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Today's News

  • Walk-on from LHS part of Clemson’s national title run

    Lancaster native Jaquarius Brice is experiencing an improbable college football dream.
    Brice, a 2013 Lancaster High School graduate with one season of high school football experience, is one game away from a possible national championship.
    Brice, in his second season with the 14-0 Clemson team, joined the Tigers’ squad as a walk-on after playing his one high school season at LHS.
    “Never in my wildest dreams did I feel this would happen to me,” said Brice of the Tigers’ national championship run.

  • Yard sale/plate sale correction

    The Jan. 9 yard and plate sale is at the former Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department building, 4535 Kershaw Camden Highway, which is beside Small’s Food Center. The sale is not at Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department and is not affiliated with Station 9 or its membership.  

  • Warriors top Eagles twice

    Indian Land started strong and rolled to a Region IV-AA sweep of host Central of Pageland on Jan. 5.
    The Warriors, who opened the season at 0-5, downed the Eagles, 70-47 to push their record to 6-7 with their third straight win.
    IL’s 23-point win gave the Warriors a 3-0 region record.
    The Warriors bolted to a 16-7 lead after one period and extended their edge to 40-20 at the break.
    Indian Land led 63-40 at the half before posting the win to stay undefeated in region play.

  • Jackets split in hoops twin bill at Cheraw

    Buford, in its return to the hardwood following the holiday break, split with Region IV-AA foe Cheraw at the CHS gym on Jan. 5.
    The Lady Jackets improved to 2-1 in the league with a 52-40 comeback win.
    The Jackets dropped an 87-66 loss to the Braves.
    Cheraw, in the opener, held a 12-9 edge, but BHS rallied with a 17-12 charge to take a 26-24 edge at the break.
    Buford was down 19-9 at one point, but ignited on a 17-5 spree to lead at the break.

  • Vols notch two wins over Lions

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson basketball teams returned to play after the holiday break and swept Class A foe Lewisville to conclude non-region play.
    The 9-3 Lady Vols, ranked fifth in the latest Class AA girls state poll, rolled to a 73-31 win and the AJ boys posted a 75-41 victory.
    The AJ girls used a fast start to notch their 42-point win.
    AJ senior Summer Vick sparked the Lady Vols early, netting 15 of her 17 points in the opening half.
    The Lady Vols, up 24-10 after one period, held a 40-16 lead at the half.

  • Bruins sweep Redhawks

    Lancaster rolled in its return to the hardwood Jan. 5 in the LHS gym.
    The Bruins, capping non-region play, ripped the Monroe Redhawks to open the 2016 portion of their schedule following the holiday break.
    The Lady Bruins topped the Lady Redhawks, 62-41 and the LHS boys rolled to a 50-30 win over the MHS boys.
    In both games, Lancaster started slow, but picked up the pace to post double-digit wins.
    In the girls game, Lancaster, ranked No. 3 in the latest Class AAA girls state poll, used a strong finish to post the 21-point victory.

  • Column: County auditor bids farewell

    I would like to inform you that I do not plan to seek reelection this year. I have been blessed to have served our county for over 36 years, with 28 of those serving as your county auditor. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.
    When first elected in 1988, I pledged to serve you to the best of my ability, and I feel that I have fulfilled my promise. I have tried my best to represent you across the state in a respectful manner.

  • Column: Red Cross helps its neighbors across S.C.

    We’ve never been more proud to be a part of the American Red Cross. We’ve been through so much in South Carolina this year, and when our neighbors needed care and comfort, the American Red Cross was there.
    None of us will ever forget the severe storms and relentless torrential rains that led to historic levels of flooding in October. Many South Carolinians were forced to leave their homes to seek safe shelters, while others were being rescued from floodwaters.

  • City seeks to fill 22 board, commission seats

    Going into 2016, the city of Lancaster has an unusually high number of vacancies on its volunteer commissions and boards.
    The city has 16 boards and commissions, and there are 22 positions open on 10 of them, some of which require a certain level of expertise or are limited to employees, such as an Employee Grievance Committee. The panels include:
    ◆ International Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals, two seats open for four-year terms.
    ◆ International Property Maintenance Code Board of Adjustment and Appeals, one seat open for a four-year term.

  • Manpower key for police this year

    The Lancaster Police Department is looking beyond its immediate future in 2016, but it all starts with manpower, said Police Chief Harlean Carter.
    Carter sat down with The Lancaster News on Jan. 6 to discuss the department’s short-term and long-term goals going into the new year.
    And in several areas, Carter said getting from Point A to Point B requires full staffing. Hiring and retaining a police force is the top priority.