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Today's News

  • City Council awards $48,000 in hospitality funds to groups

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball Inc. will receive the most money of any entity that applied for the city of Lancaster's hospitality tax grant funds.

    The city has awarded the local baseball group $13,400, a slice of about $48,000 to be allocated to six other groups for 2008-09.

    Andrew Jackson State Park could have gotten money for eight different projects through the grant, but Lancaster City Council decided against one of those items – a $2,000 septic system.

    Council's vote Tuesday was 5-0. Councilman Danny O'Brien was absent from the meeting.

  • Gamble seeks 2nd school board term

    Lancaster County school board District 6 incumbent Margaret Gamble wants to continue several district initiatives if elected to another term.

    Gamble, 63, is completing her first term on the school board, but has held an elected seat before, serving two terms on Kershaw Town Council.

    If re-elected to the school board seat, Gamble said she looks forward to the continuation of projects already in place.

  • Mining Road Landfill not charging to accept county courthouse debris

    KERSHAW – Mining Road Landfill in Kershaw is making a donation to the Lancaster County Courthouse by taking "donations" from the county.

    The landfill, a subsidiary of Griffin Brothers Companies in Cornelius, N.C., will accept construction debris from the reconstruction efforts of the courthouse for free, which was burned by an arsonist on Aug. 4. No one has been arrested yet for the arson.

    The landfill usually charges $18 a ton for debris.

    The landfill is run by Larry Griffin Sr. and his sons, Larry Jr. and Mike Griffin.

  • Jackes hold off Warriors for 14-6 victory

    BUFORD – Opening night was a good one for the Buford Yellow Jackets, as they notched a hard-fought 14-6 win over fierce county rival Indian Land on Friday.The Jackets started junior Britt Wells at quarterback after senior Will Ford separated a shoulder at the Kickoff Classic Jamboree last week at Indian Land.Wells looked comfortable leading the offense, and his father, BHS head coach Mike Wells, was pleased.“I figured he would be really nervous coming in on such short notice, but he didn’t look it at all,” Wells said.M

  • District SAT scores remain steady in '08

    Average scores on this year's SAT college-entrance test are exactly the same as 2007 in the Lancaster County School District.

    The College Board, which provides the test, released results Tuesday.

    District seniors had an average composite score of 1,371 each of the last two years. The number of test takers in 2008 was 234, a drop from 313 the year before.

    Andrew Jackson High School had the highest composite score, 1,451, among the district's four high schools.

  • Lancaster County needs public dover field

    I grew up as a hunter and especially a dove hunter in Lancaster as a result of my father’s enthusiasm for the sport. He and I spent many years together on hot opening days of dove seasons sitting in a field listening to Clemson football and waiting for the birds.

  • Take time to celebrate the American worker

    Schools in Lancaster County are closed Monday. And it is a holiday for most of us in the work force. The attachment we have to Labor Day is the extra day off. It also signifies the end of summer.

  • South Carolina needs to invest in small businesses

    It’s no secret that times are hard in our community. Unemployment has been in double digits for a long time and Lancaster County is now ranked ninth in the state in unemployment.

  • A friendly nod works wonders

    I recently read a newspaper article about this fella who sits on his front porch in all kinds of weather and just waves to motorists.I liked the story; it was a good, but it was a bit unusual these days and times.Why?Cause folks don’t normally speak to strangers.Sometimes, that doesn’t make much sense; they will remain strangers unless no one makes a casual effort to speak or at least nod their head in acknowledgment.You know, I’ve been told more than once told that I sorta go overboard on the “howdy”

  • School district again snubs American veterans

    I am disgusted with the Lancaster County School District after seeing the school district calendar in The Lancaster News.

    Once again the school leaders have chosen to show their disrespect and disdain for the millions of Americans who served and sacrificed in the armed forces.

    The district has chosen not to close the schools in observance of Veterans Day and Memorial Day. However, they have no school on seven different dates for teacher work days and professional development days.