• Annual Stamp Out Hunger coming up May 11

    Following a mayoral proclamation at Tuesday evening’s Lancaster City Council meeting, May 11 has been designated Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day.
    “The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is just one example of how letter carriers work to make a difference in the lives of those they serve,” said Mayor Alston DeVenny.

  • HOPE moving food bank to building on East Arch

    Since HOPE announced in January that it would be leaving Lancaster Bowling Center, the facility it shares with Christian Services, the nonprofit has been seeking a new home for its senior food pantry and teaching kitchen.
    “We turned the city and the county upside down,” HOPE  Executive Director Bekah Clawson said Thursday.

  • Buford man killed in crash near I-77

    A Buford man died Tuesday in a collision on U.S. 21 in York County, and his wife was seriously injured.
    Walter Murphy, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.
    Murphy, also known as “Dan” or “Bucket,” would have celebrated his 72nd birthday Thursday. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan who grew up in Lancaster’s Erwin Farm community.

  • Gunshot victim charged in drug case

    A Lancaster man faces drug-trafficking charges after he showed up at MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center early Wednesday with a gunshot wound to his left arm.

  • To our readers: The last Friday edition of TLN

    A quick reminder that this is our last Friday edition of The Lancaster News.
    Starting next week, we’ll publish our usual Wednesday paper, and our Friday and Sunday papers will combine into a new Weekend Edition that will be delivered and sold at retail locations every Saturday.
    The retail price will remain at 75 cents. The home-delivery subscription rate – always your least expensive option – will also stay the same.

  • Adult-exercise area coming to Kershaw park

    KERSHAW – Before the year is up, adults of all ages in the Kershaw area could have their own playground of sorts at Stevens Park.
    The Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) got a unanimous nod from town council last week to install five pieces of outdoor adult exercise equipment and build a shuffleboard court near the destination playground at Stevens Park.
    “They [KCPC] got everything covered pretty well,” said town council member Jody Connell, who chairs the council’s park and recreation committee.

  • LPD raising money to help officer on Friday

    The Lancaster Police Department is supporting one of its own this week, with a hot dog fundraiser at First ARP Church on Friday.
    All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Dannyelle Hough, a telecommunications officer at the department who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma late last year, racking up large medical bills. She also lost her home and all of her belongings in a house fire last month.
    Hough is a 22-year-old Buford High graduate, and Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said she has put up a valiant fight since her diagnosis.

  • Benford kicks up its heels this weekend

    Benford Brewing Co. will be hopping this weekend, with a big United Way fundraiser Friday and a free tour kickoff for local rocker Pam Taylor on Saturday, featuring local band Sugarshine.
    United Way Director Deborah Boulware said she and her board wanted to try a different type of fundraiser from what they are used to, and Benford was the perfect venue.

  • Very active playtime

    There’s a new business in Lancaster that has children literally jumping for joy.
    The Jumpin Jax Fun Center, an indoor playground, opened Saturday with a giant soft play and climbing facility for kids – and parents – to enjoy.
    “You would be amazed at the workout just going through that thing,” business owner Christina Tucker said this week. “My kids sleep through, and I know why!”
    Jumpin Jax is Tucker’s second business venture in Lancaster, following Tumble-N-Roll, the cheer gym she opened downtown 20 years ago.

  • Man charged with heroin distribution

    A Lancaster man was arrested on drug charges Friday morning after investigators found an assortment of suspected drugs – and six children – in a single-wide trailer on Old Jefferson Highway.
    Nicholas Brian Payne, 38, was charged with distribution of heroin, trafficking 4-14 grams of schedule II acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride, possession with intent to distribute schedule IV alprazolam and marijuana, and three counts of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription.