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Today's News

  • Indian Land Warriors drop two at Chester

    Indian Land High School’s Region IV-AAA opener was a bummer.

    The Warriors, launching region play at Chester, dropped both games Friday night.

    The Lady Cyclones snapped a long losing skid, taking a 52-35 win over the Lady Warriors to open the twin bill.

    In the nightcap, Chester routed the Warriors in a 109-69 win.

    Indian Land’s girls, 0-10, fell behind early, but stayed within range before the Lady Cycs took the 17-point win.

    Chester, 1-13, was up 13-10 after one period and took a 28-20 lead at the half.

  • Lady Bruins rally for win at York opener

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins started slow, but picked up the pace to take a 40-37  comeback win for a split in their Region III-AAAA opener at York on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in the nightcap, dropped a 76-55 loss to the Cougars.

    Matters didn’t look good for the LHS girls, down 24-14 at the half.

    The 7-2 Lady Bruins, who have won seven straight, began to rally in the third period, with an 11-5 surge to slice the gap, 29-25.

  • Yellow Jackets take two from Rams

    BUFORD – It was a swarm sweep for the host Buford Yellow Jackets on Saturday night.

    The Jackets, in their first home hoops game of 2018, stung the Chesterfield Rams for a pair of Region IV-AA wins.

    The game was originally set for Friday, but moved to Saturday because Chesterfield was out of school Friday due to a late week winter storm.

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched the sweep, taking a 55-40 win over the Lady Rams.

    The nightcap was closer, with the Jackets taking a 60-54 win over CHS.

  • Column: Prefiled bills include oddities

    The S.C. legislative session started Tuesday, and a common theme in our recent state governance is that much of the legislation that’s proposed would do more harm than good.
    Unfortunately, if recently prefiled legislation (bills filed in advance for the upcoming year) is any indication, 2018 will be more of the same.
    While some proposals seem well thought out, others simply lack all signs of common sense. Here is a quick rundown of some of the more ridiculous prefile bills from the House alone.

  • Column: Library adapts as your needs keep changing

    What is it that makes Lancaster unique? What are our identifiers? How can we incorporate those into your 21st century public library system?
    It’s all about the citizens who live here – every single one. A library is democracy in action. No one person’s needs supersede another’s.
    A new baby goes home from the hospital with a free board book from the library’s Born to Read program. A retiree can find a comfortable chair and enjoy The Charlotte Observer (print version) for free. Microfilm of The Lancaster News dates back to 1905.

  • Column: S.C. nonprofit bill hides how groups spend our tax money

    There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature.
    The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but. And it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent.
    The wording begins saying any nonprofit entity that “received more than one hundred dollars in public funds from a state agency or political subdivision in the previous calendar year or the current calendar year, must submit a quarterly expenditure report to the jurisdiction awarding the funds.”
    That sounds great.

  • Column: For 2018, let’s unite in our love for Lancaster County

    With the arrival of 2018, it’s time again for resolutions, changes and goals.
    Many of us celebrated New Year’s Eve with family and friends, attending parties or church services across Lancaster County. But aside from all the celebrating, it is important that we reflect on the year we’ve had here.

  • Time for public input on new school’s name

    An online survey to get community input on naming the new Panhandle elementary school and picking its mascot and colors will go live Monday.

    Survey participants have through Jan. 17 to fill out the 11-question survey. After that, the Lancaster County School District will select a committee to discuss the results.

  • Sports Talk: Harding High had special football season

    One of the top regional stories during the past high school football season was the rise of the Harding University High School (Charlotte, N.C.) Rams’ football team.

    In case you didn’t know, the Rams won the N.C. Class AAAA state championship last month, taking a 30-22 win over Scotland County, N.C., at Wake Forest University’s BBT Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    If Harding High rings a bell among county football fans, it’s not a stunner.

  • County wrestlers back on mat

    Lancaster County high school wrestling teams are looking to gear up for the second half of the 2017-18 mat campaign.

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson were slated to return to action Wednesday night, but the matches were cancelled due to the forecast of winter weather and possible hazardous road conditions.

    The Bruins’ Region III-AAAA match with Westwood High School of Blythewood has been reset for Jan. 17 at Westwood.

    The contest will be a quad match, featuring region foes Richland Northeast, Ridge View, Lancaster and host Westwood.