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Today's News

  • Lancaster man killed in Texas murder-suicide

    A 29-year-old Lancaster man was shot and killed Wednesday morning during an apparent murder/suicide by his girlfriend’s ex-husband in Ponder, Texas.
    According to the Dallas Morning News, 39-year-old Justin Painter shot his ex-wife, Amanda Lee Simpson, and their three children, along with 29-year-old Seth Richardson of Lancaster, before turning the gun on himself.
    Richardson and the three children, ages 4, 6 and 8, died at the scene. Painter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Free conversational Spanish class

    St. Paul AME Church, 133 Pleasant Hill St., Lancaster, will offer free conversational Spanish class from 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays. All are welcome.

    Heartland revival May 24-26

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Battle of Buford’s Defeat anniversary

  • Column: Norman: The next tax reform should be cuts for our troops

    It has been just over four months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law, and the nation is already feeling the positive effects of pro-growth tax reform.
    Americans are seeing the fastest wage gains in the private sector in a decade. We are seeing the fastest growth in capital expenditures since 2011. The unemployment rate is the lowest in 18 years at 3.9 percent. Business optimism is through the roof, and consumer confidence is high.

  • Column: Raising ticket prices hurts the athletes’ families most

    I am writing in regards to the article published in your paper Sunday pertaining to the school board members’ vote to increase the admission price for school sporting events by $1.
    That does not sound like very much. But to the parent of three, four or maybe five kids, it is a very big deal, especially if your child/children participate in multiple sports.

  • LHS star Catoe receives Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
  • Helms Memorial race slated Saturday night

    Lancaster Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night with a special tribute race at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Renegade Division will feature the Robbie Helms Memorial Race, paying $1,700 to win.

    The 17-lap main event and the heat races will be paying $117 all for the Renegade Division.

    Helms, who died in December, raced in the Renegade Division for years.

    His driving style earned him his share of checkers as the veteran campaigner always put on the best show for the fans in his No. 17 car.

  • Carnes on track for The Citadel

    For an athlete who never considered running track, Buford High School senior track standout Jarrod Carnes has done quite well.

    So well that he will continue his education and track career in college.

    Carnes has signed to run track at The Citadel, the Charleston military college.

    “I know it’s going to be hard, but I’m always up for a challenge,” Carnes said.

  • Buford’s Justice signs with Indians

    Buford High School boys soccer has sent its share on to college soccer this spring, with the latest Zach Justice.

    Justice, a left back, has signed to play college soccer at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie in Allendale.

  • McKittrick, Crosby lead AJ honors

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School seniors Dalton McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby were tabbed as Most Athletic among the AJ 2018 senior class superlatives.

    The Volunteers’ 2018 athletic awards showed why both senior sports stars garnered the honor.

    McKittrick, who has signed to play football at North Greenville University, earned the AJ football MVP. An all-region and all-state selection, McKittrick also played in the annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach last December.