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Today's News

  • Remember When: Learning the value of telling the truth

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away this month, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them until we run out, in his honor.

    It was the worst of times. America and the rest of the world was at war. All up and down Chesterfield Avenue, boys and girls were collecting old newspapers, aluminum pots, rubber tires and hose pipes. This was our first taste of recycling, and that word hadn’t even been invented yet.

  • Brown - Thompson Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Brown announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Brown, all of Fort Lawn, to Cody Thompson of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, in Lancaster.

  • Roney - Arant Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. James Daryl Roney announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Lauren Roney, to Justin Devin Arant, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. July 29, 2016, at Carnes Lake.

    Miss Roney is the granddaughter of Bill and Sherry Outen, the late Bronna Ackerman and the late George and Frances Roney. She is a 2009 graduate of Lancaster High School and a graduate of York Technical College. She is a medical office assistant at New Day Family Medicine.

  • Miller - White Engagement

    Richard Wagner of Colorado and Bridgett Miller of Spartanburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Carmisha Ne’Shel Miller, to Jared Larnel White, both of Spartanburg.

    The wedding is planned for Sept. 17, 2016, at Foster Grove Baptist Church in Chesnee.

  • Haggins - Jackson Engagement

    Willie L. and Gussenia D. Haggins announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheneek L. Haggins, to Willie B. Jackson, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Aug. 13, 2016, at First Washington Baptist Church.

  • Floyd and Rachel Foster Anniversary

    Floyd “Billy” Foster Sr. and Rachel White Foster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2016.

    The couple celebrated with a drop-in reception at the Lynwood Drive Church of God fellowship hall.

    They were married July 2, 1966, in Lancaster.

  • Buford 3rd grade teacher spends summer learning sign language

    To bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities, Buford Elementary School third-grade teacher Mary Anna Wilkes is spending her summer learning American Sign Language.

    Wilkes’ interest in learning sign language started at her previous job with the Head Start program at Southside Elementary School 10 years ago, where she had the opportunity to work with young children who had hearing impairments. 

  • Ball games and Bible studies

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    Two Victory Sports Outreach Camps drew almost 100 kids to schools at Buford and Barr Street this week for a program that resembled both a sports camp and a vacation Bible school.
    Seven Lancaster County Baptist churches joined together to sponsor the camps. VSO’s mission is to provide both sports instruction and Christian ministry.

  • Column: Sen. Scott: Even if you can’t feel others’ pain, know that it is real

    Editor’s note: These are excerpts from a speech by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to the U.S. Senate this week.

    I rise today to give my second speech this week discussing the issues we are facing as a nation following last week’s tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge. This speech is perhaps the most difficult, because it’s the most personal.
    In many cities and towns across the nation, there is a deep divide between the black community and law enforcement – a trust gap, a tension that has been growing for decades.

  • Column: Plotting the course toward a stronger community

    Since its inception, the J. Marion Sims Foundation has been focused on sustaining and strengthening the health and wellness of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls. During our 20-year anniversary, we are actively planning for the future and asking questions about the health of our region.
    Where do we excel as a community? Where should we focus? What are your dreams for the community where we live, work, and play? What makes this a great place for your children? What would make our quality-of-life even better for your children’s children?