Today's News

  • God, grits and good fellowship: men unite at prayer breakfasts

    The men’s prayer breakfast at First Presbyterian Church began 23 years ago in 1989 by Brooks Johnson and Steve Williams Jr., Judd Funderburk, Harold Rowell, Charlie Franks, Frazier Kirkpatrick and Harvey Stewart, who are all now deceased, as well as others.

    It’s was just after Hurricane Hugo came through. 

    Since I was alone, it was a lucky day when I was invited to attend for a time of good fellowship with other Christian men.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Lindsey Armstrong

    Name: Lindsey Armstrong

    Address: Sardis Drive

    Age: 24

    Family: Single

    Pets: A dog, Sam

    Job: Recreational therapy aide at Adult Enrichment Center in Fort Mill

    Church: Southside Baptist Church, Rock Hill

    Hobbies: Playing piano, acting, reading and going to Clemson games

  • The $500,000 question

    Christopher Sardelli
    It’s official designation is parcel 129 on Lancaster County Tax Map 58.
    On paper it’s simply a flat, 1-acre piece of property located at 365 Rocky River Road, also known as S.C. 522, and just a short trip to S.C. 9 Bypass.
    But the small parcel near Buford Crossroads has stirred up a lot of big questions recently about how much county officials paid for both the land and the creation of a brand-new Buford EMS station.

  • A true friend

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Abraham Lincoln once said that the better part of one’s life consists of one’s friendships. With the recent death of Lancaster native the Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson, those friends closest to him say they are feeling the absence of that better part.
    Lancaster County Council Vice Chairman and District 4 Council member Larry Honeycutt, who was friends with Thompson for more than 40 years, said his death has left a “big void” in his family.

  • Council to discuss LARS at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lancaster County Council will once again discuss the future of the Lancaster Area Ride Service when it meets Monday night.
    Council recently tasked a committee to look at possibilities for extending the medical transportation program and will discuss the committee’s findings on Monday.
    One suggestion from the committee is to have council authorize sending a letter of pending grant submission to the S.C. Department of Transportation, which will hold grant funds already set aside for LARS.

  • USCL event provides arena for expression

    She spoke openly about witnessing domestic violence in her home.
    Her family dynamic wasn’t the most ideal. At one point Wednesday, she used the phrase “hateful marriage” to describe her parents’ union.
    Her name is Veronica Clayton.
    You may recognize her as a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    I now know her as a poet.
    Evander Wilson is bothered by “copy cats” and people he considers inauthentic and untrustworthy.

  • March 3 effort to bring attention to motorcycle safety awareness

    Staff Reports
    Family and friends of Jerry Shields are wanting to get the message out about motorcycle safety awareness. Shields was killed in a motorcycle accident in Clover on March 3, 2011.
    This year on March 3, the public is asked to wear Harley-Davidson colors or a T-shirt in honor of Shields and make the public aware of motorcycle safety.
    Shields’ sister-in-law and Lancaster resident Staci Palmer said about 45 percent of motorcycle riders who die in accidents die because of  inattentive drivers.

  • Investigation continues into woman’s murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police have released few details in the murder of a Lancaster woman early Thursday morning.
    As of late Friday afternoon, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said officers were still processing the crime scene at a home in the 700 block of East Dunlap Street., where 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes was found dead this week.
    “We don’t have anything outside of what we already knew,” Howard said. “The investigation is ongoing and there is nothing concrete as of right now.”

  • Warriors spoil BHS senior night with hardwood sweep



    BUFORD – Indian Land played the spoiler on Buford’s senior night, taking two Region IV-AA basketball wins from the host Jackets on Thursday night at BHS.

  • Lady Rams roll to cap unbeaten campaign

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School basketball teams capped banner seasons with a sweet sweep Thursday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

    Rucker, in convincing fashion, rolled over Lancaster area middle school rival South Middle School teams to complete a season’s sweep of the Mustangs on the hardwood.