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Today's News

  • Correction: Students go back to school Wednesday

    Lancaster County School District students return to school Wednesday, not Tuesday as reported in the Sunday, Dec. 31, edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Column: It may be time to look in the mirror

    How did 2017 go for you? Was it a good year or a not-so-good year? Regardless of what happened, you can’t change 2017. The year is behind us and 2018 is ahead of us.
    What can you do to make 2018 a great year?
    Make a list of what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Don’t make it so long that it’s overwhelming. Most people’s lists go on and on and then it becomes a daunting task.
    Here are some ideas for you.

    Focus on your health

  • Buddy Crook Memorial returns to LMS in 2018

    The Buddy Crook Memorial race will return to its home track during the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway season.
    The Monster Mini Stock Association is scheduled to invade the big half-mile at LMS in one of the biggest races it will feature all season on May 12.
    Buddy Crook, who died three years ago, was a legendary race car driver at LMS. Crook won in nearly every division he raced.

  • Irmo’s second period surge dooms ILHS

    YORK – The second time around didn’t go as well for the Indian Land Warriors on Thursday night in the Wing Bonz Holiday basketball tournament at York High School.
    ILHS, which opened the tournament with a 68-53 win over Heathwood Hall of Columbia to snap a five-game skid, couldn’t keep its new streak going.
    Irmo High School took charge in the second period on the way to an 82-53 win over the Warriors.
    Indian Land, 4-7 on the season, started strong, taking a 14-13 lead on the Yellow Jackets after the opening period.

  • News salutes top athletes, coaches and teams

    Jackets’ Barton, ILHS’s Rodman top athletes
    Two Lancaster County athletes who earned statewide recognition as state champions are The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year.
    Buford High School state champion wrestler Dakota Barton and Indian Land High track and cross country star Kaitlyn Rodman are TLN’s top athletes for 2017.
    Barton, the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year, capped his senior season, repeating as the Class AA-A 220-pound state champion after a tough 2-1 win over Ninety Six High’s Cody Fleming.

  • Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund still short of goal

    Now going into its fifth week, the Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket fund has raised almost $7,200, which is significantly short of its $10,000 goal. They will continue to accept donations through Jan. 5.
    “We had, of course, hoped to reach the $10,000 goal but would at least like to make it to $8500,” said Bekah Clawson, director of HOPE.
    “HOPE depends solely on contributions from the community to sustain the Christmas Basket Program each year,” she said.

  • Heath Springs increases water, sewer tap fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – The cost of connecting a home or business to the town’s public sewer and water systems is increasing.
    Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted at its Dec. 19 meeting to immediately raise the tap fees.
    A tap fee is used to cover the cost of service installation, which may include a tap, service line and water meter. It also covers the cost of excavation, boring or paving, when needed.

  • Clemson fans confident about Tigers’ chances

    Clemson super fan Gordon Thorne is Bayou-bound with high hopes for the Tigers.
    Thorne, along with his mother, Betty, and daughter Hayden, a Clemson student, left today for New Orleans, to watch the Tigers tangle with Alabama in the College Football Playoff national semifinal at the Sugar Bowl.
    The game marks the third time in as many seasons, the 12-1 Tigers and Tide, 11-1, have dueled in the national playoffs.

  • District prepares buses for cold snap

    Lancaster County School District is preparing for this week’s frigid weather by checking its buses early to prevent delays as students return to school Tuesday.
    “The forecast calls for bitter cold with lows in the mid- teens,” said Bryan Vaughn, district safety and transportation director. “These types of low temperatures along with the long holiday break with buses not being driven have played havoc with our bus fleet in years past.”

  • In Memoriam: Remembering those we lost in 2017

    March 4
    J.R. Wilt, 78

    Van Wyck activist cast a long shadow
    J.R. “Jack” Wilt was one of the county’s most outspoken community advocates and government watchdogs.
    He died March 4 at his home of a heart-related issue after lying down for a nap on his 78th birthday.
    Wilt was a familiar presence at county and community meetings, where he spoke out on most any and every topic under consideration.