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Today's News

  • Lancaster High swimmers look to continue pool success

    The Lancaster High School swim team has produced a tradition of pool success and the Bruins hope to continue the run this season.
    The LHS team has produced 17 straight seasons, with the 2014 campaign a stellar one.
    The Bruins won the region crown, with the girls going 13-1 and the boys 12-1.
    The LHS squad returns 11 girls and 14 boys this fall.
    Bruins coach Midenna Anderson said the season is looking strong.

  • Swimmers open with pool sweep

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened the 2015 season with a sweep of Mid-Carolina and Newberry on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
     The LHS girls downed Mid-Carolina, 113-49 and Newberry, 110-45, while the LHS boys topped Newberry, 99-54 and Mid-Carolina, 103-60.
    In the results, the LHS girls are first and boys second.
    200 medley relay – 1. LHS girls, 2. LHS boys
    200 freestyle – 1. Gracie Scott, 2. Samantha Ihm, 3.Morgan Ledford; 2. Jacques Caravaca, 3. Braydon Powers, 5. Noah Phillips

  • BHS’s Carnes ready for role

    Buford High School senior center Brandon Carnes said he wants to be “that guy” this season.
    “That guy” is the Jackets’ offensive line leader, following in the solid footsteps of past BHS ace linemen like Griggs Griffin, Kyle Norcia and Autry Blackmon.
    Now, as Carnes sees it, his time is here.
    “I’ve been on the line since the 10th grade and I have to be that person this season,” said Carnes, a three-year starter for the Jackets. “I have to keep their heads high and be a leader and role model.”

  • Sheriff’s office warns residents about jury phone scam

    Investigators are warning residents this week about a scam designed to scare people into handing over money to a stranger on the phone.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received its first report about the scam on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from a woman who said she received a call from an unknown man at about 1 p.m. that day, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The woman said her caller ID showed the number as (866) 852-0766, originating from Manning.  

  • IL residents disappointed with board

    I would like to take a minute and thank the Indian Land Action Council for taking the time to facilitate a communication meeting between the Lancaster County school board and Indian Land residents.

    I thank the residents who attended the meeting and who were looking forward to an opportunity to hear our elected officials explain a plan for Indian Land schools.

  • Willis interim economic director

    County Administrator Steve Willis can soon add “interim economic development director” to his resume following a vote by county officials Monday night.

    During Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 24 meeting, Willis was authorized to assume the responsibility of leading the county’s new in-house economic development department for “up to 30 days.”

  • GOP presidential hopefull Scott Walker visits Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Before noon Monday, Aug. 24, cars lined Del Webb Boulevard as a crowd of several hundred people eagerly awaited Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who was on his way to the Sun City Carolina Lakes pavilion, where he would soon speak.

    Security was tight as people came to hear the Republican candidate discuss the issues of the day and explain why he was running for U.S. president.

  • Kershaw Town Council discusses court costs

    KERSHAW – Members of Kershaw Town Council are going to take a closer look at the municipality’s court system to see if there is a way to make it more cost-efficient.

    The matter was discussed in detail at the Tuesday, Aug. 18, council meeting.

    It came up after councilman Wade Hunter noticed a drop in the amount of revenue the town gets from its share of traffic fines.

    “Last court, we had four tickets,” Hunter said. “The next court, we don’t have any.”

  • Sycamore Partners to buy Belk for $3 billion

    Since the construction of Lancaster Square Shopping Center on North Main Street in the mid-1970s, its one constant, unwavering tenant has been Belk.

    Other retailers may come and go, but the Charlotte-based department store remains and will remain for now.

    Its executives say Belk employees and customers will still have a local Belk to work at and shop at after the family-owned chain was sold Monday, Aug. 24, to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $3 billion.

  • Racing action features exciting night

    Lancaster Super Speedway action featured a wild night of racing at the half-mile oval Saturday, Aug. 22.
    In the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock main event, the front row was Brandy Baker and Johnny Starkey.
    When the green flag dropped to start the race, it was Baker, Starkey, Joseph Engelbrecht and Joseph Richardson battling for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Baker, Starkey, Engelbrecht and Andy Hodges battled for the lead.