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Today's News

  • State’s top educator race among most watched

    The race to fill the soon-to-be-empty seat of South Carolina Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais is among the most watched in the state this year.

    Not only will the winner replace one of the most polarizing state school superintendents in recent memory, Zais’ elected successor will also oversee initiatives begun under his watch, most notably the reworking of the state’s curriculum and its accountability system.

    Here are the candidates;

  • Tri-County coaches honor five county players

     

    Five Lancaster County players earned honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

    The county quintet saluted includes two Andrew Jackson players and a pair of Indian Land High players along with a Lancaster High School performer.

  • Carolina Speedway hosting King of the Carolinas race

     

    Carolina Speedway, of Gastonia, N.C., is hosting one of the Carolinas biggest races of the season this weekend, Oct. 16-18.

    The King of  the Carolinas race will host numerous divisions, with major money on the line.

  • Lady Bruins looking to net tennis playoffs

     

    The 2014 Lancaster High girls tennis season has been a challenging campaign for the LHS Lady Bruins.

    The LHS netters returned only two varsity lettermen, and three players overall from the 2013 campaign.

  • LHS swimmers place in state meet

     The Lancaster High School swim team competed well in the Class AAA state meet at the University of South Carolina Sol Blatt Natatorium on Saturday, Oct. 11.

    Lancaster finished 13-1 on the regular-season swim campaign and was tops in region action.

  • Bruins face key contest

     

    Lancaster High caps its 2014 regular-season home football schedule with its biggest game to date.

    The Bruins host South Pointe of Rock Hill in a Region III-AAA showdown, a clash of league unbeatens.

  • South Carolina’s best football for 10 years

    I have been collecting information about Heath Springs football since the school closed in 1969 up to the present day. I have interviewed players from every team from 1949 through 1968 and I played for coaches Calvin “Pap” McCaw and Sidney Max Cauthen.

    I thought it would be an unique opportunity to hear from an opposing coach from the 1950s who played against Heath Springs.

  • Local SAT scores improve

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The performance of college-bound Lancaster County students on the SAT improved overall for the second year in a row last school year though they continue to lag behind state and national averages.

    The SAT is the oldest of two widely accepted national college entrance exams used to assess students’ college readiness.

  • From Lancaster with God's Love

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Bishop Edward Kofi of the African Christian Fellowship International Ministry of Lancaster, with help from local churches, sent 50,000 pounds of donated food and other medical supplies to Liberia on Monday, Oct. 6.

  • County gets I-77 Alliance report

    The results of a third-party examination into Lancaster County’s tenuous relationship with the I-77 Alliance are in.

    However, to some county officials, those findings are still open to interpretation.