Today's News

  • Newberry signs McKittrick

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior football star Dylan McKittrick didn’t find a pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, but it was close.

    McKittrick, the Vols’ crackerjack linebacker, realized a lifelong dream signing with Newberry College to play football for the Scarlet and Gray in the AJHS media center on Wednesday morning.

  • Students recognized at district science fair

    How similar are the fingers of people who are related? Are the fingerprints of identical twins exactly the same?

    Lisa Krause’s curiosity on the subject motivated her to undertake a project in hopes of discovering the answers. And now, she’s been honored in a big way for her efforts.

    Krause, a fifth-grader at Indian Land Elementary, was among the students who placed first in this year’s Lancaster County School District science fair.

  • USCL soccer team scores in benefit

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team held an American Red Cross fundraiser Feb. 25 at Starr Hall.

    Lasagna was donated at a reduced cost from Pizza Hut and the plates for the benefit were prepared by the players.

    A donation of $5 was asked for each plate at the meal, which offered take-out, or dine-in opportunities.

    The USCL athletic department asked its athletes to attend to give back to those less fortunate.

  • LHS track teams open with home sweep

    The Lancaster High School track teams opened their seasons with a sweep of Chesterfield and Central of Pageland.

    The Bruins compiled 93 points to top Chesterfield, 44.5, and Central of Pageland, 29.5.

    In the girls’ meet, Lancaster swept with 89 points to 35 for Central and Chesterfield’s 33.

    Boys results:

    4x100 relay – 2. Quinterioius Degraffienreid, Quavis Mcilwain, Darius Cureton and Zedrick Truesdale

    4x800 relay – 1. Jamaal Lewis, Dylan Ellis, Drew Burn, Wylie Penegar, 9:35

    110 HH – 1. Marvin Pratt

  • Changes set for county youth baseball program

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will feature a few changes for the 2010 baseball season.

    This year the program will become sanctioned under the Little League brand. Registration fees will increase from $40 to $50 for the current season for ages 7 to 13.

    Lancaster T-ball and County T-ball will remain at $35. Age groups for T-ball are 5-6.

  • AJ's Miller all-star pick

    KERSHAW  Andrew Jackson High School boys’ basketball coach Dale Reeves regards Volunteers’ senior player Ryan Miller as one of the state’s best.

    The 6-5 Miller’s latest hoops honor backs Reeves’ notion.

    Miller, a Class AA all-state pick, has been named to play in the annual North-South All-Star basketball game to be played at North Myrtle Beach High School on March 20. Tipoff for the boys all-star game is at 2 p.m.

  • LHS booters sweep Cycs, stay unbeaten

    The Lancaster High School soccer teams remained unbeaten on the season, sweeping Class AAA foe Chester on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lady Bruins improved to 5-0 with a 6-0 win over the Lady Cyclones.

    Sidney Teague scored twice and added two assists for the winners. Florencia Tarque tallied two goals and had an assist.

    Morgan Farrar and Sedona Smith each added a goal. Ashley Cauthen and Beth Tomlin each had an assist for the Lady Bruins.

    Tarah Tipton and Katie Duke combined for the Lady Bruins’ shutout.

  • Breaking News Officers charge man with drug possession, intent to distribute

    A Lancaster man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by county drug officers on Thursday that yielded more than 6 pounds of marijuana and $20,000.

    Lepoleon Hall, 32, of 927 Louisa Street, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a park.

    According to a press release, drug officers patrolling the Central Avenue area saw Hall driving and knew that his driver's license was suspended.

  • Slow cookers put home-cooked meals on a fast track

    A recent survey from ConAgra Foods shows that 49 percent of Americans say they are often short on time and energy when it comes to preparing meals.

    On hectic days, a cook’s best friend is a slow cooker.

    Busy cooks who want convenience and flavor can use a slow cooker to prepare family-pleasing, one-dish meals. All they require to make a hearty meal is a few simple ingredients placed together early in the morning or late at night.

    From meats and casseroles to soups, dips, pastas and, yes, even desserts, this handy appliance can do it all.

  • Kersey elated with North-South Classic

    Late winter is not your ideal time for a Palmetto State beach weekend, but Indian Land High School wrestling coach Mike Kersey will likely tell you different.

    Kersey said his four days at North Myrtle Beach High School where the 22nd North-South Classic was held over the weekend was a mat beach blast.

    For Kersey, it was more about vocation than vacation.