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Today's News

  • Buford cheer squad earns bid to AA field

    Staff Reports
    The Buford High School athletic schedule is between seasons, but there’s plenty for Jackets’ fans to cheer about.
    The Buford varsity cheerleaders, a young squad which sports only three seniors, is headed to the Class AA state cheer competition Saturday.
    The Jackets’ cheer squad, a 29-member group led by 18-year veteran coach Julie Thompson, qualified for the 12-team state field on Wednesday at the Upper State competition at Dorman High School in Spartanburg.

  • Converse signs McCain for golf

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Alexandria McCain’s scholarship signing to play golf at Converse College was a historic athletic moment Thursday afternoon in the Lancaster High School conference room.
    McCain, a member of the LHS Lady Bruins’ golf team out of Indian Land High School, became the first LHS girls golf signee since the program was started to field a full team four years ago.
    McCain also became the first signee for the Converse program which is staring a program.

  • Gators halt Bruins’ hopes

    GOOSE CREEK – The Goose Creek Gators, with a powerful rushing attack, snapped the Lancaster Bruins’ playoff hopes with a 49-12 win on Friday night at GCHS’s John Fulmer Field.
    The Gators, 11-1, racked up 402 rushing yards and broke from a 7-6 lead with 42 straight points en route to the Class AAAA Division II first-round playoff win.
    The 37-point win advances No. 3 Goose Creek, the top seed in the Class AAAA Division II Upper Bracket, to face Northwestern.

  • 2001 Veterans Day Tribute

    Editor’s note – The Lancaster News recently asked readers on its Facebook page to share memories on family members who proudly served in the United States military. Here is Mickey R. Hinson Sr.‘s story on his dad, the late John Harry Hinson, who died Feb. 16, 2008, at the age of 92.

     

    This was my father in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany and Italy in World War II. 

  • Turning the tables

    Yes, it has 50 stars in a field of blue, seven red stripes and six white stripes.
    But one of the two American flags now hanging inside Leigh Anne’s Restaurant is anything but typical.
    It flew at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 11, 2010.
    Special flags go to special people on special occasions, said U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Jason Sims. A Lancaster native, Sims is attached to the 1222nd Sappers Combat Engineers based in Fort Mill.
    “Our job is to find it (explosives) before it finds us,” Sims said.

  • Power to the people?

    Among the 60 people or so who attended Tuesday night’s public hearing on Duke Energy’s request for a rate increase, everyone agreed that nobody wants to see their electric bill go up.
    And that’s where the consensus ended.
    Sponsored by the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) at University of South Carolina Lancaster, the hearing was the second of four public hearings in Duke Energy’s Palmetto State coverage area.

  • Big day is finally here

     The time has finally arrived.
    After years of visions and plans, and months of construction, the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument is ready to be dedicated.
    The dedication ceremony will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the monument site, the corner where the old water tower once stood, facing North Main Street in Heath Springs.
    The event is open to the public.
    “Everything has fallen into place,” said David Williams, president of the local association that spearheaded the effort.

  • UW of Lancaster seeks nonprofit partnerships

    United Way
    of Lancaster County
    The United Way of Lancaster County seeks funding partnerships with nonprofit organizations and agencies that operate programs with positive, measurable results on the following key community building issues:
    Education - assisting children, youth and adults reach their potential through education
    Income - helping families become financially stable and independent
    Health and safety - developing a healthy and safe community

  • Founders to return $10M to its members

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Members of Founders Federal Credit Union will have a little extra money in their accounts for the holiday season.
    Founders is once again sharing its extra earnings with those who borrow from and save with the Lancaster-based financial institution. And this time around, Founders is returning $10 million – the largest dividend distribution in the credit union’s history.
    The official announcement came today.

  • Palmetto Champions honor Williams

     

       

    Lancaster High School senior quarterback Shaq Williams has garnered a statewide football honor.