Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $827,374 to 23 different community organizations in its Responsive and Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Grants programs.  

    The foundation awarded the following 16 grants in its Responsive Grants Program:

    u CareNet – $70,000 for its CareHealth Centers

  • Hope issues appeal for staple food items

    Denyse Clark


    A local “help ministry” now needs the community’s help to provide food for local families.

    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster has a mission as a faith-based, nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • TLN staff wins 35 awards at press association luncheon

     Denyse Clark


    COLUMBIA – The editorial staff of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway took home 35 awards at this year’s  S.C. Press Association luncheon, including first place for general excellence and the President’s Cup for its overall quality, design, writing and photography.

    It’s the second consecutive year the TLN newsroom has laid claim to the president’s cup. 

  • Candidate filing period wraps up

    Gregory A. Summers


    The filing period for the 2014 General Election year ends at noon today, March 30, for candidates filing  in Lancaster County for several offices.

    “If anybody out there wants to get in at the last minute, they can,” said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.