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Today's News

  • School choice: Why speculate?

    John Adams wasn’t thinking of school choice when he famously stated, “Facts are stubborn
     things,” but his insight can bring clarity to a debate that remains clouded with misleading claims.
    As state lawmakers consider school choice legislation, it is crucial that stubborn facts determine the decisions they make. Any policy dealing with how children are educated in South Carolina deserves nothing less.

  • Educator’s Hall of Fame adds four

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District inducted four new educators into its Hall of Fame during this year’s Celebration of Excellence on Monday, April 30.
    The district established the institution eight years ago.
    The new inductees – Dr. Peter Barry, Charles Clark, Mary Mackey Roberton and Walter Tillman –  bring the number of county educators in the Hall of Fame to 32.
    Dr. Peter Barry

  • Lancaster’s jobless rate now at 11.6 percent

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County’s official unemployment rate declined by exactly 1 percent in March, following a statewide and national trend, according to statistics released late last month by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county’s jobless rate for March was 11.6 percent, an improvement from 12.6 the month before. In March 2011, the county posted 13.8 percent.

  • Attempted murder suspect faces new charge

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster teen facing an attempted murder charge was arrested last week after being accused of trespassing.
    Quinterius Lamont Clinton, 17, 1627 Kaywood Drive, was charged April 27 with trespassing.
    A patrolling officer was told that Clinton was seen in the 1600 block of Pardue Street. A housing authority official told the officer Clinton has been banned from the apartment complex since July 2011.

  • Annual Council of the Arts fundraiser gala set for May 12

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Break out your dancing shoes, it’s time to celebrate a great cause at the annual arts gala for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA).
    As it has for the past 17 years, LCCA is going all out again on its premiere fundraiser – this year with a Black and White Ball theme featuring ballroom dancing.
    The popular annual event is set for 7 p.m. May 12 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Multipurpose Room in the James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • Literacy 5K is Saturday

    Michele Roberts
    The Lancaster News
    It’s time to dust off those running shoes and get outside for a good cause – the third Annual Race for Literacy 5K on Saturday.
    The race is a charity event that was created to raise awareness of area literacy programs that are supported by Carolinas Literacy Network. Executive Director Kathryn Wilds said the idea for the race came about as the network was looking for ways to engage the community in its efforts and raise awareness of the network’s member agencies.

  • Lancaster High students sign 2012 Prom Pledge

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School’s 300-plus seniors put pen to paper and swore to do their part in ensuring a safe prom season this year during the school’s annual Prom Pledge event.
    Coming two days before the school’s prom this Saturday in Rock Hill, the Prom Pledge encourages students to avoid drug and alcohol use before, during and after prom – and avoid texting while driving.

  • LHS booters sweep Cyclones

    The Lancaster High School girls soccer team capped their regular-season with a 9-0 win over Chester to highlight a Bruins’ sweep on Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS sophomore Frances Whitesides scored two goals and added an assist for the Lady Bruins.

  • Lady Mustangs buck Lady Vols twice to capture district crown

     

       

    Palmetto foiled Andrew Jackson’s postseason softball hopes, taking two wins over the Lady Volunteers and the Class AA Upper State District IV title on Wednesday, May 2 at AJ.

  • Dogs edge AJ Vols for district title

     

       

    Pendleton rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 win over Andrew Jackson to capture the Class AA Upper State District IV baseball championship Wednesday at the Bulldogs’ field.