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Today's News

  • Long, Thomas set example for clean campaign race

    No matter the outcome it was a historic race. The winner of the S.C. House District 45 seat was going to be filled by the first woman or the first black since Reconstruction.

    Fort Mill optometrist Deborah Long defeated Lancaster County Council member Fred Thomas in the general election. Long, an Indian Land resident, garnered 11,051 votes, or almost 57 percent of the vote. Thomas, a Lancaster resident, had 8,422 votes, or 43 percent.

  • Web site keeps reader updated about county

    The web site of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway enables me to keep abreast of local happenings.

    The Washington Post and some regional newspapers serve me in Lexington Park, Md., about an hour’s drive from Washington.

    Recently, a news story originating from Forbes, was a real shocker. Lay-offs, shut-downs and plant closings seem to occur all over the country, but it appeared from the Forbes article, Lancaster had been dealt the worst blow in the country.

  • Enough for everybody

    Forests have traded their green leaves for a crisp fall wardrobe of gold, red and orange. 

    As you enjoy in this breathtaking display of natural beauty, take a moment to consider this rich land and its historic people. 

    The Catawba Indians have lived in this region for more than 13,000 years. 

    Their traditional foods include turkey, squash, pumpkins, corn, deer, nuts, beans, duck, dove, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sugar berries and honey. 

  • Man shot in face

     A Lancaster man is in critical condition after he was shot in his face and chest Sunday evening at his Elm Street home. 

    The man, 36, and his wife were in their bedroom when they heard a noise come from the back door, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Courthouse fire leads to upgrades to two historic Chester buildings

    CHESTER – When the Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in downtown Lancaster were damaged by an arsonist in early August, steps were taken in Chester to ensure that buildings there wouldn’t be a target. Chester City Council received information from Police Chief Mike Brown just after

  • Bundy’s leadership evident in county, S.C.

    Charles Bundy, a fixture in Lancaster County success over the years, recently received an honor which once again reflects his dedicated service to our community.

    The S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA) presented its highest honor in hospital trustee leadership to Bundy, board chairman of Springs Memorial Hospital.

    Bundy was selected a 2008 SCHA Distinguished Hospital Trustee of the Year on Sept. 20 at the annual Trustee Administrator Physician (TAP) Conference of the S.C. Hospital Association.

  • Gutsy Bruins wing Eagles 14-10

    A gutsy effort helped resilient Lancaster extend its season Saturday night when the Bruins clawed out a 14-10 win over Greenwood in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State Division II football playoffs.

    The 9-3 Bruins, down 10-7, drove 41 yards for the winning score as junior tailback Zedrick Truesdale bolted in from a yard out to lift LHS on top with 45 seconds to play.

    Bruins' senior place-kicker Anna Funderburk drilled the extra point for the emotional four-point win.

  • AJ Middle encore is second straight perfect season

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School football team produced quite an encore this season.

    A year after the Volunteers fashioned a sterling 8-0 season, coach Jerry Pardue’s team followed with a 7-0 record this fall.

    “We had enough players coming back from last season and we also had some new ones who stepped in and came on strong for us,” Pardue said. “We didn’t know if we could have another undefeated season, but we did it.”

    The Vols, on the way to the unbeaten season, notched four shutouts and outscored their foes 224-20.

  • Rec stars to launch postseason play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth football all-star teams open postseason play Monday.

    The Lancaster County North small fry all-stars, ages 8-9-10, launch play at Fort Mill High School where they face Tega Cay at 6:30 p.m.

    The game is the first of a small fry all-star football twin bill involving county teams.

    The Lancaster County South small fry all-stars launch their hopes with a 7:45 p.m. game with Leroy Springs Recreation.

    The winners will advance to the second round later this month.

  • 2008 High School exit exam scores improve

    Lancaster County students who took the high school exit exam for the first time in 2008 performed better than those who took the test a year before, according to state data released last week.

    A little more than 77 percent of 10th graders in Lancaster County School District passed the English and math sections of the High School Assessment Program, or HSAP, this year. That’s a jump from 2007, when 75.8 percent of 10th graders passed both sections.