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Today's News

  • County seeks $500K grant to renovate Humana site

    The Humana Building on White Street still belongs to Humana, but county officials have already applied for a $500,000 federal grant to renovate it to house the S.C. Department of Social Services.
     “It is a little of the cart before the horse,” said County Administrator Steve Willis, noting that the grant application was filed Sept. 12. He said the county still hasn’t acquired the building, but could in coming months.

  • Mayor suffered stroke – ‘I dodged a bullet’

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard suffered a hemorrhagic stroke last week and spent four days at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    He was released Monday and says doctors expect a full recovery.
    “I dodged a bullet,” Howard, 67, said Wednesday, after springing the news on his fellow members at the Breakfast Rotary Club and then being swamped by their well-wishes.
    “I am fine,” he said in an interview. “I’m weak – I’ll be the first to tell you that – but I am cognizant and confident.”

  • Column: Do we need ‘category 6’ for today’s hurricanes?

    There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The latter was the strongest sustained hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

  • Deese captures Spin Spittle Memorial

    The “Big Show” Kenneth Deese captured the biggest race ever in the history of the  Lancaster Super Speedway Vintage Division, the Spin Spittle Memorial, on Saturday.

    The Spin Spittle Memorial front row had Deese and Joe Howie.

    At the green, Howie, Deese, Ron Geehring and Mark Bennett battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting two, the race was a two-car battle between Deese and Howie.

    As the laps ticked off, Mike Huey, making his Vintage return in the 07 machine, charged to third.

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Falcons edge Bruins, 14-7

    The game wasn’t a thing of football beauty, but Nation Ford coach Michael Allen was all for the taking.

    He had to be.

    The Falcons, at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night, were in quest of their first win on the season and they went home victors with a tough 14-7 non-region win.

    “It’s a ‘W,’ ” said Allen after addressing his Falcons’ team.

    All the scoring came in the first half as the Falcons built their seven-point edge.

  • Vols blank Knights in 28-0 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play in a big way, rolling to a 28-0 home win over the rival North Central Knights on Friday night.

    The 2-2 Vols, with a strong running game – 283 yards, posted four rushing touchdowns on the way to the shutout win.

    O.J. White placed the first points on the board at 10:46 of the second quarter with a two-yard rushing touchdown. Avery Funderburk kicked the extra point to put the Vols up, 7-0.

  • Small sparks Buford to 28-27 win

    BUFORD – In a game billed the “Fire Ant Bowl,” it was only fitting a Small player, potent in his play and offensive sting, come up big for a huge Buford High School football win Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Buford senior halfback Dalton Small sparked the inspired Jackets, 4-0, to a 28-27 Monday night football win over Lee Central of Bishopville, which came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 5 in the latest Class AA state media poll.

  • 2 pounds of pot and an open beer

    A trip through a license checkpoint didn’t end well for a Lancaster man after a sheriff’s deputy spotted a bag of marijuana on the man’s floorboard while he was trying to hide an open can of beer. 

    Manly Maurice Thompson, 41, of 1639 Franandel Drive, Lancaster, was arrested on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (marijuana) after deputies discovered more than 2 pounds of marijuana and associated paraphernalia.

  • Kershaw water-sewer deal should save the town $30K this year

    Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to change the way it pays for water and sewer services, a move expected to save the town about $30,000 a year.

    The council approved a contract with Oliver Environmental in Ruby that will cost $127,750 per year. Oliver will provide the town a wastewater treatment director at a cost of $73,000 a year and a public utility and water distribution director at $54,750.