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Today's News

  • Annual Blackwell tourney has special tribute

    A beautiful spring day greeted 111 golfers April 30 when they competed in the 15th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The team of Jerry Pardue, Shane Brewer, AJ golf coach Heath Brewer, and AJ golf standout Logan Sowell topped the 28-team captain’s choice field, carding a low-net score of 48.4.

  • Walters signs with NGU Crusaders

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School boys’ basketball sharpshooter Corey Walters has hit a bull’s eye with the North Greenville University men’s basketball program.
    Walters, a three-year starter at AJ and two-time All-Region IV-AA pick and All-Lancaster County hoops selection by The Lancaster News, is taking his game to Tigerville.
    Walters, with family, friends, coaches and teammates watching, made it official Wednesday in the AJ media center where he signed with the NGU Crusaders.

  • Dreher ends LHS boys’ soccer run

    Dreher of Columbia put the brakes on the Lancaster High boys’ Class AAA postseason run, taking a 3-1 win at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.
    Ian Devin scored two goals and Derian McKnight tallied the Blue Devils’ other goal in the DHS road victory.
    Dreher improved to 22-1 with the road win. The Blue Devils hosted Midlands rival A.C. Flora on Saturday.
    Zeke Williams scored the Bruins’ lone goal.

  • Mama had a special way with her words

    Can’t quite recall the situation on our way to Rice Elementary that
    morning, but it seems in the area of Woodland Drive and Laurel Court, Mama, at the wheel of our family station wagon, offered some sage advice.
    I wasn’t feeling quite up to par and school, to say the least, wasn’t my top priority that morning, but Mama, not about to turn the car around, gave me a good verbal dose to get me “turned around” as we drew closer and closer to Rice.
    “Robert, know what President Kennedy says?”

  • Vols card region golf title

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers golf team added another jewel to their Region IV-AA links crown.
    The Vols notched their fourth straight region golf championship, posting a two-day 619 (300-319) to win the Region IV-AA golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    AJ senior Caleb Brown, who has signed to play golf at Spartanburg Methodist College, led the 37-3 Vols with a 148 (75-73) on Thursday.
    “I’m so proud of Caleb,” AJ coach Heath Brewer said. “He played awesome over two days at the tournament.

  • Love story started in POW camp

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Lonnie Catoe and Allen Walters were awarded the S.C. POW Medal at American Legion Post 31 in Lancaster Monday night.
    Catoe accepted his award, and Walters’ medal was given posthumously to his wife, Nancy.
    Catoe’s son Mike shared a remarkable love story with the large crowd in attendance, which included many relatives of Catoe and Walters.

  • Column: Tech sector exploding in Charleston

    The headline on this column is not a wish or an aspiration – it’s a statement of fact.
    For years now, economic development people and politicians have talked about building the technology sector like it was the Holy Grail, and the Holy Land was Silicon Valley. With the help of some clever marketers who came up with cute names – there is now a Silicon Something sprouting up almost everywhere you look – Silicon Alley (New York City),  Silicon Shore (Santa Barbara), Silicon Hills (Austin), Silicon Mountain (Denver), Silicon Forrest (Portland), etc.

  • Indian Land may face trash fees

    Work still hasn’t started on Indian Land’s convenience center, and now Foxhole Recycling Center in Mecklenburg County, which Panhandle residents have used for free since 2013, plans to start charging them fees July 1.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said it’s uncertain whether the long-awaited Indian Land trash-disposal site will open by July 1.
    He said county officials were meeting with the project’s sole bidder Friday in the hopes of moving forward with the contract.

  • Asbestos in burned-out buildings

    KERSHAW – For the second time in six months, asbestos removal has become an issue for the town of Kershaw.
    Asbestos has been found in the flooring of the charred remains of the two burned-out buildings on East Marion Street. The buildings burned March 1, 2015.
    The cleanup contract was originally bid in February, but was rebid in mid-April because of the asbestos. Those new bids were due Thursday.
    Lancaster County Building and Zoning has been assisting with the bid process, since Kershaw has no building standards department.

  • Barr Street campus to get historic designation?

    In theory, getting the old Barr Street High School campus on East Meeting Street placed on the National Register of Historic Places is a fitting gesture, considering its place in Lancaster County education.
    Members of Lancaster City Council think so and unanimously approved a $3,000 request at their April 26 meeting to fund 120 hours of extensive research required for the application process.