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Today's News

  • Crawford focusing on 2008 Olympics

    Indian Land’s Shawn Crawford is focused on returning to the Olympics this summer in Beijing and hopefully earning another gold medal. Crawford, a Van Wyck native, is the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter sprint. He was also a member of the U.S.

  • Member-guest golf tourney June 14-15

    Registration for the 28th annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club continues to June 11 at the LGC pro shop.The two-day tournament, regarded as one of the top events at the Lancaster Golf Club each season, is set for June 14-15.Friday opens play with an 18-hole par-three tournament followed by a cookout at the patio. Play opens Saturday and continues Sunday.“This is one of our best tournaments each year,” LGC pro Phil Small said.

  • Bill would have had caused 'unintended consequences'

    Larry Neal asked in his letter “Writer questions Mulvaney’s vote on inhalants” in the May 23 edition of The Lancaster News why I voted against a bill to ban alcohol inhalants. It is a fair question, and I am happy to answer it.

    By way of quick background, the bill was designed to outlaw a new device called an “alcohol without liquid” device. This is essentially an inhaler for alcohol. The device is currently not available in South Carolina.

  • Culinary arts students at LHS learning to cook with passion

    The culinary arts classes at Lancaster High School are taught in such a way that students can take it to the next level if they want to.

  • State champs Hunter, Banks shine on the greens

    The 2008 spring will go down as a landmark season for Lancaster County high school golf.

    Golfers from Lancaster County earned two of the four individual state championships at the state tournaments earlier this month.

    One state crown is impressive, but two from the same county, is an extraordinary effort.

    Indian Land’s Chase Hunter shot a 147 (75-72) to win the Class A medalist, a first for the Warriors’ golf program, at the Stoney Point Golf Club in Greenwood.

  • Fort Mill rallies, tops Post 31

    Fort Mill foiled Lancaster Post 31’s opener in League V Legion baseball play with a 13-11 win over P-31 on Monday night.Lancaster, 2-3, 0-1, held a 9-1 lead after six innings and needed two runs to close out Post 43, but the Fort Mill team fought back.Post 43, seeking to rebound from a 6-14 mark of last season, scored six in the seventh inning to make it 9-7.

  • Kershaw town budget less than a year ago

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has good news to report. The town budget for 2008-09 is less than last year's.

    Kershaw Town Council went over the town's proposed budget with Town Administrator Tony Starnes and voted unanimously to approve it on first reading May 12.

    Mayor Tommy Baker commended Starnes' for his work to tighten up the budget.

    "He (Starnes) has reduced expenses for the town of Kershaw," Baker said about the almost 2 percent drop in the proposed budget over last year's.

  • Funderburk to lead Buford

    Eric Funderburk is headed for home.Funderburk, a former Buford High School three-sport standout, is returning to the Jackets as the BHS head baseball coach.Funderburk, 36, comes to Buford after serving the last 10 years with the Lancaster High School baseball program.“We’re extremely excited about Eric coming to lead our baseball program,” Buford High School principal Jonathan Phipps said. “He’s coming home and we couldn’t be happier for him.

  • Board names principal for IL Elementary, new HR director

    Lancaster County school board named Beth Blum the new principal at Indian Land Elementary School on Tuesday.

    Blum, who is now principal at North Hartsville Elementary School, is bringing nine years of administration experience to the post. She has been in education for 20 years.

    "I feel like I've got the experience and the love of the children," Blum said. "I think those are the things needed to be an effective administrator."

  • Catawba-Wateree Drought group says Stage 3 drought continues

    Residents and businesses are being reminded by the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group to continue restricting water use.

    Outdoor water uses, such as lawn irrigation and car washing, are still limited to no more than one day per week.

    The advisory group noted that drought conditions have not improved substantially over the last 30 days, and the Catawba-Wateree Basin remains in a Stage 3 drought.