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Today's News

  • Court dismisses S.C. education suit

    The S.C. Supreme Court has reversed its 2014 order that the legislature address the poor quality of education in rural school districts across the state, ending a 24-year legal battle over the issue.
    The 3-2 ruling Nov. 17 dismissed the lawsuit Abbeville School District v. the State of South Carolina. The 2014 ruling was criticized at the time as judicial intrusion into the General Assembly’s and governor’s responsibilities, and the high court, with two new members since the earlier decision, took that side this month.

  • LMS hosts rules meeting Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting a rules meeting for the 2018 LMS racing season at the track Saturday for drivers and crews.
    The rules meeting schedule begins at 10 a.m. for the Super Stock. The schedule follows with the Renegade at 10:20 a.m., SECA Crate Sportsman at 10:40 a.m., SECA Crate Late Models at 11 a.m., Vintage at 11:10 a.m., Pure Stock V8 at 11:30 a.m., Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive at 11:50 a.m., and the MMSA 4-cylinders at 12:10 p.m.
    The meeting will be held in front of the draw window building.

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.

  • Kershaw Christmas parade this Sunday

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw will kick off the 2017 yuletide season at 3 p.m. Sunday with its annual Christmas parade, which this year includes more than 100 entries.
    “The Christmas season is upon us, and the annual parade is something the entire town enjoys,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “We’d like to encourage everyone to come out and join us for some holiday fun.”
    The year’s theme is “A Child is Born.” The parade will be broadcast live on LearnTV’s YouTube channel.

  • Kershaw gets $100K grant to chart path

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Kershaw officials want dialogue and new ideas to shape the town’s vision, and they’re about to get an earful thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded this week.
    The town received the Community Heart & Soul grant from the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation and its local partner, the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Sistare bids to finish up top

    Here it is, post-Thanksgiving and some real turkeys are still lurking.
    Yes, those fearless Pigskin Pickers are set for what will be the final week of The Lancaster News 2017 Pigskin Picks.
    Top bird, nesting at the crest, is Lori Sistare “Bright,” who with her late-season rally, is in the lead atop the flock.
    “Birds are suppose to fly south for the winter, but I’m ascending north in the Picks and it’s feeling fine,” Bright said. “Really like the perch up here and I want to stay.”

  • Sheriff: IL budget estimate way off

    Law enforcement for an incorporated Indian Land would likely cost more than double the $1.2 million budgeted by town organizers in their proposal to the state – and up to three times that amount within several years.
    That was the blunt assessment that Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile delivered Nov. 16 during a presentation to the Indian Land Action Council.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets fall in tournament play Tuesday night

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins dropped a 53-47 loss to host Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., to open play in the two-day Border Battle 2017 on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls were tied at the half –25-all, but the Lady Mavericks used a 13-7 third-period charge to take a 38-32 lead going into the final quarter.
    “We were sluggish to open the second half,” LHS girls coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We came out of the half slow and it hurt us.

  • Bruins looking for better hoops mark

    Lancaster High School basketball teams are looking for better hardwood results this season.
    The LHS teams each finished with losing records, so they are focusing on reversing those numbers in hoops play this season.
    The Lancaster High girls, who two seasons ago went unbeaten and captured the Class AAA state title, earned a playoff berth last season. However, their postseason was short and they are looking to return for more than a one-game stay.

  • Bruins, Warriors capped Buford tourney with wins

    BUFORD – The Lancaster Bruins and Indian Land Warriors capped play in the Buford Preseason prep basketball tournament, posting wins Monday night at BHS.
    Lancaster, with a blazing start, rolled to a 65-35 win over the Jackets.
    Indian Land, which went 2-1 in the tourney, opened the final round, taking a 59-49 win over the McBee Panthers.
    Lancaster, rebounding from a 34-31 second-round loss to Class AAA foe Indian Land, used a strong start to fuel its win over the host Jackets.