Today's News

  • Former treasurer Ted Wright passes away

    He’ll be remembered most for his pleasant smile, professional manner and his “all-around, good ways.” 

  • Lancers spear Indians


    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped a four-game weekend series with USC-Salkehatchie, sweeping the host Indians on Sunday, March 30 in Allendale.

    The Lancers, 26-11, 10-4, split the Saturday, March 29 twin bill, but rebounded to down the Indians, 6-4, 11-2 on Sunday, March 30.

  • Jackets post two soccer wins at Lewisville


    The Buford soccer program notched two wins at Lewisville on Friday, March 28.

    The Jackets took a 5-2 win and the Junior Jackets gained a 9-0 victory.

  • Speedway to host Late Models doubleheader Saturday night


    Lancaster Super Speedway will be having its opening night of racing after last Saturday, March 29 was rained out at the half-mile dirt track.

    With favorable weather expected  Saturday, Lancaster Super Speedway officials have decided to add the SECA Crate Late Model Division to the card.

  • Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Thursday


    The Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s spring meeting is Thursday, April 3 in the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

    A shrimp boil will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will follow the meal.

  • Putin’s takeover akin to Hitler’s?

    Alice in Wonderland may forever give up her looking glass, because nothing in her world makes sense any longer.

    Oh, my! I must be living in Wonderland, because the same thing is happening in my world.

    How do the civilized nations of this world allow the Russian president to do as he pleases and do nothing but shake the proverbial big stick back at him?

    Here is a fictional scenario:

    PUTIN: I am reclaiming Crimea, because ethnic Russians want to come home.

    WORLD: OK, as long as you stop there.

  • Articles bring back cherished memories of Main Street

    I spent a delightful Sunday afternoon revisiting Main Street thanks to Cherry Doster’s and Cole Waddell’s reflections in their articles, “Town used to mean Main Street,” in the March 23 edition of The Lancaster News. While looking longingly at the photos (courtesy of Travis Bell), it was once again one of those lovely Saturdays when we went “to town.”

  • Former contractor sues Fort Lawn, public works director

    Brian Gardner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A former independent contractor for the Town of Fort Lawn has filed suit against the Town and Public Works Director Lewis Jordan.

    According to the documents filed at the Chester County Courthouse, an attorney representing William P. “Pat” Roddey filed a negligence lawsuit on his client's behalf naming the Town of Fort Lawn and Jordan, who is Fort Lawn’s public works director. The summons requests a jury trial for the complaint.

  • Job fair set for Fort Lawn Community Center

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A job fair, co-sponsored by SC JUMMP (Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay) and DMSI Staffing, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Fort Lawn Community Center (FLCC). 

    A representative from DMSI Staffing says there are about 200 positions to be filled and prospective job seekers can expect to go to work almost immediately.

  • Police investigating possible carjacking

     Christopher Sardelli


    Police are looking for more information in the possible carjacking of a man outside a Lancaster gas station early Tuesday morning, March 25.

    Officers were called to the lobby of the police department at about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a man arrived to report a carjacking, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.