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Today's News

  • 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

  • CCA collects 2,100 cans of food for HOPE

    From release

    Carolina Christian Academy students collected more than 2,100 cans of food for HOPE of Lancaster in the school’s 20th-annual food drive.
    The homerooms at Carolina Christian competed against each other to see which one could bring the most cans per student for HOPE.
    This year, the sixth-grade homeroom came in third, with a total of 346 cans. Third grade came in second with 354 cans. The No. 1 class was fifth grade with a total of 363 cans.
    The winning class is awarded a free party by the school.

  • Senate bill would give schools more freedom to set calendars

    Lancaster County School District officials believe it’s important to finish the first semester of school before winter break.
    That’s why they are hoping state legislators will pass a Senate bill that would allow each district to set its own start dates, without the present requirement to wait until at least the third Monday in August.
    LCSD is in the process of building its 2018-19 academic calendar, which will be voted on by the school board during its February meeting.

  • Metzler-Garris Wedding

    Jessica Lee Metzler and Michael Dillon Garris, both of Lancaster, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Fellowship Bible Church of Lancaster, by Dr. Huey A. Mills and the Rev. Jesse Adams.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Janet Metzler. She is the granddaughter of Vic and Linda Metzler and Julius and Joyce Bowers. 

  • Harrison-Pikos Wedding

    Rebecca Anne Harrison of Lancaster and Anthony Michael Pikos of Tarpon Springs, Fla., were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at The Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity in Charleston by Father Aristotle Damaskos.

  • Page-Woods Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. William Carey Page announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Michelle Page, all of Chapin, to Joshua Adam Woods of Jacksonville, N.C.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Irmo.

  • Mackey Anniversary

    Sammy and Billie Mackey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23, 2017.

    A party was given in their honor by their children, Debbie Hamby and her husband, Larry, of Laurens and Chuck Mackey and his wife, Linda, of Lancaster, on Dec. 2, 2017, at Taylors Grove Baptist Church of Lancaster.

  • Essay: Abolish poverty, violence, hatred

    The world isn’t a perfect place. It has poverty, pollution, violence, and the list continues.
    I have a dream to better the world that we live in. Like the great Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream to have racial equality, I have a dream to help the world and its people.
    I want to make it known to everyone that we can all do better at making the world safer and cleaner. l want to let people know that we can get rid of poverty, violence and hatred in the world to become at peace with one another.

  • Essay: Keep progressing, even with small steps

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that,” said Martin Luther King Jr. “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great of a burden to bear.”
    For many years, our nation has lacked peace and unity. From war to segregation to this present time, Dr. King’s dream sometimes seems to become a nightmare.
    As we stand collectively in the midst of controversy and challenge, it often seems the dream of unity and peace has been forgotten.