Today's News

  • Column: Senate, House OK hefty hikes to finance their own operations

    As S.C. lawmakers head into the final weeks of adopting an approximately $30 billion state budget for next fiscal year, their taxpayer-funded goody bag keeps growing bigger.
    For years, lawmakers have slipped in funding requests – often for their own pet projects – through obscure state budget provisos. This budget cycle is no different.

  • Column: Raise your financial literacy starting with these easy steps

    Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? It’s a good time to remind individuals regardless of their age about the importance of making good financial decisions.
    From the internet to iPhone applications, information on how to best manage your money for the future is easily accessible, yet the statistics on financial literacy rates in America are alarming. More than half of American adults can’t pass a test on basic financial issues, according to a survey by Raddon.

  • Learn about historic Six Mile Cemetery May 5

    Melody Craig
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Old cemeteries hold a particular fascination for historians and genealogists. Wandering through them commands a certain reverence and respect for the long-forgotten souls who rest in peace next to marble headstones memorializing their time on this earth.
    Fieldstones mark the graves of long ago, and the final resting places of the poor and indigent are often not marked at all.

  • It’s time to practice that Yoda voice

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Joe Timmons fell in love with the Star Wars movies.
    This year, the See Lancaster events and promotions manager came up with the idea to celebrate May 4 – otherwise known as Star Wars Day – in downtown Lancaster.
    Fans of the pop-culture phenomenon, young and old, can participate in “May the Fourth Be With You,” featuring a costume contest and showings of the latest movies from the long-running series.

  • The fighters & the fallen

    Purple and white balloons floated into the sky at Buford High School Friday night as hundreds of residents from across Lancaster County gathered to celebrate Relay for Life 2019.
    The warm, gusty evening was filled with fun, friends and live music, tinged with the noticeable void of those who couldn’t be there.

  • More than half in S.C. poll want a government health-care option

    Winthrop University
    ROCK HILL – S.C. residents are split on the direction the country needs to take on health care, much like many other Americans, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    A third of respondents said they strongly favor getting their health coverage from a single government plan, while 38 percent strongly oppose that idea.

  • Fire damages Heath Springs church

    A fire broke out at a Heath Springs church Tuesday when someone using a propane torch to kill weeds set fire to landscaping mulch and damaged the exterior of the sanctuary.
    The fire at Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Stoneboro Road was quickly extinguished by members of Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department before it could reach the inside, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.

  • Head-on collision kills local woman

    A Lancaster woman died as the result of a head-on collision on Lynwood Drive late Saturday afternoon.
    Janice Watts, 64, was transported by EMS to MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center, where her injuries proved fatal, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    Lance Cpl. David Jones with S.C. Highway Patrol said Watts was travelling north on Lynwood in a 2005 Nissan SUV shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when another car crossed the centerline and struck her head-on.

  • Give Local event coming next week

    The fourth-annual Give Local Lancaster is coming up all day Tuesday, with 54 nonprofit agencies from Great Falls, Fort Lawn and Lancaster County participating.
    The campaign is sponsored locally by the Sims Foundation, the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

  • FBI raids Chester sheriff’s building

    Travis Jenkins and Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A dozen FBI agents raided the Chester County Law Enforcement Center on Monday, spending six hours inside before leaving with several boxes and bags.
    The agents, with assistance from SLED, arrived in the early morning. Don Wood, spokesman for the FBI’s Columbia field office, said they were engaged in unspecified “lawful investigative activity.”