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Today's News

  • Help for local roads coming

    Smooth pavement. It’s been increasingly hard to find in Lancaster County and South Carolina in recent years. Help is on the way, though, that will resurface more than 50 miles of roads in the county in 2016. That’s a tenfold increase over the number of miles resurfaced in some recent years.

    Due to a filibuster late in the legislative session, senators were unable to debate a House of Representatives road-funding bill before our mandatory adjournment date in June.

  • Barrett notches second straight checkers at LSS

    Scott Barrett made it two straight, taking the M&M Garage Extreme 4 main event Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The front row had David Laney and Scott Barrett, and when the green flag dropped to start the main event, it was Laney, Barrett, Adam Bowers and Chris Baker battling for the lead.
    Barrrett led exiting turn two, while Laney chased. As the laps ticked off, Barrett extended his lead over Laney.

  • LHS’s Johnson, IL’s Medlock reap Tri-County football honors

    RICHBURG – The Tri-County Football Coaches Association opened its 2015 meeting schedule, honoring a host of area players Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster County prep football players were saluted for their play in games Friday, Aug. 28.
    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Lewis Johnson earned the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Indian Land kicker Matthew Medlock reaped the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week for week one
    Johnson had three pancake blocks and graded 88 percent.

  • Veterans key in Buford volleyball hopes

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team has an upbeat outlook for the 2015 fall campaign.
    Coach Taylor Roberts’ BHS team has its share of experience for the new season after posting a Region IV-AA runner-up finish and earning a Class AA Upper State playoff bid in 2014.
    BHS, 15-5 last fall, advanced to the second round before falling to Liberty High School in the Class AA Upstate volleyball tournament.

  • Returnees give LHS strong hope for volleyball season

    Hopes are high for the Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team this season.
    LHS, 15-8 overall last fall, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State third round. The Lady Bruins were 9-1 in winning the region title, their first league title in 25 seasons.
    “All of our varsity players from last year returned,” LHS coach Betsy O’Shields said. “We lost zero seniors last season and have everyone back.  We also have two additions to the team this year that have been in our program at the junior varsity level.

  • Teams host Friday night

    Lancaster County teams will have the home-field edge Friday night, Sept. 4 for week two in the high school football season.
    All county teams will be in the host role Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night road wins, will have their home openers.
    Lancaster will host Richland Northeast, while Indian Land will have the welcome mat out for Blacksburg High of Cherokee County.
    Buford will be home to face 0-2 Great Falls and AJ will be in Volunteer Stadium for the second straight week as the Vols host McBee.

  • Physicals cornerstone of healthy school year

    There are many things that must be done before sending your child back to school. In addition to buying new clothes and stocking your child’s backpack with the right supplies, make sure she or he has an annual physical and the proper immunizations to start the new school year on a healthy foundation.

  • Prayer allowed in CFF

    I 90 percent agree with Carl M. Miles’s recent letter, “America needs to return to God.”

    The only reason I say 90 percent is that the Supreme Court did decree in 2001 that Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) was approved to conduct non-denominational Good News clubs, like Sunday school, in public schools in their after-school programs.

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Making do

    Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
    In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
    But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
    She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
    Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
    The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.