Today's News

  • Box city in the rain

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    More than 90 Lancaster county youth slept in cardboard boxes at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds Friday night, Sept. 25.
    Though rains swept through the area, the “Spend A Night in A Box” event continued. The event, sponsored by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless, sought to help raise awareness about the experience of being homeless.

  • I can hear you, but I’m ignoring you

    A good friend of mine, who happens to be from another country, recently asked me why people, who attend church, act differently during the week than on weekends. Stunned, I did not know where he was coming from or where he was heading with this question.

    I was thinking, well, my friend, sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut and people act differently because of life events. That has certainly happened more than once to me and perhaps even to those of you reading this article.

  • Lancaster High cross country team off to solid start for 2015 campaign

    The Lancaster High School cross country season is off to a positive start with a great group of returners and newcomers.
    Returners on the boys squad include: senior Herbert Jones III, juniors Alex Quevedo, Michael Duffell-Hoffman, Kohl Whitfield, sophomores Harrison Latham and Kyle McManus, and freshman Matthew Duffell-Hoffman.
    Team newcomers include Alex Barton, Kei’lyn Catoe, Bryce Faulkenberry, Alejandro Fernandez, Jamari Hubbard, DaShaun Robinson, Jonathan Roman, Caden Taylor, Edward Trejo, Rueben Trejo, Scottie Walker and Tristen Glenn.

  • Speedway to host final points races for 2015

    Lancaster Super Speedway will hold its final points race of the 2015 season Saturday, Oct. 3.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event, and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.
    Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman has $500 to win and $50 to start.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegades has $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • LHS trio boosts offense

    When it comes to offense this season, the Lancaster Bruins’ football team, 5-0 and ranked No. 8 in the latest Class AAA state poll, gets it done in a rush.
    The junior backfield tandem of Ant Foster and Farrika Grier are the legs of the running attack as two physical backs that power their way through would-be tacklers.
    There’s another component, which might not net all the attention, but has proven worthy in the LHS run.

  • Kershaw man pleads guilty to federal cocaine charge

    A Kershaw man arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and the FBI on cocaine charges in June is facing decades behind bars after pleading guilty in federal court Wednesday, Sept. 30.
    Mitchell Naruda Kelly, 36, formerly of 218 Railroad Ave., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Columbia to a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office said.

  • County schedules strategic planning session

    From the outside, it may appear a little early to begin the 2016-17 budget process a scant quarter into the current fiscal year.
    However, that’s not the case in local county government.
    Lancaster County Council has scheduled a strategic planning session for today, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3. The Friday session is 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • Avondale development has share of differing opinions

    County fire officials, worried about the maximum occupancy inside Lancaster County Council chambers Monday night, Sept. 28, passed out a series of yellow numbered tickets as droves of people crammed into the room, most who were there to offer either support or opposition to the proposed Avondale development in Indian Land.

  • LPD arrests two for Crenco robbery

    The Lancaster Police Department, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Lancaster man and woman for robbing the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, and is looking for a second male accomplice.
    Kenny Blackmon Jr., 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, and Shakendria Sheoka Wright, 22, of 1576 Maplewood Ave., were arrested Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • Weekend brings more rainy days

    When it comes to the where and when Hurricane Joaquin could possibly come ashore in the United States, there are lots of ifs in figuring the storm’s path.
    Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Joaquin to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
    Computer models have it making landfall somewhere between North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula, which is portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.