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Today's News

  • Jesef Williams reflects on time at TLN

    Editor’s Note: Reporter Jesef Williams is leaving The Lancaster News to take a public relations position in Jacksonville, Fla. He’s worked for The Lancaster News for seven years. Today is his last day.

  • Council hears update on smoking ordinance

    It’s been five months since Lancaster County officially quashed smoking inside restaurants, and most bars, as well as many other public-access areas, and organizers of the initiative say the community has adapted well to the change. 

  • Franklin rolls to Clash checkers

     

    Dennis Franklin captured his fifth win in seven races with the Carolina Clash, making a significant statement in the Roush Yates Performance Products Countdown to the Cup Championship Series sponsored by JE Pistons.

    Franklin’s win came Saturday, Aug. 24 at Lancaster Super Speedway.

  • Tarlton wins in Crate Sportsman race

     

    Trey Tarlton took the Deal I Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Division race at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman race featured Jeffrey McGuirt and Jacob Catoe on the front row.

  • Bruins win twice in Bear Hug Brawl

     

    Lancaster High posted a pair of wins to highlight action in the second annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The annual junior varsity football jamboree is played in memory of Buford High Junior Jackets football player Seth Muennich.

  • Rivals battle in openers

     

    Rivalry clashes highlight the 2013 Lancaster County high school football season openers Friday, Aug. 30.

    Andrew Jackson hosts Lancaster and Buford will be at home to battle Indian Land.

  • A Democratic-controlled state is not what S.C. wants

    I noticed in the Friday, Aug. 16, edition of The Lancaster News the editorial page had published a half a page column by the president of the Democrats in SC – the third this month.
    When I write a letter I have to e-mail the editor to get it printed. For some reason, I’m starting to feel The Lancaster News might be showing a little favoritism to the left. But I’ll keep an open mind and believe they just report the news and are unbiased.

  • Pam Tebow to speak for PCC

     Staff reports

    The Pregnancy Care Center will hold its annual banquet featuring guest speaker Pam Tebow at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at City of Light in Indian Land.

    Tebow is the mother of NFL star Tim Tebow.

    The Tebows lived for a number of years in the Phillipines, where Pam’s husband, Bob Tebow, continues to have an ongoing ministry – the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association (BTEA).

  • Woman scammed out of money by duo

    Police are searching for a man and woman who reportedly swindled a Lancaster woman Wednesday, Aug. 21.

    An officer spoke with the 72-year-old victim just after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Big Lots, 1206 S.C. 9 Bypass West, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    The woman said she had just been scammed out of $144 by a man and woman she didn’t know.

  • Unwanted county statistic

    For the second year in a row, Lancaster County was ranked one of the worst in South Carolina for motorcycle fatalities. 

    The rankings, which take into account all of the state’s 46 counties, were released earlier this month as part of AAA Carolinas’ annual list of dangerous counties for collisions. 

    The county ranked fourth in the study’s classification for best chance of being in a fatal crash, down two spots from its ranking in 2011.