Today's News

  • Sims Foundation awards $940,000

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has awarded nearly $940,000 in grants to 18 local organizations.

    Hope in Lancaster Inc., a crisis-relief organization, received $255,501, the largest grant, and plans to use the money for its new Bounce Back program and the Fresh and Healthy Food Initiative. 

    “We are extremely grateful that J. Marion Sims continues to believe in us and support us,” said Bekah Clawson, executive director of Hope in Lancaster. 

  • ‘The killing has to stop’

    Reece Murphy


    Hannah L. Strong


    It has been an alarming week in Lancaster, with four men shot and two of them dying, all within a mile-wide stretch on the south end of the city.

  • What’s that on the trail ahead? EEEEEEEEK!!!

    Think of a cross between a haunted house and a cross-country obstacle course, and you’ve got the idea of the Monster Dash, a new event for the United Way of Lancaster County.

    The spook-tacular fundraiser is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Riverside Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Lane. 

  • Kershaw Bowling Alley booming after shutdown of Lancaster competitor

    KERSHAW – Lancaster’s loss has become Kershaw’s gain.

    Play at the town-owned Kershaw Bowling Alley at Stevens Park has skyrocketed since the July closing of the Lancaster Bowling Center on Great Falls Highway.

  • Blaze destroys Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    Fire destroyed the popular Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant on Cochran Bypass in Chester late Wednesday night.

    The Chester Fire Department responded to the call about 11:30 p.m., with the fire already well under way. Fire Chief Paul Caldwell said the building was a total loss. The fire’s cause is still under investigation.

  • Lancaster drivers focus on KOC race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are focusing on this weekend and the King of the Carolinas race  at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.
    Some of the LSS drivers competing in the events include Ben Watkins, Josh Langley, Timbo Mangum, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker, Benji Knight, Bill Knight, Pebo Johnson, Hank Taylor, Travis Mosley, Brent Hodges, Andy Hodges, Kyle Norwood, Rocky Phillips, Stevie Totherow, Travis Steele, Pat Linsday, Alexus Motes, Mike Baucom, Jacob Catoe, Brady Kirk, Travis Payne and Justin Fite.

  • Perry said faith vital in his NFL career

    Michael Dean Perry said his faith played a role in his success in the National Football League.
    Perry, who played 10 seasons in the NFL and earned six Pro Bowls, was the featured speaker at the second annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet at Second Baptist Church on Tuesday night.
    “There’s a lot of different things coming at you in the NFL and I took my faith serious,” said Perry, an Aiken native who starred at Clemson along with his brother William “The Refrigerator” Perry.

  • Teague tackles transition

    BUFORD – Buford High School senior football player Davis Teague is an old hand with the BHS team, but this season he’s in a new role.
    Teague, a former linebacker in the Jackets’ defense, is now in the trenches in a move to boost the BHS stop unit.
    “Davis has taken it on and embraced it,” Buford High School defensive coordinator Jimmy Clyburn said. “It is his senior year and sometimes making that move is a challenge, but Davis has stepped up and made the most of it.”

  • Column: Lucas’ new strategy for reform

    It’s hard to believe it’s been less than two years since Jay Lucas was elected House speaker. (He took over as acting speaker when then-Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted, 25 months ago.)

  • Zerbini circus in town this weekend

    The circus is coming to Lancaster tonight and Saturday at the American Legion Post 31 grounds, 823 S. Main St.
    The 90-minute show will feature jugglers, high-flying acrobats, clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists and lots of family fun. Ponies, camels and the Zerbini family dogs will also display their talents under the big top. Camel and pony rides will be available for an additional fee an hour before show time.
    “We’re a family-owned circus offering clean, family fun,” said Paul Jones, Zerbini Family Circus spokesperson.