Today's News

  • Hammond-Whitley Wedding

    Holly Davis Hammond and Matthew Mark Whitley were married Oct. 18, 2014, at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Donnie Tillman.
    The bride is the daughter of Maxy and Jennifer Hammond of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Jerry and Doris Starnes and the late Mr. and Mrs. Maxy Hammond Sr. She is the goddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hammond. She is a 2004 graduate of Lancaster High School. She works at Barnett Family Practice and Carolinas Healthcare System in Indian Land.

  • 60 years for Hinsons

    Hampton and Bertie Tucker Hinson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17 with a reception given by their family at The Church of God in Fort Lawn. The couple married Jan. 18, 1955 in Lancaster.
    The couple has three children, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Hampton is retired from International Paper Company and now pastors The Church of God.
    Bertie worked at Springs Industries and several sewing plants and retired as a homemaker.

  • Respass-D'Amato Engagement

    Mike and Mary Jane Respass announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Respass, all of Lancaster, to Jon D’Amato of Atlanta.
    The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. April 16, 2016 in Charleston.
    Miss Respass is a 2006 graduate of Buford High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University in 2010. She works as an account manager.
    Mr. D’Amato is the son of Kathy Traylor of Atlanta and Tony D’Amato of Virginia Beach, Va.

  • McIntyre-Harris Engagement

    Charles and Sophia Harris of Heath Springs announce the engagement of their son, LaCharles Harris of Sumter, to Susan McIntyre of Columbia.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. April 4, 2015, at the University of South Carolina Upstate.
    Miss McIntyre is the daughter of Carolyn McIntyre of Spartanburg and the late James McIntyre. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a manager at Walgreen’s.
    Mr. Harris received a bachelor’s degree in music education and works as a music teacher.

  • Rogers column: Let the sun shine in

    It’s Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.
    It is a time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sun shine in on public documents and meetings.
    You may not know there are problems with transparency in government in our state, but there are, despite our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Plyler column: Just simply believe God

    I am writing to say a few things concerning the article on page 11 of the March 6 paper that asked, “Where are you going?” (Editor’s note: The article was part of a sponsored religious message, not a story.)
    The person who wrote the article, Christopher Simon, seems to be very uninformed about the word of God.
    Yes, Mr. Simon, we can know with certainty and announce that we are going to heaven. That is, if we believe God’s word.

  • An apology to our readers

    Due to an honest-to-goodness snafu, three pages in today's, March 13, edition of The Lancaster News are incorrect. 

  • Our view: Champion Lady Bruins produced perfect finish

    A No. 1 ranking is a challenge to attain, and even tougher to keep.
    As it turned out, the Lancaster High School Lady Bruins earned their top ranking in early January and kept it the rest of the way for a state crown.
    The final record was a brilliant 27-0 mark, capped by the LHS girls’ exciting 44-42 win over Lakewood High School of Sumter County.
    Lancaster, in its first year of competition in Class AAA, made it most memorable with the school’s first state championship in girls basketball since the 1958-59 season.

  • Bulk of $8 million will build new library in Lancaster

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Library Director Rita Vogel spoke to Indian Land Action Council members about the library system’s plans for how it will spend its portion of the county’s upcoming capital project sales tax revenue.

  • More LCEDC issues come to forefront

    County officials continue to shine a light on the workings and structure of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., following several concerns raised during two meetings earlier this week.