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Today's News

  • Lancers take three from Patriots

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers captured three of four games over the Patrick Henry Community College Patriots over the weekend at the Lancaster High School field.

    The Lancers capped the four-game series with two lopsided wins in five innings – 19-6 and 15-4.

    The 18-3 Lancers took control with 16 runs in the bottom of the second on four home runs.

  • Rivers helps Bulls to CIAA title

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Malia Rivers scored 10 points to help the Johnson C. Smith women’s team to the CIAA championship on Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

    Rivers, a freshman guard selected to the CIAA All-Rookie team, netted three treys in the final period to help Smith to the 68-59 win over Virginia State.

  • Lady Bruins capture Kickoff Classic

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins soccer team captured the championship in the Lugoff-Elgin Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Monday night.

    The LHS girls, 3-1, captured the title with a 2-0 win over host Lugoff-Elgin.

    Kendra Haddox, assisted by Michaela Burton, tallied a goal. Burton scored on a penalty kick earned by Mary DeVenny.

    Jaden McGriff posted the shutout.

  • Big job fair Thursday in Fort Lawn

    From release

    FORT LAWN – With spring comes the season of job fairs. While it is a relief when local businesses are hiring again, often the bigger challenge for job seekers is finding employment beyond the status of temporary or part-time.

  • Senior Helpers receives Provider of Choice Award

    Senior Helpers

    Lancaster Senior Helpers has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Senior Helpers is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

    The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to top-ranking home-care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. 

  • Dancing with the Stars

    There were seven songs, 14 dancing feet and anticipation aplenty as competitors took the stage in hopes of dancing to the top.
    The Lancaster County Dancing with the Stars was Saturday night at USC Lancaster, showcasing the artwork and choreography of students in Andrew Jackson Middle School’s Arts Focus Program.
    “We were just so excited about how it all came together,” said Ashley Collins, the event’s coordinator. “I just thought the dancers did an amazing job.”

  • Column: Friends of Del Webb Library seeks support

    Thank you to the Indian Land community from the Friends of the Del Webb Library for another wonderful year. Because of your support of the Friends, we were able to fulfill our mission to promote and support the literary, educational and community roles of the Del Webb Library.
    The Friends ended 2016 with 381 members. In addition, we partnered with 42 businesses in the Indian Land community. These businesses support the Friends by offering discounts on goods and services to Friends members or through monetary donations. These business partnerships are ongoing and growing.

  • Column: Will S.C. force doctors to join advocacy group?

    Manufacturers such as Boeing are said to be drawn to South Carolina because it’s a right-to-work state, something state political leaders tout.
    It’s spelled out in state law: “The right of persons to work must not be denied or abridged because of membership or non-membership in a labor union or labor organization.”

  • Column: Innovation essential to our future

    If we as a state make innovation a hallmark of who we are and what we do, we will grow and prosper. If we don’t, we will stagnate and die.
    The choice is that clear and that stark. Am I being overly dramatic? I don’t think so.
    ◆ “Innovate or die.” Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
    ◆ “The only way to thrive is to innovate. It’s that simple.” Alex Tabarrok, Canadian economist.
    ◆ “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs, founder of Apple.

  • Lancaster woman gets federal prison term on weapon charge

    From release

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster woman was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in federal prison for making a straw purchase of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.
    Lillie Mae Govea, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court in Columbia and was sentenced by District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis.
    A straw purchase occurs when someone who can pass a federal background check buys a firearm for someone who either cannot pass the background check, or does not want their identity associated with the weapon.