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Today's News

  • Junior golfers blaze in return to links

    CHESTER – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association matched the weather with a blazing return to the links at the Chester Golf Club on July 10.
    The juniors, despite some sweltering playing conditions, posted some stellar scores in their first tournament coming off the chapter’s annual two-week break.
    Buford High School star golfer Caleb Henson captured the win in the boys 15-18 age group, shooting an even 72 (35-37) to take a two-shot win over Nick Mangano, who finished with a 74, 37-37, over 18 holes.

  • Thornwell makes Clippers cut

    Sin’s glittering “Sin City” showing has played a key role in Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell officially making the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Thornwell, known as “Sin,” was officially introduced as a member of the Clippers during a Tuesday team press conference in Los Angeles.
    “It’s great, really great,” Thornwell said of making the NBA Western Conference  Pacific Division team.

  • Another rainout at Lancaster Speedway

    Late evening showers continue to hamper local dirt racing at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway.
    On Saturday, the track experienced its sixth rainout of the 2017. There was one in March, two in May, one in June and so far, racing action has been canceled twice in July.
    At least one local driver – Travis Steele – raced elsewhere.
    Steele took the roof off his late model and competed in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models field at the half-mile Antioch Speedway in Morganton, N.C.

  • New state rules for upcoming deer season

    S.C. hunters will see two big changes in regulations for the upcoming deer season.
    State game laws now require every deer harvested to be tagged at the point of kill with tags issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, according to Charles Ruth of the department’s Big Game Projects staff. In the past, some kills did not require tags.
    The other change is where you can get tags. You’ll no longer be able to get them from retail stores that sell hunting licenses. You will have to get them directly from DNR.

  • 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?