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Today's News

  • LCST Sharks take win over Kershaw

     The Lancaster County swim team Sharks captured a 290-98 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Monday, June 22.

    Lancaster was paced by Tamra Tipton, Makenzy Mills, Simon Wright, Samuel Page and Lauren Spencer who each posted four firsts in the meet.

  • County softball stars enjoy North-South play

     The Class AA-AAA North all-stars went 1-1 in the North-South All-Star Softball Classic at USC Aiken to finish as the two-day runner-up, but coach Kim Perry’s reaction was more like a title sweep.

  • Post 31 sweeps Rock Hill at home

     

    Lancaster Post 31 swept a League V doubleheader from Rock Hill Post 34 at Eggleton Field on Thursday, June 25.

    Lancaster won the opener, 2-1 and completed the sweep with a 10-7 win in game two.

  • AA stars district champs

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Class AA all-stars captured the district championship with a 15-3 win over Gaffney National in Blacksburg on Wednesday, June 24.

    The Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, went unbeaten in four games, outscoring their foes, 63-4.

  • Scrambled eggs, with a side of confusion

    What exactly am I eating?
    That’s the question I pondered as I took a big bite from a strangely adorned slice of pizza one morning on my way to work.
    ‘Pizza for breakfast?,’ you might ask. Well, stop your judging for just a minute and let me explain. It’s not what you think.

  • Yard of Month selection ‘dream come true’ for Mangums

    Sue and Michael Mangum have lived at 136 Evergreen Road for the last 20 years. During this time they have enjoyed keeping their yard well-manicured, neat and full of seasonal blooms. Until now, little did they know that others admired their yard, too. They received an unprecedented five nominations for Yard of the Month recently.  
    After learning of these nominations and viewing the yard herself, Elaine Atkins with Leaf and Petal Garden Club agreed and selected the Mangums’ yard as the June Yard of the Month.

  • Jobless rate up in May

    Overall unemployment in the Palmetto State has experienced a trend where figures have consistently dropped, according to May employment data released June 19 from S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).
    The number of working South Carolinians reached an estimated high of more than 2.1 million people, the data said.
    Thousands of people have found work since May 2014.
    “I’m encouraged that 65,000 more South Carolinians are working today than a year ago,” said DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton.

  • School board approves budget

    Bus driver raises, technology upgrades and new classrooms for Indian Land Middle School will all be funded in the newly approved Lancaster County School District 2015-16 budget.
    With a unanimous show of hands, and no comments from the public, members of the Lancaster County school board approved the district’s fiscal year 2015-16 operating and debt services budgets on Tuesday night, June 23.

  • Lancaster Rotary celebrates 75 years

    The Lancaster Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with fanfare and fun Thursday, June 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center.
    Susan Rowell, outgoing club president, welcomed the crowd of more than 75 to the momentous occasion.
    A proclamation was presented to the club by fellow Rotarians, Lancaster County Council Chairman Bob Bundy and Councilwoman Charlene McGriff. The proclamation declared June 25 Rotary Day in Lancaster County.

  • County sets new budget

    Following yet another back-and-forth discussion about funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials gave final approval to the county’s 2015-16 fiscal budget on Monday, June 22.
    Despite ultimately voting against providing additional funds to LCEDC, besides what has already been allocated ($392,351), council unanimously approved the budget during the meeting.
    The total estimated budget for the 2015-16 general fund is $44,906,126, with the general fund millage increasing from last year’s 78 mills to 80.8 mills.