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Today's News

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Zion UMC chicken bog, bake sale

    Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, will hold the annual chicken bog fundraiser and bake sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23. Dine-in and carryout plates are $7 and include chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread. Delivery is available for 5 plates or more. All proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. For details, call (803) 285-3864 or e-mail zionumc@comporium.net.

  • News Briefs

    County council meets Feb. 26

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    VW town council meets Feb. 26

  • Column: Billy Graham opens his eyes in the presence of Jesus Christ

    There are times and occasions so explosive with meaning that it is difficult to find the right words to say. The death of Billy Graham is without doubt one of those occasions.
    Our English language has no words to convey the feelings, the emotions, the grief as well as the joy that this news brings to our hearts and minds.
    I cannot claim to have had a personal relationship with Mr. Graham, even though my wife and I did have the tremendous privilege of meeting him and speaking with him on a couple of occasions.

  • Column: A strong voice for Christ and a kind, gracious spirit

    As a young person, I used to read Billy Graham’s daily column, “My Answer,” in the Detroit Free Press.
    I wondered how he came up with his answers. They seemed strange to me. As a college student I saw an article in the Atlantic Monthly making fun of him.
    While a student at the University of Michigan in the early 1960s I attended a meeting where he spoke to students. I was impressed by his faith in God and the Bible, and how nicely he treated everyone, even those he disagreed with. When he spoke, everyone listened intently.

  • Bruins, Jackets take jamboree wins

    Lancaster and Buford captured wins in the annual Doomsday Jamboree at the Lancaster High School baseball jamboree at Doomsday Corner on Saturday.

    A bases-loaded, infield single by the Bruins’ Buddy Howard drove home the winning run in Lancaster High School’s 2-1 win over Andrew Jackson High School. 

    The game capped jamboree play and marked the debut of first-year LHS head coach Trevor Hammond. 

    A former Bruins player and assistant coach, Hammond was promoted to head coach last spring, replacing former coach Toby Taylor.

  • Speedway open practice set for Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting an open practice session for all racing divisions from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. Pit admission is $15 and grandstand admission is free.

    The practice offers dirt track drivers an opportunity to get their cars dialed in for the upcoming racing season. The track’s 2018 opener is March 16-17, a two-day event.

  • Lancers’ bats silence Limestone JVs

    To say the University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team ripped the Limestone College junior varsity squad  with a display of firepower at the plate Wednesday is an understatement.

    The Lancers erupted for five homeruns in the bottom of the first inning of the opening game of a doubleheader for a lopsided 21-1 win. USCL batted around twice in the inning to build a 13-0 lead and never looked back. The Lancers cranked out 18 hits in the contest.

    USCL also took the second game by an 8-1 score for the sweep.

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from playoffs

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.