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Today's News

  • Bus-driver shortage causing long delays

    The Lancaster County School District is experiencing its worst bus-driver shortage in 25 years, and the resulting double routes are causing some students to arrive home 45 minutes later than normal.
    Transportation Director Bryan Vaughn said he believes the problem stems from the split-shift schedule and the tough requirements for becoming a bus driver.
    “I don’t think the general public understands what it takes to be a bus driver,” Vaughn said.

  • Others seeking local solutions to opioid crisis

    Delois Carpenter
    While most everyone is familiar with recovery groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Al Anon, several local churches have also begun ministries to help addicts. Among them is Eastside Baptist Church’s Chain Breakers Outreach, run by Delois Carpenter.
    The group meets in the church fellowship hall every Tuesday night at 6:30. The group has about 30 regulars and as many as 150 attending when there’s a special speaker.

  • Ex-addict leading others to recovery

    Last of four parts
    Le Tanya Williams’ 50 years of life splits into three discrete segments.  
    She was 20 years old the first time she shot heroin. She was addicted to it for 20 years. Now she’s been clean for 10.
    She quit only because she went to prison, and there was no heroin there. She grew tired of hearing other inmates plotting how they would return to the crimes that cost them their freedom – only not getting caught next time.
    Once she got truly sober, Williams never wanted to shoot heroin again.

  • Textron Off Road World Of Outlaws World finals

    For the second straight weekend, the Dirt Track at Charlotte will be hosting a huge weekend of dirt track racing.
    One of the most popular racing scenes will be happening from Nov. 1-4.
    Race teams will be arriving at the race track on Nov. 1.
    Thursday will be qualifying and heat races for Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, World Of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series and The World Of Outlaws Super Late Models.
    On Friday night, the track will host last-chance qualifier races, heat races, D-mains, C-mains, B-mains and then the regular main event.

  • LHS volleyball honors top players

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins volleyball team honored a host of players at the team’s annual awards night on Tuesday.
    Senior captain Keiana Howze, a setter, earned the team’s Bruin Award for the 2017 season.
    Senior middle hitter Natalie Lewis, a senior, was presented the team’s Most Improved Player Award.
    Lydia Plyler, a team captain and junior middle hitter, was presented the Offensive Player of the Year.
    Team veteran Ashley Abbott, a senior captain and libero, was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year.

  • South downs Rucker, 28-6

    The South Mustangs avenged their lone loss of the middle school football season, taking a 28-6 win over A.R. Rucker on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
    In the teams’ first meeting last month, Rucker rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to take an 18-14 comeback win over the Mustangs.
    In the rematch, the Mustangs dashed to the 22-point victory.
    Fred Twitty, who scored a pair of touchdowns for South, sprinted 35 yards to give SMS a 6-0 lead at the half.

  • Band provided key support in Blue Devils’ state title run

    Charles Ussery
    For The Lancaster News

    In the fall of 1967, the Heath Springs High School Blue Devils football team won the Class C state championship with a 14-6 win over St. Stephen in Orangeburg.
    The Heath Springs High team, the Upper State champion, had great support, including the school’s band.
    Roxanna Candler Mobley, president of the 1967-68 Heath Springs High School marching band, shared her memories of the Heath Springs High championship season.

  • Treece triumphs for women’s title

    Mary Helen Treece shot a 162 to win the Lancaster Golf Club’s women’s championship earlier this month.
    Treece posted a seven-shot win after carding an 83-79 in the two-day tournament held Oct. 14-15 at the LGC.
    Treece and runner-up Kim Perry, a former Lancaster High School softball coach and physical education teacher, were tied after 27 holes, but Treece finished strong in the final nine holes.
    She had eight pars and a birdie on No. 15.

  • Griffins edge Warriors in OT

     

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors fought hard against the Fairfield

    Central Griffins in Winnsboro Friday night, but the story remained the

    same for Indian Land: too many mistakes and turnovers led to a tough 14-13

    defeat in overtime.

    Defenses ruled the first half as the two teams combined for only 10 first downs. Indian Land did not have a first down in the first

    quarter and managed only eight yards. Fairfield Central, 7-3, 4-0, was not much

  • Blazers blunt Bruins' hopes

     BLYTHEWOOD – Ridge View emerged as the big man on campus Friday night after its first Friday night on-campus football game.