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Today's News

  • Weekend Recap: May 23, 2017

    A Lancaster man, Charles Thomas Minors, was found dead in a cell at the Chester County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI on Sunday.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, he was brought to the detention center by the S.C. Highway Patrol at 5:40 p.m. Sunday. The report notes that the man was too intoxicated to be booked at that time and was put into a holding cell to sober up.

  • Column: Ethics and image: What kind of state are we?

    After World War II, a fierce but civil rivalry developed between Birmingham and Atlanta as to which would become the unofficial “Capital of the South.”
    Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a coal and steel town with much of the ownership of the principal industries being in Pittsburgh and other Northern cities. The city’s symbol was and is a large statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and the forge. In 1950, the city’s population was 326,000.

  • BHS grads enjoy ovation from elementary students

    Buford Elementary students lined the halls Thursday morning as 73 of Buford High’s soon-to-be graduates walked through in their silky maroon caps and gowns.

    Nearly 720 wide-eyed elementary students applauded the seniors.

    “It was wonderful to see them light up,” said Mandi Budd, a BES guidance counselor.

  • Columbus Parker Track Club opens season with success

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its track season April 29 at Chapman High School in Inman where the team took 38 athletes, ages 6-14.

     Eighteen of the 38 athletes were new to the team and had never competed in track before.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club kicked off its schedule with a team workshop at USC-L where kids learned about etiquette from beauty consultant Melvene McMillon and dental hygiene from Dr. Tracy Durant.

    CPTC results:

  • Warriors missed state title match, but produced success in season

    The Indian Land High boys soccer team missed the state championship match for the first time in five seasons, but the Warriors continued their tradition of soccer success.

    ILHS, which finished 16-4, went 8-0 in Region IV-AAA to notch its 10th straight league title. The Warriors saw their season end with a 2-0 home loss to Seneca.

  • Defense leads in LHS spring game

    In the final athletic event on the natural turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, the blue and white teams battled to a scoreless tie in the annual Bruins spring football game Thursday.

    The game, which featured no kicking, had the teams put the ball in play and if no first down was made, the ball went back to the original line of scrimmage.

  • Lancers bats boom in tourney win over Owls

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster used blazing bats to post a 17-7 win over Harford in the opening round of the NJCAA Easter District baseball tournament at Sparrow Stadium in Florence on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 40-15, drilled 11 hits on the way to the 10-run rout of the Fighting Owls, the NJCAA Region 20 champions.

  • Buford 5th, AJ 8th in state golf tourney

    Three months ago, two Lancaster County Class AA schools were ranked in the S.C. High School Golf Coaches Association preseason Class A-AA state poll.

    Region IV-AA champion Buford and region runner-up  Andrew Jackson stayed on course, with each finishing in the top eight at the Class A-AA state golf tournament held at the Mt. Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta earlier this week.

  • Column: When you fall in life, fall forward every time

    Editor’s note: Breanna Pittman, a senior at Andrew Jackson High School, is graduating with the highest GPA in the Lancaster County School District. Here are excerpts from her speech at the county’s Celebration of Excellence this month.

    Tonight I want to talk about a topic that many people overlook and others just choose to ignore – failure.
    Failure is inevitable. It will happen at least once in every person’s life. Most of the time you don’t even see it coming, and it hits you like a freight train.

  • Column: Youth Leadership grads spend 7 months learning about county

    The Lancaster County Youth Leadership program graduated 38 students this month. The program, a collaboration between the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster County School District, is designed to teach leadership skills and raise awareness of job opportunities and community challenges in Lancaster County, in hopes that these students will return to Lancaster after graduating from college to live and work.