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Today's News

  • Chester native drains $10,000 shot

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    At Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday, as Clemson battled Louisville in a pivotal ACC basketball clash, Chris Carns of Chester made the most impressive shot of the day, a 94-footer.
    Carns’ shot didn’t involve a backboard or a net. The Chester native, former Cyclones athlete and Clemson accounting major was plucked from the crowd and offered a chance to win $10,000. He sank a length-of-the-court putt to win the Roto-Rooter challenge.

  • Jerrell White’s family wants more answers

    State officials have closed their investigation into last July’s drowning of Jerrell White, but his relatives are still looking for answers about what happened before his death, a family spokeswoman said Friday.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division “explained what happened and apologized for how things leaked out before they had a chance to talk to us first,” said Pastor Altheresa Goode-Howard of Master’s Next Dimension Church.
    White’s family attends the church. He had played drums and keyboards there.

  • Voluntary recall on Mary B’s biscuits

    From release

    Federal officials on Friday announced the voluntary recall  of a popular brand of frozen biscuits sold in the Carolinas and 21 other states.
    Mary B’s frozen biscuits – made by Hom/Ade Foods – may be contaminated by listeria monocytogenes.
    The bags in the recall have “Best Used By” dates before Sept. 23, 2018, and have the letter M right after the date.

  • Take a walk for a good cause

    Crystal O’Gorman
    For The Lancaster News

    Lauren Thomas has seen this day coming for a long time. In her mind, she knew it would happen, but she just didn’t know when. Now she is overcome with joy.
    “It’s so incredibly exciting; it’s like a dream come true!” Thomas said.
    What’s so exciting?
    Indian Land is finally going to host its own Relay For Life. The event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 at the Indian Land High School football field.

  • News Briefs

    Council on Aging to meet

    The Lancaster County Council on Aging board meets at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 285-6956, ext. 23.

    County Council meets Jan. 22

    Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    Kershaw Town Council meets

  • New card lets senior citizens attend sports events for free

    If you’re 65 or older and enjoy Lancaster County sports, you’re in luck.

    Lancaster County School District is now offering a sporting event pass called a Gold Card that will allow all senior citizens to attend school athletic events for free.

    “We’re excited to begin this program this year,” said LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We believe it’s a great way to thank our seniors for all they do for our students and a great tool for increasing senior citizen support for our schools.”

  • Proposed Panhandle school attendance zones

    Building a new school in the Panhandle calls for attendance zones to be redrawn.

    That means some Harrisburg Elementary students will be moved to Indian Land Elementary and some ILE students will be going to the new Panhandle elementary to the south.

    Three proposed attendance lines for the Panhandle were presented to the school board Tuesday evening.

    Dr. Jonathan Phipps, Lancaster County School District superintendent, said switching students and teachers to different schools is a routine consequence of growth, but it’s sometimes difficult.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models set to have huge season at LMS

    During the 2017 racing season, one of the fan favorite divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway was the newly formed Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models.

    Jason Smoot, founder and owner of the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, was excited to bring his drivers to the big, half-mile track at LMS.

    During the 2017 racing season of all the Late Model series in Carolinas, the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series averaged the most cars with 21-plus cars in nearly every racing event.

  • Vols, Jackets notch wrestling wins

    The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team, ranked fourth in the latest Class A-AA state poll by SCMAT, upped its mat record to 17-5 with a 40-35 win over Cheraw at AJ on Tuesday night.

    Columbia High School, a Region IV-AAA member, was also slated to wrestle at AJ on Tuesday, but the Capitals didn’t compete due to illness and injuries with the CHS grapplers.

    The Vols, 6-0 in Region IV-AA wrestling, had four pins on the night – one fall each from Kyle Lesso (126), Hunter Haven (152), Kalab Haven (170) and Ryan Hunter (182).

  • Crenco honors Jackets’ Vincent

    BUFORD – The high school football spotlight was once again on Buford High School star Noah Vincent on Tuesday night.

    Vincent, an ace linebacker and tight end on the Jackets’ football team, was honored with the second annual Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year.

    Vincent was presented the award, which honors the best football player in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, between the girls and boys varsity basketball games at BHS where the Jackets battled county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.