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Today's News

  • Rich Hill couple think man was living under their home

    A Rich Hill couple whose home was burglarized last week found evidence suggesting the suspect had been living underneath the structure for some time.
    Sonya and Crystal Brazzell reported the burglary March 8 after discovering hand tools missing from a toolbox inside their home at 1976 Beacon Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Big Thursday brings in $40K for scholarships

    The Big Thursday Scholarship of Lancaster Inc. said Wednesday it raised $40,000 in this year’s scholarship drive, bringing the total amount raised in 17 years to $544,600.
    The money goes to Lancaster County students who attend Clemson University or USC Lancaster. The scholarships are split between the universities, with $20,000 going to each school this year.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Grief support group meets

    GriefShare, a 13-Week Grief Support Group led by trained counselors, will meet on Tuesday mornings by request and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Rd., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 804-7769 or (803) 554-2846.

    Child loss support group meets

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Outdoor gospel singing March 25

    Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, 354 East Rebound Road, Lancaster, will hold an outdoor gospel singing from 2-5 p.m. March 25. Attendees are asked to bring a chair. Hot dogs will be available. For details, call Bob Fultz at (704) 400-5252.

    Ten Holidays of the Bible March 25

  • News Briefs

    County council meets March 27

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. March 27 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Cane Creek board to meet March 28

    The board of directors for the Cane Creek Watershed will meet from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28, beginning at the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, 1771 Highway 521 Bypass South, Lancaster. The public is invited to attend.

    Airport commission meets

  • Column: When Trump discusses trade, don’t overlook impact on S.C.

    Last month, President Trump visited Charleston’s Boeing plant and proclaimed the “America First” policy that has been one of his constant themes.
    He said he the country will “rely less on imports and more on products made right here in the U.S.A. … This is our mantra: Buy American and hire American.”
    It’s a great slogan, but it conflicts with the complex realities of global trade.

  • Column: Nonprofits should remain subject to FOIA disclosure

    Where does your tax money go? In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health and the like.
    But in many instances your tax money is transferred to nonprofit corporations that have convinced government leaders that they perform a service worthy of public support. Museums, festivals, parks and tourism promoters are common nonprofit recipients of public funds.
    There is a bill, H.3931, pending in the S.C. House, that would exempt nonprofit organizations getting public funds from the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Strong finish boosts team to KGC tourney win

    KERSHAW – The team of Charles Blackmon, Jerry Faulkenberry, Jerry Pardue, and Randy Young captured first-place with a score of 17-under 55 to top an 18-team field in the Kershaw Golf Course Spring Tournament at the KGC on Saturday.

    The mild, overcast day was the backdrop for the annual event to benefit the Kershaw Golf Club.

  • Bruins ready to defend region soccer crown

    The Lancaster High School Bruins soccer team produced a landmark season last spring with a first-ever region crown and a playoff win.

    Second-year head coach Adam Nelson, in his fifth season with the Bruins program, said he thinks his team can continue that success.

    “I fully expect us to compete for the region title this year,” Nelson said. “I genuinely believe we can win it. I have high expectations for the boys and I think we have realistic targets this season.”

  • Team play key for LHS girls soccer

    Defending Region champion Lancaster, which went 15-6 last season, appears to be back on track after some early-season soccer struggles.

    The Lady Bruins, 5-7, 2-1, have won two straight to snap a six-game skid.

    Lancaster opened the season, winning the Lugoff-Elgin High School Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin High, but then slipped before recently regaining its form.