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Today's News

  • Private schools are good for the public

    Public education and public schools are not one and the same. Public education is an educated public. It is a public commitment to education, the public support of education and the public benefits derived from education.
    Public schools were created to achieve those goals; some do, others don’t. But any school that successfully pursues those aims and equips young people with the social, economic and civic tools they need for success is serving a primarily public purpose.

  • Time to pull up the covers

    Well sir, sometimes, one has to eat his own words, or at the least take a bite out of ’em.
    That’s what I’ve been doing this week, thanks to the plunging thermometer.
    Now, I gotta admit this “Remember when” stuff is a rehash of days long gone by.
    You remember? We were young. Life wasn't so complicated and folks didn’t jump off the deep end over things of little or no consequence.
    Bless Pete, when the weather got cold, I slipped on flannel pajamas and crawled down beneath that double wool blanket to stay warm.

  • Weddington spoils opener

    Weddington played the spoiler as the Warriors took two wins over the Jackets in the Buford home basketball opener Tuesday night.

    The Lady Warriors rolled to a 68-28 win in the opener and the WHS boys completed the sweep with a 69-51 victory.

  • Bruins sweep L-E in hoops opener

    Lancaster launched its varsity basketball season with a sweep of Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night in the L-E gym.

    The Lady Bruins opened the twin bill, taking a 47-37 win. The LHS boys completed the sweep with a 67-37 triumph.

  • Council critical of job center

    County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff leaned forward in her seat and raised her voice Tuesday as she searched for answers about the Lancaster OneStop center.
    With her hands in constant motion, McGriff vented some of her frustrations about the local S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce office, specifically about concerns she’s heard from constituents who haven’t been able to get jobs through the center.

  • Women seriously injured in wreck

    JoAnna Croxton is thinking back on good moments she’s shared with Jesse Reynolds.
    They both graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and are still good friends.
    Croxton most recently saw Reynolds and her friend, Amber McManus, last week at Los Mariachis restaurant in Lancaster.
    Now Croxton is wishing the two Lancaster women a speedy recovery.
    McManus and Reynolds were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on North Park Drive in Lancaster.

  • Bruin wrestlers rally to defeat Red Foxes

    The Lancaster Bruins launched their wrestling season with an exciting comeback win over Hartsville on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    Hartsville held the lead for the better part of the match, but the Bruins used a pair of back-to-back forfeits to post the 36-34 win.

  • Welcome home

    The tarmac in Columbia may not have seen the same kind of fanfare of last Dec. 23 in Lancaster, but the crowd was no less enthusiastic.
    On Nov. 6, troops from the S.C. National Guard’s 174th MAC unit from Wellford, and 1222nd Combat Engineers from Fort Mill, disembarked from their military transport at the Eagle Aviation hangar at the Columbia airport, returning home in time for Thanksgiving with their families.
    In the group were seven Lancaster County guardsmen who volunteered to go with the 174th.

  • Miles gets early present

    Jody Miles has a new lease on life – and a new liver.
    She and her family believe it was God’s way of saying he still has work for her to do. They also believe it’s an answer to the prayers of many in the community – family, friends and even people who don’t know her.
    Susan Snipes, a close friend, former co-worker and a coordinator of fundraising efforts for Miles, said word came Tuesday morning that a liver was available for Miles, and she and her family left immediately for Charleston.

  • Chris 'Cross' put X on Picks title line this season

    Chris Lucas, given the choice, would rather watch a NASCAR race than a football game.

    “Any day and twice on Sunday,” Lucas said.