Today's News

  • Teams in host role Friday


    County prep football teams are hoping the home field edge plays a key role in their games Friday night, Sept. 12.

    All four county teams, in contrast to last week when all were on the road, will be in the host role this week.

  • We need to fix Social Security

    Amid all the news today, one story has been completely forgotten.

    This story was once one of the hottest topics in politics and around the dinner table, but now it has vanished unless you are a senior citizen who is working yourself to the point of death every day.

    The topic is, of course, Social Security. Ever since President Bill Clinton quietly began to move up retirement benefit dates, I have watched as more and more people go about their lives, oblivious to the crime they are victims of.

  • ‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

    Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

    This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.

  • Keeping Robert Mills’ legacy alive

    Laura Caskey


    South Carolina and Lancaster will remember one of the state’s greatest architects with a presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    The S.C. Historical Society will hold an event focusing on Robert Mills as part of its “South Carolinians You Should Know” series at 6 p.m., Sept. 9, at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St.

  • Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” is Sept. 30

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Mark your calendars – the seventh annual Autism Speaks, Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” event is coming up September 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Club.

  • USCL’s Upward Bound celebrates success

     Reece Murphy 


    When it comes to federal public education initiatives, few compare to the success or longevity of the Upward Bound Program, established 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

  • HOPE to hold open house

     Denyse Clark


    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) of Lancaster will hold an open house, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, for the community to meet its new executive director, Bekah Clawson, and to learn more about HOPE, located at 2008 Pageland Highway.

    For those unable to attend this special event, a second open house will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

  • SCPA hosts teen safety essay contest

     Denyse Clark


    Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) and AT&T will offer high school students a challenge to write a 300-500 word typed essay or produce a video on the dangers of texting while driving.

  • Building permit activity released

     Denyse Clark


    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments released building permit activity in the Catawba region for January through March 2014. 

    In the introduction to the release of information, officials noted why data is collected and how it helps community leaders.

  • County applies for Midway revamp grant

     Christopher Sardelli


    As Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff walked through Lancaster’s Midway community earlier this year, she was shocked to see its condition. 

    Gone was the once thriving mill community and in its place were row after row of weed-covered abandoned homes and streams of broken sidewalks.