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Today's News

  • $2.2M for mentoring college prospects

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Furman University and The Duke Endowment on Monday launched a $2.2 million mentoring program for prospective college students in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    The five-year program will be the Palmetto State’s first participant in the College Advising Corps (CAC), a one-on-one mentoring program in 15 states, and will start in August.
    The Sims Foundation and The Duke Endowment will fund the initiative.

  • Rotting playground wood prompts safety shutdown at Kershaw park

    KERSHAW – The Haile Gold Mine Playground at Stevens Park has been closed until further notice after repeated inspections deemed it as unsafe.
    “It was recommended that we close it, and I closed it,” Kershaw Administrator Mitch Lucas said at a special called meeting of the town council Monday night. “We have $115,000 out there that can’t be used right now.”

  • Weekend Recap: April 10, 2017

    A Saturday evening accident on Memorial Park Road claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple, David McIsaac, 61, and Dana McIsaac, 45. For details, see the full story posted on our website or see Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Kershaw couple killed in motorcycle accident

    A Saturday evening motorcycle accident claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as David McIsaac, 61 and Dana McIsaac, 45.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Park Road as the McIsaacs were riding westbound on at 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • Mickles won’t be charged in discipline incident

    Phillip Mickles, a Barr Street Learning Center teacher who was suspended with pay last week after a discipline incident, will not be charged with a crime, according to Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant.
    “We completed our investigation and forwarded everything to our judges, including our (surveillance) videos, ” Grant said Thursday. “At the conclusion of that, he will not be charged.”
    Mickles, 42, was placed on administrative leave after a “physical disturbance” March 28, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.

  • A.R. Rucker Middle School honors Rams stars

    A.R. Rucker Middle School recently held its annual Rams athletic awards night for the 2016-17 school year.

    Following are the awards:

    Football

    Ram Pride Award – Nygel Moore

    Principal’s Award – Phillip Mickles II

    Offensive Award – JiKeem Catoe

  • Warriors seek to continue soccer success

    The Indian Land Warriors soccer team is looking to continue its tradition of success this season.

    The Warriors, who have played for the Class AA state title five straight seasons, are bidding to continue their run in ILHS’s first year in Class AAA soccer.

    ILHS, led by veteran coach Adam Cole, faces a challenge as the team features only seven returnees off the 2016 team, which went 19-6 and fell to Bishop England in the Class AA state title match at Irmo High School.

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins

    Westwood High School scored two early runs and protected the lead for a 2-1 Region III-AAAA baseball win over Lancaster High School at Doomsday Corner on Thursday night.

    The Bruins tallied their lone run in the fourth inning when senior Evan Hardin’s RBI hit scored Austin Catoe.

    Catoe and Anson Taylor each had a hit to account for the Bruins’ three hits in the game.

    Logan Phillips, who worked four innings, took the loss.

  • LHS golfers remain unbeaten

    The unbeaten Lancaster High School golf team pushed its record to 13-0, taking a pair of Region III-AAAA wins Thursday.

    The Bruins topped the three-way match, carding a 161. South Pointe of Rock Hill shot a 195 and York posted a 211.

    LHS junior standout Brady Hinkle shot a three-over 39 over nine holes to take medalist honors.

  • Lady Vols’ Robertson, Sowell lead girls honors

    Andrew Jackson High School girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson produced a dandy hoops debut in her first season leading the Lady Volunteers.

    Robertson, who had served as a varsity assistant and the junior varsity girls basketball coach, stepped up to the challenge for the 2016-17 season.

    Robertson led the Lady Vols to an 18-8 record and the Region IV-AA title.