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Today's News

  • A call to prayer

    A prayer service was held Wednesday evening outside the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street in an effort to bring law enforcement and the community together.  
    “Everybody needs prayer,” said the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, who also serves as Lancaster Police Department chaplain.  

  • County might ‘claw back’ Duracell tax breaks

    Two years ago, Lancaster County gave Duracell property-tax incentives designed to save the company about $11 million over three decades in return for the battery manufacturer spending $69 million over five years to upgrade its plant.
    It’s the kind of deal Lancaster and most other counties make often. Duracell gets to divert tax payments into profits, and the county secures good-paying manufacturing jobs. Those workers support their families and spend their money locally, supporting many more jobs and families.

  • Buford’s Page starts 50th year of teaching

    Buford High School math teacher Margaret Page became teary-eyed this week when a back-to-school luncheon turned into a surprise celebration marking her 50th year in the classroom.
    “I can’t stop at 49. There’s something special about 5-0,” Page said Monday to the room full of smiling faces at Hopewell United Methodist Church. The crowd included her family and staff from her school and the district.

  • Shower truck will aid homeless

    Beneath the surface of our community is an interconnected web of services working to make life better for the sometimes invisible homeless population.
    The strands connect various agencies, churches and volunteers so that one phone call can result in food, clean clothes, resources, and now, even a hot shower for a homeless person.
    Through the coordinated efforts of Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), local churches and volunteers, a new shower truck will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Life Center, 421 West Gay Street.  

  • Faile fundraiser draws S.C. attorney general

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson was one of many Republican officials and candidates who turned out last week to support Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile during a campaign event at the Sun City Carolina Lakes Lodge.
    “Barry Faile is a great sheriff,” Wilson told the crowd. “And any opportunity I can have to talk about him, I do it.”

  • Lindsay posts first-ever win at LSS on Saturday

    Saturday night was a beautiful evening at Lancaster Super Speedway, with blazing racing, lower temperatures and heated tempers flaring.
    The SECA Crate Late Model main front row had Pat Lindsay and Benji Knight.
    At the green flag, Lindsay, Knight, Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Lindsay led, while Knight, Baker, Mangum, Travis Steele and Manley Chaney contested for second.

  • Tarque signs to play at USCL

    Florencia Tarque is returning to Lancaster to play for the USC Lancaster women’s soccer team.
    Tarque, the daughter of USCL soccer coach Alex Tarque, played high school soccer for the Lancaster Lady Bruins.
    She was the 2012 LHS girls soccer Defensive Player of the Year.
    She was attending the College of Charleston, but has returned to USCL to play for the  Lancers this season.
    Coach Tarque said she is excited about bringing her Argentine soccer technique to the field.

  • Old rivals to battle at IL

    County bragging rights are on the line again this week at Indian Land’s Reservation.
    The host Warriors will battle Buford in the county’s oldest rivalry.  IL is coming off a 47-10 home loss to Lancaster, while Buford rolled to a 35-6 win over Franklin Christian.
    In other games, AJ takes a long road trip to Aynor in hopes of rebounding from a 36-6 loss to Lewisville.
    Lancaster is idle this week with an open date.
    Buford High coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets face a battle at ILHS.

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Column: Why is legislature spending $94K on spiffy men’s suits?

    The S.C. General Assembly spends thousands of dollars on men’s suits, a review by The Nerve has found.
    Since 2007, over $94,000 of public money has been spent at several high-end clothing stores, including Cahaly’s Custom Clothing, Bill Owings Custom Clothing, Joseph A. Banks, and Lourie and Sons Fine Men’s Clothing.
    Since 2007, the first reported year, the Senate has spent a total of $42,103 at these stores, and the House has spent $52,576. In 2015-16 alone, the Senate spent $7,139 at Cahaly’s, and the House spent $5,198 at Joseph A. Banks.