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Today's News

  • Cops, public struggle over distrust, how to manage it

    About 150 people attended a Lancaster forum to discuss race and policing Monday night, and the discussion kept returning to traffic stops – high-stress encounters that concern both citizens and officers.
    Nearly half of the face-to-face contacts that police officers have with citizens happen at traffic stops, and that’s part of the problem, said Quentin Harris, who voiced his worries at the Let’s Talk about It forum at Lancaster High School.

  • Property owners hold up road improvements

    Property owners’ refusals to grant right-of-way along the roadways fronting their properties have killed three road improvement projects on the county’s list of roads slated for improvement this year.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis and Public Works Director Jeff Catoe said Ralph Hood and Little River roads in Indian Land and a county-maintained portion of Mahaffee Line Road in Lancaster will not be improved during this round of funding.

  • Column: 5 inexpensive ways to improve education

    When S.C. politicians start to talk about education, almost immediately it becomes an argument about money.
    Before we as a state wade into this political swamp of “spend more – spend less,” we should first focus on things that we can do to improve education that cost little or no money. This won’t fix our big education problems long term, but it’s at least a constructive, positive step forward while the partisan politicians bicker among themselves.

  • Graduates receive Teacher Cadet, Forum scholarships

    The Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship and the Lancaster County School District Teacher Forum Scholarship were recently awarded, with one student winning both. 

    Catherine Anne Langley, a graduate of Buford High School, and Sara Vess, a graduate of Indian Land High School, were among five in the state awarded the one-time $1,000 Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship.

  • Making History

    As Hillary Clinton made history for women in politics this past week when she was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention, Lancaster’s very own Lena Jones Springs is remembered as the first woman nominated for vice president in United States history.
    Though her nomination was a largely symbolic gesture from the Palmetto State delegates, it was something Springs said she wouldn’t treat lightly.

  • For Panthers, Super Bowl run starts at Wofford

    Bryan Strickland

    www.panthers.com

    SPARTANBURG – Greg Olsen is the epitome of a family man, but the Pro Bowl tight end will be all about his football family the next three weeks, forming a strong bond with his teammates that will be forged in  the blazing heat of another South Carolina summer.

  • Playoff birdie seals win in women’s center tourney

    It might have taken 20 holes to do it, but the foursome of Frankie Faile, Gene Purser, Bob Thompson and Darrell Walters birdied the second playoff hole Friday to win the Women’s Enrichment Center’s 10th annual golf tournament at Lancaster Golf Course.

    The team of Jim Barnett, Dan Edwards, Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Turner finished second.

    Bobby Bumgardner, Travis Henderson, Troy Henderson and Lewis Perry finished third, with a round of 56.

  • Gamecocks announce mini helmet ticket plan

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina Athletics Ticket Department announced its mini helmet plan for the 2016 Gamecocks football season this week.

    The plan provides fans the opportunity to attend the Texas A&M game Oct. 1, plus at least two additional games, with fans choosing from among the UMass, Tennessee, Missouri or Western Carolina games.

  • Construction zone ahead

    Lancaster County School District board met Thursday morning to discuss the layout of the three facilities that will begin construction in March.

    Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects presented three site and floor plans to the board for multipurpose buildings at Lancaster High School, Buford High School and between Andrew Jackson Middle and High schools.

  • Town hall meeting to address underage drinking

    The Coalition for Healthy Youth is sponsoring a town hall meeting for parents and their teens to come together with community leaders and experts to discuss underage drinking. 

    The event, Communities Talk: Town Hall to Prevent Underage Drinking, will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the special events room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building.