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Today's News

  • Courthouse fire leads to upgrades to two historic Chester buildings

    CHESTER – When the Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in downtown Lancaster were damaged by an arsonist in early August, steps were taken in Chester to ensure that buildings there wouldn’t be a target. Chester City Council received information from Police Chief Mike Brown just after

  • Bundy’s leadership evident in county, S.C.

    Charles Bundy, a fixture in Lancaster County success over the years, recently received an honor which once again reflects his dedicated service to our community.

    The S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA) presented its highest honor in hospital trustee leadership to Bundy, board chairman of Springs Memorial Hospital.

    Bundy was selected a 2008 SCHA Distinguished Hospital Trustee of the Year on Sept. 20 at the annual Trustee Administrator Physician (TAP) Conference of the S.C. Hospital Association.

  • Gutsy Bruins wing Eagles 14-10

    A gutsy effort helped resilient Lancaster extend its season Saturday night when the Bruins clawed out a 14-10 win over Greenwood in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State Division II football playoffs.

    The 9-3 Bruins, down 10-7, drove 41 yards for the winning score as junior tailback Zedrick Truesdale bolted in from a yard out to lift LHS on top with 45 seconds to play.

    Bruins' senior place-kicker Anna Funderburk drilled the extra point for the emotional four-point win.

  • AJ Middle encore is second straight perfect season

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School football team produced quite an encore this season.

    A year after the Volunteers fashioned a sterling 8-0 season, coach Jerry Pardue’s team followed with a 7-0 record this fall.

    “We had enough players coming back from last season and we also had some new ones who stepped in and came on strong for us,” Pardue said. “We didn’t know if we could have another undefeated season, but we did it.”

    The Vols, on the way to the unbeaten season, notched four shutouts and outscored their foes 224-20.

  • Rec stars to launch postseason play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth football all-star teams open postseason play Monday.

    The Lancaster County North small fry all-stars, ages 8-9-10, launch play at Fort Mill High School where they face Tega Cay at 6:30 p.m.

    The game is the first of a small fry all-star football twin bill involving county teams.

    The Lancaster County South small fry all-stars launch their hopes with a 7:45 p.m. game with Leroy Springs Recreation.

    The winners will advance to the second round later this month.

  • 2008 High School exit exam scores improve

    Lancaster County students who took the high school exit exam for the first time in 2008 performed better than those who took the test a year before, according to state data released last week.

    A little more than 77 percent of 10th graders in Lancaster County School District passed the English and math sections of the High School Assessment Program, or HSAP, this year. That’s a jump from 2007, when 75.8 percent of 10th graders passed both sections.

  • HOPE honors volunteers at annual banquet

    For 25 years, many locals have worked tirelessly to ensure HOPE of Lancaster is able to assist those in need in the community.

    HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively, puts on an annual banquet as a way to show appreciation for its volunteers. This year’s banquet was held Tuesday night at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

  • AJ's Faile signs with Pats

    KERSHAW – The mid-afternoon buzz in the Andrew Jackson High School media center Friday wasn’t just about the end of the school week.

    It was more about the start of a college athletic career as Lady Volunteers’ star shortstop Tristan Faile signed a softball scholarship to play at Francis Marion University.

    A beaming Faile signed her papers as happy teammates, teachers, family and AJ principal Mary Barry and Lady Vols’ softball coach Steve Middleton witnessed her signing with the NCAA Division II school in Florence.

  • Educators receive state arts awards

    Two Lancaster County educators have received recognition from the S.C. Art Educators Association.

    David Platts, fine arts specialist for the Lancaster County School District, and Teresa Petty, art teacher at Indian Land Middle School, were recognized at a reception at the Springs House on Tuesday.

    ‘A job I believe in’

    Platts, 41, received the SCAEA’s art administrator of the year award.

  • Two men shot near county line Friday

    KERSHAW – Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about two shooting victims on Red Oak Road on Friday afternoon.

    Two people were reportedly shot in Kershaw County and ended up on Red Oak Road in Lancaster County, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Holland.

    One victim was shot in the lung or abdomen, and the other was grazed on the head, Holland said.

    A neighbor called 911 about 4:30 p.m. to report the incident after seeing the men lying in a yard.