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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins rally for win over York

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to net a road win and an eventual split with Region III-AAAA foe York on Friday night.
    The LHS girls, 6-8, 3-3, trailed for most of the game, but came on strong in the final quarter to take the 44-35 road win.
    Lancaster, down 33-32 going to the final period, picked up the pace to outscore the Lady Cougars for the nine-point win.

  • Volunteers hold on for split

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split a pair of Region IV-AA basketball games with the Cheraw High School Braves in Cheraw on Friday night.
    The AJ boys won a hard-fought game, 67-63. The Lady Vols dropped a close 48-45 loss.
    The Volunteers, in the nightcap, hit the floor running against the Cheraw Braves. The fast-paced game saw the teams trade the lead several times.
    AJ Dontarius James and Kadarius Kirkland broke the ball down court several times for points.

  • Column: Fascinating tidbits about S.C.

    It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for all things South Carolina – our history, politics, people, culture, places, food – everything.
    And since we are such a wonderful – and weird – state, there is an awful lot to know and always something new to learn.

  • Column: Lancaster leads state in repaving

    OK, so touting that one is tops in road maintenance in South Carolina is akin to bragging that one owns the largest Chihuahua in the state.
    However, when it came to road resurfacing in 2016, our county was the lead dog by miles.

  • Working to resurrect the American chestnut

    Jim Melvin
    Clemson University

    SENECA – Clemson University graduate instructor Adam Coates and a class of forestry students recently visited a sprawling Upstate farm to learn about the latest scientific findings on the restoration of the American chestnut in Southern climes.

  • Springs Memorial limits visitation, citing flu cases

    From release

    Springs Memorial Hospital on Monday announced immediate temporary restrictions on visitation at the hospital, citing the current high incidence of flu in the area.
    Children younger than 12 should not visit patient rooms or visit parents who are being treated in the emergency department, the hospital said. Children also should not come to the waiting room of the emergency department unless they are being seen as a patient.

  • Police making recruits useful earlier

    The Lancaster Police Department has modified its training procedures to help the city get more valuable work out of new recruits before they attend the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
    Under the changes approved by city council, the police department will now use its own certified instructors to train and test recruits in-house the same way as it trains and tests volunteer reserve officers.
    After that initial training phase, the recruits will eventually attend the criminal justice academy.

  • Kids quiz him: ‘Are you the mayor?’

    Superintendent Gene Moore hopped on a school bus Monday afternoon outside Indian Land Elementary, joining students as they wound up another day.
    It’s a routine he has enjoyed over the years, two or three times a semester, and he doesn’t have many more rides left before he retires in July.
    The students seldom know who he is at first.
    “Are you the mayor,” one asked him Monday, standing in line before boarding.
    “No,” he said, laughing.

  • Kershaw Golf Course’s putting greens get protection during winter

    KERSHAW – The refurbished Kershaw Golf Course has added $9,000 worth of breathable covers for 11 putting greens to protect sensitive grass from damage during frigid winter weather.
    It’s a move to safeguard the town’s recent investment of $40,000 in improvements at the municipal course, said Kershaw Town Councilman Jody Connell, chairman of the town’s golf course advisory committee.
    “When the temperature gets below 25 degrees, you need to protect the grass,” Connell said.  

  • Proposed IL rec center’s $14.7M cost stuns council

    The Lancaster County Council has gotten its first look at a proposed new Indian Land recreation center occupying 10 acres donated by Avondale’s developers, but the jaw-dropping $14.7 million price tag sent the plan back to the drawing board.
    For comparison, the 100-acre mega sports complex that the county hopes to build at a central location just north of Lancaster using hospitality-tax revenues is expected to cost $17 million.