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Today's News

  • Column: The cutting edge of today’s education? Computer code

    All the way from the boardrooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country.
    So, who is behind the coding movement?

  • 150 local kids learn sports skills, exercise their faith at VSO camps

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 30 volunteers from local churches came together this week for Victory Sports Outreach, a summer sports camp and ministry that included 150 local children.

    It’s the program’s third successful year, spreading the messages of devotion to God and healthy living. 

  • Faltering Clippers fall to Miami Heat, 91-84

    LAS VEGAS – The one constant for the Los Angeles Clippers in their 91-84 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday was Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell’s presence on the floor.

    The SEC basketball player of the year scored nine points in the contest, but led his team in minutes played (29), as Clippers summer league coach Sam Cassell opted to get everyone on the three-deep roster playing time.

    The only Clippers player who did not make it on the court was point guard Davis Michineau, who strained a hamstring on Monday night.

  • Almirola back on track after fiery crash

    Aric Almirola no longer takes his job for granted.

    Two months after injuring his back, Almirola is back behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford Fusion this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR cleared the 33-year-old driver to race again Tuesday after a private test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a release from RPM, Almirola said it felt great to be back behind the wheel. 

  • Dixie ponytails finish second in state play

    DILLON – Lancaster Ponytails all-star coach Jerome Miller knew going in that his team faced an uphill battle against the Dillon 12U team.

    They were pretty much facing a loaded team with players that won both the Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails World Series titles in 2016.

    “They’re a solid team from a solid program, so you aren’t going to get very many chances,” Miller said. “We’ve been preaching that you can’t make any mistakes against them ’cause they’ll make you pay.”

  • A pair of aces

    Local golfer Rodney Thomas shot his second-ever hole-in-one at the Lancaster Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Thomas aced the 155-yard, Par-3, 13th hole using a 5 iron.

    Ray Ackerman, Mark Logan and Ronnie Funderburk witnessed the shot.

    “I didn’t even see it,” Thomas said laughing. “My eyesight isn’t real good.

  • Super-sniffer service dog will check student’s glucose levels

    By Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Coleman Joyner’s family has three dogs already, but the next one will be his alone – a service dog trained to detect changes in his blood glucose levels and send out an alert when he needs attention.

  • Recreation, access improvements planned along Catawba-Wateree

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination  

    Of all the new amenities and expanded access planned for the Catawba River and its lakes, trails and parks, an additional restroom is among the conveniences people are most excited about.

  • Pageland won’t decide on reinstating top cops until it receives SLED report

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Pageland’s top two police officers will remain on paid administrative leave as the town council waits for a state investigative report about the allegation that they broke into an employee’s home.
    After deliberating for about an hour Tuesday in closed session, the council voted to keep Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short on paid leave until the town receives the report from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

  • Man charged after store worker accuses him of lewd behavior

    A Lancaster man was arrested at Walmart in Indian Land last week after an employee accused him of committing lewd acts while following women and children around the store.
    Roger Mervin Powell II, 42, of 3671 Lamplight Road, Lancaster, was charged with one count of breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature and banned from the store, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.