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Today's News

  • 3 of 4 suspects in Tran killing plead guilty to lesser charges

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during Tuesday’s plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Darlings unbeaten in Series

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars stayed unbeaten in the Darlings World Series with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., at Patriot Park in Sumter on Monday night.

    Jena broke on top 3-0 with a three-run first, but the LC Darlings answered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 3-all.

    The Lancaster County stars ignited for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to take charge on the way to the four-run win.

    The Jena, La., stars scored three runs over the next three frames, but Lancaster held on for the victory.

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models

    Ben Watkins, better known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” dominated action in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight Lancaster Super Speedway racing Saturday night.

    Watkins and Doug Sanders were on the front row for the 20-car field.

    The grandstand fans were on their feet as were the fans in the pits as the popular BROLM has been bringing in some of the largest Late Model fields that Lancaster Super Speedway has seen in years.

    At the green flag, Watkins, Sanders, Mike Huey and Adam Yarbrough battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Teams ready to hit

    Lancaster County teams hit the second phase of their preseason practices as teams can officially don full gear for contact drills today.

    County teams have been at it since last Friday as they work toward their season openers later this month.

    Following is a look at each team.

    - Lancaster is working with between 75-80 players in the Bruins drills, which opened last Friday morning at the LHS soccer practice fields adjacent to North Elementary School.

  • Put safety first on and around school buses this year

    In just a few days, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school. More than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.
    When the school year ends, our buses will have traveled more than 1.25 million miles during the 2017-18 school year.
    School bus travel is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation on the road. This safety record directly results from the intense training our drivers receive and the safety design of our buses.

  • Students get nutritious boost from school meals

    Healthy, balanced meals make so much difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.
    Study after study has shown how much difference a good breakfast can make on a student’s ability to focus and do well in class.
    The staff in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students those kinds of meals – meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school every day.
    Here are things you should know about our meal program.

  • Healthy habits promote academic success

    Our children will be more successful in school – and healthier – if we, as parents, make sure they do some very simple things.
    In fact, taking the simple steps below to make sure our children are healthy – both mentally and physically – is probably the most important factor in how they do in school.
    Here’s what you can do.

    Rest and sleep
    Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night.

  • Kershaw stylist offers kids free school haircuts

    A Kershaw hair stylist is offering a free haircut next week for any schoolkid who can’t afford one.
    Danielle Beard, a mother of two, works at Hairworks on Hampton Street in Kershaw. She’s offering the free service to students from 5K to 12th grade from Aug. 8-12.
    “Kids are so much fun,” she said Tuesday. “I really just want to help those in need.”
    Beard has been cutting and styling hair for four years and says she doesn’t want anyone going to school without a haircut simply because they are unable to pay for one.

  • Ease the transition from summer to school

    The lazy days of summer are coming to a close in Lancaster County.
     August signals back-to-school time, when bedtimes are pushed up, alarm clocks are reset, pencils are sharpened and schools open to welcome back staff and students. For Lancaster County students, the first day is Thursday, Aug. 17.
    Sixth- and ninth-graders head back Wednesday, Aug.16, for a half-day orientation.

  • New traffic patterns only at LHS

    Lancaster High School is the only campus in the county that will have different traffic patterns at the opening of the school year due to construction projects.
    Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director, said there is a new bus loading and unloading area at LHS.
    “We’re inverting where the bus loop is and the front loop where the drop-off is,” Vaughn said. “Car traffic, at this point, will remain the same at the upper middle parking lot.”