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Today's News

  • AJ Middle School beats Buford 30-6 to cap second straight undefeated football season

    Andrew Jackson Middle School capped a second straight unbeaten football season, downing county rival Buford Middle School 30-6 on Thursday at Volunteer Stadium.The Vols, 7-0, opened a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised to the 24-point win.Javaris Clyburn opened the Vols’ scoring, tallying on a one-yard run.

  • Purchase a copy of The Lancaster News for six pages of Letters to the Editor Much has been accomplished in six years on City Council

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your District 4 City Councilman for the past six years.

    My entire adult life has been spent in service to Lancaster, including 28 years in law enforcement, retiring as chief of police; 13 years at the Children’s Home, retiring as executive director; 26 years in the S.C. National Guard, including an overseas deployment in Operation Desert Storm, retiring as sergeant major; and I am still serving as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and Wade Presbyterian Church.

  • Festival, art draw sure to delight kids, adults

    Downtown will be a treat for children and adults on Halloween night.

    Geared toward the younger set, the city of Lancaster is holding its annual Halloween festival that has been a big hit with children for the past several years. The festival will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

    For the adults, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts has tricks and treats in store with its second arts draw.

    City festival

  • Willis to speak on referendum concerns

    It's down to the wire, and County Administrator Steve Willis will be out this week in several parts of the county to answer voters questions about the upcoming sales tax referendum.

    County Council proposed a bond referendum to pay for a new courthouse before the historic Lancaster County Courthouse burned on Aug. 4. Before the fire, residents were to vote on whether to build a new courthouse at all.

  • Norrell: Mulvaney broke promises; but Mulvaney says Norrell is being dishonest about his business

    Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell is accusing her Republican challenger in the state Senate District 16 race Mick Mulvaney of leaving Lancaster County on the hook for a housing development he once owned.

    The issue revolves around an 800-acre housing development in Indian Land called Edenmoor – one of the largest planned development districts, or PDDs, ever approved in the county. Originally called St. Katherine, Mulvaney began work on the property in 1999. The development is located off U.S. 521 between Jim Wilson Road and S.C. 5.

  • AJ, IL bands compete in state finals

    Even though they didn't finish as high as they would have liked, Indian Land High School band director Mathew Willis said he is extremely proud of his group's performance this past weekend.

    The Warrior band finished seventh in Class A state finals Saturday. The band earned a berth to the finals after coming in first at Upper State preliminaries a week before.

    Indian Land also finished seventh at state in 2007.

  • Joslyn Clark to close plant here

    A Lancaster-based fire protection company is closing its doors.

    Joslyn Clark Controls, which manufactures diesel and electric fire pump controllers, has announced plans to leave Lancaster.

    According to a press release from the company, it will be consolidating its Lancaster operations and moving them to another facility in the United States. The company will begin moving this fall and could be completely moved by early 2009.

  • Bob Conley challenges Lindsey Graham for U.S. Senate

    South Carolina voters will get to choose who will represent them in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who's seeking a second term, is running against Democrat Bob Conley.

    Here's what the campaigns see as the top issues and what they think makes their candidate the better choice."

    Bob Conley

    A North Myrtle Beach resident, Conley, 43, is labeled by some as a conservative Democrat. He sought the Democratic nomination after serving as a member of the Horry County Republican Committee."

  • Solicitor ready to finish case

    A local prosecutor is preparing to submit his conclusion regarding a case about a former Indian Land High School administrative assistant who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars for days she did not work.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said he has gathered all the information he needs and is now trying to find time to write his findings. He said recent court proceedings have kept him busy.

  • Issues facing young black males focus of three-day conference

    Community leaders and others will gather this week for a three-day event that addresses issues facing black boys.

    The second State of the African American Male Conference starts Thursday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    Organizer Bobby Bailey said the conference was organized as a response to conditions and statistics that suggest blacks don't achieve as high as other groups. The aim is to discuss problems, present research and hear new ideas for programs that can be used locally.