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Today's News

  • Column: Education, technology, creativity key to S.C.

    Etc are three little letters we run across most every day. We hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, ‘etc’ can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.
    Confused? Let me explain.
    Etc (usually written with a period at the end as etc.) is short for et cetera, a Latin phrase that the Cambridge Dictionary defines as “and other similar things.” Another way of thinking about etc is “more of the same.”

  • Remember When: Pondering whether to traverse L&C trestle

    Round at First Baptist Church, just a block off of Main, was Troop 70, Boy Scouts of America.
    The weather was beginning to really warm up and there were bunches of merit badges to be earned. I was in a patrol with several more boys older than me, so you see I had to do most of the hard work Scouts are known for.
    To tell the truth, the best thing I liked about the Scouts was getting all dressed up in my uniform. That wide-brimmed campaign hat just topped everything off.

  • Garden club provides garden therapy

    The Lancaster Garden Club brought songs, sunshine and smiles to 90 clients at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities & Special Needs on Thursday.
    The garden club sponsored its annual “Garden Therapy” event, which included a hot dog lunch and the gift of a planted petunia to take home.
    Club President Carolyn Tolson said more than half of the club’s 34 members were on hand to help and share a little therapy from nature with the adults with developmental disabilities.  

  • Lady Bruins top Broome

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins soccer team improved to 10-4 overall, 3-1 in Region III-AAA play, with a 3-1 win over the Broome High Lady Centurions on Thursday night.

    LHS senior Ashlee Lane tallied two goals, with key assists from Peyton Patterson and Michaela Burton.

    Patterson posted an unassisted goal to aid the LHS attack.

    Lancaster freshman keeper Lydia Plyler had seven saves and only let one slide by the tip of her fingers.

  • LHS soccer team going strong

    The 2015 Lancaster High School soccer season saw the Bruins earn a playoff berth for the first time in 10 seasons,

    New Bruins’ coach Adam Nelson, an assistant with the program until he was promoted over the summer, has the LHS booters poised to keep their postseason string going for the 2016 spring.

    Nelson has back a solid cast, including 10 returnees off the 2015 team, which went 12-4 before falling in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs.

  • Jackets host Military Appreciation Night Monday

    The Buford High School baseball team will hold its annual Military Appreciation Night on Monday at the Jackets’ Buford Park.

    “This is one of the biggest days in our regular-season baseball schedule and we feel it’s important to set aside a special time for those who serve or have served our country,” BHS baseball coach Eric Funderburk said. “I hope we have good weather and a good turnout for the game. This event has great meaning for our school and community.”

  • Lady Vols look for progress

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School fourth-year girls soccer coach Lee Hanna has seen his squad forge a 3-7 mark to date, 1-2 in region play, but he’s hopeful some early-season growing pains will boost the Lady Vols in the second half of the 2016 campaign.

  • IL Lady Warriors drop two games

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors softball team dropped a pair of games in recent play.

    The Lady Warriors fell to host Cheraw, 17-9 in a Region IV-AA game on March 25.

    Indian Land led 9-8 going to the bottom of the fourth inning, but CHS outscored the Lady Warriors, 9-0 the rest of the way for the eight-run win.

    Peyton Darnell took the loss for the Lady Warriors, yielding 12 hits.

    Gabbie Doyle smashed a grand slam to boost the IL girls.

  • ‘Help me,’ girl whispers to deputy

    The 14-year-old girl and her parents shared a bedroom in the back of a Lancaster auto repair shop with several cats and dogs. 

    The deputy noted two beds, mounds of clothes and trash, bottles of what appeared to be urine and the stench of animal feces. 

    Outside the bedroom was a refrigerator and a table with some food, but no way to cook. The only water came from a plastic pipe running down from a hole in the bathroom ceiling and left hanging about waist high off the floor.

  • Future teachers bring fresh ideas to the classroom

    The sound of pencils furiously scribbling answers inside math workbooks filled the small Indian Land Elementary School classroom as Sherry Roof quietly strolled the aisles.

    Stopping every few desks, Roof crouched to answer questions about the task of the day – finding the perimeter of a slew of shapes, from rectangles to pentagons. 

    To her students, it’s just one of many assignments they’ll work on this year, but for Roof, 22, it means a lot more.