Today's News

  • Loss of a faithful friend

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster County’s Christian Services has been a community staple since 1981, when Helen Warren started it as a ministry of the Church of Lancaster. 

    The purpose of Christian Services was to match up donors with Lancaster County residents needing financial assistance, food, clothing and household items. 

  • Sowell, Hinkle lead junior golfers play in Kershaw

     Logan Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High School star golfer, continued his stellar play as the Lancaster chapter of the SC Junior Golf Association opened the second half of its 2014 tournament season.

  • AA stars open strong in Series


    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA machine pitch all-stars are making an early splash in the AA World Series pool B play at Texarkana, Ark.

    The Lancaster AA stars, the South Carolina champion, notched two wins in Pool B play on Friday, July 18.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

     INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball


    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.

  • Carnes column: County budget: What’s in final version, what wasn’t

    In last month’s column, I talked about the county budget process. The budget was given final approval upon third reading of the budget ordinance June 23 by a unanimous vote of Lancaster County Council.
    This month’s column will highlight what was in the budget and discuss some of the items that were not in the budget.

  • Lage column: County needs vocational schools

    I’d like to discuss some issues that are causing new businesses not to want to locate here. Lancaster is having trouble producing enough skilled workers to fill needs of prospective businesses and companies. I’m talking welders, HVAC technicians, machine operators, etc.
    So, what are some answers that will address this problem?

  • Council tables capital sales tax list

    The window is closing fast for county officials to make a decision on the future of the county’s one-cent capital project sales tax. 

  • ‘Five Points’ of emphasis

    A massive realignment of the hard-to-navigate, blind-spot-plagued Five Points intersection should wrap up in the next two months with vastly improved lines of vision for motorists, the project’s construction engineer said.

  • Town hall roof contract gets Heath Springs Town Council nod

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town hall of the county’s smallest town is about to get a new roof.

    After a brief presentation on roof bids and warranties by Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Patrick Helms at its Tuesday, July 15 meeting, members of Heath Springs Town Council approved a roofing contract with Seamless Roofing, Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.