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Today's News

  • Bear Hug Brawl spotlights jayvee play

    The Lancaster County high school football spotlight will be on the county’s four junior varsity football teams at the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl Junior Varsity Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Seth Muennich, the late Buford High School junior varsity football player who died in an auto accident near the school four years ago.

  • Teams battle tonight at AJ

    Lancaster County high school football fans will have a final preseason look at teams as Andrew Jackson High School hosts the 12th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium tonight, Aug. 21.
    All four county teams will be on display in the action which opens with host AJ meeting Indian Land at 6 p.m.
    Volunteers’ fans will have added interest as they will get their first home view of new AJ coach C.J. Frye’s squad as the Vols battle the Warriors.

  • Let the learning begin

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, there’s significance to the number 12,047.

    After visiting all 20 of the county’s schools during the first full day of classes Monday, Aug. 17, from Kershaw Elementary to Lancaster High to Harrisburg Elementary, Moore realized he racked up that many steps during his daylong journey.

  • Officers seek info on robbery

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster police are hoping the release of photos and video from a surveillance camera will help them track down a man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night, Aug. 17.

    The incident happened about 9 p.m. at The Markette, 604 S. Market St., when a man entered the store holding a silver revolver and demanded money, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • Commercial water rates are going up

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Members of Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted Monday, Aug. 17, to change water rates for commercial water customers, based on the pipe size at the water meter.

    For some customers, the change will mean an increase in the base rate; for others, it will mean a slight decrease.

    The change in commercial base rates follows a close to 5 percent increase in residential rates in July.

  • IL Middle School expansion project begins this fall

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Construction on a planned expansion and renovation project at Indian Land Middle School, to accommodate a rise in the student population, is expected to begin later this year, school district officials say.

    Lancaster County School District Facilities Director David Small confirmed July 29 that preliminary design work is complete and plans are being reviewed by the S.C. Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities.

  • Felony DUI charges upgraded

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@

    thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Solicitor’s Office has upgrade felony DUI charges against a Lancaster man following the death of his son who was injured in a drunk driving accident south of Kershaw last week.

    In the meantime, family members say they’re depending on memories of the outgoing 5-year-old and a spirit of forgiveness to help them cope with the tragedy.

  • Mayer encouraged with IL’s play

    Indian Land High continued its scrimmage schedule against some larger schools, and Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer said he felt IL held its own in a pair of road sessions.
    Indian Land worked against three teams in a scrimmage at High Point, N.C., and IL did well, Mayer said.
    The Warriors faced T.W. Andrews High of High Point, N.C., along with Bassett County, Va. and George Washington High (Va.) on Saturday.
    That scrimmage came after the Warriors worked against Airport High School of Columbia on Thursday, Aug. 13.

  • Bruins top Huskies, 14-7

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second straight night, Lancaster rallied from behind, but this time the result was a jamboree victory.
    Lancaster, playing in the SC vs. NC Jamboree at West Mecklenburg High School, charged back to take a 14-7 win over Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14.
    The night prior, Lancaster spotted Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High School a 14-0 lead before rallying for a 14-all tie in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.

  • Helms posts exciting win at LSS

    Robbie Helms captured an exciting win in the Cauthen Motors Renegade main event at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 15.
    Andrew Baker and James Marion were on the front row for the Renegade race.
    When the green flag waved, it was Andrew Baker, Marion, Brandy Baker, Russell Kaye and Helms battling for the lead entering turn one.
    When the field came out of turn two for the lead, it was a dogfight, as all drivers had a chance for the lead.
    As the laps ticked off, it was soon Baker, Marion and Helms battling for the lead.