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Today's News

  • Steven Puckett named principal of Panhandle’s new elementary

    Steven Puckett, who got his first principal’s job when Harrisburg Elementary opened three years ago, will do a repeat performance at Lancaster County’s next new school – the Panhandle elementary that will open in fall 2018.
    The Lancaster County school board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to make Puckett principal of the new facility, which doesn’t yet have a name. He will start the job Jan. 3.

  • Native American activist Dr. Will Goins dies at 57

    Dr. Will Goins, who had just begun an artist-in-residence program at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, died Sunday in Columbia after a heart attack. He was 57.
    Goins was a well-known and outspoken social activist, artist, writer, singer-songwriter and performer. He had been in Columbia attending the Native American Film Festival, which he founded there 20 years ago.
    “He wanted to speak for all of the unspoken people who didn’t think they had voices,” said Elsie Goins, his mother. “He was that voice for many people….

  • ‘Nutcracker’ features more than 100 local kids dancing

    Looking for a way to kick-start the holiday season?
    Each year, locals gather at Lancaster High School to watch a professional performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet that includes more than 100 local children.
    This year’s performance is 7 p.m. next Monday in the high school auditorium, 617 Normandy Road.
    Columbia City Ballet dancer Carmie Schiano Nelson says “The Nutcracker” has always been a holiday tradition for her, and she hopes to spread that tradition to anyone who sees the performance.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    NASC closed for holiday

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Church pastoral anniversary

  • News Briefs

    City, county offices holiday closings

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed on Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both offices will resume normal business hours on Nov. 27. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.

  • Column: Don’t let 1 high-return year obscure need for pension fix

    The Public Employee Benefit Authority – the agency responsible for administering the state’s retirement plans – recently released its annual report assessing the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS).
    In a huge upswing from previous years, the state’s pension investments performed very well during fiscal 2016-17, returning a rate of 11.88 percent on investment.

  • Column: Democratic policies hurt the country’s middle class

    Bobby Collins’ column in the Nov. 15 paper said some things that I need to respond to.
    But first, Mr. Collins, thank you for riding on the Democrat truck in the Lancaster Veterans Day parade in support of veterans. I was out of town and could not be with my veteran friends.

  • LMS hosts rules meeting Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting a rules meeting for the 2018 LMS racing season at the track Saturday for drivers and crews.
    The rules meeting schedule begins at 10 a.m. for the Super Stock. The schedule follows with the Renegade at 10:20 a.m., SECA Crate Sportsman at 10:40 a.m., SECA Crate Late Models at 11 a.m., Vintage at 11:10 a.m., Pure Stock V8 at 11:30 a.m., Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive at 11:50 a.m., and the MMSA 4-cylinders at 12:10 p.m.
    The meeting will be held in front of the draw window building.

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.