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Today's News

  • Jordan's pleased with AJ's progress

    KERSHAW – Graduation last year cost the Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer team 12 players including nine starters and the core of 2007 squad.But seven matches into the 2008 season, veteran Volunteers’ coach Randy Jordan is saying things he said earlier he wouldn’t have said in the preseason.“It’s hard to hear me crying about losing 12 players when we’re seven matches in and haven’t lost yet,” coach Jordan said.

  • Local 4-H officials offer wildlife food project

    The Clemson 4-H FACE (Food and Cover Establishment) for Wildlife Project, now in its 28th year, is now accepting entries from youths ages 5-19. The FACE for Wildlife program works through local 4-H clubs to educate children in wildlife habitat needs and encourages the planting of wildlife food plots.

  • Springs executive office workers can apply for aid

    WASHINGTON,D.C.–U.S.Rep.JohnSpratt,D-5thDistrict,announcedlastweekthatadministrativesupportworkerslaidofffromtheexecutiveofficeatSpringsGlobalinFortMillareeligibletoapplyforfederalassistance.Allworkersattheoffice,includingon-siteleasedworkersfromDiverscoInc.andCanteen,whoweretotallyorpartiallyseparatedfromemploymentonorafterJan.28,mayapplyforassistance.SprattsaideligibilityforassistancewasmadepossiblewhentheLaborDepartmentrecentlyapprovedaTradeAdjustmentAssistance(TAA)petitionfiledbythecompanyonbehalfofitsworkers.“IampleasedthattheLaborDepar

  • They're not mad scientists, but they are science fair winners

    Thedangerspeoplefacefromcigarettesmokehavebeenlongpublicized.Buthowharmfularecigarettestoplants?Onestudent’scuriosityaboutthosedangersresultedinatopfinishintheLancasterCountySchoolDistrictsciencefairlastweek.NorthElementarySchool’sHunterFunderburkwonfirstplaceamongallthird-gradeentriesatThursday’sdistrictwidefair,heldattheBradleyArtsandSciencesBuildingattheUniversityofSouthCarolinaatLancaster.Therewerealsofirst-placewinnersinfourothergrades.TheyincludedNorthElementaryfourth-graderKatePetit,McDonaldGreenElementaryfifth-grader

  • Lancaster falls to Cougars

    The Lancaster High School baseball team didn’t have a good Friday, dropping a 9-4 road loss to York in Region III-AAAA play.The five-run loss left LHS at 4-6-1, including a 3-3 region mark.Jordan Workman worked three innings, allowing six hits, two walks and six runs, five earned. He struck out one. Ross Maiden hurled two innings and yielded a run, no hits and two walks.

  • Speeding bidding to roll Saturday

    Once again Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway will try to get its weather-plagued season rolling.Two weeks ago, the track set an open practice to give the competitors a chance to shake down their new rides before the opener, but Mother Nature halted the action.

  • Stallions top LHS in 9-3 win

    Lancaster ventures to York today in hopes of rebounding from a home loss to South Pointe.The visiting Stallions played the spoiler Thursday when they notched a 9-3 win over the Bruins at LHS’s Doomsday Corner.LHS visits York today for a 2 p.m. game.Junior Michael Catoe went five frames and took the loss. He allowed four runs, three hits and a walk. Catoe fanned one. Evan Byrd worked two innings and yielded five runs, four hits and three walks. Byrd struck out one.Bryan Gainer led the Lancaster offense with two hits and a run batted in.

  • I'll ride this storm out under the kitchen table

    Lately, I’ve found myself paying a little more attention to the radio weather forecasts and wondering if we will get caught up in a path of destruction like our friends and neighbors in small midwestern towns.

    You know, it’s kind of a helpless feeling, any time a tornado watch and warning are issued here.

    We don’t have storm shelters in our basement like folks in Kansas where Dorothy and Toto lived.

    A recent report said that a town there was nearly wiped off the map by a violent storm.

  • AJ Volunteers' Flowers, Catoe advance to state strength meet

    Andrew Jackson High School athletes Trent Flowers and Julius Catoe advanced to the state strength meet after placing in the region strength competition at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Wednesday night.Flowers won his weight class in the 180-pound class.

  • Saturday Before Easter tourney set

    The fifth annual Saturday Before Easter Omega golf tournament will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Lancaster Golf Club.The tournament entry fee is $50 for non-members of the Lancaster Golf Club and $30 for Lancaster Golf Club members.The format is a modified captain’s choice tournament. Teams will be drawn by tournament officials.Play is four participants per team and on each hole all four players will tee off. The best drive will be chosen and each golfer will play his ball from there into the hole.The Top two scores will count.