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Today's News

  • Now is time to prepare for severe weather

    With Hanna approaching the East Coast and waffling somewhere between tropical storm and hurricane strength in the upcoming days, there is no telling what will happen here.Forecasters are predicting that it will make landfall Friday or Saturday anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina with flooding, strong winds, high surf, and torrential rainfall, including flash flood watches expected along the southeastern coast.But regardless of the impact, there is still time to make preparations to ensure the safety of your family and your home by assembling a

  • USCL semester under way

    Talks of financial aid, credit hours and cheap text books dominate many conversations at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus.

    It's not hard to tell that a new school year is under way.

    The fall semester at USCL began Aug. 21. About a week into the term, students say they are getting used to being back in class once again.

    Sophomore Jeremy Wirth wants to earn at least a 3.75 grade point average this fall. His goal is to regain the LIFE Scholarship following his 2.6 GPA last year.

  • Three Lancaster residents receive nominations for theater awards

    Three local residents have received nominations for the fifth annual Metrolina Theatre Association Awards.

    Debbie Jaillette, David Platts and Walt Adkins each received nominations for their work on The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County's production of "Children of Eden."

    Jaillette and Platts served as musical directors for the production and were each nominated for Outstanding Musical Director/Conductor.

    Adkins, who served on the technical crew, has been nominated for the Outstanding Lighting Design award.

  • USCL getting less state funds

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster is being penalized for increases in enrollment, Dean Dr. John Catalano says.

    Enrollment at the university could increase 10 to 15 percent this year when final figures come in October. Last year, enrollment increased 12 percent, and the year before that 22 percent.

    But the school receives less money from the state now than it did in 2001. In 2001, the school had 837 students and had a state appropriation of $2.9 million.

  • Trevor Banks leads LJGA in banner state showing

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association posted its best showing in chapter history at the Thomas D. Todd state tournament at the Pickens Country Club on Aug. 16-17.Buford High senior golfer Trevor Banks, the Class AA state medalist last spring, won the boys 15-18 division, shooting a 139 (72-67) over 18 holes from the white tees.

  • Some Fort Lawn residents concerned about Thread Trail

    CHESTER – Some Fort Lawn area residents raised objections at a recent Chester County Council meeting to the Carolina Thread Trail, a plan for free recreational walking and biking trails that will connect 15 counties in North and South Carolina.

    Those objections have in part led to the announcement of a public forum set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Lawn Community Center. The public is invited to attend and ask questions.

  • Bruins claw back, top AJ

    The Lancaster Bruins, in aroused bear fashion, clawed out a 31-6 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.LHS, up 7-0 at the half, ignited for two key second-half touchdowns to take control on the way to the 25-point win.The Vols, after yielding a quick score on the Bruins’ first possession with Zed Truesdale dashing six yards for a touchdown to cap a five-play, 49-yard march, played tough to set the stage for the game to be decided in the second half.LHS, which rolled up 383 yards total offense, struck in a hurry a

  • 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.