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Today's News

  • Bakers earn recognition at Sumter Speedway

     

    The father-son duo of Brandy and Andrew Baker ventured to Sumter Speedway in Sumter to compete in Saturday, Nov. 8 racing.

    As soon as the Bakers pulled into the gates at Sumter Speedway, the announcer said if you don’t know them now, you will know them when they leave.

  • Juniors capture Buford High powder puff win

     

    The juniors captured the annual Buford High School powder puff football game sponsored by the Buford High Future Educators Association.

    In the title game, the juniors defeated the BHS seniors, 31-6.

  • Tri-County honors Collins, Jackson

     

    The success of the 2014 Lancaster High School Bruins’ football team has earned the LHS squad a couple of honors from the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The Tri-County Coaches, in their final meeting of the 2014 season, honored first-year Bruins head coach Bobby Collins and senior defensive back Will Jackson will a pair of honors.

  • Falcons expect tough clash

     A.C. Flora High School football coach Reggie Shaw looks for an exciting game Friday night when the Falcons play host to Lancaster in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State football playoffs.

  • Christians should exhibit seven virtues

    The first chapter of 2 Peter exhorts Christians to add seven character traits to their faith. Saving faith is the same precious commodity for all who have believed in our God and Savior Jesus Christ, and it has been secured by his

    rigthteousness when he died for our sins and then rose again from the dead.

  • Vietnam vet had angels watching over him

    The struggles of the first battles are over. The soldiers who fought them are now safely home. They can dream of doing things they once did…but for some, it will only be a dream.

    These soldiers have returned scarred and disabled. The next battle, much harder and longer than the first, is just beginning. The disabled soldiers will need the committed love and help of others to endure their struggle.   

    Those who choose to care for them are angels in our presence. These angels are real. This is one such story. It is true.

  • Boo Fest true success

    On Friday, Oct. 31, the city of Lancaster hosted its 13th annual Boo Fun Fest in historic downtown Lancaster.

    Catawba Street at City Hall became a place where the children of Lancaster could gather for an evening of games and treats, without the tricks.

  • ‘Helms treats veterans like family’

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Just in time for Veteran’s Day, a county employee has been named to two of the top spots in the state when it comes to veterans affairs.

    Robin Helms, who was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs Office in Lancaster in 2010, took office as president of the S.C. Association of County Veterans Affairs Officers on July 1 of this year, a position she will hold until June of 2016. She was also appointed to serve on the S.C. Veterans Trust Fund board in June of this year.

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    Editor’s note: We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News, at the request of our readers.

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.

    Of course, World War I ended years before I was born, but Uncle Harry made sure I was well-schooled on what he called the War to End All Wars.

    There was a bunch of World War I soldiers around, too.

  • Police charge 16-year-old with sexual assault

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster Police Department has charged a 16-year-old Lancaster High School student for criminal sexual conduct after another student alleged he sexually assaulted her in a locker room.

    According to the incident report, the assault occurred after school between 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 27, in the boys locker room during wrestling practice.