Today's News

  • Truesdale’s trench tough


    Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Darius Truesdale knows only one way to play – hard.

    The three-year starter in the Bruins’ defense is known for his consistent contribution to the LHS stop unit.

  • Politicians should stop playing politics

    A column, “GOP fails to improve economy,” written by Sheila Bickford, head of the Indian Land Democratic club, was published in the Sept. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. Published on the same page was a column, “S.C. education impacts our global competition,” by Phil Noble, president of the S.C. New Democrats.

  • Weekend of fashion and beauty helps neighbors

     KARE release

    Kershaw Area Resource Community Exchange (KARE) announces a weekend of beauty and hope.  With an eye on the future, KARE continues not only to assist neighbors in financial crisis, but also empower them to take charge of their futures. 

    Through educational workshops – a program that continues to expand – participants are taught various skills that will assist in money saving, further life skill development, networking and more.  

  • Grits worth kissin'

    Just a Pinch

    By Janet Tharpe

     “No self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits!”

    Ahem, I beg to differ. This line from the film “My Cousin Vinny” may have made the legal case for the lead character, but it doesn’t hold water in my way of thinking. 

    I also take goodnatured issue with the notion that Northerners aren’t able to “get” this A.M delicacy. 

  • Campaigns seek to end domestic violence

    South Carolina is at the top of an undesirable list when it comes to domestic violence deaths.
    The Palmetto State was ranked first in the United States in the number of women killed by men, according to a report released the last week of September by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
    The ranking was based on 2011 crime data, where 61 women were reported killed at the hands of men. The homicide rate among females murdered by males was 2.54 per 100,000 people, the report said.

  • Southern scavenger

     There I was, sitting at my desk, writing a story on deadline and sipping from a tall cup of iced coffee, when I heard a comment that turned my head. 

    “Chris, I just have to tell you that I can’t stand iced coffee,” said my coworker, and occasional chef, Greg Summers. “Hot coffee is where it’s at. I’ll never figure out the appeal of that cold stuff. I just don’t get it. Coffee is ’sposed to be hot enough to take hair off a hog’s back.”

  • Four charged with attempted murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    Two men were arrested, and another two are wanted, in a multi-count attempted murder case involving the shootings of two occupied cars in the Pardue Street neighborhood last month.
    A total of 64 warrants were issued Sept. 24 on four men, including Christopher Columbus Mingo, 22, 2201 Pardue St., Terence Lamont Grier, 23, 1507 King Circle, Jonathon McGriff, 23, 701 Saint Paul St., and Rodmetrius Jamall Montgomery, 28, 2204 Pardue St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Obamacare enrollment goes live

    Reece Murphy
    Despite the ongoing political battle in Washington, D.C. to defund and repeal it, the age of Obamacare started Tuesday, Oct. 1.
    Americans can finally log on to the Health Insurance Marketplaces websites to decide options for themselves under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    While the law may be contentious, its requirements still stand, and if you’re like many, you likely have a number of questions about the law and how it applies to you.
    If so, read on for a primer.

  • County Council discusses personnel policy, nepotism

    Christopher Sardelli
    The issue of nepotism, and its potential ramifications for county personnel, was hotly debated during Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 23 meeting.
    The discussion began after a request from Councilman Bob Bundy to look at possibly amending the county’s personnel policy in an effort to place stricter regulations on nepotism.
    “Mr. Bundy wanted to do something a little more stringent,” said  County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • City of Lancaster receives award for its financial reporting practices

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    For the third consecutive year, the City of Lancaster has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
    Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the certificate represents “a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” according to the association’s press release.