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Today's News

  • ‘Most exciting’

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Bands, floats, dancers and famous personalities were featured in the 2014 Lancaster Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 13, in the city’s historic downtown.

    The grand marshal for this holiday event was a hometown heroine and the parade itself was “topnotch,” said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster, S.C.

  • Learning how to feed homeless

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Homeless Food Order Simulator held Thursday, Dec. 18, at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, showed volunteers what foods to give homeless individuals who have no ability to wash, cook or even heat their food.

    The experience for the volunteers, many of them members of the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), was eye-opening, they said.

  • LSS sets Crook Memorial race

     

    The 2015 racing season is still months away for Lancaster Super Speedway but the LSS staff has been busy this offseason scheduling races for the new racing season.

  • Rucker teams stay unbeaten with sweep

     

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School Rams remained unbeaten on the basketball season with a sweep of Lewisville Middle School on Monday, Dec. 15.

    The Rucker boys posted a 56-29 win and the Lady Rams rolled to a 37-2 victory over the LMS girls.

  • Braves ignite to down Warriors for region split

     

    Indian Land High School’s boys basketball team opened the 2014-15 Region IV-AA schedule with a first, and for the IL boys, they’re hoping it won’t last.

  • Lady Bruins surge to stay unbeaten

     

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rolled on to remain unbeaten on the basketball season, but the LHS boys were plagued by cold shooting in a non-region home split with Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    The LHS girls, 9-0, ignited in the second half to notch a 58-42 home win over the Lady Falcons.

  • Vols top Jackets twice

     

     

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers have had some struggles on the hardwood as of late, but the Vols were on top of their game Tuesday night, Dec. 16 when they hosted county rival Buford in their Region IV-AA opener.

  • Sheriff urges drivers to make a sober plan

    Drunken driving has become a national epidemic. Each year, drunken-driving crashes kill more than 10,000 people in America. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Liquor Law Enforcement (NLLEA) and the Coalition for Healthy Youth and S.C. Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) this holiday season, to reach out to all drivers with an important message about this deadly, preventable crime because buzzed driving is drunk driving.

  • Good boards worth their weight in gold

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published in the J. Marions Sims Foundation newsletter and is reprinted with the foundation’s permission.

    Election season finally ended last month and many of us have breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    We’re spared the crush of ads, posters, commercials and calls for various candidates – until the next election cycle begins, which for presidential candidates will likely be sometime in the first half of 2015. Election campaigns never seem to end; they just go on and on and on.

  • Council closes county road system

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    It’s official, Lancaster County will no longer be adding any new roads into its vast system, save for a few exceptions.

    After a long and bumpy road filled with years of debates, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Dec. 8 to approve final reading of an amended ordinance closing the county’s road system for good.