Today's News

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Jewelry and accessories sale

    Jewelry and accessories will be sold for $5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Springs Memorial Hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St. The event is sponsored by Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and proceeds will benefit auxiliary projects.

    Christmas open house today

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Apostolic conference

    Fresh Anointing International Ministries and Living Word Church, 117 S. Market St., will conclude their Apostolic Conference on today and Dec. 3.  

    Worship service with Apostle G. Carroll ministering in song and the word is 7 p.m. today.

  • News Briefs

    Rec commission to meet

    A special meeting of the Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.

    County airport committee to meet Dec. 6

    The Lancaster County Airport Committee meeting is 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Lancaster County Airport Conference Room, 286 Aviation Blvd.

    Planning commission meets

  • Column: Mayer a good coach

    Mike Mayer is an extremely good coach. 

    When I was growing up, my mother, who was always concerned with good morals and ethics, said, “Jimmy, if you cannot say anything good about a person, don’t say anything.” I am sorry that some of you did not have that kind of upbringing. So I am going to say only good things about coach Mike Mayer. But before I do, I want to ask two questions.

  • Column: Believers can maintain hope in trials

    The account of John the Baptist’s birth in Luke 1 gives hope to believers in Christ who experience trials.

    Zacharias and Elizabeth were an elderly Jewish couple from a small rural town in Judah. They believed in God and lived a godly life. Zachariah was a priest, and his wife came from a priestly family.

  • Holiday Tour of Homes

    A trio of beautifully decorated country homes in the Rich Hill community of Heath Springs will sparkle in the yuletide spotlight Sunday during the Lancaster Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

    For Jodi and Joey Franklin, the luminous shades come from rooms lined with Santas and rich earth tones inside their Dean Lane home.

    The Franklins’ neighbors Leslie and Dixon Parker let their holiday spirit glow with child-centered, you’re-allowed-to-touch décor.

  • Drivers shine, records fall at Antioch races Saturday

    The Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., drew a record crowd in the grandstands and a record car count for the Thanksgiving Thunder and Phillip Knight Memorial race last weekend.
    It was a cold weekend for racing, but once the racing action got rolling the fans were excited with the massive car counts.
    In my dad’s race, the Phillip Knight Memorial race, Timbo Mangum and Chris Fincher were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum and Fincher battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Thornwell honored as SEC Player of the Week

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former LHS Bruins hoops star who now plays for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to wins over nationally ranked Michigan and Syracuse last week.
    The 6-foot-5 USC senior guard averaged 18.5 points and eight rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor.  He also had four assists and two steals in the wins over No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Syracuse last week.

  • ILHS begins process of hiring coach

    Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
    “We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
    Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.