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Today's News

  • Brown signs with USC Union

    The University of South Carolina Union baseball program is stepping up to the plate, with a Lancaster High School connection in the Bantams’ diamond fold.

    C.J. Brown, a LHS Bruins baseball veteran, signed with USCU in the LHS conference room on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brown, a first baseman in the Bruins program, served as a LHS captain this spring when Lancaster High made the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

  • Watts pleased with BHS spring drills

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts, entering is fourth season guiding the Yellow Jackets, said he’s happy with the BHS spring drills.

    Buford, looking to improve on a 3-8 record last season, capped its spring drills with the annual Jackets spring football game on Monday.

    The White team posted an 18-16 win over the Maroon squad in the final athletic event to be held on the natural turf at Jackets Stadium.

  • Hardin honored as LHS baseball MVP

    Lancaster High School senior player Evan Hardin led the Bruins baseball honorees at the team’s awards cookout at the LHS field, Doomsday Corner, on May 18.

    Hardin, one of four LHS players selected to the All-Region III-AAAA team, is the Bruins MVP for the 2017 season.

    Hardin, a pitcher and infielder, hit .382 and had the lowest earned run average on the LHS staff as well as the most innings pitched this spring.

  • Lady Warriors earn honors

    Indian Land High School saluted its state champion Lady Warriors soccer team at the team’s annual awards Monday night.

    The Lady Warriors, who went 19-5-1 this spring under coach Mark Bonda, captured the Lancaster County Class AAA school’s first-ever state soccer championship with a 2-1 (5-3 in penalty kicks) win over Brookland-Cayce High School of Columbia on May 13 at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

  • Get ready for library summer programs

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Library and its branches are “Building a Better World” during its building-themed Summer Reading Program this year.
    From June 1 to July 28, readers of all ages can register for their summer reading log online or at the library’s circulation desk.

  • ‘60 Minutes’ spotlights S.C. survivor of Bataan march

    Ken Scar
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus Col. (Ret) Ben Skardon, a survivor of World War II’s Bataan Death March, will be featured on the “60 Minutes” this Sunday.

  • Sixth-graders read 1 million words, get free dinner-dance

     Lara Whitaker

    A.R. Rucker Middle School

    On the night of May 19,  A.R. Rucker Middle School’s cafeteria was filled with millionaires – word millionaires.

    About 60 sixth-grade students, along with teachers, attended the Millionaires’ Ball, hosted by sixth-grade English teacher Tisha Simmons, to celebrate the reading accomplishments of the students.

  • South Middle School regains spot as national School to Watch

    South Middle School was recognized this week as one of South Carolina's Schools to Watch, making it one of 19 schools across the state to win the national honor.

    South earned the designation, its first School to Watch honor in five years, after documenting continuous improvements in academic excellence and organization, while remaining sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of their students. 

  • IL Legion honors vets found in old cemetery

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    So often we hear about history being lost, but this story is about history being rediscovered.
    Three veterans were honored this week in the newly cleared Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land. They were:
    ◆ Col. John William Hagins (1727-1790) – His is the oldest grave in the cemetery. Hagins served under Thomas Sumter at the Battle of Hanging Rock. His headstone, featuring crossed sabers, had been lost for about 16 years.

  • Unpaid city fines top $1M

    For more than three decades, the city of Lancaster has allowed those with limited incomes who owe municipal court fines to make small payments over time instead of paying the entire amount within 90 days as the law stipulates.
    But far too often, people have not kept up with those payment plans, and the city hasn’t done much about that.
    No one knows exactly how or when this started, but the amount in back fines continues to balloon and today probably tops $1 million, city officials say.