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Today's News

  • Haley reveals education reform plan

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced her K-12 Education Reform Initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 8, which aims to increase funding for disadvantaged students as well as initiate a reading coach program and improve technology at the state’s schools.

    Haley announced her intentions to develop the bipartisan initiative last January during her annual State of the State address.

  • State faces a bumpy road

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    COLUMBIA – What do the state’s gas tax, toll roads and the S.C. Department of Transportation all have in common?

    According to a panel of state legislators who gathered in Columbia on Thursday, Jan. 9, all three are important factors in addressing the Palmetto State’s woes with its vast system of roads and bridges. 

  • Jackets' night tough at Ben Lippen

     

    COLUMBIA – Buford’s return to the hardwood was a tough night for the visiting Jackets at Ben Lippen School of Columbia.

    The Jackets dropped a 51-50 loss to the unbeaten Falcons, and the Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Falcons, 40-29 on Friday, Jan. 10.

  • Fast-starting AJ girls pelt Lady Panthers

     

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers cruised to a second straight lopsided home win to cap non-region play Friday, January 10.

    The Lady Vols, No. 7 in the latest Class AA girls state poll, routed McBee, 66-30 after burying North Central, 64-4 on Tuesday night.

  • Lady Bruins ignite, roll

     

    FORT MILL – Coach Ronnie Robinson’s words to his team at halftime were to get moving.

    The Lady Bruins responded to post their fifth straight win – a 63-40 road basketball victory over Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill in the Falcons’ gym on Friday, Jan. 10.

  • Remember promises of our God

    As we enter 2014, let us remember the promises of God in the Bible.  The Lord Jesus Christ promised that “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37).

    If a person comes by faith to Christ for salvation, he will never be rejected.  “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

  • Leadership goals for 2014

    With a New Year comes an opportunity for a new beginning. For many people, it’s a time to reflect on ways we can better ourselves. We make resolutions to get in shape, take up a new hobby, break a bad habit or accomplish some other goal.

    For those in positions of elected leadership, the New Year offers an opportunity to reflect on how we can better serve the public.

     Here are four good New Year’s resolutions for those in public office – from our local town, county and school board representatives, to our state and federal officials.

  • Field trip of a lifetime

    When S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) accepted the invitation to attend the American Council of Young Political Leaders’ (ACYPL) trip to India, little did she know the lasting impact this journey would have. The trip was Dec. 9-20. 

  • Red Cross is still on the job here 24/7

    The American Red Cross, has and will continue to provide 24-hour services in the Lancaster community, said Stephanie White, new executive director for the Upper Palmetto chapter that serves Lancaster, Chester and York Counties.

  • Two fires at same Kershaw area home deemed ‘suspicious’

    Kershaw area firefighters responded to multiple calls at the same home over the new year for fires believed started under suspicious circumstances.