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Today's News

  • Morton to retire in December

     J, Marion Sims Foundation 

    James T. “Jim “Morton, president of the J. Marion Sims Foundation, will retire Dec. 31, the foundation has announced.  

    Morton informed the foundation board of trustees of his retirement intentions at its Wednesday, Feb. 25, regular monthly meeting.

  • SCDOT announces paving list for county

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has allocated $14,079,500 for road and bridge projects in Lancaster County over the next two years.

    In related news, an SCDOT official said replacement of the Catawba River Bridge on S.C. 9 between Lancaster and Fort Lawn is scheduled to begin this summer.

  • Solicitor resolves slew of cases

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two armed robberies and the shooting of a man near Lancaster’s Waffle House were just some of the cases recently closed following a slew of guilty pleas made in Lancaster County General Sessions Court last month.

  • A blue ribbon for a red rose

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    In recognition of outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts, the city of Lancaster has received the 2015 Government Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, the state’s highest arts award from the S.C. Arts Commission.

  • Bruins golfers set to host Keenan Classic

     The Lancaster High School boys golf team will open its 2015 golf campaign with the Keenan Classic Invitational, a preseason prep golf tournament, Saturday, March 7 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The field includes 12 area high school golf teams competing in the inaugural tournament at the LGC.

  • BHS Jackets diamond hopes high

     The Buford High School Yellow Jackets view the 2015 season as their time to complete unfinished diamond business.

    The Jackets, who finished 14-9 in 2014, saw their season end in the Class AA district playoffs with back-to-back home losses to rival Indian Land.

  • Vols focused on return to postseason play

     

    The 2014 Andrew Jackson High School baseball season was “un-Volunteer-like” on the diamond as the AJ nine missed out on the postseason.

    Vols’ coach Mike Lucas said his 2015 squad is determined to change that situation this spring.

  • County trio nets all-state

     

    An ace trio of Lancaster County prep basketball players – all juniors – have been honored by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association as all-state selections.

    Lancaster High School junior player Malia Rivers of the top-rated Lady Bruins is a Class AAA all-state girls pick.

  • Bruins win Upstate Championship 42-35

     

    Lancaster lady Bruins won the upstate championship with a 42-35 come back win over Dreher High School.

    Lancaster down 35-34 with 2:26 to play, used a 8-0 flurry to take the win and gain a birth in the State Championship game.

    Freshman Zaria Woods led LHS with 18 points, 6 in the 4th Quarter. Malia Rivers added 12 points. "These girls never quit and we kept believing," LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. Read full story in Wednesday's edition of TLN.

  • Ussery column: How I ‘hypnotized’ 52 chickens in June of 1960

     

    A  family member requested I write about the time I “hypnotized” 52 chickens for a $25 bet with five of my friends. Even though these were close friends, they did not know that I had a master’s degree in the social life of chickens.