Today's News

  • All-county offense sports big-play performers



    Big-play performers highlight The Lancaster News’ 2012 all-county offense.

    The TLN offense is paced by Lancaster County Player of the Year Josh Mullens of Buford High School.

  • IL Warriors go 2-1 to place third in Clover tournament

    The sixth-ranked Indian Land Warriors were impressive in capping play in the Clover Optimist Classic at Clover High School on Saturday, Dec. 22.

    The Warriors, 10-2, rolled to a 61-36 win over Class AA foe Blacksburg High School on Saturday afternoon to give the IL boys a 2-1 tournament record in the three-day event.

  • High school holiday hoops begin with contests today



    The Lancaster High School and Buford High Schools boys teams will get the jump on holiday hoops play today, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

  • BHS duo sweeps honors



    The 2012 Lancaster County high school football season belonged to the Buford High School Yellow Jackets.

  • Reecie Pate was a top-notch man



  • Scripture reveals the first Christmas

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem – because he was of the house and lineage of David – to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • House fire in Antioch claims one

    Reece Murphy
    Authorities are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Antioch man Friday, Dec. 21.
    Meanwhile, family members are grieving a man they described as a kind, loving and giving person.
    Antioch Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Phillip Hall said his men and those from three other departments – Elgin, Camp Creek and city of Lancaster – were dispatched to 889 Potter Road at 12:08 p.m.

  • Judge sentences pharmacy robber

    Christopher Sardelli
    A York County man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison last week, a year after he was arrested for a series of armed robberies in pharmacies across several counties, including Lancaster.
    Ronald Carl Sims, 29, of Rock Hill, was sentenced to 11 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty Thursday, Dec. 20, to charges from a string of robberies in Lancaster and York counties in fall 2011, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Angels among us

    Gregory A. Summers
    It might be winter, but Seth’s Giving Tree continues to flourish.
    The foundation is nourished by Christmas love of an angel tree that unites young people and reaches out to needy families in the Buford community.
    Dubbed Seth’s Hope in honor of the late Seth Muennich, who was tragically killed in September 2011, the angel tree ministered to 53 families and 99 children this Christmas, up from 37 children the previous year.

  • Council approves Brooklyn demolitions

    The county took another step toward revitalizing Lancaster’s Brooklyn neighborhood during its last meeting of the year on Dec. 10.
    During the meeting, Council approved a demolition plan for several Brooklyn properties by a vote of 6-0. Councilman Larry Honeycutt was absent from the vote.
    County Administrator Steve Willis presented to council the original demolition plan for several buildings in the neighborhood, to be funded by a Community Development Block Grant.