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Today's News

  • AJ to tangle with Liberty

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is continuing its school-record run.

    The Region IV-AA champion Volunteers are headed to the Class A-AA Upper State championship match after posting two wins Saturday afternoon in the opening three rounds of the tournament at AJ.

    The Vols received a first-round bye before facing Ninety Six and Cheraw, the defending Class A-AA state champion.

  • ILHS to battle West Oak

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors are Upstate-title round bound.

    The Warriors, 27-3, earned a first-ever bid to the Class AAA Upper State wrestling championship round with a tough 41-24 home win over Crescent High School of Iva on Monday night.

    The Warriors led the entire match, but Crescent kept it close.

  • Hanging on until end of flu season

    Hugh Mobley, owner of Mobley Drugs, has been working a lot of long days this flu season.
    “In my 40 years of doing this, it ranks up there as one of the worst that I’ve seen,” Mobley said.
     “Being able to obtain medication for the demand has been an issue,” Mobley said. “We’ve overcome by seeking distributors that aren’t inundated from this area to supply us. For the most part, we’ve been able to keep up.”
    Mobley said elderly customers, especially, have needed his attention.

  • Cow shot dead in Buford pasture

    A Buford cattle rancher said he believes a heifer found shot to death in his pasture last week was killed “just for meanness.”
    Jessie Knight Jr., owner of Knight Farms on Rowell Road, told a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy Jan. 29 that he and his helper found the 10-year-old pregnant heifer while feeding his cattle.
    The cow, one of about 75 on the ranch, but alone in its field, had been killed by a single gunshot to the head as it fed from the hay ring.

  • IL high school will cost more, hold more kids

    The Lancaster County school board on Saturday voted to accept a $90.4 million construction bid for the new Indian Land High School – $10 million more than originally expected.
    The board intends to award the bid to Cleveland Construction of Charlotte after a 15-day protest period for other bidders.
    School district officials had estimated in 2016 that the construction would cost $80.9 million. The Charlotte-area’s booming construction market contributed to the higher cost, as did the district’s decision to make the building larger than planned.

  • Target date for playground

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Community Park Council is aiming for a March 17-30 construction schedule to rebuild the playground equipment at Stevens Park.
    The KCPC is still raising the $375,000 that’s needed to build and install the playground’s components. The nonprofit told town leaders in December that about $112,000 had been raised. This week, they wouldn’t say how close to the total they are.

  • Howard suffers setback during cancer therapy

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard’s condition has worsened after three weeks in intensive care at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, where he is being treated for lung cancer.
    Howard has had two successful rounds of chemotherapy and has tolerated the treatments well, but he has suffered a rare, unforeseen complication, according to City Administrator Flip Hutfles.

  • Young women explore STEM jobs with pros who have them

    Nearly 65 professionals and female students from Lancaster County high schools met at Lineberger Construction Inc. on Jan. 25 to encourage women not to be afraid to enter male-dominated career fields.

    Sponsored by Lineberger Construction Inc. and hosted by the N.C.-based Enterprising Women Foundation, the event gave female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) positions a chance to encourage the young women about their career paths.

  • Eye-opening 20 months in Lancaster ends

    It’s June 21, 2016, and I sit at my soon-to-be-paper-covered desk to write my first story ever as a reporter for The Lancaster News.
    It’s about Anita Watts being named principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School. It’s a Tuesday, a deadline day.

  • Evangelizing around world

    Twenty-year-old Buford resident Samual Purser is a man on a mission, traveling around the world spreading the Gospel to pockets of people who have never heard of it.
    He went to Anchorage, Alaska, last June with two of his friends from Spring Hill Baptist Church in Buford, Trey Macy and Zachary Smith. They planned on a one-month mission trip, but Purser ended up staying all summer, leading Bible study with a group of 12- to 15-year-olds every day.