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Today's News

  • Column: No reason to pat Trump on the back

    This is a response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s March 17 article “Democrats are redefining the party.”
    He wrote: “Democratic representatives in Washington have set aside their elected responsibilities to adopt one goal – ‘get Trump.’ They don’t seem interested in legislating, only blocking whatever might be credited to Trump in a positive way.”
    Has President Trump done anything positive in his first 50 days? Nothing I know of.

  • Lancers gain sweep of Saints

    The USCL Lancers improved to 22-7 on the season, takng two wins over the Limestone College junior varsity baseball team on Thursday.

    The Lancers prevailed, 15-7 and 15-3.

    In the eight-run win, the Lancers drilled 15 hits, with Cross Holfert leading the way with three hits, including two doubles and a RBI.

  • Weekend Recap: March 21, 2017

    The Lancaster News brought home 31 awards, and its three sister newspapers another 27, from Saturday's S.C. Press Association annual banquet in Columbia. Among the Lancaster News staff's first-place honors were best election and political coverage, best special edition for its Honoring Veterans section, and best reporting-in-depth for coverage marking the death and legacy of Mayor Joe Shaw.

  • Wanted: The ideal superintendent

    The new superintendent search is on track, with Lancaster County school board members recently receiving feedback from the community on the ideal candidate.

    Nearly 1,000 surveys were completed asking the community, including Lancaster County School District staff, what skills and experience they desire in the next superintendent.

    Board Chairman Bobby Parker said it’s important the board knows what type of superintendent the community prefers.

  • Seth’s Giving Tree spring shoot

    The first Seth’s Giving Tree Spring Shoot is April 7 at the Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.

    Funds raised from the shoot will benefit the Seth Muennich Scholarship Fund through Seth’s Giving Tree.

    Seth Muennich is a former Buford High School football player who died as a result of an auto accident in 2011.

  • British youth summer soccer camps set

    A British youth soccer camp will be held at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Springdale Complex this summer June 19-23 and the Walnut Creek Park, June 26-30.

    Each session includes a mini-soccer camp 8-9 a.m. for ages 3-6, and half-day camps, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ages 6-9, and 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 for ages 10-14.

    Registration is under way. The registration includes a free ball, free T-shirt and free soccer jersey.

  • Barfield back to lead ILHS softball

    Indian Land High School softball has a new look this season, but one quite familiar with ILHS Lady Warriors’ diamond success.

    Monica Barfield, who won three Class A state softball titles, 2004, 2005 and 2006, has returned to the Lady Warriors’ dugout as the head coach to lead the program.

    Barfield has a solid cast of players who earned their share of experience last spring in IL’s final season in Class AA softball.

  • Experience propelling Lady Jackets in soccer play

    The 2017 Buford High School soccer team, in its third season, is kicking up its heels.

    The BHS Lady Jackets, off to a 6-0 start with six shutouts on the season, have even surprised third-year coach Bob Bowen.

    “We’ve played well, but I didn’t know at this point we would be undefeated on the season,” he said. “I think what is giving us a spark is that we have our share of players who have been in our program three years.”

  • Lady Jackets blitz Knights

    The Buford High School girls soccer team kept their unbeaten mark intact with a sixth straight shutout Thursday at North Central High School of Boonetown.

    The Lady Jackets, 6-0 on the season, forged a 7-0 halftime lead on the Lady Knights on the way to the 8-0 victory.

    BHS senior forward Victoria Hinson paced the Lady Jackets with two goals and an assist. Emma Larson also had a pair of goals.

  • Column: Sims Foundation embracing a new direction

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation vision
    “We envision the communities we serve as places where all people join together to build on community assets for current and future generations, and where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation is continuing a journey that we started in 2016 – listening to the people we serve, reflecting on what we hear, and acting collaboratively with partners to strengthen our community.