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Today's News

  • City makes offer in administrator's job

    After meeting behind closed doors for about seven hours Saturday, Aug. 29, members of Lancaster City Council came into open session and agreed to make a conditional offer for the administrator’s position to Steven James “Flip” Hutfles.  
    According to a press release issued by the municipality Monday, Aug. 31, Hutfles is the city administrator of Fredonia, Kan.
    The vote was unanimous.

  • Historic store in Van Wyck torn down

    Bricks came falling down as the more than 100-year-old former Massey Yoder General Store was demolished on Thursday, Aug. 20, in downtown Van Wyck.
    The building, condemned for years, is now owned by Kyle Starnes. A crowd gathered to watch the demolition on Thursday afternoon with mixed emotions of nostalgia for times past and ease from fear that someone would get hurt by the dilapidated structure.

  • Road improvements to begin

    Lancaster County Government announces that road improvements are anticipated to start in the upcoming weeks.
    They will begin shortly after bids are received from contractors on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
    The solicitation to receive bids from contractors was placed in the South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) and on the Lancaster County website.
    The roads included in the solicitation of bids in the first phase include Southwinds Drive, Kohut Road,  Arrowood Avenue, Shamrock Avenue, Carmel Road, Charles Avenue and Craig Avenue.

  • Physicals cornerstone of healthy school year

    There are many things that must be done before sending your child back to school. In addition to buying new clothes and stocking your child’s backpack with the right supplies, make sure she or he has an annual physical and the proper immunizations to start the new school year on a healthy foundation.

  • Prayer allowed in CFF

    I 90 percent agree with Carl M. Miles’s recent letter, “America needs to return to God.”

    The only reason I say 90 percent is that the Supreme Court did decree in 2001 that Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) was approved to conduct non-denominational Good News clubs, like Sunday school, in public schools in their after-school programs.

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Making do

    Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
    In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
    But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
    She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
    Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
    The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.  

  • Lady Jackets win over Vols

    The Buford High School volleyball team moved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, Aug. 27.
    AJ opened with a 25-23 win, but Buford answered with three straight wins – 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19.
    “I can not brag enough on my girls last night (Thursday),” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We made some major changes and the girls were able to implement and adjust effectively.

  • Warriors rally late to edge Jackets

    The first football game of the year for Buford and Indian Land may very well be the game of the year.
    Both teams battling toe to toe all the way to the wire. In dramatic fashion, Indian Land’s Matthew Medlock hit a 22-yard field goal to end the game and give the visiting Warriors a 39-38 win on Friday, Aug. 28 at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.
    It was almost déjà vu for the Jackets. In the team’s second meeting last season, Buford’s Wade Lambert kicked the game-winning 32-yard field goal that gave Buford a 23-21 home win.

  • Bruins blitz Vols 48-0

    KERSHAW – Lancaster started fast to fuel a 48-0 football win over Class AA county rival Andrew Jackson High School at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28.
    The Bruins’ first-half blitz sparked a 34-0 halftime lead on the way to the shutout win.