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Today's News

  • Column: 2014 reform failed to shift control from lawmakers

    In early 2014, Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that was supposed to reform state government. It created the Department of Administration and moved the Budget and Control Board’s functions under the governor’s control.
    The bill was widely hailed as historic, and the governor signed it with much fanfare. Yet nearly three years later, somehow it has been almost completely forgotten.
    Why? Perhaps because the bill changed so little.

  • Column: A child needs you: Volunteer for Guardian ad Litem work

    The holidays are upon us. Do you have a “wish list?” If so, what’s on your list? New clothes? Jewelry? Maybe the latest smartphone?
    What if your wish was not for material things? What if your wish was to be able to have a home where you are loved and protected? What if your wish was to see your brothers and sisters and play together again?
    These are the wishes of many S.C. children living in foster care. Fortunately, you can help make their wishes come true by volunteering for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program.

  • Rucker rolls in sweep of South

    The A.R. Rucker Rams rolled to a pair of basketball wins over Lancaster area middle school rival South at the Lancaster High School gym on Monday night.
    The Rucker Lady Rams ripped the SMS Lady Mustangs in a 34-13 win and the unbeaten Rams downed the Mustangs in a 65-29 victory.
    The Lady Rams, 5-1, rebounded from their first loss, taking the 21-point win over the South girls.
    Rucker led 10-4 after one period, but took control in the second quarter when the Lady Rams outscored the Lady Mustangs, 18-4 to take a 28-8 halftime lead.

  • Warriors fifth in Fort Mill tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed fifth in the 10-team Mill Town Duals at Fort Mill High School on Saturday.
    The Warriors, after falling to Class AAAAA schools Lexington and Dorman high schools, rebounded to defeat Broome and Ridge View.
    ILHS fell to Lexington, 48-30 and Dorman, 46-23.
    Dorman is the defending Class AAAA champion. The Cavaliers are ranked second in the Class AAAAA state poll. Lexington is rated sixth in Class AAAAA.

  • Cavs net overtime win in sweep of BHS Jackets

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Cuthbertson swept host Buford in basketball Monday night, but the Cavaliers had to work extra to top the Jackets, 56-54 in overtime to complete the hardwood broom job.
    The Cavs, locked in a 51-all draw at the end of regulation, outscored the Jackets, 5-3 in the OT to take the tight win.
    Chris Grovanz, who led CHS with 20 points, scored 16 in the second half, with four coming in overtime.

  • IL’s Mayer goes to the Shrine Bowl

    SPARTANBURG – The overcast, dank day matched the post-game mood on the South Carolina sideline after North Carolina rallied for a 17-10 win in the 80th Shrine Bowl all-star football game Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spartanburg.
    Outgoing Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer, who has resigned at the ILHS head coach and athletics director, said the loss didn’t tarnish a terrific week, just the raw day.

  • Vols clip Eagles in home sweep

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Kershaw cuts rental rate on ballroom

    KERSHAW – It’s now cheaper to rent the ballroom at Kershaw Country Club.
    Members of Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted Monday night to cut the rental fee from $500 a day to $350. For the first time, half-day rentals will be available, for $250.
    The previous $100 deposit for reserving the ballroom has been slashed to $25. The deposit has been, and remains, refundable if the renter cleans up the room after using it.

  • Garbage hauling gets fancy in Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – There’s nothing glamorous about picking up garbage, but the county’s smallest town is now doing it in grand style.
    Heath Springs last week took delivery on a $142,000, state-of-the-art 2017 Kenworth/Pak-Mor 20-yard residential garbage truck.
    “I gotta tell you, I like it,” said town employee Dan Knight. “This is something we needed.”
    Heath Springs doesn’t have property taxes to generate municipal revenue, so the truck’s $142,000 pricetag was no small matter.

  • 6 school buses spray-painted with profanities

    Six school buses were vandalized early Tuesday morning in the bus parking lot beside Lancaster High School's football stadium.
    Vandals spray-painted profanities on buses and bus license plates, said Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District.
    Vaughn said the damage was done between 6:30 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday to three state and three county buses.
    The vandalism caused problems for some Southside Early Childhood Center students.