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Today's News

  • Foundation awards $11,060 in grants to local nonprofits

    Lancaster County
    Community Foundation
     The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $11,060.67 to four nonprofit groups in Lancaster County.

  • City of Lancaster recycling program successful so far

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The blue recycling bins have been a big hit so far in the city of Lancaster.
    Marty Cauthen, the city's solid waste director, said more than 400 people are taking part in the recycling program, which started in September.
    This is the first time the city has sponsored a recycling effort. City trucks have been collecting about 3.5 tons of recyclable material during pickups. Collections are done once every two weeks and the recyclables are taken to a recycling center in Columbia.

  • Ronnie Mack Missildine, 52


    Ronnie Mack Missildine, 52, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    He was born April 13, 1959, in Orlando, Fla., a son of the late Carnie Lee and Mary Frances Bayne Missildine.
    Services will be held at a later date.

  • County football players earn Tri-County honors

    Staff Reports
    Three county athletes were recognized for their play in week 11 at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.
    Indian Land senior running back Trey Eaves  along with Andrew Jackson’s William Cunningham and Tyler Denkins were saluted for their solid play.
    Eaves earned the Division II offensive player of the week after rushing for 51 yards in 12 carries in IL’s 21-0 playoff  loss to Liberty.

  • Buford cheer squad earns bid to AA field

    Staff Reports
    The Buford High School athletic schedule is between seasons, but there’s plenty for Jackets’ fans to cheer about.
    The Buford varsity cheerleaders, a young squad which sports only three seniors, is headed to the Class AA state cheer competition Saturday.
    The Jackets’ cheer squad, a 29-member group led by 18-year veteran coach Julie Thompson, qualified for the 12-team state field on Wednesday at the Upper State competition at Dorman High School in Spartanburg.

  • Converse signs McCain for golf

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Alexandria McCain’s scholarship signing to play golf at Converse College was a historic athletic moment Thursday afternoon in the Lancaster High School conference room.
    McCain, a member of the LHS Lady Bruins’ golf team out of Indian Land High School, became the first LHS girls golf signee since the program was started to field a full team four years ago.
    McCain also became the first signee for the Converse program which is staring a program.

  • Gators halt Bruins’ hopes

    GOOSE CREEK – The Goose Creek Gators, with a powerful rushing attack, snapped the Lancaster Bruins’ playoff hopes with a 49-12 win on Friday night at GCHS’s John Fulmer Field.
    The Gators, 11-1, racked up 402 rushing yards and broke from a 7-6 lead with 42 straight points en route to the Class AAAA Division II first-round playoff win.
    The 37-point win advances No. 3 Goose Creek, the top seed in the Class AAAA Division II Upper Bracket, to face Northwestern.

  • 2001 Veterans Day Tribute

    Editor’s note – The Lancaster News recently asked readers on its Facebook page to share memories on family members who proudly served in the United States military. Here is Mickey R. Hinson Sr.‘s story on his dad, the late John Harry Hinson, who died Feb. 16, 2008, at the age of 92.

     

    This was my father in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany and Italy in World War II. 

  • Carter found guilty of murder

    The family of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson sat quietly as the jury filed back into the courtroom Thursday afternoon.
    After a tense morning, filled with descriptions of the day the toddler was shot and killed after being caught in the crossfire of a gunfight last year, her family waited anxiously for a verdict in the first of two trials involving her murder.

  • Turning the tables

    Yes, it has 50 stars in a field of blue, seven red stripes and six white stripes.
    But one of the two American flags now hanging inside Leigh Anne’s Restaurant is anything but typical.
    It flew at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 11, 2010.
    Special flags go to special people on special occasions, said U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Jason Sims. A Lancaster native, Sims is attached to the 1222nd Sappers Combat Engineers based in Fort Mill.
    “Our job is to find it (explosives) before it finds us,” Sims said.