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Today's News

  • Rodman paces ILHS track awards

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman led the ILHS track awards for the 2017 season.
    Rodman, a freshman, paced the Lady Warriors’ honors, earning the girls team MVP. Rodman highlighted her season, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.
    In the Class AAA meet at Spring Valley High School at Pontiac, Rodman also smashed the school record with a third-place finish in the 3200 with an 11:44.10 showing. Rodman posted a sixth-place effort in the girls 800-meter run in 2:32.86.

  • Junior standout also takes White Plains

    David Oliver III continued his stellar play to highlight the Lancaster Junior Golf Association in its tournament at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
    Oliver, coming off a win in an elite junior tournament in Cleveland, Tenn., won the chapter’s 10-12 age division with a two-under 34 over nine holes. Oliver’s effort included three birdies and five pars.

  • Oliver stellar at The Blade

    David Oliver III is quickly making a name for himself in South Carolina junior golf.
    Oliver, a rising sixth grader at New Heights Middle School in Pageland, has produced another stellar season with the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, but he stepped up his game on the links Tuesday afternoon.
    Oliver, playing in the prestigious 19th annual Blade Junior Classic in Greer, captured the boys 10-12 age division crown in dramatic fashion.

  • Everything about Haile mine is just ginormous

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    On the road again, just 20 miles from home this time, to Haile Gold Mine.
    The OceanaGold Corp. project is a sight to see, and it’s right here in Lancaster County, just east of Kershaw.
    My grandson Thomas Bailey has been working there for going on two years now. Thomas knew that I’ve been wanting to take a tour of the place. I heard some politicians had been going there from time to time, but I’m surely not one of those!

  • Plentiful rains produce eye-popping vegetables

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    For local farmers gathered Thursday at two Lancaster County Farmers Markets, it’s been a fantastic growing season, thanks to plentiful rainfall at regular intervals.
    Their tables looked like food-magazine covers, packed with gorgeous green beans, yellow squash, red and green peppers, green onions, pink peaches, plump watermelons and purple eggplant.

  • 2017-18 registration rules for Lancaster schools

    From release

    Registration dates have been set for the 2017-18 school year.
    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.
    School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Keeping kids reading through summer break

    More than 40 kids attended Mount Carmel AME Zion Church’s Motivated Reading program on Tuesday.
    In its fifth year, the free event targets students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
    Program coordinator Tammie White said the church has always been interested in getting students to read.
    “Teachers stress during the summer months that students need to read,” White said. “We’re trying to keep them motivated.”

  • Ja’Von Crockett back in Lancaster for annual festival celebrating youth

    When Ja’Von Crockett sees children laughing and playing with their parents, he can’t help but wonder how his life would’ve turned out had his dad been there.
    “When he came back around, we were getting ready to graduate,” Crockett said. “We didn’t hardly know him. And to tell you the truth, I couldn’t even tell you what his favorite flavor of ice cream was.”

  • No public hearing needed for Kershaw rec center annexation

    KERSHAW – There’s a critical 5-acre tract the town of Kershaw needs to annex on the outskirts of town to give its underdevelopment business park access to the railroad tracks.
    And this is an annexation request fully endorsed by the property owner.
    The tract is home to the county-owned Andrew Jackson Recreation Center property on North Matson Street.   
    Lancaster County asked Kershaw officials to annex the property into its corporate town limits.

  • Families endure a pain that will never go away

    Editor’s note: Hannah Strong joined us a year ago, fresh out of Winthrop. Today she begins an occasional column on what her first reporting job is teaching her about herself, her profession and Lancaster County.

    The operator from an S.C. prison says, “You have 15 seconds left on this call.”
    “Let me call you right back,” the woman tells me.
    She has been jailed for attempted armed robbery  since 2013.
    I’m talking to her because her 19-year-old son has been shot dead in Lancaster.