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Today's News

  • Honoring the fallen

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    A small crowd gathered Sunday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Park for the county’s annual observance of Memorial Day.
    Robert Jones, 69, a member of the Marine Corps League, said Memorial Day should be about honoring brave soldiers who have given their lives for America. It’s not a curtain-raiser for summer vacation season.
    “That’s what people have forgotten,” Jones said. “It’s not a holiday for having a party.”

  • Mulvaney: ‘100 mph all the time’

    For Mick Mulvaney, it’s yogurt for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and if he gets there in time, late-night fish-of-the-day from the Harris Teeter in the basement of the Crystal City, Va., condo he rents.
    He has lost almost 15 pounds and is working 15-hour days, but he isn’t complaining.
    Mulvaney calls it the high life of a cabinet member.
    “I eat breakfast at my desk and lunch at my desk,” said Mulvaney, who resigned from the U.S. House in February when President Trump named him White House budget director.

  • Brown signs with USC Union

    The University of South Carolina Union baseball program is stepping up to the plate, with a Lancaster High School connection in the Bantams’ diamond fold.

    C.J. Brown, a LHS Bruins baseball veteran, signed with USCU in the LHS conference room on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brown, a first baseman in the Bruins program, served as a LHS captain this spring when Lancaster High made the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

  • Watts pleased with BHS spring drills

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts, entering is fourth season guiding the Yellow Jackets, said he’s happy with the BHS spring drills.

    Buford, looking to improve on a 3-8 record last season, capped its spring drills with the annual Jackets spring football game on Monday.

    The White team posted an 18-16 win over the Maroon squad in the final athletic event to be held on the natural turf at Jackets Stadium.

  • Hardin honored as LHS baseball MVP

    Lancaster High School senior player Evan Hardin led the Bruins baseball honorees at the team’s awards cookout at the LHS field, Doomsday Corner, on May 18.

    Hardin, one of four LHS players selected to the All-Region III-AAAA team, is the Bruins MVP for the 2017 season.

    Hardin, a pitcher and infielder, hit .382 and had the lowest earned run average on the LHS staff as well as the most innings pitched this spring.

  • Lady Warriors earn honors

    Indian Land High School saluted its state champion Lady Warriors soccer team at the team’s annual awards Monday night.

    The Lady Warriors, who went 19-5-1 this spring under coach Mark Bonda, captured the Lancaster County Class AAA school’s first-ever state soccer championship with a 2-1 (5-3 in penalty kicks) win over Brookland-Cayce High School of Columbia on May 13 at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

  • Get ready for library summer programs

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Library and its branches are “Building a Better World” during its building-themed Summer Reading Program this year.
    From June 1 to July 28, readers of all ages can register for their summer reading log online or at the library’s circulation desk.

  • ‘60 Minutes’ spotlights S.C. survivor of Bataan march

    Ken Scar
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus Col. (Ret) Ben Skardon, a survivor of World War II’s Bataan Death March, will be featured on the “60 Minutes” this Sunday.

  • Sixth-graders read 1 million words, get free dinner-dance

     Lara Whitaker

    A.R. Rucker Middle School

    On the night of May 19,  A.R. Rucker Middle School’s cafeteria was filled with millionaires – word millionaires.

    About 60 sixth-grade students, along with teachers, attended the Millionaires’ Ball, hosted by sixth-grade English teacher Tisha Simmons, to celebrate the reading accomplishments of the students.

  • South Middle School regains spot as national School to Watch

    South Middle School was recognized this week as one of South Carolina's Schools to Watch, making it one of 19 schools across the state to win the national honor.

    South earned the designation, its first School to Watch honor in five years, after documenting continuous improvements in academic excellence and organization, while remaining sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of their students.