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Today's News

  • Construction starts at LHS, Buford

    Construction for new multipurpose buildings at Lancaster and Buford high schools begins this week and will cause a slight change in parking at LHS.
    Lancaster High’s multipurpose building will be east of the school, between LearnTV and gymnasium area.
    Students are asked to park in the upper student parking lot, said LHS Interim Principal Rosalyn Mood, noting the building will be built atop the lower parking lot.

  • Public gets chance to meet 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has scheduled separate community visits for the three superintendent finalists, where the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the candidates.
    Bobby Parker, board of trustees chairman, said the board wouldn’t want to hire a superintendent before the community had a chance to conduct its own in-person assessment.
    “We picked these people because we thought they were the best choice,” Parker said. “We want our community to feel the same way, and I think they will.”

  • Woman passed out in parking lot with small child in her lap

    A Lancaster woman faces multiple charges after police found her passed out inside a car with a small child in her lap.
    Alysia Danielle Wright, 22, of 1952 Misty Oak Drive, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, public intoxication and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after four Xanax pills were found in a diaper bag.
    The child, who was not hurt, was turned over to the S.C. Department of Social Services.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. approval rating holds steady

    From release

    ROCK HILL – President Trump’s approval rating of 43 percent has remained steady in South Carolina for the past two months, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    His approval numbers in South Carolina continue to be a few points higher than his national average.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. An earlier Winthrop Poll in February showed similar ratings.

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform this Sunday in Lancaster.
    He will be appearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • Spring Fun Night at AJ State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park is holding its Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. this Friday.
    The event is free with park admission and will take place in the park’s main parking lot. Admission to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for ages 15 and younger.
    “All are welcome,” said State Park Ranger Kirk Johnston, adding that the event is especially aimed at kids ages 5 to 12.

  • Cavalry is coming

    Mandy Catoe
    mcatoe@thelancasternews.com
    When a neighbor is in need, the Buford community rallies.
    R.L. Parham, owner of Buford Flea and Farmer’s Market, felt compelled to help the family of Coleen Burgess, who died April 6 when a falling tree crushed her home.
    Over the past few days, he has enlisted more than a dozen local businesses and scores of volunteers to help stage a community fundraiser next Saturday. The plan is sort of a combination street festival and garage sale, with all proceeds going to the family.

  • ‘You go home, hug your kids… and you made it one more day’

    Rescuers lean on each other to get through the night
    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com
    Most of Buford’s volunteer firefighters were headed home from their day jobs April 6 when their pagers went off.
    Billy Morris, chief of the Buford Volunteer Fire Department, arrived first at the demolished home on Pageland Highway. He radioed for help, calling it in as “entrapment,” saying two people were inside.

  • 4 arrests made in arson case

    A Lancaster man who apparently differed with family members about what to do with his late mother’s house allegedly enticed his son, his son’s girlfriend and her uncle to help him burn it down last month for the insurance money, sheriff’s office investigators said.
    John Timothy “Tim” Barton, 55, Dustin Lee Barton, 29, Chasity Lynn Hughes, 27 and Michael Anthony Hughes, 43, were all arrested this week in connection with a March 8 blaze that destroyed a home at 1313 Cedar Pine Lake Road.

  • 2 Dems plead their case at local party meeting

    Two of the three Democrats in the hunt for the 5th District U.S. House seat visited Lancaster on Thursday night trying to convince members of the local Democratic Party why they are the best choice in the upcoming special election.
    Les Murphy told the crowd of about 30 partisans he is the statesman that District 5 needs. A statesman, he said, differs from a politician in that a statesman takes care of those who elect him.