Today's News

  • Late delivery of Wednesday's print edition

    Wednesday’s online edition of The Lancaster News is here as usual, but the print edition will not be delivered until Thursday. In honor of President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery during Wednesday’s national day of mourning.

  • Column: We should not treat SCOTUS rulings like the law of the land

    Chief Justice John Roberts, disagreeing with President Trump’s statement, said we do not have Obama judges or Trump judges.
    I believe Justice Roberts is delusional. The courts today are highly political and have gotten worse lately. And Roberts needs to do something about it.
    In my study of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, it is easy to see that we have way too many case opinions where the unelected judges have become independent of our Constitution.

  • Column: Thanks to the young man who found my lost purse

    I would like to tell a story about a Good Samaritan who was an angel to me.
    On Monday, Nov. 12, Veterans Day, I was getting ready to pick up my husband from the airport at 5 a.m. He was coming from California, where he was visiting a friend who has cancer.
    Out of excitement to see my husband, I went to the car, put my purse on top and my service dog inside and drove away. In the rush, I forgot my purse. 

  • Country star Craig Morgan performs here Friday night

    Army veteran and country music star Craig Morgan will make his first-ever appearance in Lancaster this Friday.
    By the end of this year, the singer will have held more than 80 live shows, including a worldwide tour, performing for thousands of U.S. troops overseas.
    Some of Morgan’s most famous songs include “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester,” “Bonfire,” “This Ole Boy” and “Wake Up Lovin’ You.”

  • It's all 'fur' a good cause

    Laughs erupted from inside a blacked-out photo booth, guests crowded around an open bar and auction paddles were flying into the air as people placed their bids Saturday night at the second-annual Fur Ball Gala.
    The event, hosted by the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA), helps raise money to support the hundreds of animals the group rescues each year. It drew a crowd of more than 300 guests.

  • Reward in disappearance of Great Falls store owner

    From release

    Authorities are still looking for Great Falls store owner Doug Sumner, who has been missing since Oct. 22, and his family is offering a reward for information that helps find him.
    Sumner, owner of Sumner’s Deli & Grocery on Ridgeway Road near Great Falls, lives on Angel Drive in Fairfield County. He was last seen in Rock Hill around noon Oct. 22, driving a black Dodge pickup with S.C. tag DGJ353, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Disability coalition will host employment seminar Dec. 11

    From release

    The S.C. Disability Employment Coalition will host a free employment workshop for individuals with disabilities in Lancaster next Tuesday.
    The workshop “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!” is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster. It will explore misconceptions about how work affects disability benefits.
    The workshop is part of the Hire Me SC campaign, a multiyear, statewide workforce-development drive to change the culture of disability employment.

  • Rucker sweeps Great Falls

    The Rucker Rams opened the basketball season with a sweep of Great Falls Middle School on Thursday.
    The Rams took a 55-15 win and the Lady Rams prevailed in a 48-6 victory.
    Rucker, in the boys game, was led by Xavier Graham with 14 points and Colby Small scored 11.
    Ray Grier and Jalen Cauthen each netted seven. Douglas Rucker hit six and Tay Truesdale added four points.
    Keegon Duncan, Grayson Kirk and Jaron Stevenson each had two points.
    In the girls game, Rucker was led by Riley Burton’s 14 points in its 42-point win.

  • 22-year-old shot, leaving few clues

    A man was brought into Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room Sunday night with a severe gunshot wound, sparking an investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said deputies were dispatched to the area of Old Lansford and Springdale roads around 6 p.m. in reference to a suspicious person. A few minutes later, the deputies were alerted by Lancaster police that the person had been found and was in the ER with a gunshot wound.

  • Junior Jackets fall to PHS

    Parkwood topped Buford in boys’ junior varsity basketball, taking a 40-27 win over the Junior Jackets on Friday night.
    During the first quarter, the game was evenly matched, tied 6-all after one period of play.
    During the second quarter, Parkwood ignited to take a 17-13 halftime lead.
    Parkwood, coming out of the half, kept the foot on the gas pedal and continued to score at will against the Junior Jackets.
    Parkwood dominated the low post and boards for a 30-20 lead after three periods.