sophomores Harrison Latham and Kyle McManus, and freshman Matthew Duffell-Hoffman.
    Team newcomers include Alex Barton, Kei’lyn Catoe, Bryce Faulkenberry, Alejandro Fernandez, Jamari Hubbard, DaShaun Robinson, Jonathan Roman, Caden Taylor, Edward Trejo, Rueben Trejo, Scottie Walker and Tristen Glenn.

  • Speedway to host final points races for 2015

    Lancaster Super Speedway will hold its final points race of the 2015 season Saturday, Oct. 3.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event, and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.
    Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman has $500 to win and $50 to start.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegades has $500 to win and $50 to start.