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Today's News

  • Milhorn posts close links win in LJGA tourney play

    KERSHAW – Jake Milhorn won a close match, notching the victory in a playoff as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped its first round of play at the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday.
    The Kershaw tournament was the third straight for the LJGA, which will now have its annual mid-season break.
    Milhorn and Landry Williams each shot a 22, with Milhorn winning in a playoff for the boys 7-9 age group.
    Milhorn, over five holes, had a birdie and two pars. Williams, steady in his play, registered four pars on the day.

  • Post 31 returns to play

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team will return to League V play, looking to build off its latest success.
    Lancaster, 3-5, opened the 2017 Legion baseball season with five straight losses, but rebounded to notch three straight victories.
    Lancaster was off last week, but will return to play Monday when Post 31 will host Rock Hill Post 34 in the League V mini-series.
    Game two is slated for Rock Hill Post 34 on Tuesday, with game three slated for Thursday at Lancaster’s Eggleton Field. All games begin at 7 p.m.

  • Lancers garner diamond honors

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s 2017 baseball season has been over for nearly a month, but the Lancers are still reaping postseason diamond honors.
    The Lancers, who finished 41-17 and won the NJCAA Region X regular-season championship, had two players – shortstop-center fielder Jared Williams and first baseman Evan Edwards – garner third team All-American honors.
    Two other players – redshirt freshman pitcher David Dunlavey and freshman outfielder Cross Holfert – were NJCAA honorable mention All-Americans.

  • LHS fills spring sports coaching posts

    Three Lancaster High School spring sports teams will have new leadership next season.
    Bruins teams in baseball, softball and girls soccer will sport new coaches, including two squads led by former Bruins players.
    Trevor Hammond, who has previously served as an LHS baseball assistant, is the new Bruins baseball head coach.
    Erin Walker, a volunteer assistant with the 2017 Region III-AAAA champion Lady Bruins, will lead the LHS softball team.
    Sal Estrada, who formerly coached the LHS girls soccer team, is again in charge of the Lady Bruins booters.

  • Column: Studying the world’s best schools

    Did you ever wonder what a truly great school looks like?
    In doing research with the U.S. News and World Report rankings of high schools, I learned that the top three high schools, and five of the top seven in the country, were run by BASIS – a chain of 27 tuition free, charter, private and international schools in five states, Washington, D.C., and China.

  • Column: Busy session addressed festering problems

    Here’s my final legislative summary for you regarding the just-finished General Assembly session.

    Roads funding and restructuring
    After years of inaction, the General Assembly passed a roads bill that reforms both the DOT and the State Infrastructure Bank, as well as provides a major increase in funding for long-overdue maintenance needs. The governor now has the authority – and responsibility – to appoint, oversee and, when necessary, fire the nine SCDOT Commissioners.

  • Public hearing on $102M school budget

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval.
    The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster.
    The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
    LCSD Superintendent Gene Moore said the hearing is designed for the public to give input to the board before the budget is voted on.

  • Overtime draws scrutiny in city budget

    Lancaster City Council will closely scrutinize employee overtime in the upcoming year after one of its members questioned the matter at length last Tuesday night.
    Following the scheduled public hearing on the city’s $33.9 million proposed 2017-18 budget, councilwoman Hazel Taylor made a motion to delete $15,000 in overtime expense from the Support Services Division.

  • Sprucing up Kershaw’s golf course is paying off

    KERSHAW – Officials are breathing a little easier over the Kershaw Golf Course after learning that revenue was $8,000 ahead of projections for the month of May.
    Most of that is coming from green fees, which means course improvements are attracting significantly more golfers.  
    “We are getting lots of compliments about the recent remodel,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas, and improvements in the irrigation system are still under way.
    “It really looks first class.”

  • Van Vyck town vote in August

    Van Wyck residents will go to the polls Aug. 15 to decide if their community will incorporate, a defensive move against being gobbled up by the proposed Indian Land municipality.
    News of the special election date came Friday, nearly a year and a half after Van Wyck began its effort in an attempt to preserve its rural way of life. The community has about 2,500 residents.