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Today's News

  • Coaches guided Heath Springs to state title

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News


    Editor’s note: Following is from an interview with Mike Couch, Vic Truesdale and Chucky Williams about the coaches who guided Heath Springs to the 1967 Class C state championship. The three players served as captains of the 1967 Blue Devils football team.


    We want to tell you about our coaches as we knew them and how they led us.

  • Rucker Rams roll to stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams improved to 3-0 with a 42-18 win over Buford Middle School on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Rams had plenty of stars in the game, with J.P. Cunningham tallying two touchdowns, including a 60-yard kickoff return. He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.

    Brice Harris scored a touchdown and had four 2-point conversion runs.

    Rucker defensive back Jamias Duncan returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Grayson Kirk added a 10-yard touchdown run.

  • League’s realignment to impact county schools

    The S.C. High School League’s realignment, which begins with the 2018-19 school year, will impact Lancaster County’s four high schools.

    The new biannual realignment, based on school enrollment, will again feature five classifications.

    All county schools will continue in their present regions set by the SCHSL, the state’s governing body of interscholastic competition.

  • Column: Volvo project shows pitfalls of job-luring tax incentives

    Since it secured the Volvo manufacturing plant in July 2015, the state has been celebrating its achievement with promises of stellar economic growth and thousands of jobs for the Berkeley County area.
    A spokesman for Berkeley County was asked if taxpayers would be feeling any effects from Berkeley’s multimillion-dollar investment. He responded, “I think the effect they’re going to feel is a lot of jobs coming to Berkeley County.”

  • Column: ‘Fake news’ is out there, but not from journalists

    Fake news. It’s a phrase that became the most memorable takeaway from the 2016 election and the political hangover that still resonates today.
    It should come as no surprise that Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed the 2016 word of the year to be “post-truth,” an appropriate adjective for an era in which some news consumers are less concerned with whether or not something is true than they are with how it makes them feel.

  • Teaching the kids at Discovery School about newspapers

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I juggle a big metal plate and a bag full of newspaper-related things in my hands on a Friday morning.
    I walk into Discovery School, trying to carry it all in one trip.
    The school will start its own newspaper soon.
    And I’ve been asked to talk with fourth and fifth graders about what’s newsworthy, how the paper works.

  • 16-year-old from Indian Land plans Chicago Marathon run

    An Indian Land teenager has trained eight months to run in his first-ever marathon for a cause he supports.
    Mason Mazurek, 16, will run in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    His goal is to finish the 26.2 miles in six and a half hours.
    “I’ve trained a good amount, so I’m definitely feeling confident,” said Mason, a junior at Indian Land High School.
    He has raised about $1,200 for St. Jude, and hopes to raise at least $1,500.

  • Foster pups teach 5th graders to care for nature’s treasures

    The most popular spot at McDonald Green Elementary is teacher Kim Threatt’s science lab. Some students skip recess to spend a little more time there, and even teachers and principals find excuses to drop by.
    The pull is puppy love.
    About five weeks ago, Threatt began fostering two puppies for the Lancaster SPCA – Bo and Lucy. Threatt decided to take them to school and teach responsible pet care. The puppies joined more than a dozen animals bringing science to life at McDonald Green.

  • $600K in grants to aid crime-victim services

    Crime-victim services in Lancaster County received $600,000 in funding this week with the awarding of federal grants to the sheriff’s office, the solicitor’s office and Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault.
    The federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants were announced Wednesday by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. He held a press conference to award $2.3 million in victim-services grants to organizations in Lancaster, Chester and York counties.

  • County tackling challenges related to growth, policing

    About 135 businesspeople, elected officials and school personnel attended the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community breakfast Friday at USC Lancaster.
    Representatives from three entities – Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster County School District and Lancaster County Economic Development – updated community members on happenings in their fields.
    The breakfast was the chamber’s ninth State of the Community event. The education component was added this year.