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Today's News

  • Inaccuracies found in report card

    The S.C. Department of Education upgraded Indian Land High School’s report card after officials discovered inaccuracies in their ratings.

    The change, which also affected 14 other state high schools and four school districts, raised ILHS’s “absolute rating” from “good” to “excellent.”

    Absolute ratings are a measure of overall student performance on standardized tests.

  • Elected officials discuss bleak economy at legislative breakfast

    Elected officials painted a bleak picture of the economy and other aspects of government for South Carolina and the nation during a special breakfast Friday morning in Lancaster. 

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, state Rep. Deborah Long, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl were the guest speakers at the 2011 Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. 

    The event was held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course. 

    Federal problems 

  • Sheriff’s town hall attracts crowd

    Sammie Marshall has seen a lot during his years in the Elgin community, but there’s one thing he wishes he’d never see again – crime. 

    That’s why he and his wife, Fran, regularly attend meetings for the Elgin Crime Watch, held at St. Luke Methodist Church, gathering with local residents to share news and safety tips.

    But this week the Marshalls had another reason to gather, joining with at least 25 other neighbors and friends on Monday to hear a special presentation from Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. 

  • BHS Jackets jolt Braves

    Staff Reports

    The Buford Yellow Jackets, 4-2, improved to 3-1 in Region IV-AA play with a 7-2 road win over Cheraw on Friday night.

    BHS right-hander Colt Ellis went the distance, allowing two runs, five hits and three walks. He struck out five.

    Jacob Jamison paced the BHS offense with two hits, three runs batted in, two runs scored and  a stolen base.

    Ellis, Kholby Pate and Ricky Lewis each had a hit and drove in a run. Kendall Knight had a hit and scored two runs. Brett Estridge added a hit.

  • Stingers spoil USCL softball home opener

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Much like the work on the new rest rooms at the Lancaster High School softball field, there’s work being done on the adjacent diamond.

    For the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ first-year softball program, it’s been a slow process with only three wins in 22 games.

  • Buford soccer seeking to build team chemistry

    Staff Reports

    The 2011 Buford High School soccer team is looking to find the right team chemistry this spring.

    The Jackets, who finished as the region runner-up last season in their final season in Class A with a 7-10 record, will look to blend veteran players with a cast of solid newcomers.

    The BHS veterans are led by senior captains Justin Sims and fullback John Knight.

    Sims and Knight reaped all-region honors last season when Knight also was named winner of the team’s Best Defensive Award.

  • Big Thursday a big boost for college students

    It doesn’t take a great deal of thinking to see these are not the best of times in Lancaster.
    Recently a longtime bypass restaurant closed its doors. Gas prices have soared since last year.
    As they say, we have to take the good with the bad. There has been some recent good that impacts our future.
    Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc., recently presented checks of $16,000 each to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and Clemson University. The money is used for scholarships to deserving Lancaster County youth, who attend these schools.

  • Community has opportunity to honor veterans of all wars

    Editor’s note: Veterans Remembered is the second in a series written in support of the Veterans Monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County in hopes it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support for the Veterans
    Monument Project.
    The response received from Veterans Remembered has been tremendous. A gratitude of thanks to each of you who responded and to the news media for its part in agreeing to follow the project to completion.

  • March Yard of the Month

    When Grace and Clyde Steele moved into their home at 1206 Trailstream Drive nine years ago, the 3-acre lot was filled with trees, leaving little space for sunshine to touch the ground.  That’s the way her daughter, Cindy McDonald, liked it. Cindy previously lived in this home with her husband, Jimmy, and their children. After her family moved to Myrtle Beach, the house stood empty for about six years.  

  • 4-H offers youth chance to raise chickens

    Clemson Extension
    Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth in Chester, Lancaster, York and Union counties.
    For the past several years, 4-H has offered this particular animal project to youth between ages 5 and 19. With the success of recent years, 4-H will again be conducting the project through the local Clemson Extension Office.
    Youth can order 25 chicks to grow out over the summer, and return five of the chickens to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale the first Saturday in November.