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Today's News

  • Public gets chance to meet 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has scheduled separate community visits for the three superintendent finalists, where the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the candidates.
    Bobby Parker, board of trustees chairman, said the board wouldn’t want to hire a superintendent before the community had a chance to conduct its own in-person assessment.
    “We picked these people because we thought they were the best choice,” Parker said. “We want our community to feel the same way, and I think they will.”

  • Woman passed out in parking lot with small child in her lap

    A Lancaster woman faces multiple charges after police found her passed out inside a car with a small child in her lap.
    Alysia Danielle Wright, 22, of 1952 Misty Oak Drive, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, public intoxication and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after four Xanax pills were found in a diaper bag.
    The child, who was not hurt, was turned over to the S.C. Department of Social Services.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. approval rating holds steady

    From release

    ROCK HILL – President Trump’s approval rating of 43 percent has remained steady in South Carolina for the past two months, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    His approval numbers in South Carolina continue to be a few points higher than his national average.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. An earlier Winthrop Poll in February showed similar ratings.

  • Weekend Recap: April 24, 2017

    The Burgess Family Benefit raised $1,600 Saturday through food sales, flea market and donations. Donations are accepted through May 5, and proceeds will benefit the immediate family of Coleen Burgess.

    Relay for Life of Lancaster County will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Scott Kodell, 51, was arrested April 17 for stealing campaign signs along Doby’s Bridge Road and the Fort Mill Parkway, and was charged with one count of petit larceny. 

  • Column: S.C. choice: Ideology or better roads

    For the last several years, plans to properly fund the maintenance and expansion of our state’s roads have been short-circuited in the S.C. Senate by road-plan opponents.
    Due to their stubbornness, only piecemeal solutions – the legislative equivalent of I-95’s stop-and-go traffic – have been advanced.

  • No. 7 LHS to host region field

    The Lancaster High School golf team will put its unbeaten links mark on the line Monday when the Bruins host the Region III-AAAA golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Lancaster, ranked seventh in the latest Class AAAA poll by the SC Golf Coaches,  is 15-0.

    Lancaster swept a tri-match with Westwood High School of Blythewood and Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill to close out regular-season play.

  • Vols booters seek solid finish

    The Andrew Jackson High School boys soccer team, at 4-11-1 on the season, is hopeful for a solid finish to earn a Class AA Upper State playoff berth this spring.

    The Vols, under second-year head coach Alex Tarque, are young with only one senior, first-year player Seth Hinson.

    “We are a young team with a senior, two juniors, and the rest freshman and sophomores,” Tarque said. “On our junior varsity soccer team, we have a freshman and the rest are eighth and seventh graders.

  • Garrett Hammond savoring Heritage pro-am experience

    Save his wedding day, Lancaster golfer Garrett Hammond rates his latest links outing as one of the top events in his life.

    Hammond recently played in the RBC Heritage pro-am at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head.

    Hammond and pro Trey Mullinax teamed for a 57 to finish second in the best-ball tournament.

  • First Lancaster County FCA Sporting Clay Classic

    Nutramax Laboratories will present the first Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Sporting Clay Classic May 12 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.  Check-in is at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon.

    The Gould Brothers Exhibition is at 1 p.m., with the shoot 2 to 5 p.m. 

  • ILHS’s Ojeda to play at Coker

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors’ volleyball team sports one senior, Samantha Ojeda, and she’s going to continue her education and volleyball career at Coker College.

    Ojeda, who has secured a position as a defensive specialist/libero at the Hartsville college, signed Tuesday afternoon in the ILHS media center to play for the Lady Cobras.