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Today's News

  • Education voters have spoken, who will listen?

    The numbers are shocking – 110,000 students trapped in persistently failing schools, 30,000 students per high school class fail to graduate on time, 87 public high schools identified as “dropout factories,” $12,200 per student in spending and a mere 44 cents per educational dollar directed to the classroom.
    The numbers, and the students that comprise them, are becoming well known. It makes sense that education voters across the state made their frustration clear in November.

  • Singing success

    KERSHAW – Daniel Reeves remembers singing in the children’s choir at his church when he was only 5 years old.
    Music has always been a part of his life – from elementary school to his involvement today with the chorus at Andrew Jackson High School. And now that talent will take him and a classmate to one of the country’s largest cities.

  • Honeycutt upset with gold mine firm

    County Councilman Larry Honeycutt shook his head when the topic of Haile Gold Mine came up Tuesday night.
    It wasn’t final reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement between the county and the Kershaw mine that worried him. Instead, he was more concerned about where the headquarters for the company that owns the mine will be located.
    Romarco Minerals Inc., a Canadian gold development company that owns about 4,000 acres of land at the mine, has been mining for gold at the site since 2007.

  • Mulvaney goes back to school

    Before he assumes his new role in Congress, Mick Mulvaney had to go back to school.
    Mulvaney, who bested longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Spratt for the 5th District seat, headed to Washington, D.C., last month for his freshman orientation.
    From Nov. 14 to Nov. 19, Mulvaney joined more than 100 incoming members of Congress as they learned the ins and outs of their new roles, including choosing offices, meeting staff and attending how-to seminars.

  • Love a parade? Then Saturday is the day for you

    By Reece Murphy
    The Christmas season will come marching into Lancaster County on Saturday, with parades scheduled for Van Wyck, Kershaw and Lancaster.
    Van Wyck kicks off its Christmas celebrations first with a parade at noon, with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the helm.
    This year’s parade begins at the post office at Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads. The parade will travel down Steele Hill Road to Van Wyck Road, to Rebound Road, to Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • USCL new building not affected by moratorium

    A recently adopted state policy on college funding will not affect plans for a new classroom building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Earlier this fall, the state’s Budget and Control Board, which includes Gov. Mark Sanford, imposed a moratorium on new building construction on state college campuses if a college increased tuition by a certain amount for 2010-11.
    Four-year colleges could not raise tuition by more than 7 percent and regional colleges, such as USCL, could not go up by more than 6.3 percent.

  • LHS surge nets AJ sweep

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins used a decisive half in each game to register a doubleheader sweep of the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers in the LHS gym on Friday night.

  • ILHS hosts Arbor Day celebration

    INDIAN LAND – When spring arrives, buds will begin to form on the branches and not long afterward, bright-red leaves will dominate the landscape at Indian Land High School.
    That visual will come courtesy of a red maple tree, which was planted outside the school Friday afternoon. The planting ceremony was part of the annual Arbor Day celebration held by the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • Chamber seeking nominees for two honors

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
    Volunteers in Lancaster County have a positive impact on the community.
    In a program begun more than 20 years ago, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to calling attention to all local volunteers by honoring one special volunteer at its annual meeting.
    The two most recent recipients were Polly Jackson, who received the honor earlier this year, and Richard Patterson, who received the honor in 2009.
    The chamber is now taking nominations for 2011 Volunteer of the Year.

  • Yellow Jackets take three from Knights

     

       

    The Buford Yellow Jackets made the most of a road trip to Boonetown, notching a tripleheader sweep of the host Knights on Friday night.