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Today's News

  • Faulkenberry Christmas basket total now at $6,030

    For many in Lancaster County, supporting the annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund has become a custom each holiday season.

    “What’s so special is those who, year after year, step up to help and honor and remember their loved ones for a great cause,” said Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively), which oversees the effort.

    Adkins cited a recent donation to the fund that provides food for hurting families each Christmas season as an example. The drive is in its 53rd year.

  • Bruins wrestlers upbeat heading to May Plant tourney

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team heads to Lugoff-Elgin High School this weekend to compete in the annual May Plant Credit Union Wrestling Tournament.

    The 36-team field is set to battle Friday and Saturday.

  • Clover sweeps LHS; Buford tops Whitmire

     

       

    Lancaster High’s first region road trip of the season was a long ride home as the Bruins dropped a pair of league losses.

  • Lady Vols rebound, roll

     

       

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson girls got back on track in a big way, but the AJ boys stumbled on the hardwood in the nightcap.

  • Two kids safe after police chase

    A suspect wanted in connection to two missing children in Chesterfield County early Thursday, Dec. 20, was arrested here about 11:45 a.m. near the North Carolina state line after a police chase. 

    Authorities had issued an statewide Amber Alert for two children – Dennis Matthew Penny III, 5, and Grace Elizabeth Penny, 2.

    The two were taken from their home in the Mount Croghan community about 7:30 a.m., Thursday and were believed to be with 37-year old Dennis Matthew Penny II.

  • City police investigate possible armed robbery

    Investigators are sorting out the details of a possible armed robbery of a pedestrian that happened Wednesday night, Dec. 19. 

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said the robbery happened between 7 and 8 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and Barr streets. No one was injured in the incident. 

    On Thursday morning several people were being interviewed in the case, he said.

  • Address evil through intelligent conversation

    Not every mentally-ill person is violent. Not every gun is used to kill first-graders, principals and teachers. Evil is, has always been and will always be with us. Our hearts were broken, our breath sucked away and we were left completely helpless when mental illness, weapons and evil combined at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

  • Judicial system, paper failed Tiara Stevens

    The citizens of Lancaster County should be outraged at the victimization of Tiara Stevens by her father, Fred Lee Montgomery. They should be outraged that it took more than a month after the trial for The Lancaster News to publish the story. It had already been widely reported in print, radio and television nationally and internationally.

  • Holiday trains on display at Sun City

    Model trains and the holiday season have been closely linked since 1900 when Joshua Lionel Cowan built a small motorized gondola car to lure window shoppers into a New York City store.  Passersby flocked in, but were more interested in the miniature train that traveled around a circle of track than the merchant’s wares.

  • Connecticut school shooting aftermath; keeping our children safe

    It’s been five days now since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left 20 children and six educators dead, news that struck the nation like a slap in the face.

    Until Friday, Dec. 14, many Americans had become numb to news of mass shootings; shock and sadness, at first, quickly pushed to the back of the nation’s collective mind in a fatigued response to an all-too common crime.

    But this was different, a crime of unimaginable evil in a place assumed to be among the last truly safe institutions in society.