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Today's News

  • S.C. Baseball Coaches Hall to induct McMurray

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, who built prep baseball powerhouse teams at Lewisville and Buford high schools, has been selected as a 2017 inductee for the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    McMurray, who won 419 games as a high school baseball coach at three different schools, will be inducted along with the late Strother Sligh (Irmo High School), Jerry Stoots (Stall High School of Charleston) and Forrest “Whitey” Kendall of Parker High School in Greenville.

  • School Improvement Council at Clinton makes honor roll

    Clinton Elementary’s School Improvement Council was named to the S.C. School Improvement Council Honor Roll for 2017 along with 15 others in the state.

    Five finalists from the 16 honor roll winners will be selected in February, and one will advance to win the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in March. 

    Kenneth Stinson, Clinton SIC chairman and parent, said the award is a great accomplishment for Clinton.

  • Duke donates $22K to 4 local nonprofits

    Duke Energy last year gave $22,100 to four Lancaster County nonprofit agencies, part of its $2.8 million in donations across the state.
    “The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where its customers live and work,” said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy VP of Community Relations.
    Duke Energy awarded the local grants to the Women’s Enrichment Center, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Katawba Valley Land Trust, and Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

  • Lancaster woman marched in Washington

    Lauren Kornegay of Lancaster demonstrated with hundreds of thousands at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., last weekend.
    Kornegay, 28, attended with three friends from her hometown in Maryland. She stressed that the march for her was about respect – about showing up and being “for” something more than marching “against” incoming President Donald Trump.

  • Feds say no $6M grant for reviving Clinton area

    The federal government has rejected Lancaster’s request for a $6 million Promise Neighborhood grant to help revive the Clinton Elementary School attendance zone.
    But the Lancaster County School District and its coalition partners, who raised $6 million locally and applied for the matching federal grant in September, already have started the reapplication process and are optimistic.

  • Pizzas stolen at gunpoint near Buckelew Park

    The Lancaster Police Department is trying to find the men responsible for robbing a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver of food at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a yard near Buckelew Park.
    According to a police incident report, the 18-year-old driver was dropping off a multiple pizza order called in to Domino’s by someone named “Larry.”
    The order, per the call, was to be delivered at a home in the 400 block of Park Street.

  • Naming our patriots

    After three years of research, the Friends of the Buford Massacre Battleground have documented the names of 215 soldiers who fought in Lancaster County's most significant American Revolution battle, under the command of Col. Abraham Buford.
    The group is preparing to have a bronze plaque made to place on the brick wall at the Rocky River Road battle site in the Buford community, which is named for the colonel. The plaque will be dedicated May 17, just before the 237th commemoration of Buford’s Massacre, also known as the Battle of the Waxhaws, on May 27.

  • Testy exchanges as Harris rejoins Lancaster council

    Tension over the election dispute between Jackie Harris and Linda Blackmon wasn’t confined to the courtroom this week.
    It bubbled over in Tuesday night’s city council meeting, with testy exchanges involving Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris, Mayor John Howard and Councilwoman Hazel Taylor.
    The meeting was the council’s first since Harris was restored to her District 3 council seat while her protest of Blackmon’s Nov. 8 election victory is adjudicated in Lancaster General Sessions Court.

  • Lancers to open season Saturday

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster will open its ninth baseball season Saturday with a twin bill at Catawba Valley Community College of Hickory, N.C.
    The Lancers, 38-21 last season under veteran head coach Steve Williams, will play a four-game series with CVCC, including two games Saturday and a pair Sunday.
    USCL opens its season with a noon game and follows with a 3 p.m. with the Red Hawks.
    Games Sunday are set for the same times.

  • Vols edge Eagles for sweep

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers pulled off a hardwood sweep of rival Central with a last-second 50-49 victory over the Eagles in Pageland on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols, with a late flurry, defeated the Lady Eagles by 20, 48-28.
    The boys game was much tighter, with the AJ boys netting the win at the wire.
    Just before the final buzzer, with the score tied 49-all, AJ’s Jamie Hinson was fouled and had two free throws.
    Hinson missed the first foul shot, but netted the second to give the No. 7 Vols a thrilling 50-49 win.