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Today's News

  • Clyburn pleased with Vols' progress

    KERSHAW – New Andrew Jackson High School head football coach Louis Clyburn said the Volunteers’ football program is “progressing nicely.”

  • Heath Springs annual budget boosted by federal, state grants

    HEATH SPRINGS – While it appears that much of the proposed 2008-09 Heath Springs town budget is larger than usual, it's really just a reflection of the town's good fortune.

    An $872,000 federal grant received last year for water system upgrades is included in the proposed budget. In fact, all grants received in the future are to be reflected as revenue in the town's budgets, Mayor Ann Taylor said.

  • Class may help spark career in welding for students

    Some area high school students have discovered the spark that may lead to a successful career.

    Thirteen seniors who take welding classes at the Lancaster High School Career Center recently earned a national certification from the American Welding Society.

    They took the test May 6 at Florence-Darlington Technical College. All 13 who went passed the exam.

    Class instructor Lynn Robertson said this is the first time welding students at Lancaster High have earned a certification while still in school.

  • Warriors honor standouts, Hammaker at awards night

    INDIAN LAND – The annual Indian Land High School winter-spring sports awards night in the Warriors’ gym on Wednesday night made for an eventful occasion.A host of athletes garnered honors producing smiles, handshakes and hugs.During the night, the mood changed as the Warriors paused to honor late soccer player Derek Hammaker, who died in an auto accident just prior to the start of preseason drills.Hammaker’s family was presented his framed IL No.

  • Karma, other pets ready for adoption

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. is pleased to announce that Karma, the sweet labrador with a collar embedded in his neck that we rescued is now ready for adoption.

    We are now accepting adoption applications for him as well as several other pets that are in need of forever homes. Karma loves attention and is best suited for an indoor home where he can be around people. Please visit our Web site at www.savelancasterpets.org to view Karma and all the other wonderful pets ready to go home with you now.

  • Taylor Burgess defies grim doctor's diagnosis

    Taylor Burgess' body was so weak he had to crawl to get around his house.

    A rare syndrome called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is the reason why Burgess went from marching in the band to receiving all his schooling from home.

    At one point, doctors told the Burgess' family to prepare for his funeral.

    But thanks to proper medical care and a whole lot of prayer and determination, Burgess' syndrome went into remission. He returned to Buford High for his senior year and is now about to receive his high school diploma.

    Problems arise

  • Faile leads AJ honorees

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School junior soccer player Jason Faile was quite active during the Volunteers’ stellar 19-2 season.Faile’s ace play this season was reflected in the Vols’ spring sports awards night in the AJ cafeteria on Monday.Faile, who scored 27 goals including six game winners, tallied his share of honors during the awards.He was named the AJ Athlete of Year in an award presented by the Kershaw News-Era and H&H Chevrolet.Faile, during the AJ soccer awards, earned Class AA all-state and all-region lau

  • County has difficult task to monitor budget, fund courthouse

     Before I could get my letter applauding The Lancaster News for its opposition to the proposed courthouse, Mr. John Baker supplies all the technical fine points and logic to support the need for a new courthouse.

    The next thing I see is a column by Steve Willis, our county administrator. Now, I am confused and confounded. Betcha that would make me a good politician, able to change horses in mid-stream.

    With apologies to the news editorial board, I sorta lean toward the views of Mr. Willis, maybe it’s because I can remember when.

  • Kersey 'ambassador' for Lancaster County

    I would like to recognize a person who is a true ambassador for Lancaster County. When my wife and I moved here four years ago, we did not know a single person. As a result, we were left to reference the yellow pages when determining where to take our car for service.

  • Heroes - they are red, white, blue and brave

    “Look out! Run for your life,” Sgt. Clifford Sims shouted to his platoon after hearing the all-too-familiar clicking sound in the dense underbrush. Too late. The Vietnamese booby trap exploded as Sims unhesitatingly hurled himself upon the device, taking its full impact. His blood-soaked flesh scattered in a hundred different directions. He gave his life to save theirs. Sims earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice.