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Today's News

  • Warriors win for split with Caps

    INDIAN LAND – The Warriors made it two straight with a needed win Friday night in the ILHS gym.

    The 6-9 Warriors evened their Region IV-AAA record at 1-1 with a 64-49 win over Columbia High School.

    The ILHS boys’ 15-point win gave the Warriors a split after the Lady Warriors dropped a 53-21 loss in the varsity opener.

    In the nightcap, the ILHS boys took control in the third period to spark their win over the Capitals.

  • Column: Book shows role of press in S.C. civil rights struggle

    If 2017 is bookmarked in history, it will be as the year of reassessment.
    During the year we’ve been urged to reassess the meaning of sexual harassment. We’ve been urged to reassess what is “normal” conduct for a president of the United States. And, sometimes with violence, we’ve been confronted with a reassessment of those who are honored by statues and monuments in public places.

  • Sports Talk: Miss Nims, Mr. Williams left their mark

    We’re talking education and hoops today and a couple of fine people.

    This folks are not with us now, gone to their great reward, but they made an impact during their many years here.

    I’m talking about the late Bill Williams, a dedicated school board member, and Anne Nims, an ace educator.

    They touched many lives here.

    Miss Nims rose through the ranks, starting her education career as a teacher and then moving up as an outstanding education administrator, elementary school principal at Erwin and McDonald Green elementary schools.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Eagles

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    The Buford Lady Jackets continued their strong play, winning their fifth straight, third consecutive in Region IV-AA hoops play, with a 57-24 win over Central of Pageland at BHS on Friday night.

    The Lady Jackets’ 33-point win gave Buford a split of the region twin bill.

    The Central boys posted a 55-50 win over the Jackets in the nightcap.

    Buford, in the opener, blistered the Lady Eagles to up their region mark to 3-2.

  • Column: Girls on the Run teams up with Sims Foundation in local schools

    Girls on the Run Tri County is working with the J. Marion Sims Foundation to expand its middle-school program, Heart and Sole, in Lancaster County Schools.
    Heart and Sole is Girls on the Run’s program that meets the unique needs of girls in sixth to eighth grade. The program addresses the whole girl – body, brain, heart, spirit and social – in a positive space where girls can learn about themselves, explore new ideas, develop empathy and strengthen connections with their peers and coaches.

  • Red Hawks top Bruins

    The Westwood Red Hawks soared twice in a Region III-AAAA hoops visit to the Lancaster High School gym on Friday night.

    WHS rolled to a pair of wins over the Bruins, who were in the region home opener.

    The Red Hawks prevailed, taking a 77-36 win in the girls game and a 49-34 victory in boys contest.

    Lancaster, in the nightcap, stayed within striking distance, but couldn’t solve Westwood in the 15-point loss.

    The Bruins, 6-6, 0-3, closed the gap to 36-29 with 4:05 to play, but the Red Hawks finished on a 13-5 charge to cap the win.

  • Lady Volunteers roll in split

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split games with a win and a loss against the Lee Central Stallions of Bishopville at AJ High on Friday night.

    The Lady Vols, in impressive fashion, handily defeated the Lady Stallions, 60-32. The Vols fell to the Stallion’s boys 61-41.

  • LHS grad editor of Myrtle Beach Herald

    Janet Blackmon Morgan, a 30-year veteran journalist who grew up in Lancaster, is the new editor of the Myrtle Beach Herald.

    Morgan has spent the last 20 years in Myrtle Beach working for The Sun News. She is an accomplished news photographer who has won dozens of S.C. Press Association awards. In 2010, the SCPA named her photojournalist of the year.

    “I like telling stories,” Morgan said. “We get to see people at their highest and lowest points, and we get to share that with people.

  • Lancaster woman dies in single-vehicle collision

    A Lancaster woman died shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday when she was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 9 in Buford near Heyward Hough Road.

    Identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 60-year-old Deborah Roberts, she was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.

    According to S.C. Highway Patrol Officer Joe Hovis, Roberts was traveling East on Highway 9 when her vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected and hit a fence and a tree.

  • Education Notes: Jan. 14, 2018

    County schools closed for MLK Day
    All Lancaster County schools will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but will re-open on Jan. 16.

    Local student makes Coker dean’s list
    Kimberly Ghent of Lancaster has been named to Coker College’s fall 2017 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn at least a 3.75 grade-point average and complete at least 12 semester hours.

    Conservation district offers scholarship