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Today's News

  • Lady Vols defeat Central, 6-3

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers softball team downed Central of Pageland 6-3 in Region IV-AA play on Wednesday at AJ.

    Rebecca Price hurled the Lady Vols to the win, yielding 10 hits.

    Caroline Wrenn led the AJ offense with two hits and a RBI. AJ senior Savannah Small had a hit and drove in two runs.

    Carley Sims and Makayla Cairnes each had a hit and drove in a run. Morgan Eason also had a hit in the Lady Vols offense.

  • Falk signs with Lancers volleyball

    INDIAN LAND – Olivia Falk is taking her game to the next level in the county seat.

    Falk, a standout volleyball player at Indian Land High School, will be playing the next two seasons at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    Falk, a Lady Warriors co-captain, was the ILHS middle blocker/hitter last season when Indian Land went 13-11, 6-2 in region play.

    The Lady Warriors, as the region runner-up, earned a playoff bid and went 1-1 in Class AAA Upper State postseason play.

  • Lady Jackets booters top Chester

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets soccer team improved to 6-4 on the season with a 2-1 road win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Thursday night.

    Isabella Jones scored the game-clinching goal for BHS, netting the shot with three minutes to play.

    Marisa King scored the Lady Jackets’ first goal in the match.

    The night before at BHS, the Lady Jackets edged rival Lancaster High School in a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

    Isabella Jones had the lone goal of the tight match.

  • Warriors' Smith, Palmer lead all-county boys hoops honors

    Each season Indian Land High School boys basketball coach Nate Smith has a goal – win a state championship.

    Smith annually shoots for the state title, a lofty mark, but one he year-in and year-out quests for at the Lancaster County Panhandle school.

    ILHS, in its second season in Class AAA, didn’t reach the coveted top spot in March, but the Warriors made notable strides.

  • AJ’s Robertson, Lady Bruins’ Woods head girls all-county hoops awards

    Two who know hoops success led the top honors for The Lancaster News’ county girls basketball awards.

    Andrew Jackson High School coach Sha’Ron Robertson, who guided the Lady Volunteers to their second straight Region IV-AA championship, along with Lancaster High School senior player Zaria Woods, lead the girls hoops honors.

    Robertson is The Lancaster News 2017-18 Lancaster County Coach of the Year for girls basketball and Woods reaped Player of the Year laurels.

  • Column: Organ donation creates life-saving heroes

    Organ donation saves lives and families. Last month, 115,000 men, women and children were on the national transplant waiting list.
    More than 33,600 transplants were performed in 2016 (2,853 so far in 2018). And every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list.
    Although 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 54 percent have signed up as donors. The reality is that 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant, according to organdonor.gov.

  • Money spent on concerts can’t be used to hire cops, firefighters

    The city’s Performing Arts Department has come under fire on budget issues over the past month, with city council just one vote short of eliminating the Performing Arts Series of concerts at its March 13 meeting.
    Council member Hazel Taylor, who voted to kill the concerts, commented in an interview after the meeting that the money should be used for other things like hiring police officers and firefighters.

  • Walking in serious shoes

    It seemed like business as usual at the coroner’s office Thursday – a white board full of notes on different cases and a determined sleuth to determine each cause of death.
    “Treat everything as a homicide until proven otherwise,” Jasmine Mills said as she wrote “domestic violence” under “homicide.”

    Jasmine had been solving cases for hours. And she’s just 13 years old.

  • County weighs $10.8M bond issue to finance recreation needs

    County officials might put a $10.8 million bond referendum before voters in November to fund recreation upgrades across the county.
    Officials are in the initial stages of a plan that would get the measure on the general election ballot Nov. 13.
    If approved, the bond would be used for five projects:
    ◆ Upgrade and expand the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521, at a cost of $4.5 million.
    ◆ Develop the planned Harrisburg Road Soccer Complex for $2.5 million.  
    ◆ Partly fund the Lindsay Pettus Greenway with $2.5 million.  

  • Combining discovery, preservation

    Archivists are not known for getting down in the dirt.
    You often see them wearing white gloves, to avoid damaging the precious documents and other artifacts that it’s their job to catalog and safely tuck away.
    Brent Burgin has those white gloves, but he was just as comfortable in work gloves over several years, slogging away in the bottom of a pit at the Kolb Site archaeological dig near Darlington with his colleagues from USC Lancaster.