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Today's News

  • USCL awarded $250,000 grant for TRiO program

    For first-generation college students, those first days on campus can be fraught with tension, stress or confusion, though a recently renewed grant will see University of South Carolina  Lancaster students will have all the help they can get. 

  • County jobless rate rises slightly

    Unemployment rates rose slightly throughout the tri-county area in June, but overall the Palmetto state’s employment level continued to improve as nearly 2,100 people found work, according to data released this week from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).

  • Who’s in charge at Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department?

    INDIAN LAND – The question of who’s in charge at a fire department usually has a simple answer – the fire chief.

  • Despite sporadic rain, county in Stage 1 drought

    While parts of the region saw sporadic rainfall, including some heavy showers Monday, July 20, it’s doing little to recharge rivers and lakes and help crops burning up in the fields from a lack of rain.

  • Limited Late Models set for Saturday run

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway had another rain out for the 2015 racing season Saturday, July 18 at the half-mile track.

    LSS officials, with the weather cancelation, are gearing up for a big race this weekend.

  • Post 31 faces Florence in state tournament opener

     

    Lancaster Post 31, fresh off earning a bid to the state tournament in Sumter, will open play Saturday, July 25 when Lancaster will face top-seeded Florence Post 1 at 4 p.m. in Sumter’s Riley Park.

    Lancaster, 14-12, is the lone team from S.C. Upper State Legion baseball League V to earn a state berth.

  • Dixie all-stars stay alive

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, won in dramatic fashion to keep alive their state title hopes on Monday night, July 21 in the Dixie Youth AAA state tournament at Nettles Park in Clemson.

    The Lancaster Class AAA stars eliminated host Clemson, 8-6 in an exciting win to stay in contention.

  • Parents, citizens, students deserve the whole truth

    I have often shared with my students and church members that telling a half truth is the same as telling a whole lie. Reason being is that in most cases half of the truth that is not being told is the most important information needed in making an appropriate assessment of the situation.

    The same can be said regarding a recent article in The Lancaster News entitled “Three Schools to Swap Principals.”

  • Richburg FD answers 12 calls July 10-13

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – The emergency responders of the Richburg Fire Department were kept busy the weekend of July 10-12, answering calls including fires at a collision between a motorcycle and a car and a structure fire.

    The professional manner in which the firefighters responded left Richburg Fire Chief John Agee feeling proud of his crew, he said.

    “I’m really proud of everyone at the fire station,” Agee said. “I love every one of them.”

  • Harried July 4 call for officer

    Nancy Persons

    Landmark News Services

    GREAT FALLS – The July 4 holiday quickly turned unnerving for a Great Falls Police officer when he was dispatched to an assault call on Seaboard Street.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Maj. Scott Case was dispatched after a juvenile called 911 and said he was inside a house where his mother had been assaulted.

    Upon arrival, Case saw the suspect running out of the door and into the yard, wearing minimal clothing, upper body armor and carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle.