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Today's News

  • Column: Bad stuff can happen if state twists policies to attract jobs

    As the S.C. Policy Council has been compiling this year’s “Best and Worst of the General Assembly,” I couldn’t help noticing a recurring theme: economic development-related bills.
    Some are overt, like one that would create two new grant programs and a grant fund to further integrate economic development into the state’s school system.
    Others are not, such as the bill that offers a tax credit for purchasing S.C. produce. The credit is capped, which means not everyone who applies will get it.

  • Column: Graham: Take Obamacare funding and give it to states as block grants

    After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday night that he lacked the votes to proceed on the latest plan to replace Obamacare, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged him to consider an alternative that Graham released last week with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Here’s a statement Graham released about the Graham-Cassidy plan:

    It’s time for a new approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare. I have worked with Sen. Bill Cassidy, a medical doctor, on this latest proposal.

  • Buford grad Jayson Jordan Young Engineer of the Year

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Buford High School graduate Jayson Jordan has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the S.C. Society of Professional Engineers.
    Jordan, 31, received the award June 9 at the group’s annual conference and trade show.
    Jordan, who lives in Lexington, is technical director at the S.C. Asphalt Pavement Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University.

  • Hit-and-run now under investigation

    The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
    The accident happened just north of the town limits about 1 a.m. on S.C. 207, according to the Highway Patrol. Belfred Cruz Mendez Roellana, 45, was walking along the road when he struck but an unknown vehicle. It is not know which direction he was walking.

  • Weekend Recap: July 17, 2017

    Sewage spill pollutes Catawba River

    Staff reports

    S.C. DHEC and environmental officials are warning the public to avoid recreational use along parts of the Catawba River after a broken pipe in south Charlotte dumped as much as 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into a Sugar Creek tributary Friday.

    DHEC spokeswoman Andrianna Bradley said the department posted signs at the Landsford Canal State Park and the Catawba Indian Nation launch, warning of the potential for bacterial infections due to the spills.

  • Column: The cutting edge of today’s education? Computer code

    All the way from the boardrooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country.
    So, who is behind the coding movement?

  • 150 local kids learn sports skills, exercise their faith at VSO camps

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 30 volunteers from local churches came together this week for Victory Sports Outreach, a summer sports camp and ministry that included 150 local children.

    It’s the program’s third successful year, spreading the messages of devotion to God and healthy living. 

  • Faltering Clippers fall to Miami Heat, 91-84

    LAS VEGAS – The one constant for the Los Angeles Clippers in their 91-84 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday was Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell’s presence on the floor.

    The SEC basketball player of the year scored nine points in the contest, but led his team in minutes played (29), as Clippers summer league coach Sam Cassell opted to get everyone on the three-deep roster playing time.

    The only Clippers player who did not make it on the court was point guard Davis Michineau, who strained a hamstring on Monday night.

  • Almirola back on track after fiery crash

    Aric Almirola no longer takes his job for granted.

    Two months after injuring his back, Almirola is back behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford Fusion this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR cleared the 33-year-old driver to race again Tuesday after a private test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a release from RPM, Almirola said it felt great to be back behind the wheel. 

  • Dixie ponytails finish second in state play

    DILLON – Lancaster Ponytails all-star coach Jerome Miller knew going in that his team faced an uphill battle against the Dillon 12U team.

    They were pretty much facing a loaded team with players that won both the Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails World Series titles in 2016.

    “They’re a solid team from a solid program, so you aren’t going to get very many chances,” Miller said. “We’ve been preaching that you can’t make any mistakes against them ’cause they’ll make you pay.”