Today's News

  • Why election results will affect education

    There’s a reasonable tendency among Americans to view the education of their kids as an exclusively local issue and distinct to their communities.

    After all, school buildings are constant fixtures in neighborhoods, sports teams play cross-town rivals and the vast majority of public students still attend schools based solely on zip code.

  • Turkeys, Obama’s amnesty and America

    In my family, it’s a tradition that my daughter does all the cooking for Thanksgiving. Like all good traditions, it is a part of the fabric of our family holidays.

    On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, she and I went to the local Publix to buy all the ingredients for this special dinner. I know that it’s special as the tape read $157.23 for this one meal’s fixings, but we’ll have to save the high price of groceries for another column.

  • Despite pleas, Council OKs ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli


    For the better part of an hour Monday night, Dec. 8, an anxious, impassioned group of Van Wyck residents and TreeTops camp supporters made their feelings known to county officials about a proposed plan to develop the former camp property along Van Wyck Road.

  • ‘Good cause’ a success

    Denyse Clark


    HEATH SPRINGS – Davis Neon employees’ second annual No Shave November contest officially ended Dec. 1 and the five men participating raised more than $5,800 for Toys for Tots of Lancaster County.

    Originally, a goal of $1,000 had been set for the Oct. 31 through Nov. 30 no shave challenge, but the men far exceeded that goal, said Scott Helms, assistant plant manager for Davis Neon and organizer of this friendly competition.

  • Local angel trees in need of sponsors

    Denyse Clark


    The local Angel Tree program needs immediate help to get children sponsored for a gift on Christmas Day, said Lancaster County Angel Tree Coordinator Ashlee Addison.

    This program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an angel tree. On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothing, shoes and more.

  • Two homes shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli


    Two county homeowners were rattled but unscathed after someone fired bullets into their homes during separate incidents earlier this month.

    The first shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. Nov. 30 inside a home in the 400 block of Three C’s Road in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 53-year-old homeowner reported the shooting about 9:30 a.m. the next day after meeting with a deputy at Kershaw Town Hall.

  • Helms named DuPont ambassador

     From staff reports

    Buford High School's Troy Helms was named a DuPont agriscience ambassador after completing a professional development course offered by the company at its Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. 

    Helms, the school's FAA teacher, earned the honor by completing the DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy (NATAA) on Dec. 1.

  • Kershaw man honored by Masons

     From release 

    KERSHAW – On Nov. 24, one of Lancaster County’s finest citizens, Howard W. “Walker” Crawford was honored at Flat Rock Masonic Lodge No. 178 during the monthly Square and Compass Meeting. Crawford was presented the 2014 Glenn Watts Lamp of the Masonic Light, in honor of Watts, another of Lancaster’s finest citizens.

  • County quartet set for North-South All-Star contest Saturday


    The 67th annual North-South All-Star game will feature a Lancaster County ace quartet.

    The group includes three star senior players along with Andrew Jackson High School head football coach David Moore.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway resets race Saturday


    Following a rainout on Saturday, Dec. 6, Hanging Rock Kartway roars back into action this Saturday night, Dec. 13.

    Hanging Rock Kartway, located in Kershaw at 1082 Horton Rollins Road, will be hosting the King of The Rock/FH Mania.