Today's News

  • A winner, not a beginner

    Editor’s note – The Lancaster News recently asked readers on Facebook to share the names of some of the county’s best foodies. One of them is Cathy Ardrey. 


    Cathy Ardrey’s family thinks she’s a great cook, with good reason. 

    From vegetables to wild game and seafood, Ardrey has an arsenal of dishes, many of which she’s developed herself or adapted from recipes found in her cookbook library. 

  • Stuart Barfield attains Eagle Scout rank

    Stuart Barfield, 18, was awarded his Eagle Scout badge during a court of honor Sunday at First Baptist Church in Kershaw. A member of Boy Scout Troop No. 74, he is the son of Sandy and Doug Barfield. Eagle Scouts must earn 21 merit badges; Stuart has earned 58. He had to also complete a community service project of lasting value as an Eagle badge requirement. Stuart built a walking trail, constructed a bridge over a small creek, created a picnic area and built a picnic table at Stevens Park in Kershaw. A senior at Andrew Jackson High School, Stuart will attend The Citadel.

  • Small fry all-stars launch rec football postseason play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams will open play Thursday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Two all-star games involving small fry teams, ages 9-10, will be held.

  • AJ's Dixon to play in North-South match


       Andrew Jackson High School senior volleyball player Callie Dixon will be among the state’s elite this weekend when she plays in the annual North-South All-Star volleyball match sponsored by the Coaches Association of SC (CAWS).

  • Saints sign McIlwain



    Former Indian Land High School football star Kamaal McIlwain is returning to the National Football League.

  • Frank Catoe, 76

    Frank Catoe, 76 

    Frank Catoe, 76, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.  

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral


    The family is receiving friends at 3842-A River Road, Kershaw.



  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

    Jesef Williams
    Authorities are investigating the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store on S.C. 200.
    Two men entered the Tienda El Manantial store, 1691 Great Falls Highway, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday wearing ski masks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Between season is now here

    Cool mornings and warm afternoons pretty much sum up the weather on Chesterfield Avenue this week. We wrapped up a few of the big pears in tissue paper and placed them in a corner of the back porch. 

    Those pears will taste just right around Thanksgiving.

    The talk of the town was politics, chewing tobacco, elephants and airplanes, depending on what circle you ran with.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Walter Tillman

    Name: Walter Tillman

    Age: 72

    Address: Meeting Street

    Family: Toyota Douglas and Pindarus McGriff

    Pets: Four alley cats

    Job: Retired educator, Buford High School

    Church: St. Paul AME Church

    Hobbies: Shopping and growing flowers

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Teen dies after Monday’s accident

    Friends, teachers and loved ones say Kristen Tinsley had a signature smile they won't soon forget.
    Tinsley, a 16-year-old student at Andrew Jackson High School, died Friday afternoon, less than a week after she was involved in a car accident on her way to school.
    Her principal, Mary Barry, said Kristen was known for her positive energy.
    “Kristen was a wonderful young lady,” Barry said about the 11th-grader. “She always walked the halls with a smile on her face. She was very happy and was extremely happy this year.”