• Good students shine at annual Principals’ Choice Awards

    South Middle School Principal Joyce Crimminger stood before a crowded Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on March 19, with one of her 534 students, a beaming young man named Chandler Hinson.
    Chandler is a special needs student, Crimminger explained, with a developmental disorder characterized, in part, by a smiling, happy demeanor and sweet disposition.
    Crimminger said Chandler has overcome some significant obstacles in the years he’s been at South, struggles balanced in the scope of things by his ability to light up a room.

  • Columbia City Ballet takes center stage at LHS

    Monday, Nov. 24, was a long day for Columbia City Ballet principal dancer Claire McCaa and the 29 other members of the professional company.
    They left the state capital before dawn for the annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School auditorium.
    “We left about 6:45 (a.m.) she said. “It wasn’t light yet.”

  • Education briefs 11-30-14

    Douglas has perfect attendance last year
    Ya’Dynasty Douglas had perfect attendance during her fourth-grade year at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School during the school’s 2013-14 year.
    Howey named to president’s list
    Anna Weeks Howey was named to the 2014 spring president’s list at Winthrop University for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average at the university. She is majoring in physical education and will graduate in December 2014.

  • Strong finish for Warrior band

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School band finished its marching season with what ILHS band director Matt Willis called the “program’s crowning achievement over the past decade.”  
    On Oct. 25, the Warrior marching band placed fourth at the S.C. Band Directors Association’s 2A state finals with its “So, This is Earth...” show.
    “This was the band’s highest finish at state finals in a decade,” Willis said.

  • Moore: Uncertainty over testing may have role in results

    Lancaster County School District officials said recent changes in standardized testing and ongoing uncertainty over its future in the state is having an effect on local educators and may have played a role in this year’s mediocre PASS and HSAP test results.

    The item was among the topics discussed during this month’s school board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19.

  • Orientation gives some students early start on 2014-15 school year


    Denyse Clark


    Bells will ring for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 18, and throughout the county, students will re-enter and enter for the first time elementary, middle and high schools in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Dutton to lead secondary education

     Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County School District officials have chosen Buford High School Principal Butch Dutton to serve as the district’s director of secondary education.

    Dutton appointment fills a position vacated in June when former secondary education director Jonathan Phipps left for a job as superintendent of Abbeville County schools.

  • York Tech to open Indian Land center

     Reece Murphy


    York Technical College announced Wednesday, June 11, it will open a new Indian Land instructional site in August.

    Located on the first floor of the Verian Technologies building at 1245 Rosemont Drive, the center will initially offer classes for 120 students. To celebrate the opening, the college is giving scholarships to the first 100 students who sign up

  • LHS seniors lose marbles Friday

     Laura Caskey



    s clouds loomed overhead outside, spirits remained up in the Lancaster High School gymnasium. Just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, LHS administrators made the decision to move the graduation exercises indoors.

  • Indian Land grads hungry for what the future holds in store

     Reece Murphy


    Indian Land High School graduate Leander McCall and the class of 2014 expressed their thanks, admiration and farewells “Hunger Game”-style during their commencement ceremony, Friday, May 30.