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Today's News

  • For better, safer roads we have to pay for them

    In the column published Sunday, I detailed the dismal statewide picture of our road system. As challenging as our statewide problems are, they are more acute in Lancaster County. The main reason is that 44 percent of our county’s roads are secondary routes that are not eligible for federal assistance (NFA) routes.

  • The choice is in your hands

    When Deqwon Blackmon escaped from the Lancaster County Detention Center on Aug. 29, authorities drew two grids around the direction he was running. 

  • Board restores school funding

     Lancaster County school board members Tuesday, Sept. 16, approved a budget amendment reinstating full funding allocations to county schools.

    School board members also heard an update during its monthly meeting on implementation of the local expanded Head Start program.

    The budget amendment school board members approved during the meeting reinstated a 10 percent reduction in direct school allocations in this year’s $84.3 million general fund budget.

  • Rise in number of commercial building permits

    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) released building permit activity for Lancaster, Chester and York counties during the months of April through June on Sept. 8. 

  • Disabled war vet seeks missing camera

    A disabled U.S. Service veteran has issued an urgent appeal for the return of a digital camera stolen while he attended a football game at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium on Sept. 11.

  • Bakers have big night at Speedway

     

    It was Baker night at Lancaster Super Speedway as Brandy Baker captured the win in SECA Crate Late Models and Pro Street, while his son, Andrew Baker, captured the Super Street Division win.

    In the SECA Crate Late Model main event, Benji Knight and Brandy Baker were on the front row.

  • BHS seeking solid start

     

    The Buford Yellow Jackets are seeking to build on their first win as the Jackets host North Central in their Region IV-AA home football opener Friday night, Sept. 26.

  • LHS nets region win over South Pointe

     

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, down 2-0, rallied with three straight clutch wins to post their first-ever volleyball win over Region IV-AAA foe South Pointe of Rock Hill.

    SPHS won 25-17, 25-21 before LHS reeled off three straight, 25-19, 25-13 and 25-5.

  • Coaches honor county players at weekly meeting

     

    A host of county players, including three from Andrew Jackson High School, were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Coaches Association meeting at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

  • Correction: Autism fundraiser is Sept. 30

    The autism fundraiser, Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” is not Thursday night, Sept 25, at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Course. It is Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Fairway Room. Tickets for the event are $40 each. For details, call Evelyn Springs at (803) 287-2578.