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Today's News

  • Combining discovery, preservation

    Archivists are not known for getting down in the dirt.
    You often see them wearing white gloves, to avoid damaging the precious documents and other artifacts that it’s their job to catalog and safely tuck away.
    Brent Burgin has those white gloves, but he was just as comfortable in work gloves over several years, slogging away in the bottom of a pit at the Kolb Site archaeological dig near Darlington with his colleagues from USC Lancaster.

  • Teen without wheels no more

    Daquan Stevenson has a new ride.
    The Kershaw 17-year-old, whose car was totaled by an 18-wheeler in a hit-and-run accident two weeks ago, is back on the road, thanks to a Lancaster couple who read his story in The Lancaster News.
    Stevenson was stopped at the stop sign on West Hilton Street at North Matson Street in Kershaw on March 15 when the trailer of a turning semi slammed into the front end of his 1996 Honda Civic. The truck driver did not stop.

  • Estridge will not run for 5th term

    County council member Jack Estridge, first elected in 2002 to represent the southern part of the county, will not seek a fifth term in office.
    “I think I’ve served long enough, and others are willing to step up,” the 72-year-old Democrat said Friday.
    “I tell you, I have two little great-grandchildren who have really brightened up my life, and I just want to spend as much time as I can with them.”

  • Mentors by chance

    A month after a fire shut down Andrew Jackson Middle School for repairs, its displaced seventh graders have taken on an unexpected role – becoming mentors to the students at Kershaw Elementary School. 

    “It’s been amazing. The kids are enjoying the older students,” said Leslie Bass, a first-grade teacher at KES. “We had one student struggling with math, and the seventh grader sat down and tutored them. 

  • Local Easter events have something for ‘Everybunny’

    Library egg hunt

    Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster, will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10-11 a.m. March 30. For details, call (803) 285-1502 or e-mail aantonacci@lancastercountysc.net.

    HS Easter egg hunt

  • Candidate Column: I have the education, experience to be county’s next probate judge

    My name is Dee Studebaker. I have been Lancaster County’s associate probate judge for almost two years. I immediately filed to run for probate judge when filing opened at noon March 16 because I am serious about gaining your trust.
    I have the skills, education and experience necessary to serve you as probate judge, and I feel called to public service.  I’ve had the privilege over the past two years to assist and observe the court’s operations while earning the trust and confidence of other personnel and citizens.    

  • Column: Here's how House voted to distribute tax revenues

    The S.C. House last week passed its $8.2 billion version of the state’s general fund budget, sending it to the Senate.
    Our state’s economy is booming, with low unemployment, continued business growth and a thriving tourism industry, so South Carolina brought in $326 million more than it did the year before in recurring dollars that can be used on yearly expenses.
    Here’s a look at what the House did:

    Required expenditures

  • AJ’s Myers 3rd in state strength meet

    Andrew Jackson High School had one athlete place in the annual S.C. Strength Coaches Association state strength meet at Lexington High School in Lexington on Saturday.

    Caleb Myers, a sophomore, finished third in the 205 junior varsity division.

    The meet requires the athletes to compete in the bench press, squat and broad jump.

    Myers highlighted his effort with a personal-best 405-pound squat.

    Myers qualified for the state meet, placing first in the region meet at Lugoff-Elgin.

  • Classic draws county coaches, players

    The Tri-County Classic, an area senior all-star basketball doubleheader, is set for Saturday at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

    The hoops twin bill features a girls game and a boys game in the Trojans’ gym.

    Players from the four Lancaster County high schools will be represented.

    The girls game tips off at 1 p.m., with the boys game at 3.

    The teams will be guided by area coaches, including two with Lancaster ties.

  • Bruins golfers go to 6-0

    The Lancaster High School golf team stayed unbeaten on the season, taking a one-shot win over Class AAAAA foe Nation Ford High School in a three-way meet at the Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The Bruins shot a 157 to top the NFHS Falcons, who had a 158, and Northwestern at 176.

    LHS senior Brady Hinkle and Trey Crenshaw each posted a 38. Mason Tucker had a 39, while Nick Mangano carded a 42, a shot ahead of Baylee Evans’ 43.