Today's News

  • Lady Jackets swarm Lions for victory


    RICHBURG – Buford High School’s unbeaten girls basketball team returned to Richburg, where they began their winning streak on the 2014-15 season, and continued their stellar hardwood play at Lewisville High School on Friday, Dec. 12.

  • Stars shine despite loss


    MYRTLE BEACH – A tough ending to their final high school football game couldn’t tarnish an otherwise memorable beach week for the Lancaster County quartet in the 67th annual North-South All-Star football game.

  • Journalist clears doubt about Santa

    Lancaster resident Rhonda Hodge said she was familiar with the 1897 column, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” by Frances Pharcellus Church that was published in The New York Sun.

    However, Hodge was unfamiliar with how it came about, saying she would love to share its background with others.

    Hodge laments that many people today are so enamored with celebrities that she hopes they, too, will become familiar with the background of this famous column.

  • Flimflammers and scalawags in county

    In the early 1950s there were flimflam men rambling the countryside taking advantage of the elderly and widow women. My father worked at the mill in Kershaw and got all the news a week before it was in the paper. Daddy passed the news to us 10 children and mama at supper every night so we would be aware of such people.

    We had to look after Grandma and her two sisters, Sally and Carrie, who lived 300 yards up the road in the big house. We lived in a tenant house under the hill and got our water from a spring, but we had a nice three-hole toilet.

  • Christmas Basket reaches $6k in fifth week

     Denyse Clark


    More than $6,000 has been collected in the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket Fund in the fifth week of donations.

    The annual basket fund is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • Nine-year-old gardener presents $1,150 check to Relay for Life

     Denyse Clark


    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lancaster will be held Friday, May 1 at the Lancaster County Memorial Stadium but recently, the kickoff for this event was held at First A.R.P. Church, 701 N. Main St. 

    During the exciting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 11, the gospel group, Soul Purpose of Kershaw, performed inspiring songs and gave encouragement to Relay For Life attendees.

  • Board will discuss DFMA concerns

     Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County School District board Chairman Bobby Parker and Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore have agreed to meet with representatives of a Lancaster group accusing district officials of hiring discrimination.

  • Council surprised by $78k library cost


    Christopher Sardelli


    An unexpected library expense of almost $79,000 had county officials scratching their heads during a tense discussion at Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. 

  • School board members hear program updates

     Reece Murphy


    LHS Career Center

    The Career Center at LHS is a vocational-focused resource open to LHS students and those from other county high school who can take classes not offered at their own school.

  • 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.