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Today's News

  • County holds forum on community needs

    Lancaster County Council held a public hearing last week to gather input about community needs for housing, public facilities and economic development.

    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments moderated the March 30 needs-assessment hearing to review the county’s past needs and identify new ones.

  • USCL honors OSPy winners

    The folks with the TRiO program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster never seem to disappoint when it comes to their annual OSPy awards.

    This year, they created a real-life carnival on campus – and there were plenty of games, hot dogs and popcorn for everyone in attendance, not to mention the awards that highlight the event.

    The 12th annual OSPy (Opportunity Scholarship Program) awards were held Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • Local woman plays part in Hanna Montana movie

    FORT LAWN – Be on the lookout for Amy Johnson of Fort Lawn on the silver screen in “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”

    Johnson, a Lancaster native, has a part in the Walt Disney feature, which opens in theaters nationwide April 10. She is one of several line dancers expected to be shown in at least two scenes.

    Johnson can’t wait to see the movie, based on the Disney Channel’s popular “Hannah Montana” series.

    Johnson plans to go to Manchester Cinemas in Rock Hill.

  • Lancaster native receives American Legion Award at Winthrop

    ROCK HILL - Lancaster native Zachary Blum was one of two Winthrop University students recognized with the American Legion Award during the 2009 Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

    The award is presented annually to graduating students who display outstanding courage, companionship, character, service and scholarship.  

    Blum, a political science major, has volunteered to help children who are financially or physically challenged, raised money for numerous worthy causes, tutored fourth-graders and worked with Habitat for Humanity for nine years.

  • Lancers making links progress

    The USC-Lancaster golf team competed in two recent events in the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.

    The Lancers posted a 20- shot improvement over last semester’s performance.

    “It is very encouraging to see our guys improve the team average. They are working hard to finish strong at the Region 10 Championship that will be played on April 20-21,” said Lancers coach Rick Walters. “I’m really impressed with our three freshmen who have made an impact on the program.

  • Dickie shut all of us up

    All of us boys had dogs.    To tell the truth, they were mostly just plain dogs of various sizes and folks called them “mixed breeds,” whatever that means.

    These dogs were talented, too. Why, they could chase balls, cars (and cats)  and bark at strangers, which is what you expect from a good dog. There’s nothing better than having a big, old dog beside you in a pup tent on a dark and scary night.

  • Indian Land will appeal League's year probation

    Indian Land High School will appeal the South Carolina High School League’s one-year probation for its involvement in an incident with McBee High School in a Conference III-A basketball game Jan. 6.

    Warriors’ athletic director Mike Mayer said Indian Land will make its appeal at a meeting of the League’s 18-member executive committee Jan. 29 at the SCHSL’s office in Columbia.

    The S.C. High School League is the governing body of interscholastic competition in the Palmetto State.

  • John Smith sticking around in Great Falls

    Great Falls High School basketball coach and athletics director John Smith has never really wanted to leave the Red Devils and it doesn’t appear he will have to.

    Smith met with Chester County School Superintendent Larry Heath on Friday and said he was left with the impression that Heath wanted him to return to the Chester County Class A school.

    “He asked if I was interested in returning as coach, teacher and AD, the same positions I hold now, and I told him I was,” Smith said.

  • Man shot in legs in home invasion

    A Lancaster man was shot in both legs during a home invasion at a Carolina Lane home early Wednesday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to the area of Carolina Lane and Usher Road, off Memorial Park Road, because gunshots were heard about 1 a.m.

    Officers arrived to find a man staggering toward the back of a mobile home.

    The 34-year-old man was bleeding from his face and head, and from both legs, the report said.

  • Lady Vols booters off to fast start

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers soccer team is off to its best season ever.

    The Lady Vols, at 9-1, are ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AA girls state soccer poll, and with wins over Region IV-AA foe Eau Claire High School have already earned the region title.

    The Lady Vols, in their ninth year of soccer at the Lancaster County Class AA school, are led by captains Rachael Dippel, Sydney Hinson and Rebecca Johnson.