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Today's News

  • LASS project expands shelter kennels by 30%

    There’s a bit of good news at the Lancaster Animal Shelter this week, even as it remains shut down while officials try to eradicate an airborne virus.
    A new set of seven portable kennels has arrived at the shelter, thanks to $17,500 in donations from the Indian Land-based animal-rescue group Lancaster Area Shelter Supporters. The addition will expand shelter capacity by 30 percent.
    The block of portable, climate-controlled kennels have been placed on a county-laid concrete pad at the shelter at 118 Kennel Lane.

  • 2nd finalist makes pitch, shakes hands

    The second Lancaster County School District superintendent finalist visited Lancaster on Thursday and had the opportunity to meet the community and district staff.
    Dr. Carlotta Redish, 52, assistant superintendent for human resources at Spartanburg School District 7, said she is grateful for the chance to meet the county’s students, parents, community members and district staff.

  • Pope, Norman neck-and-neck in runoff

    Tough campaigning by Ralph Norman and Tommy Pope may not have moved the needle much since the 5th District congressional candidates finished in a virtual tie in the May 2 GOP primary, according to an independently funded poll released Thursday.
    The two meet Tuesday in a runoff to decide who’ll represent the Republican Party in the June 20 special election.

  • Flowers, pizza, cake and trophy!

    Sandra Rollings, who turned 71 this week,  finished her last shift at Applebee’s as the guest of honor this week, receiving flowers, pizza, cake and a trophy.
    For 15 years, she has worked a few hours each week at the Lancaster restaurant, prepping food for the cook.
    Her manager, Darann Weingand, told her she could take the day off Wednesday and just enjoy the party and the celebration of her retirement.

  • 25 frisky dogs face life-or-death decision soon

    Alan Williams, director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, squatted beside one of the temporary pens holding the 25 quarantined animals under his care.
    He shook his head as he talked about the dog inside, one of two that came to the shelter three months ago after a drug bust left them homeless. They were emaciated, dehydrated and full of parasites. Williams and his assistant nursed them back to health.
    The dog wagged his tail wildly at the sight of his caretaker.

  • Column: Let’s assess governor’s 1st 100 days

    May 4 marked Gov. Henry McMaster’s 100th day in office. Since there was such a flurry of reporting about President Trump’s first 100 days, it seems appropriate to look at what McMaster has achieved in his first 100 days.
    Below is a simple recounting of the facts as reported by the state’s media. I then offer my opinion, and I leave it to you to decide for yourself if McMaster, so far, has succeeded or failed.

  • Column: I’m no fan of the Confederate flag, but I offer this narrow defense of it

    An article in Friday’s paper detailed a minor controversy this week in Lancaster.
    The county removed two small Confederate battle flags from a wreath laid at the Confederate Soldiers’ Monument in front of the historic courthouse. And the people who put the wreath there in honor of Confederate Memorial Day were unhappy about that.

  • Lady Warriors capture Class AAA girls state soccer championship

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect.

    Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA state championship was all bout preparation and execution.

    As it turned out, the marathon match – regulation, two 10 overtimes and two five-minute sudden death periods, came down to penalty kicks and the 19-5-1 Lady Warriors converted on all five to give ILHS a 2-1 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Brookland-Cayce High School in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Buford wins Class AA Upper State softball crown

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team is returning to the Class AA state championship series to defend its crown.

    Buford, continuing its splendid postseason softball run, advanced to the Class AA softball state title series for the second straight season with a 3-0 win over rival Andrew Jackson High School on Friday at the Lady Jackets' field.

    Buford scratched for a run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth to build its three-run edge on the Lady Volunteers.

  • Lady Vols stay alive to battle BHS

    LANDRUM – Determined Andrew Jackson used the long ball to return to rival Buford to play for the Class AA Upper State softball championship tonight.

    AJ, which fell to Buford, 3-2 to open the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series a week ago, has captured two straight elimination game wins, including a 6-3 victory over host Landrum High School on Wednesday, to stay alive in the postseason.