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Today's News

  • LHS’s Ames signs with Claflin

    Lancaster High School senior softball player Jada Ames’ dream became reality Tuesday afternoon in the LHS conference room.

    James, a star third baseman for the Lady Bruins, signed a scholarship with NCAA Div. II member Claflin University to continue her education and softball career at the Orangeburg school.

  • Column: Using home equity as retirement income

    An article from Investment News highlighted a recent study from the National Council on Aging that measured the interest in and understanding of home-equity products among both older homeowners and financial advisers.

    The study revealed that as retirees age their retirement concerns increase due to rising medical costs and the fear of outliving their retirement savings.    

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. approval rating holds steady

    From release

    ROCK HILL – President Trump’s approval rating of 43 percent has remained steady in South Carolina for the past two months, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    His approval numbers in South Carolina continue to be a few points higher than his national average.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. An earlier Winthrop Poll in February showed similar ratings.

  • Woman passed out in parking lot with small child in her lap

    A Lancaster woman faces multiple charges after police found her passed out inside a car with a small child in her lap.
    Alysia Danielle Wright, 22, of 1952 Misty Oak Drive, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, public intoxication and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after four Xanax pills were found in a diaper bag.
    The child, who was not hurt, was turned over to the S.C. Department of Social Services.

  • Public gets chance to meet 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has scheduled separate community visits for the three superintendent finalists, where the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the candidates.
    Bobby Parker, board of trustees chairman, said the board wouldn’t want to hire a superintendent before the community had a chance to conduct its own in-person assessment.
    “We picked these people because we thought they were the best choice,” Parker said. “We want our community to feel the same way, and I think they will.”

  • Construction starts at LHS, Buford

    Construction for new multipurpose buildings at Lancaster and Buford high schools begins this week and will cause a slight change in parking at LHS.
    Lancaster High’s multipurpose building will be east of the school, between LearnTV and gymnasium area.
    Students are asked to park in the upper student parking lot, said LHS Interim Principal Rosalyn Mood, noting the building will be built atop the lower parking lot.

  • Woman hurt in 30-foot fall at Devil’s Cave

    A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured last weekend in a 30-foot fall near Devil’s Cave at Forty Acre Rock, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The victim, Chantal Stemen of Indian Trail, N.C., was in fair condition Tuesday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to a spokesman at CMC main.
    According to the sheriff’s report, Stemen had “multiple lacerations, bruises and most likely multiple fractures.”

  • Prison uprising injures 3 guards at Kershaw unit

    Three guards were injured, one seriously, when prisoners seized control of a dormitory for several hours Sunday at the state prison in Kershaw.
    Dexter Lee of the S.C. Department of Corrections said the incident began about 3 p.m. when guards tried to confiscate contraband during a routine search of the 126-inmate Oak Unit B Wing.
    “Once the contraband was identified, they had to go in and retrieve it,” Lee said. “Ideally, the inmates don’t resist. But they chose to resist, and the officers were assaulted by a group of inmates.”

  • LHS girls have solid run in Azalea field

    Lancaster High School’s Lady Bruins softball team went 3-2 in the 27th annual Azalea Invitational tournament at Summerville earlier this week.

    LHS opened play, rolling to three straight wins.

    The Lady Bruins topped Northwood Academy of Charleston, 5-3 and followed with a 3-2 win over the Summerville High Lady Wave.

  • Lady Vols seek consistent play

    Andrew Jackson High School veteran girls soccer coach Lee Hanna is looking for a level of consistency as the Lady Volunteers hit the home stretch of their 2017 season.

    Hanna, in his fifth season guiding the Lady Vols, has his share of experience this spring.