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Today's News

  • County jobless rate falls

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The county’s unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in December from 6.7 percent in November, according to data released Tuesday, Jan. 27, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    Exactly one year ago, the county’s unemployment rate stood at 7.4 percent. However, unemployment in Lancaster County in June 2009 was 18.6 percent. 

  • Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses, volunteers

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Whether it was the need to educate Lancaster County’s future leaders or recognizing the ones who are already making a local difference, the importance of home was a common theme that resonated amongst a large group of civic and business leaders Thursday night, Jan. 29.

  • Two county prep coaches calling for Patriots’ win in Super Bowl

     

    Two Lancaster County prep football coaches are predicting a New England Patriots’ win in Super XLIX tonight.

    The Patriots, the American Football League champions, are the pick of Lancaster High School head coach Bobby Collins and Tripp Watts, the Buford High School football coach.

  • League suspends players after review of IL-AJ jayvee fight

     

    The S.C. High School League handed down player suspensions for a fight during the Andrew Jackson-Indian Land junior varsity boys basketball game at Indian Land High School on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    The SCHSL officials made the suspensions after reviewing the game tape last week.

  • Warriors’ second-half charges spark sweep

     

    PAGELAND – Indian Land used second-half surges to post a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of Central High of Pageland on Friday, Jan. 30.

    The IL boys, 12-4, 7-2, rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to down the Eagles after the Lady Warriors surged in the second half to notch the win.

  • Lady Jackets surge to net split

     

    CHERAW – The Buford High girls basketball team rallied in the second half to take a 47-44 win and earn a Region IV-AA hoops split with host Cheraw High School on Friday, Jan. 30.

    The nightcap saw the Braves remain unbeaten in Region IV-AA boys play with a 77-40 win over the Jackets.

  • Bruins deck Cycs twice

     

    CHESTER – Lancaster, with solid play, notched a Region III-AAA basketball sweep at Chester High School on Friday, January 30.

    The No. 1 Lady Bruins picked up their play in the second half and rolled to a region win over the CHS girls to open the sweep.

  • Pay attention to the details in this legislative session

    With a new session that began Jan. 13, the opportunities for positive reforms to our system of governance, tax structure and personal freedoms should be plentiful.

    And while there are some strong reforms on the table this year, it’s the weak refoms – and even some measures that would take us backward – that will likely take center stage if citizens don’t keep a watchful eye on their lawmakers.

  • ‘Someone needs to go to jail’ for the $130 million scandal

    These were the words of outrage of freshman S.C. Legislator Cezar McKnight when discussing the scandal of the $123 million in fines the state has paid for its 25-year failure to comply with federal law with regard to deadbeat dads.

    The question is, can this young reformer do something about this, or will politics as usual in South Carolina prevail?

    First the legislator and then then scandal.

  • Rolling patrol car injures man

    A pedestrian was seriously injured, and flown to a Charlotte hospital Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, after he was struck by a patrol car while trying to flag down a deputy sheriff.