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Today's News

  • Vols, Jackets in Camden Jamboree

    County schools Andrew Jackson and Buford will play in the 40th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree tonight, Aug. 14 at Zemp Stadium in Camden.
    The four mini-games, consisting of one half of football each, begin at 6:30 p.m. when Andrew Jackson battles Lee Central High School of Bishopville.
    “This jamboree will be as much of a scrimmage for our coaches and our players,” AJ first-year coach C.J. Frye said. “It will be all about working under game-type situations for the coaches and players.

  • LSS hosting Back to School Bash Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway is back in action Saturday, Aug. 15 when LSS hosts the Back To School Bash and Fan Appreciation Night at the half-mile track.
    LSS, after taking Saturday, Aug. 8 off, will feature five divisions running.
    Track action will include the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    The Faith Funderburke Realty Back To School backpack giveway is for the first 50 kids, ages 5-12, through the grandstands gates.

  • Council’s actions are costing the county

    Mechthild (Maggie) Bowers

  • County reframing economic development

    Nearly 30 years ago, county leaders gathered to create an entity to assist county government in its mission of developing the economic climate of Lancaster County.

    This organization became the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and exists as a SOl-c4 nonprofit agency. The structure has undergone modification over the years, migrating from private control to county governance and back to private control.

  • ‘T’ captures tourney title

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Anthony “T” Sutton continued the young’s stellar run in the Lancaster Golf Club championship tournament Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9.

    Sutton, 14, and a Buford High School golf star, captured the LGC’s prestigious crown with a 150 (72-78).

    Sutton’s championship came a year after Lancaster High School golf ace Brady Hinkle, also then 14, won the club championship with a three-under 141 (72-69) for a nine-shot victory.

  • Scrimmages aplenty this week

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Andrew Jackson head football coach C.J. Frye was encouraged after the Volunteers’ first scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Pelion High School in Lexington County.

    The Vols, seeking to bounce back after an 0-10 finish last season, made strides in the session with the host PHS Panthers and C.E. Murray.

    “Overall, I thought it went well,” Frye said. “As the scrimmage went along, we picked up the pace. We were more intense and played with intensity.

  • More than X’s and O’s

    Buford High School Football Coach Tripp Watts will admit it was a selfish idea.
    In 2014, Watts was brainstorming a way to save some meal money during the Jackets’ preseason drills.
    The math is easy in this two-edged sword.
    On a player level, take a 16-year-old eating machine whose growing every day, figure $7 a meal and multiply that 12 times. That’s $84 per player.
    “Some of our guys and their families just can’t afford that, so I was trying to come up with anything that would work,” Watts said.

  • What’s the next move for LCEDC?

    Through all of the raucous debates during the past year regarding employee benefits, the I-77 Alliance, bylaws and forensic audits, the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. continued to move forward as it retained its quarterly funding from Lancaster County.
    But all that changed Monday night, Aug. 10, following a vote by Lancaster County Council to withdraw the remainder of its allocated funding for the LCEDC and to instead create a new county government department for economic development.

  • 120 rising youngster participate in Countdown to Kindergarten

    Lancaster County First Steps has been working with rising kindergartners throughout the summer in order to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
    The Countdown to Kindergarten program began in June and will end just prior to school starting Monday, Aug. 17.  

  • Sun sets on construction at Sun City?

    INDIAN LAND – Sun City Carolina Lakes lost a part of its short history Aug. 3, when Pulte Homes began demolition of the Sun City sales center and two nearby parking lots, as the company prepares to begin construction of the community’s final homes.
    Before the Lake House amenities center opened in 2007, the sales center also served that function, with many of the community’s initial club meetings held there.
    It was the inital meeting place for the Indian Land Rotary Club and its parking lots were the site of the first two Indian Land fall festivals.