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Today's News

  • There’s plenty of pride for Pettit

    A gold medal and three silvers are nothing to sneeze at as the old saying goes.
    Rather, it’s something to be proud of over a two-year athletic career in the state meet.
    Those are the honors Lancaster High School senior swimmer Jory Pettit posted in the last two Class AAAA state swim meets.
    Pettit, as a junior, won the gold in the 50-yard freestyle and took the silver in the 100-yard freestyle.

  • Kirkin' o' the Tartan Nov 4.

    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., will present is annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

    The ancient tartan ceremonies started in the 1700s as way for Scottish clans to rededicate their families to God.

    The service had its beginnings in the United States during World War II, when the late Dr. Peter Marshall preached a series of sermons to raise funds to aid Scottish churches. Dr. Marshall’s sermons were popular. When asked to entitle his May 2, 1943, message, Marshall suggested the tartans name.

  • All Dolled Up

    Eula Mae Baker has a thing for dolls. Dolls of all shapes, sizes, and textures line the walls of her home in Lancaster, and she can tell you all about each one of them – no matter how long she’s had them. At 88-years-old, she has been building the collection for several decades.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church theft

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer.
    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  
    Sheriff's deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road.

  • Pair arrested after Kershaw armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – At 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, uncertainty filled the air as patrons entered and exited Williams Financial Services in Kershaw. At the same time, investigators were investigating an armed robbery that had occurred there about two hours prior.
    By 4 p.m., sheriff's deputies had identified the two people believed to be responsible for the crime.

  • Faile should continue to lead office

    Nov. 6 is right around the corner and I want to encourage everyone to get out and exercise their right to vote as there are some very important decisions that must be made.
    For Lancaster County residents, the office of sheriff in Lancaster County is on the ballot. I have never really become involved in a sheriff’s campaign, but find it necessary now to preserve the professionalism that has become the sheriff’s office over the last four years.

  • Vote no to Sunday alcohol sales

    I am writing this letter to all the people who make up this little place on earth that we all love, Lancaster County.
    Suppose for a moment that your community selected a bulldog as a mascot. All the hard-working people paid taxes for the privilege of having the dog in the community. Some of the citizens argued that the dog should run loose in the-community because a number of them enjoyed the dog so much.

  • Tri-County coaches honor 8 county football standouts

     

       

    Eight Lancaster County high school football standouts drew the spotlight at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

  • LHS golfers to play in Upstate tourney

    The Lancaster High School girls’ golf team, with a third-place finish in the region golf tournament, will advance to the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament in Easley on Monday.

  • BHS’s Mullens stays busy

     

       

    Buford High School senior athlete Josh Mullens is a man for all seasons.

    No matter the season, Mullens is on the ball, or on the mat.