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Today's News

  • State delays tax refunds until March 1 at earliest

    State taxpayers who file early tax returns electronically in hopes of getting a direct deposit refund as soon as possible will wait a bit longer this year.
    The S.C. Department of Revenue announced Jan. 19 that state taxpayers will not receive their state income tax refunds until after March 1, regardless of how early a return gets filed.
    Filing started Tuesday.

  • Postcards for Jaxon arriving from around the world

    Kyle Camp
    kcamp@thelancasternews.com

    Jaxon Ingram, an inquisitive 5-year-old who is fighting leukemia, loves maps and loves getting mail.
    His parents, Jason and Amy Ingram of Buford, have combined those two things, asking friends and relatives to mail him postcards from far-away places. When he gets a postcard, Jaxon finds that place on a map.
    “He’s just always wanted to know where things are,” Jason said. “He’ll see something on TV or a movie, and he’ll ask where that’s at.”

  • Whose road is it?

    HEATH SPRINGS – There are three homes, five driveways and four potholes, including two eroding more by the day on Mill Street in Heath Springs.
    “A couple of ’em (potholes) are pretty bad,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    And unless something changes, it appears that all of them could be there permanently.
    That’s because neither the state nor county will claim ownership of the 200-yard-long road, which would put them on the hook to make the needed repairs.

  • Lancaster Chamber’s annual gala honors those who serve others

    A hospital CEO, a former bank officer, a restaurant owner, a community servant and a national ministry’s public relations specialist were the honorees Thursday night during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.
    This year’s soirée at the University of South Carolina Lancaster drew about 250 local business leaders and their guests for an event that not only honored some of the business community’s stars, but also celebrated the chamber’s 60th anniversary.

  • Ice predictions trigger mass fretting

    Lancaster County hunkered down for the worst overnight as the first significant winter storm of the season seeped in over the region, with freezing rain and sleet predicted across most of the Piedmont.
    The National Weather Service in Columbia issued a winter storm warning for Lancaster and Chesterfield counties from 1 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday.

  • School district cancels classes on Friday

    The Lancaster County School District announced about 7:30 p.m. Thursday that Friday classes at all schools were cancelled.

    Students' families were notified via the school district's automated telephone system that there would be no classes.

  • Vols drop tough OT loss in Classic

    The Andrew Jackson High boys basketball team had a tough loss in the Music City Classic, but Volunteers coach Danny Wright said the overall experience in Nashville, Tenn., was positive.
    AJ played in the Music City Classic, a three-day basketball showcase over the MLK weekend in Nashville, which spotlights the nation’s top high school basketball talent.
    Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville edged the Vols, 64-63 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Hillsborough High School in Nashville.

  • Lady Bruins top Dorman

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ hardwood success in the Columbia area continued Jan. 16.
    A year ago, the LHS girls of coach Ronnie Robinson captured the school’s first state title since 1959 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
    On Saturday afternoon, the LHS Lady Bruins returned to the Midlands to play in the MLK Classic at Lower Richland High School and responded with a 46-39 win over Class AAAA foe Dorman High School of Spartanburg.

  • Run raises funds for Habitat building fund

    Mustapha Elgazar of Pageland repeated his win in the Resolute Reindeer 5K held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Dec. 12.
    Elgazar posted an 18:51 to top the field. A year ago, Elgazar ran an 18:55 to take the victory in the Resolute Reindeer 5K.
    The second overall male finisher was Matthew Collins with a 19:13 and Walker Kirkley was third in 19:58.
    Andrea Brunsvold of Lancaster ran a 23:25 to finish as the top overall female. Brunsvold was followed by Elizabeth Monroe in a 23:36 and Sydney Cauthen was third in 24:18.

  • Column: The little big dream

    I have a dream for the world. My dream is concerning our nation’s problems and the world’s problems. I dream that one day the dreams of others can be lived in a way of peace. My dream includes that very peace that most of us look for in this world and our daily lives. I dream that one day that my dreams will inspire and motivate many generations to come. This is my big dream! Prepare to hear the truth.