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Today's News

  • BHS Jackets honor fall sports standouts

    BUFORD –  Fall stars of the Buford High School maroon and gold took a final bow Tuesday night in the school’s cafeteria during the annual BHS fall sports awards.
    Buford High athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer were saluted for their stellar effort during the Jackets’ fall sports season.
    The BHS football team, which finished 3-8 and earned a second straight Class AA playoff bid, honored a host of players.

  • Rec small fry football all-stars fall to North Charleston in state title game

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-star football team, ages 9-10, fell short in its quest for the state championship at River Bluff High School in Lexington on Saturday.
    North Charleston, the Lower State champion, built a 14-0 halftime lead on the way to a 14-6 win over the Lancaster County stars.
    The Lancaster County stars, the Upstate champions, battled to the end, but dropped the tough eight-point loss.
    North Charleston, up 14-0 at the break, allowed its only postseason points in the second half when Lancaster struck.

  • Vols, Warriors split pair

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson basketball teams split on the hardwood in a non-conference match with county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols, 5-2, dropped a close 56-53 loss to the IL girls, and the No. 2 AJ boys posted a 60-46 win over the Warriors.
    Both games were fast-paced and action-packed contests.
    Danielle Ussery sparked the Lady Vols, scoring 24 points on 2 two-point goals, 6 three-point goals and 2-2 on free throws.

  • Column: New GOP chair invites citizens to get involved

    It is with great pleasure that I write to you as the new chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party.
    Our outgoing chair, Brandon Newton, did an excellent job leading the Lancaster GOP to record heights in the 2016 elections, and I look forward to him representing our county in the S.C. House.
    As chairman, I will continue the good work of the Republican Party in working for a better Lancaster County. But if we want this country, state and county to thrive, we must all get involved, become educated and take action.

  • Column: Chamber’s missive to North Pole

    Dear Santa,
    It’s been a great year here in Lancaster. We sure do like the new leaders you gave us in 2016. Susan DeVenny, Jamie Gilbert and Flip Hutfles are already doing great things and having a positive impact on our community.
    We miss our late Mayor Joe Shaw, but Mayor John Howard loves our city and is committed to doing everything he can to make Lancaster better.

  • Christmas cheer, blankets for White Oak residents

    Two churches brought warmth and gifts to White Oak Manor Tuesday afternoon. Outside, skies were overcast with temperatures in the low 40s, but the mood inside was bright and cheerful.
    Christ Episcopal Church brought personal-care items and the Scrap Happy Quilters of Osceola United Methodist Church brought warm, colorful fleece blankets.
    “It means so much when people in the community visit, especially during Christmas,” said Jennifer Barton, the nursing home’s activity director.

  • Bond set for woman charged in newborn’s death

    Landmark News Service

    Angela Renee Blackwell, the Chester woman whose newborn son died last February after he was placed in  a refrigerator for three hours, has been freed from jail on $25,000 bond.
    Judge Keith Kelly granted the bond after a hearing last week at the Chester County Courthouse.
    Blackwell, 27, was charged in August with homicide by child abuse in the death of her 4-day-old son, William David Paul Lewis.

  • 80-year-old’s purse grabbed outside hospital

    An 80-year-old woman had her purse stolen Dec. 16 as she was walking to her car in the Springs Memorial Hospital parking lot.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the woman, who was not hurt, told officers she walked out of the SMH lobby just before 5:30 p.m. and was headed to her car in the parking lot when a man approached her and snatched the purse from her left arm.
    The report said the suspect, who was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket and jeans, then ran across Meeting Street between two homes and disappeared.

  • Sun City angel tree fulfills holiday wishes

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

  • Heath Springs votes to split hospitality tax with county

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to partner with Lancaster County to equally split the hospitality tax generated in Heath Springs.
    Mayor Ann Taylor was not at the meeting.
    Beginning Jan. 1, the hospitality tax will be applied to prepared food, beverage and alcohol sales in bars, restaurants, convenience stores with grills and other establishments in the Heath Springs corporate town limits.