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Today's News

  • Governor vetoes school bus funding

    Lancaster County School District and state education officials are hoping the General Assembly will override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of $20.5 million in funding for new school buses.
    The money is part of a $28.9 million allocation that would pay for the state to buy or lease more than 400 new school buses, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

  • Police officer charged with improper use of credit card

    A 22-year-old who until this week was a Lancaster police officer and a Riverside volunteer firefighter has been charged with using a county credit card to gas up a personal vehicle in May.
    Jayson David Freeman, 22, was charged with breach of trust on Monday, four days after a Lancaster County fuel credit card was reported missing, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The card was used to buy $42.65 worth of unleaded fuel May 9 at the Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass West. The purchase was made with a PIN assigned to Freeman, the report said.

  • Promise Neighborhood progress

    Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood, a project focused on cleaning up the Clinton Elementary attendance zone, is still tackling projects, even in the heat of summer.
    Volunteers finished painting the project’s first home last Friday on Clinton Avenue, and will continue to paint houses on the same street.
    “We could not be successful without all of our volunteers and sponsors working together to support this project,” said Sharon Novinger, executive director of Lancaster County Partners for Youth, which is spearheading the project.

  • Opponents take shots at Norman

    Kali Coleman
    kcoleman@thelancasternews.com

    Congressional hopefuls Archie Parnell, Josh Thornton and David Kulma debated key issues Friday night – and targeted absent GOP candidate Ralph Norman – at a Rock Hill candidate forum hosted by the state NAACP.
    Noticeably absent from the American Values Forum was Norman, who was listed on the original press releases for the event but later canceled his appearance, citing a scheduling conflict.

  • Weekend Recap: June 12, 2017

    Obituaries include Robert Johnson, James Lambert Jr. and Miriam Powers. Click here for a complete obituary listing.

     

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  • Sports Talk: Jackson earned his stripes in one season with Tigers

    Clemson baseball fans were obviously disappointed that the host Tigers fell in the NCAA regional tournament championship game last weekend, but they had to be elated Sunday night with the effort of senior right-hander Tyler Jackson.

    Jackson, a graduate transfer from USC Upstate in Spartanburg, hurled a two-hit shutout in the Tigers’ 6-0 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores to force the title game Monday, when Vandy wrapped up the tourney with a win for a berth in the Super Regional at Oregon State this weekend.

  • Post 31 falls to Fort Mill

    Lancaster Post 31 will return to Legion baseball League V play Monday when P-31 faces Chester Post 27 in week three of the regular season.

    Lancaster, 0-5, is still in search of its first win on the 2017 Legion baseball campaign.

    The League V regular season, in a new format, has a best-of-three series each week between two league teams. Lancaster went 0-2 with York Post 66 in week one, with a game rained out that week. The contest with York, a P-31 home game, has not been reset.

  • Scholarship to honor Thornwell

    Staff, news reports

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina athletics department has announced a drive to fund the first endowed scholarship for a men’s basketball student-athlete in honor of Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School basketball star.

  • Dixie Baseball honors top performers

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 63rd season June 1 when the LDB city tournament championship games were completed at the Wylie Park Complex.

    “We’ve had a great season.  There were more postponements than usual, due to the rain, but overall it was a success,” Lancaster Dixie Baseball chairman Dale Laney said. 

    “Our older age groups even got to play some games with our neighboring communities, like Lewisville and Fort Mill.  

  • Local junior golfers launch 2017 season

    Lancaster High School standout golfer Trey Crenshaw shot an even-par 72 to take a one-shot win to highlight action in the boys 13-14 age group at the 2017 Lancaster chapter opener of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at Lancaster Golf Club.

    Crenshaw’s 72 gave him a narrow win over fellow LHS golfer Mason Tucker, a close second with a one-over 73. Tucker tallied four birdies.

    Crenshaw’s effort included a 35-37 with five birdies and nine pars on the day.