Today's News

  • Post 31 juniors steal summer spotlight

    The bulk of the American Legion summer baseball spotlight usually falls on the Post 31 senior baseball team simply because of its seniority.

    The senior team has fielded a squad since the mid-1940s, while the junior team is in its fourth campaign.

    No matter, the junior team stole the Lancaster Legion baseball spotlight this season.

    The junior team, under the leadership of second-year head coach Michael Anderson, made Lancaster Legion baseball history. The juniors, who finished second in the League V regular-season race, earned a first-ever bid to the state tournament.

  • Flaming Coffins avoided the mill

    About a month had passed since that 10-pound bomb came crashing down on Mr. Ben’s front steps.You may recall, it was only pretend – a sack flour to signify that Mr. Ben was burning his lights during a blackout drill. Hey, the prospect of a Luftwaffe Heinkel “Flaming Coffin” dropping its bomb payload over Chesterfield Avenue didn’t set well with anybody in the neighborhood and Mr Ben wasn’t helping our chances.But Mr. Ben didn’t much cotton very much to all of these wartime rules and regulations.

  • Annual Pooper highlights LHS's Meet the Bruins

    The 17th annual Sooper Dooper Pooper and Meet the Bruins will be held Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.The event includes face painting, concessions and souvenirs to be sold.Pooper tickets will be sold for the cow patty bingo which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.A year ago, Bud Faile won the $1,000 after Buck the bull, sponsored by local businessman Ben Snipes, had its prized “drop.”The top prize is $1,000.

  • Leigh Anne's Restaurant diners share thoughts on fires

    Peep through the windows from Leigh Anne's Restaurant and you can see much of what's left of the nearby Lancaster County Courthouse. Blackened roof beams and scattered rubble tell the story.

    Some customers of the popular Catawba Street diner were eating breakfast there Monday morning as firefighters battled for hours to extinguish the courthouse fire.

    Since then, restaurant owner Mark Culler said the courthouse fire has been the hot topic of discussion among his patrons. And now, there's more to talk about after the 6th Circuit Solicitor's office burned early Thursday.

  • Buford recreation center to be dedicated Aug. 17

    house later this month.

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will hold an open house at the center from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The center is located at 4073 Hurley Walters Road.

    MAR Construction is the contractor for the project. County Council awarded the firm the bid last September.

    The cost of the center is about $1.4 million. It's built on a 25-acre site, which includes ballfields.

    The gym of the new center is the same size as the Springdale Recreation Center.

  • Authority asks for public's help - Press conference included

    Jenny Hartley


    Authorities released few details about their investigation into a fire at 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield’s office on Thursday, but urged the public to report suspicious activity or even suspicious comments about the blaze.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages solicitor's office

    Jenny Hartley


    Lancaster’s court system was under fire again early Thursday morning, as what authorities are already calling a suspicious fire burned 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield’s office.

  • A truly sad day in Lancaster

    “Empty sky, empty sky, I woke up this morning to an empty sky...” The lyrics are from Bruce Springsteen’s “Empty Sky.”

    While the sky above the Lancaster County Courthouse is not completely empty, there is a definite void in the roof of Lancaster’s most treasured heirloom.

  • Contractor checks out roof of burned courthouse

    Officials from a Sumter contractor got a look from the air at the fire damage to the Lancaster County Courthouse on Thursday.

    A boom lifted Hunter Builders officials above the burned roof of the courthouse, which was badly damaged on its second floor by arson early Monday. Hunter Builders specializes in restoring historic buildings.

    The company was contacted by Jody Munnerlyn of Boykin-Munnerlyn architectural firm, which was overseeing a renovation project at the historic courthouse, before the fire.

  • Tennessee ends AAA stars' run

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a short stay in the World Series in LaGrange, Ga., this week.The Lancaster AAA all-stars, who represented South Carolina after capturing the state championship in Hartsville last month, were eliminated in a 5-2 loss to Goodlettsville, Tenn., on Tuesday afternoon.The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a rocky start in their tournament opener, dropping a 10-0 loss to host Troup County in five innings on Monday night.“When you lose that opener, it makes it tough because your next loss ends your s