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Today's News

  • Woman’s condition critical

    One woman involved in the two-vehicle accident on North Park Drive last week is back home while the other woman remains hospitalized.
    Lancaster residents Amber McManus and Jesse Reynolds were riding in a Nissan SUV that was struck by a tractor-trailer truck Dec. 1 at the Lancaster city limits, just off Monroe Highway (S.C. 200).
    The women, both 18, were flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for their injuries.
    A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that McManus remains in critical condition. Reynolds was released Friday.

  • Tree-growing tradition

    KERSHAW – The folks at PaPa John’s Christmas Tree Farm think there’s no substitute for a live Christmas tree. And they believe getting it locally is the only way to get a truly fresh tree. But owner, John Mangum, said it goes far beyond a fresh tree.
    For 22 years, he and his family have helped folks establish or carry on the old Christmas tradition of selecting and cutting their own tree right where it grows.
    Open from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas, the farm attracts individuals and families from Charlotte to Camden, and all points between.

  • Buford Jackets have plenty to cheer about

    The 2010 high school cheer competition season ended where the Buford High School squad wanted to be, but not the way the BHS girls wanted to finish.
    The Yellow Jackets team placed 13th out of 14 teams in the state championship cheer competition held at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville last month.
    Buford High, the Conference IV-AA cheer champion, entered the state finals as the Lower State champion, its second in four years.

  • Education voters have spoken, who will listen?

    The numbers are shocking – 110,000 students trapped in persistently failing schools, 30,000 students per high school class fail to graduate on time, 87 public high schools identified as “dropout factories,” $12,200 per student in spending and a mere 44 cents per educational dollar directed to the classroom.
    The numbers, and the students that comprise them, are becoming well known. It makes sense that education voters across the state made their frustration clear in November.

  • Singing success

    KERSHAW – Daniel Reeves remembers singing in the children’s choir at his church when he was only 5 years old.
    Music has always been a part of his life – from elementary school to his involvement today with the chorus at Andrew Jackson High School. And now that talent will take him and a classmate to one of the country’s largest cities.

  • Honeycutt upset with gold mine firm

    County Councilman Larry Honeycutt shook his head when the topic of Haile Gold Mine came up Tuesday night.
    It wasn’t final reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement between the county and the Kershaw mine that worried him. Instead, he was more concerned about where the headquarters for the company that owns the mine will be located.
    Romarco Minerals Inc., a Canadian gold development company that owns about 4,000 acres of land at the mine, has been mining for gold at the site since 2007.

  • Mulvaney goes back to school

    Before he assumes his new role in Congress, Mick Mulvaney had to go back to school.
    Mulvaney, who bested longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Spratt for the 5th District seat, headed to Washington, D.C., last month for his freshman orientation.
    From Nov. 14 to Nov. 19, Mulvaney joined more than 100 incoming members of Congress as they learned the ins and outs of their new roles, including choosing offices, meeting staff and attending how-to seminars.

  • Love a parade? Then Saturday is the day for you

    By Reece Murphy
    The Christmas season will come marching into Lancaster County on Saturday, with parades scheduled for Van Wyck, Kershaw and Lancaster.
    Van Wyck kicks off its Christmas celebrations first with a parade at noon, with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the helm.
    This year’s parade begins at the post office at Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads. The parade will travel down Steele Hill Road to Van Wyck Road, to Rebound Road, to Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • USCL new building not affected by moratorium

    A recently adopted state policy on college funding will not affect plans for a new classroom building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Earlier this fall, the state’s Budget and Control Board, which includes Gov. Mark Sanford, imposed a moratorium on new building construction on state college campuses if a college increased tuition by a certain amount for 2010-11.
    Four-year colleges could not raise tuition by more than 7 percent and regional colleges, such as USCL, could not go up by more than 6.3 percent.

  • LHS surge nets AJ sweep

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins used a decisive half in each game to register a doubleheader sweep of the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers in the LHS gym on Friday night.