Today's News

  • School district cancels classes on Friday

    The Lancaster County School District announced about 7:30 p.m. Thursday that Friday classes at all schools were cancelled.

    Students' families were notified via the school district's automated telephone system that there would be no classes.

  • Vols drop tough OT loss in Classic

    The Andrew Jackson High boys basketball team had a tough loss in the Music City Classic, but Volunteers coach Danny Wright said the overall experience in Nashville, Tenn., was positive.
    AJ played in the Music City Classic, a three-day basketball showcase over the MLK weekend in Nashville, which spotlights the nation’s top high school basketball talent.
    Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville edged the Vols, 64-63 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Hillsborough High School in Nashville.

  • Lady Bruins top Dorman

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ hardwood success in the Columbia area continued Jan. 16.
    A year ago, the LHS girls of coach Ronnie Robinson captured the school’s first state title since 1959 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
    On Saturday afternoon, the LHS Lady Bruins returned to the Midlands to play in the MLK Classic at Lower Richland High School and responded with a 46-39 win over Class AAAA foe Dorman High School of Spartanburg.

  • Run raises funds for Habitat building fund

    Mustapha Elgazar of Pageland repeated his win in the Resolute Reindeer 5K held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Dec. 12.
    Elgazar posted an 18:51 to top the field. A year ago, Elgazar ran an 18:55 to take the victory in the Resolute Reindeer 5K.
    The second overall male finisher was Matthew Collins with a 19:13 and Walker Kirkley was third in 19:58.
    Andrea Brunsvold of Lancaster ran a 23:25 to finish as the top overall female. Brunsvold was followed by Elizabeth Monroe in a 23:36 and Sydney Cauthen was third in 24:18.

  • Column: The little big dream

    I have a dream for the world. My dream is concerning our nation’s problems and the world’s problems. I dream that one day the dreams of others can be lived in a way of peace. My dream includes that very peace that most of us look for in this world and our daily lives. I dream that one day that my dreams will inspire and motivate many generations to come. This is my big dream! Prepare to hear the truth.

  • Column: Imagine what the world could be

    On April 4, 1963, a man named Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world. His dream was not to be rich but to feel rich by sharing kindness with everyone. His dream was that people, as a whole, could look past their differences and live together in harmony because, even though we come from different countries, we speak in different tongues, and we look different, we are all human.

  • Power outage sends Harrisburg Elementary students home early

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School dismissed students at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 because of a power outage, said David Knight, spokesman for the Lancaster County School District.  
    “This is all third-hand information, but as I understand it, Duke Energy placed a new transformer sometime over the weekend, and that transformer has malfunctioned,” Knight said. “Nobody was aware of the issue until this morning because of the holiday.”

  • Norrell to give Democratic response to Haley’s address

    From release

  • Voter sign-up deadlines

    Voters who plan to cast ballots in the upcoming party primaries or special mayoral election for the city of Lancaster must register in the upcoming days.
    To vote in the Republican presidential primary, you must be registered by today, Jan. 20. The statewide GOP presidential primary is Feb. 20.
    To vote in the Democratic presidential primary, you must be registered by Jan. 27. That primary is Feb. 27.
    To vote in the special mayor’s race, city voters must be registered by Jan. 23.

  • Buford leader Jim Mahaffey dies at 79

    Community leader and business owner Jim Mahaffey, credited with turning Lancaster Superspeedway into a Carolinas racing hotbed in the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Jan. 18.
    Mahaffey, 79, was an Army veteran and the owner of Mahaffey Used Parts on North Rocky River Road. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah Ruth Craig Mahaffey, five children, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.