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Today's News

  • Column: Girls on the Run teams up with Sims Foundation in local schools

    Girls on the Run Tri County is working with the J. Marion Sims Foundation to expand its middle-school program, Heart and Sole, in Lancaster County Schools.
    Heart and Sole is Girls on the Run’s program that meets the unique needs of girls in sixth to eighth grade. The program addresses the whole girl – body, brain, heart, spirit and social – in a positive space where girls can learn about themselves, explore new ideas, develop empathy and strengthen connections with their peers and coaches.

  • Red Hawks top Bruins

    The Westwood Red Hawks soared twice in a Region III-AAAA hoops visit to the Lancaster High School gym on Friday night.

    WHS rolled to a pair of wins over the Bruins, who were in the region home opener.

    The Red Hawks prevailed, taking a 77-36 win in the girls game and a 49-34 victory in boys contest.

    Lancaster, in the nightcap, stayed within striking distance, but couldn’t solve Westwood in the 15-point loss.

    The Bruins, 6-6, 0-3, closed the gap to 36-29 with 4:05 to play, but the Red Hawks finished on a 13-5 charge to cap the win.

  • Lady Volunteers roll in split

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split games with a win and a loss against the Lee Central Stallions of Bishopville at AJ High on Friday night.

    The Lady Vols, in impressive fashion, handily defeated the Lady Stallions, 60-32. The Vols fell to the Stallion’s boys 61-41.

  • LHS grad editor of Myrtle Beach Herald

    Janet Blackmon Morgan, a 30-year veteran journalist who grew up in Lancaster, is the new editor of the Myrtle Beach Herald.

    Morgan has spent the last 20 years in Myrtle Beach working for The Sun News. She is an accomplished news photographer who has won dozens of S.C. Press Association awards. In 2010, the SCPA named her photojournalist of the year.

    “I like telling stories,” Morgan said. “We get to see people at their highest and lowest points, and we get to share that with people.

  • Lancaster woman dies in single-vehicle collision

    A Lancaster woman died shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday when she was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 9 in Buford near Heyward Hough Road.

    Identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 60-year-old Deborah Roberts, she was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.

    According to S.C. Highway Patrol Officer Joe Hovis, Roberts was traveling East on Highway 9 when her vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected and hit a fence and a tree.

  • Education Notes: Jan. 14, 2018

    County schools closed for MLK Day
    All Lancaster County schools will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but will re-open on Jan. 16.

    Local student makes Coker dean’s list
    Kimberly Ghent of Lancaster has been named to Coker College’s fall 2017 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn at least a 3.75 grade-point average and complete at least 12 semester hours.

    Conservation district offers scholarship

  • CCA collects 2,100 cans of food for HOPE

    From release

    Carolina Christian Academy students collected more than 2,100 cans of food for HOPE of Lancaster in the school’s 20th-annual food drive.
    The homerooms at Carolina Christian competed against each other to see which one could bring the most cans per student for HOPE.
    This year, the sixth-grade homeroom came in third, with a total of 346 cans. Third grade came in second with 354 cans. The No. 1 class was fifth grade with a total of 363 cans.
    The winning class is awarded a free party by the school.

  • Senate bill would give schools more freedom to set calendars

    Lancaster County School District officials believe it’s important to finish the first semester of school before winter break.
    That’s why they are hoping state legislators will pass a Senate bill that would allow each district to set its own start dates, without the present requirement to wait until at least the third Monday in August.
    LCSD is in the process of building its 2018-19 academic calendar, which will be voted on by the school board during its February meeting.

  • Metzler-Garris Wedding

    Jessica Lee Metzler and Michael Dillon Garris, both of Lancaster, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Fellowship Bible Church of Lancaster, by Dr. Huey A. Mills and the Rev. Jesse Adams.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Janet Metzler. She is the granddaughter of Vic and Linda Metzler and Julius and Joyce Bowers. 

  • Harrison-Pikos Wedding

    Rebecca Anne Harrison of Lancaster and Anthony Michael Pikos of Tarpon Springs, Fla., were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at The Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity in Charleston by Father Aristotle Damaskos.