Today's News

  • Rams roll to win over SMS Mustangs

    The Rucker Rams rolled in their first meeting of the 2018 middle school football season with rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

    The host Rams, 3-0, routed the Mustangs, 56-0.

    Rucker, up 30-0 at the half, wasted little time in taking the early lead on SMS.

    Juelz Mickles returned the opening kickoff 70 yards to give the Rams an early spark.

    Mickles also had a 60-yard punt return in the lopsided win.

  • Jackets’ Varnadore puts it on the line

    Timothy Varnadore loves playing football.

    As one would expect, Varnadore dislikes being away from the action.

    Varnadore, the Jackets’ senior right guard, doesn’t have to worry about being inactive.

    A two-year starter in the Jackets’ offensive line, the 6-2, 210-pounder is in the thick of the action on game night.

    He’s also a part of a defensive line rotation, seeing 15-20 plays a game at end, or tackle.

    Varnadore also plays on three BHS special teams.

  • Pigskin Picks still a tight race for the top

    The Pigskin Picks continues to be a tight race with Sports Editor Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” holding a game lead on Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    “Yep, it’s been like that for a few weeks, so something has to give,” Rowell said. “I’m hoping for a change because change is good.”

    Nope Hurricane Florence didn’t blow away the panel as all survived and ready to pick up the pieces and pick on.

  • 2-year-old Jacarion died of self-inflicted gunshot

    The mother of 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden wept in court Wednesday as she admitted guilt in his accidental shooting death and received a 54-month prison sentence.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 27, pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect of a child and misprision of a felony, each of which carried a possible 10-year sentence.
    Jacarion died July 31, 2017, after being left alone with a loaded 9mm pistol that belonged to Gladden’s boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes. The gun apparently went off as the child handled it, according to prosecutors.

  • Comporium donates $150,000 to greenway for STEM project

    From release

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway has received $150,000 from Comporium Communications to incorporate STEM-related education elements at the greenway’s proposed environmental center.

  • IL Fall Festival countdown begins

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The Indian Land Fall Festival team marked its official kickoff for the November event at The Ivy Place in Van Wyck on Sept. 8. There are only 45 days left until the big event on Nov. 3-4.

    Nearly 150 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members, event planners, sponsors, vendors and volunteers enjoyed a dinner from Archie Boy’s BBQ under the big tent. Organizer Mike Neese thanked participants and gave them an overview for this year’s bigger plans. 

  • Column: Journalism under attack just as we need it most

    When has the work of journalists been more important?
    Was it 50 years ago, when America’s inner cities were burning and the Pentagon was hiding the scope and nature of the war in Vietnam?
    Or 100 years ago, when the administration of President Woodrow Wilson was muzzling newspapers and churning out propaganda in support of the nation’s involvement in what would become known as World War I?

  • Commentary: Graham reacts to Florence, Manafort plea, Mueller probe

    Editor’s note: Sen. Graham appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” last Sunday. Host John Dickerson interviewed him about the still-unfolding Hurricane Florence, the special counsel’s investigation and North Korea. Here are excerpts.

    John Dickerson: South Carolina is seeing significant rain and flooding. Senator, how’s the state doing?

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School goes 2-0

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers are 2-0 on the football season after a 34-0 home win over North Central on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Vols broke on top as Ely Sowell picked up a fumbled punt and ran 10 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    AJ Middle, up 6-0 at the half, extended its lead as Banks Helms hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hammond Wrenn.

    Sowell scored on the conversion for a 14-0 lead.

    C.J. Frasier dashed 50-yards for a touchdown and Wrenn added the conversion for a 22-0 lead.

  • Shrine Race to roll Thursday

    Thursday night marks the return of a fan and driver favorite at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Race fans and drivers have been asking to bring back the annual Shrine Race at Lancaster Motor Speedway, and it will finally return after 12 seasons Thursday.

    The Shrine Race, presented by the Jackson Shrine Club in Lancaster, will be one of the highlight races during the 2018 racing season.

    The race features a great cause to help the Jackson Shrine Club and the cripple and burned kids the Shriners support.