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Today's News

  • Long way down

     Peering up at the steel behemoth towering in front of me, I got my first glimpse of Carowinds’ latest roller coaster, the Fury 325, on Wednesday morning, March 25, and boy, was it a doozy.

    With a maximum lift height of 325 feet (the equivalent of driving up and then down the side of a 30-story building), the ride’s initial peak would have been lost amidst the grey sky if not for the bright splashes of teal blue and neon green emblazoned across the coaster.

  • 'Spruce Up' planning meeting draws 25

    KERSHAW – About 25 local business owners gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center on Thursday, March 26, for a meeting sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce to discuss revitalization plans to “spruce up” the downtown district.

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

     The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $417,695 to 10 different community organizations through its responsive grants program.  

    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • Mobile Vet Centers reach out in rural areas

      Staff reports 

    One of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs) is coming here. Veterans are invited to visit the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. April 22 to get a close look at the center, as well as the services it offers.

  • Muennich foundation awards first scholarships

     When student evangelist Mark Shelley stood on the stage inside the Unity ARP Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, March 24, and gave the keynote address during the Seth Muennich Scholarship Awards Dinner there was little doubt who he was talking to.

  • Methodist churches unite for Stations of the Cross

     As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, March 29, marking Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem during Passion Week, several United Methodist churches of Lancaster have united hearts and hands to present “Stations of the Cross,” an artistic representation of the last days of Jesus’ life.

    The stations are housed inside the Norrell & Powers Norrell Center (the old Bank of Lancaster building), 206 S. Main St. The windows of the Gay Street side of the building are also decorated.

  • Vols soccer hopes high for 2015

     

    Expectations are high for the Andrew Jackson  men’s varsity soccer program after two consecutive appearances in the quarterfinals of the Class AA Upper State playoffs.

  • Lady Vols booters seek consistent play

     

    Andrew Jackson High  girls soccer coach Lee Hanna said the key for the Lady Vols’ booters this season is consistent play.

    Hanna, assisted by Kim Threatt, has his share of experience this season, including 13 returnees.

  • Martial arts tourney action-packed event

     

    A chilly, rainy March morning greeted competitors and spectators for the 41st  Universal Martial Arts Championships at the Springdale Recreation Center in Lancaster on Saturday, March 14.

    The event is sponsored by Hanshi James E. White and the Universal Karate Studios.

  • Lady Vols down Warriors, Bruins

     

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols softball team stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA play with a 2-1 home win over county rival Indian Land on Friday, March 27.

    IL took an early 1-0 lead, but AJ, 10-3, 6-0, rallied for two runs to notch the comeback win behind hurler Hannah Cobb, who tossed a four-hitter and struck out nine batters. She walked one.