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Today's News

  • Noble column: Great disparity in kids’ well-being across state

    On Sunday, May 17, in this space, we reported on the annual Kids Count study on the status of children in the country and for each of the 50 states. For our kids in South Carolina, the results were not good, as we as a state had slipped two places in the rankings.
    Last year, South Carolina ranked 45th of the 50 states in the well-being of our children, the same place as in 2013, but down two places from 2012, when we ranked 43rd.
    We are gaining speed in the wrong direction.

  • Duke Energy bans large inflatbles from local waterways

    Duke Energy Lake Services is reminding locals who head to Lake Wateree for a little fun in the sun, as well as its residents, that large inflatables – including trampolines, slides and diving boards – are now banned.

  • SCHP commemorates 85 years

    COLUMBIA – Flanked by his fellow troopers, S.C Highway Patrol Commander Col. Mike Oliver of Lancaster visited the S.C. Department of Archives and History on May 12 to commemorate the unit’s 85th anniversary. 

  • New Cut Church Road home burns

  • Baseball supporter wants safer fields

    In the wake of a shooting that injured a man near the Wylie Park ballfields last month, Larry Small is hoping the incident serves as a wake-up call about the need for a new, safer sports complex in the county.

  • County schools celebrate excellence

    Lancaster County School District has a lot to celebrate and earlier this week, it was all about the people during the 18th annual Celebration of Excellence banquets Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12.

  • FMS team wins first AAU championship

    FMS, an acronym for “Follow My Stats,” is a nonprofit that began in 2013 as a way to keep game statistics on middle and high school athletes to show them what they needed to do to improve in the sports of choice, said director Glenn Watkins.

  • IL’s Williams signs to play volleyball at Ferrum College

    Indian Land High School volleyball coach Tal Horton looks for Warriors' senior volleyball player Hayley Williams to make an impact at the next level.
    “She will be missed at ILHS, but we know she will make a name for herself at Ferrum,” Horton said.
    Williams, a three-year member of the IL volleyball team, is headed to the next level after signing with Ferrum College (Ferrum, Va.) in the IL media center on Thursday, April 30.

  • Wingate University honors Johnny Hammond

    The late Johnny Hammond, a Lancaster native, was recently honored at Wingate University.
    The mezzanine at the Wingate University football stadium has been named in memory of Hammond.
    The dedication ceremony was held on May 5, 2015 at Irwin Belk Stadium where a plaque was unveiled in Hammond's memory.
    An anonymous donor made a contribution to Wingate to honor Hammond who came to Wingate on a football scholarship after a stellar football career at Lancaster High School.

  • Lady Bruins rebound, face Union County

    Lancaster rebounded to earn a diamond rematch with defending Class AAA state softball champion Union County High School on Monday, May 18.
    Host Lancaster built an early lead and held on for an 8-6 win over Wren in a Class AAA Upper State championship series elimination game Friday, May 15.
    The Lady Bruins, with the two-run victory, will travel to Union to face the Lady Yellow Jackets for the Class AAA Upper State softball crown.