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Today's News

  • Jackets swarm Bruins in 11-1 victory

    Buford, in impressive fashion, completed a season’s sweep of host Lancaster with an 11-1 win over the Bruins at LHS’s Doomsday Corner on Monday night.
    The 14-10 Jackets, who topped Lancaster, 8-7 on April 11, struck early, taking a 6-0 lead on the strength of the long ball.
    Eric Miles belted a first-inning grand slam and Druw Rollings smashed a second-inning two-run shot to spark the Jackets’ early surge.

  • Bruins capture KLS meet

    Host Lancaster High School captured top honors in the 10th annual Running for Ryan KLS county track meet held at the LHS track on Saturday.
    The annual meet, held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Bruins’ track athlete who graduated at LHS in 2004, featured all four county teams. McKinney died in 2006 and since that time, his mother, Donna White-Bailey, has been on a mission to raise awareness for Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS).
    Lancaster led the way with 194 points, followed by Indian Land with 127, Andrew Jackson with 73 and Buford 69.

  • Column: Simple steps to enhance education in South Carolina

    We all want our children to do better in school, so education reform is a predictable hobbyhorse. And yet, few offer ideas beyond throwing money at the problem or reducing classroom sizes.
    As the son of an educator dad and literacy-coach mom, I offer simple steps to enhance education in South Carolina’s Fifth District, five vital skills required for 21st century success.

  • Column: If bands can make moral choices, why can’t everyone act on beliefs?

    Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and others have the right to cancel their concerts in North Carolina just because they believe that the state’s HB2 law is discriminatory.
    I also believe people and businesses have the right not to do business with people of different beliefs.

  • Senior Lifestyles: LCCA Blazing a Trail in 2016

    May is Older Americans Month, the month that we set aside to honor our seniors and the contributions that they have made to our country.  
    The Administration for Community Living has selected “Blaze a Trail” as  the 2016 theme for the month.  
    This theme challenges us to emphasize the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
    So, how do we accomplish these tasks in Lancaster County?  

  • Remember When: Savor your life in the present, let your mind wander back

    During my relatively long life, I must confess, I have probably stacked up a goodly share of time just sitting and looking. When you tack on a lot of thinking, that surely gets mighty close to laziness.
    Now, I’m not one of those Devil’s Workshop characters who sit around apparently doing much of nothing and end up in trouble.

  • Senior Lifestyles: A ministry endures

    The Rev. W.C. Wallace enjoys sitting in a back porch chair in his bedroom slippers.
    But on any given Sunday, he’ll swap them for dress shoes and step behind a pulpit to talk about Jesus.
    For more than four decades, he has served congregations in the Lancaster area, as a full-time, interim or substitute preacher, a calling that he will continue to answer.
    “I guess I’ve been to three-quarters of the churches in the Moriah Baptist Association,” he said, laughing.

  • Walmart employee robbed in parking lot

    A Lancaster Walmart employee reported that two men robbed him at gunpoint late Monday night in the supercenter parking lot.
    The employee wasn’t hurt, but he said the two suspects stole his driver’s license, $90 in cash and a $25 check.
    “This is a bad incident and the likelihood of him being hurt was extremely high,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter. “We are so grateful that did not happen.”
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the robbery happened about 11:25 p.m. Monday.

  • Kershaw shifts work schedule for street, utility departments

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is adjusting the work schedule of employees in its street and utilities departments to give them a half day off in the middle of the week.
    Starting May 1, those seven employees will work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for a total of 34 hours. They will work from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (six hours) on Wednesdays with no lunch break.
    Right now, the weekday schedule for utility workers is 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • City scrambles to stop leaks in old Springs building’s roof

    Roof leaks that sprang up this past winter in the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Center have buckled flooring on the top level, but have not damaged any equipment yet.  
    Now the city is trying to get the leaks repaired before any more damage is done.
    “Water always follows the path of least resistance,” said City Administrator Flip Hutfles. “What’s happened is that a couple of days after a rain, it comes through the insulation and then shows up in places.”