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Today's News

  • County’s jobless rate falls slightly

    Employment in Lancaster County appears to be improving, at least from a statistical standpoint. 

    The county had an unemployment rate of 10.8 percent in October, a small drop from the 10.9 percent posted in September, according to figures released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    In comparison, Lancaster County posted a 13.4 percent unemployment rate in October 2011. 

  • Municipalities must now approve smoking ban

    While Lancaster County Council decided this week to snuff out smoking in enclosed public spaces, residents will have three months to prepare before the penalties go into effect. 

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis is hoping to educate residents and business owners about the specifics of the newly approved ordinance. 

    Though it technically went into effect Monday night, Nov. 26, Willis said its penalties aren’t enforceable until March 1, 2013. 

  • Kershaw taking steps to comply with ADA

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is taking steps to ensure all of its public-use buildings are equipped to accommodate people with physical limitations. 

    Town Administrator Bryan Pettit spoke to Town Council during its Nov. 19 meeting about being in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

    Municipalities must comply in order to receive certain government funding. 

  • AJHS choral students to sing in National Honors Choir

    KERSHAW – As the county’s arts-focus high school, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Andrew Jackson High School student body is full of talent. 

    The sheer number of students recently chosen to perform nationally with an exclusive chorus shows just how deep that talent pool runs.

    Six of the school’s advanced chorus members – Lexi Fletcher, Marisa Fletcher, Brittany Williams, Amanda Mobley, Lauren Rowell and Allie Dabney – were recently invited to sing in the biennial 2013 National Honors Choir.

  • County small fry stars play for Upstate crown

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-star football team, ages 9-10, posted its third straight shutout to earn a bid to the Upper State title game on Saturday in Simpsonville.

  • Former Warriors’ star Truesdale earns All-Gulf South grid honors

    Former Indian Land High School football star Rondreas Truesdale has been named to the All-Gulf South Conference all-conference football team.

  • Nighthawks seek third state title against Catholic on Saturday

    The Northern Guilford Nighthawks, led by former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe, will shoot for their third straight state football championship this weekend.

  • Bruins top No. 11 Cycs in opener

     

       

    Lancaster launched its prep wrestling season in exciting fashion as the Bruins topped Class AAA’s 11th-ranked Chester, 40-38 on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the LHS gym.

  • Bengals sweep Bruins

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins had a tough night on the hardwood, dropping a pair of non-region games at Blythewood on Tuesday night.

  • Summers takes first Picks crown

     

       

    Earlier this week, Greg Summers handed me a photo and asked if I had seen his new mug shot.

    To my surprise it was a squirrel wearing sunglasses and holding a peanut.