Today's News

  • Springs Memorial names new CEO

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • Frye coaching at Newberry College

    Former Andrew Jackson High School head football coach C.J. Frye is coaching at the next level this season.

    Frye, who guided the AJ Volunteers for two seasons, has joined the Newberry College Wolves football staff, coaching the team’s tight ends.

    Frye, a former University of South Carolina offensive lineman, guided the Vols for two seasons, posting an 11-10 mark.

    He resigned as the AJ football coach July 8, and Vols assistant coach Todd Shigley was promoted to interim head coach.

  • Junior Warriors spear Jackets

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team opened its season in a big way, cruising to a 32-12 win over rival Buford at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.

    Junior Warriors quarterback Brandon Britton scored four touchdowns on runs of 40, 30, 15 and 30 yards in the 20-point win.

    T.J. Thomas scored on a 10-yard run. Thomas and Britton each had over 100 yards rushing on the night.

    Troy Thibodeau scored on a two-point conversion.

  • Tucker-led LJGA team wins boys overall crown

    NINETY SIX – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, led by 13-14 age division champion Mason Tucker, captured the overall boys championship at the Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament last weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter posted its fourth boys title at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six of Greenwood County.

    In addition to the 2017 boys crown, the LJGA has won titles in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

  • Column: Why Confederate monuments should stay

    Go to Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse and stand beneath the Confederate monument out front.
    This stately monument was unveiled June 4, 1909. It is one of the 52 such monuments that stand entrusted to our care in South Carolina.
    Better yet, go to the state Capitol grounds in Columbia and read the inscription on the monument there. It was erected by the organization Women of South Carolina to commemorate the Confederate soldiers. The inscription reads, in part:

    Let the South Carolinian
    Of another generation

  • He saved her life, and she won’t stop saying thanks

    Thomas Burdette has saved quite a few lives in 22 years as a paramedic.
    Usually he never sees those people again. Occasionally someone will send a thank you note or stop by to shake his hand.
    Then there’s Daniela Pagan, who takes appreciation to a whole new level.
    Burdette was one of the first responders when Pagan suffered a massive heart attack 15 months ago, and Pagan won’t let him and the team at Lancaster County EMS forget her.

  • LHS student attends 4-H leadership conference

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Jasmine Blair, a 16-year-old junior at Lancaster High School, attended the Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference at Clemson University last month.
    It was a weeklong dose of fun and learning, from whitewater rafting to making shoes for Ugandans to cultivating leadership skills.

  • Dance instruction for special-needs kids

    Ashley Lowrimore 

    For The Lancaster News

    Encore Dance is now enrolling students for Dancing Without Limits, a new program designed to empower special-needs children through dance expression and movement.

    The hour-long classes begin next week and will take place weekly at Encore's Fort Mill studios on Tuesdays and at the Lancaster studios on Wednesdays.

  • Column: 2nd graders turn tables on reporter

    I park in the fire lane and pull out my equipment at Indian Land Elementary.

    There’s no rush for this story, but I’m always in a rush. It’s just my nature. I like to work quickly, but accurately.

    I walk into an elementary school – the kind of school I frequent to film my Facebook videos.

    Hauling in my posse – tripod, camera, microphone and notes – I check in at the front and get directions to the classroom.

    Second grade. The what-will-they-say-next age.

  • 9/11 stair-climb fundraiser coming up

    Sept. 11, 2001, is a day most Americans will never forget. For two groups of Lancaster firefighters, it is a memory they will use next month to strengthen their own bonds and to raise money for the families of first responders who died that day.
    For the past four years, both groups have participated in the Charlotte 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. This year’s event is Sept. 9.