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Today's News

  • I am 'passionate advocate for right to vote'

    An article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on Jan. 12, which attributed certain statements to me as quotes. I would like to explain what was actually said, as opposed to what appeared in the paper.

  • IL dedicates new middle school

    INDIAN LAND - Students, parents, teachers, school officials and visitors gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of Indian Land Middle School, the first school dedicated solely to middle school students in the history of the Indian Land schools.

    "We thought this day would never come," eighth-grade class president Michael Rodriguez told the audience at the school dedication Sunday. "But it is here, a school we can call ours, a middle school."

  • AJ lauds fall stars

    KERSHAW - A pair of ace underclassmen reaped top football honors at the Andrew Jackson High School fall sports banquet on Thursday night.

    Volunteers' junior quarterback Daniel Pardue, an all-county and All-Region VIII-AA pick, was named the Offensive MVP. He threw for 1,338 yards, hitting 110-232 passes for 11 touchdowns this season.

    Sophomore linebacker Dylan McKittrick, an all-county and all-region selection, was selected as the Defensive MVP. McKittrick racked up 84 tackles and an interception.

  • Survey will help group as it seeks grant funds

    Be on the lookout for a survey questionnaire that may appear in your mailbox over the next few days.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is conducting a survey to collect parents' opinions and concerns regarding youth behavior.

    Results will help the coalition determine what services and programs can most benefit local youth and their families.

    The surveys will be mailed Monday to the parents of all seventh- through 12th-grade students in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Video - Obama wins big here and in S.C.

    Barack Obama won big among Lancaster County voters, just as he did among those across the state in the Democratic presidential primary Saturday.

    The U.S. senator from Illinois routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates.

  • LHS girls rally to clip Clover

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins got back on track in Region III-AAAA hoops play, snapping a three-game skid. LHS, in a region split with Clover, rallied in the second half to take a 36-33 home win over the Lady Blue Eagles.The CHS boys notched a 69-58 win in the nightcap. In the opener, CHS held an 18-15 at the break, but Lancaster outscored the Lady Blue Eagles 12-6 in the third period and stayed on top for the three-point win.“We were slow starting on offense, but our defense came through and played well,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said.

  • Study should help leaders promote historic assets

    Experts on how to best promote the area's top cultural and historical assets say their work in this part of South Carolina looks promising.

    "In doing the interviews and getting the information, one thing that is surprising is how much there is in this county," said private consultant Curt Cottle.

    He said art forms such as Catawba pottery and the county's Revolutionary War sites are obvious appeals, as are nature-based attractions such as 40-Acre Rock

    Carole Summers Morris, another consultant, said leaders here are ready "to go to the next level."

  • Jackets roll in win over Knights

    The Buford Yellow Jackets had an easy win, taking a 72-4 wrestling victory over Class A foe North Central.

    BHS had 9 forfeit wins in the short match.

    The Jackets also had pins from Lain Adams, Rashad Cunningham and Johntrell Caudle in the 68-point win.

    Buford is slated to visit Central High of Pageland on Monday in a 7 p.m. match.

    BHS 72 NCHS 4

    103 Double forfeit

    112 Lain Adams (B) pinned Josh Stroud (NC)

    119 Rashad Cunningham (B) pinned Troy Teal (NC)

    125 Trevor Banks (B) won by forfeit

    130 Taylor Banks (B) won by forfeit

  • City OKs accommodations tax after some questions

    Lancaster City Council gave final approval to support Lancaster County's proposed 3 percent accommodations tax earlier this month.

    Council approved the tax with a 4-1 vote on Jan. 8. Mayor Joe Shaw dissented.

    Lancaster County can charge up to a 1.5 percent tax on hotel/motel stays on its own without seeking the approval of county municipalities. Anything greater requires the nod of the county's municipalities, according to state law.

  • Flappers and fun focus of arts gala

    You may want to brush up on your Charleston for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts' annual gala Feb. 9.

    The theme for this year's bash is Flappers, Fringe and Fabulous Fun. The black-tie optional event begins at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The gala is the arts council's largest fundraiser each year. Last year's brought in $25,000 to fund the council's programs.