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Today's News

  • Pastor seeks dialogue with school officials

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A new spokesman representing a group alleging discrimination in the hiring of the district’s secondary education director addressed school board members during their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    Tuesday night marks the third consecutive meeting that Lancaster’s Delegation for Minority Affairs addressed school board members during the public comment segment of the meeting.

  • Same-sex marriages proceed in county

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Three same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Lancaster County since the U.S. Supreme Court annulled the state’s same-sex marriage ban. 

    On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Supreme Court allowed for same-sex marriages to begin in South Carolina, meaning gay couples can now marry in 35 states across the nation.

  • Officer-involved shooting justified

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    While officer-involved shootings have made headlines several times this year throughout the country, a case close to home has been cleared off the books. 

  • Fort Mill foils LC stars’ run

     

    Fort Mill scored a touchdown in each half to take a 14-6 win over the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-stars in the Central District small fry youth football championship game on Thursday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

  • USC duo teams for Big Thursday win

     

    The links streak goes on.

    The team of University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers and USC Gamecock golfers teamed to post their fifth straight win over the Clemson University golfers in the 13th annual Big Thursday golf tournament at the  Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, Nov. 20.

  • Anderson signs Gardner

     

    Anderson University is the prime place for Buford High School baseball standout James Gardner.

    Gardner, a three-year starter for the BHS baseball team, made it official Friday afternoon, Nov. 21 in the school’s conference room as he signed to play for the Trojans.

  • Lanning column: God’s word includes hymn of thanksgiving

    When King David successfully brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, he wrote a song of thanksgiving to God, which is recorded in 1 Chronicles 16:7-36.
    His first attempt to transport the ark failed miserably because he had not followed God’s instructions, but once he corrected his mistakes, God blessed his efforts.

  • Estridge column: Estridge appreciates support of community

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of my district who have elected me to my fourth term on the Lancaster County Council.
    I am honored and take the job you have elected me to do seriously. I am proud to say we have accomplished much over the past 12 years.
    During my tenure on County Council, we have worked hard to put policies and procedures in place to protect your tax dollars and receive the very best in services from each county department.

  • Cauthen column: Expose helps students be better communicators

    Ten young people participated in the Lancaster District AME Zion churches’ 10th annual Oratorical Expose on Sept. 25.
    The purpose of the program is to promote youth development in research and speech.
    Each contestant was given three topics to choose from to do their research. The topics were:
    • Because of the increase in cost for higher education, do you feel a college education is still a good investment today (why or why not)?
    • How has reality TV affected the black family and/or the black community?

  • Clinton school taking steps to boost student performance

    When it comes to overall student performance at Clinton Elementary School, its principal, Rachel Ray, refuses to focus on the past.