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Today's News

  • Bowen - Hance Wedding

    Cris Bowen and Furman Hance were married June 25, 2016, at Faith Assembly of God in Rock Hill by Pastor Brian Keith.
    The bride is originally of Colonial Beach, Va., and the groom is of Lancaster.
    Following the ceremony, the bride and groom hosted a seated reception in the Faith Café.
    After a short honeymoon, Cris and Furman will reside in Rock Hill.

  • 2 AJHS students disciplined after incident at camp

    Two Andrew Jackson High School students were disciplined after they acknowledged making a noose out of shoelaces and placing it in a tree at band camp Aug. 5, according to school officials.
    The school was not aware of the incident until Monday, when a band member and her parents came in to complain, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District.

  • Hunter education courses set

    Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge will offer two hunter education course sessions.
    The course is offered Aug. 27 (class 1) and Sept. 24 (Class 2) at the refuge office (23734 Hwy 1, three miles north of McBee.
    The course begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.
    Pre-register on-line http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html (search by zip code 29101)
    Bring lunch, or money for lunch offsite. Attendees must know their social security number.
    Children, ages 12 and under, must be accompanied by a parent-guardian.

  • Panthers see positives in exhibition loss to Ravens

    BALTIMORE – For starters, the Carolina Panthers looked awfully good.
    The rest of the way, it was a mixed bag befitting of a preseason opener.
    After the Panthers’ starters made a strong opening statement, the Baltimore Ravens rallied against the reserves to claim a 22-19 victory over the Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – Buford and Andrew Jackson each dropped losses in the 41st annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Camden’s Zemp Stadium on Friday night.
    Buford, opening play, fell 14-6 to Class AAAA A.C. Flora High School of Columbia.
    The Flora Falcons struck first on a seven-play, 48-yard drive capped by Rodney McNeil’s nine-yard scoring run.
    Thomas McCutchen drilled the extra point to give Flora a 7-0 lead with 7:16 to play in the opening period.

  • Bruins thump Trojans, 28-0

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins, on a hot night, came out smoking as LHS scored on its first three possessions in a 28-0 win over Olympic High of Charlotte on Friday in the Chester County Jamboree.
    The Bruins wasted little time in establishing themselves, going 80 yards in eight plays, with senior quarterback Jamias Shropshire dashing eight yards for the first of his two scoring runs on the night.

  • Eight file for school board, city council

    Eight candidates, including two challengers, filed for Lancaster County school board and Lancaster City Council before filing closed Friday at noon.
    Three seats are open on both the school board and city council, with one contested race in each.
    School board
    Lorenzo Small will challenge incumbent Tyrom Faulkner for the District 2 seat.
    Small, who is running for the first time, said he looks forward to having an opportunity to provide new insight to the school board.

  • Long days, huge challenges for Gilbert

    Jamie Gilbert knew building Lancaster County’s new economic development department would be a big challenge, but the news he got on his eighth day at work was a punch in the gut.
    Duracell, the county’s seventh-largest employer, announced it would phase out production at its Lancaster manufacturing plant starting next spring, and that all 400-plus jobs would be gone within two years.
    “It’s sure not the kind of news you want to get just starting out,” Gilbert said last week.

  • Kershaw hopes facelift restores course’s profits

    KERSHAW – It’s no secret at Kershaw Town Hall that the town-owned golf course has been bleeding money for about 10 years. In fiscal 2014-15, the course lost $46,000. Last year, the amount tripled to almost $151,000.
    Now town officials are taking a common-sense approach to get the course back on par. They are being proactive in an effort to get back into the black by making it greener and more golfer-friendly.
    Since June, the town has spent an estimated $15,000 to get the 6,031-yard course back into playing shape.

  • Sneak peek at school

    Incoming freshman and sixth-grade orientations were held countywide Friday to give students a chance to walk through their schedules, learn to open their lockers and even how to show their spirit at pep rallies.
    Sixth grade
    At South Middle School, nearly 200 students wore their new red, white and navy school uniforms and learned their way around the spread-out buildings.
    South Middle Principal Joyce Crimminger’s goal for orientation was to see a smile on all the students’ faces at the end of the day.