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Today's News

  • Midway Baptist marks 100 years as a community united by faith

    Chlöe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Family and fellowship were two words on many lips Aug. 18 as Kershaw’s Midway Baptist Church celebrated its first 100 years.
    “This church body is a big family that I can depend on,” said lifelong member Janice Jewett, 77. “When I’m down, I know I can get help.”

  • Rescuers cut driver out of dump truck

    A dump-truck driver was injured Saturday afternoon when his vehicle overturned on Riverside Road, trapping him inside.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. on Riverside near Springdell Lane, a little over 6 miles north of Lancaster.

  • TLN, sister newspapers win 16 S.C. ad awards

    The advertising staff of The Lancaster News and its three sister papers won 16 awards in the 2019 S.C. Press Association PALMY Advertising Contest.
    The ad team of seven, which sells and creates ads for TLN, Carolina Gateway, Pageland Progressive and Chester News and Reporter, won three first-place, five second-place and eight third-place awards.

  • Simultaneous fires at 2 adjacent houses probed

    Two suspicious fires at neighboring Lancaster houses are under investigation after firefighters discovered one house already ablaze and a burning pile of debris in the other early Monday morning.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said firefighters responded to the first home at the corner of East Dunlap Street and Thomas Lane shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday. A pile of burning debris was quickly discovered inside the adjacent house on Thomas Lane.
    Both houses appeared to be abandoned, and neither had working power, McLellan said.

  • What’s all the hoopla about hoopla?

    The Lancaster County Public Library will soon launch hoopla, a digital media service that allows library members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows.
    With hoopla, library patrons will have free access to more than 750,000 titles.
    Lancaster Library Director Rita Vogel said the launch is timely because the Lancaster branch recently moved into a temporary location at the Barnett Building while the permanent building undergoes renovations.

  • Shoplifter takes luggage, stuffs it full of clothing

    Authorities are searching for a man who ran out of a Lancaster department store with thousands of dollars in clothing items and a suitcase earlier this month.
    On Aug. 9, Lancaster police officers responded to Goodys in Lancaster Square about a shoplifting incident. According to the incident report, a man walked into the store, grabbed a suitcase and began filling it with items before fleeing the store.

  • First Steps hosts Countdown to Kindergarten bash

    From release

    Lancaster County First Steps held its annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration Aug. 1 at the Lancaster Bowling Center. Rising kindergarten students and their families enjoyed an afternoon of bowling and other activities.
    Countdown to Kindergarten is a School Readiness Program that takes place during the summer prior to the child entering kindergarten.

  • Why do dogs keep turning up shot dead in IL creek?

    Over the past six months, an Indian Land man has stumbled upon three carcasses that he believes were bait dogs discarded near his home – pit bulls, battered, shot and left in a creek.
    Mike Metcalf, a firefighter with the Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, said the dogs were in a creek off Anders Vincent Road. The rural dirt road serves as a cut-through from Lancaster County into Waxhaw and has minimal traffic.

  • 189 county employees get raises on Sept. 1

    An estimated one-third of the county’s workforce will get up to a 3 percent raise beginning Sept. 1 after county council unanimously adopted a new pay plan Monday night.
    The raises follow a 2018 study from MGT Consulting Group that recommended new pay grades and salary ranges based on market conditions. The council accepted the recommendations and will raise 189 employees’ pay to at least the minimum salary for their job. The county has 503 full-time employees.

  • Ultimate Super Late Models return to LMS

    Rain prevailed Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Mother Nature has not been to kind to the dirt track racing family in the Carolinas for the 2019 racing season.
    On Aug. 31, Lancaster Motor Speedway is ending the month of August with a bang, as the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will invade the big half-mile oval.
    Fan favorite and local Super Late Model racing star Ben Watkins will be seeking to capture his first career Super Late Model win at Lancaster.