Today's News

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Mobile Food Truck 

    The Christian Services Mobile Food Truck will be at Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. One set of food will be given per address. 

  • News Briefs

    Library Board of Trustees meets

    The Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. The firm of McMillan Pazdan Smith will make a presentation. 

    Kershaw Town Council meets

    The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

    Planning commission meets

  • Speedway hosts full night of racing Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will hosting eight divisions of racing action Saturday night.

    The SECA Crate Late Models, paying $1,000 to win, will headline the action at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The SECA Crate Late Models action was dominated by Brett Hamm last Saturday night.

    SECA 602 Open Wheel Modifieds will also be returing to LMS on Saturday, with Hank Taylor as the heavy favorite to capture the checkers.

    Taylor is undefeated at LMS in the Open Wheel Modified.

  • Pigskin Picks back for new season

    Staff Reports

    They’re back.

    Football season returns and so do The Lancaster News’ Pigskin Picks.

    Each week, a star panel of fearless pickers will be calling winners in high school, college and pro games.

    The first couple of weeks, with only the high school season in play, the panel will be picking some 20 prep games.

    As the college and NFL seasons open, the panel will be calling those games as well.

  • Council honors Dixie Baseball A-League stars

    Players and coaches from the state-title winning Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) all-stars had the attention of everyone in council chambers as they were honored at Monday night’s meeting on Lancaster County Council.

    In early July, the 6U stars defeated Greer 23-8 to win the  first-ever A-League Coach Pitch/Tee Ball State Championship.

    Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper presented a proclamation on behalf of the body acknowledging the state title.

  • Bufford’s double trouble for BHS foes

    BUFORD – Dwayne Bufford, the Buford High School Yellow Jackets ace two-way player, gets it done on both sides of the ball.

    Bufford is the leader in the BHS secondary and the Jackets’ star wide receiver.

    “He can get good separation and he catches the ball well,” BHS head football coach Tripp Watts said. “He’s also our best defensive back.”

    Bufford can do it all on the field and away from the game.

    In addition to football, he works a steady job at the Sonic Drive-In.

  • Column: Disagreeing with Dems’ chair on basic perceptions of reality

    Keith T. Grey Sr., chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party, has a strange perception of the world we live in, and his hearing and vision appear to be rather selective.
    In his guest column last Friday, he asserts that Democrats are attempting nothing more than reasonable gun-safety regulations.
    But former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Diane Feinstein have both argued for banning so-called assault weapons, by which they mean garden variety semi-automatic rifles dressed up to look scary.

  • Column: Just disregard Trump’s rants – Journalists not people’s enemy

    Let’s make one thing crystal clear – the press is not the enemy of the American people.
    It is hard to believe any thinking citizen in South Carolina or around the country would actually believe that. Yet some do.
    These attacks against the media by President Trump – mostly against the national press – have gone on far too long and likely won’t stop. But we as citizens must stop believing them and not let community newspapers be tarred by their brush.
    Our founding fathers stood up for a free press, and so should you.

  • Column: For small papers, newsprint tariffs might be the end

    It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington.
    If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, printed and distributed to readers.
    People in Mayville, Wisc., where I publish the Dodge County Pionier, count on my paper. It is how they find out what is happening in town. We don’t have a local TV station. Facebook and Google are here, but the internet has no journalists in my town.

  • 10 days of events for IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The best week of fall will be Oct. 26-Nov. 4 when the 13th annual Indian Land Fall Festival takes place. 

    Festival chairman Michael Neese previewed this year’s event at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Morning Business Connection on Aug. 3.