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Today's News

  • First day of school is in sight for Lancaster students

    School supplies are being purchased and floors are being waxed this week as summer comes to an end.
    The first day of school for most students is Monday – sixth and ninth graders have a half day Friday – and Lancaster County schools have their goals set for the year.
    Clinton Elementary School’s goal is to work with literacy and writing by embedding it into the curriculums for all classes, Principal Michelle Crosby said.

  • Hospitality tax draws crowd of supporters

    In a reversal of the usual script, a dozen passionate citizens urged the Lancaster County Council to raise their taxes at Monday night’s council meeting.
    The taxpayers showed up to support the proposed 2 percent hospitality tax to fund a centrally-located county sports complex with a gym, walking and cycling trails, and fields for baseball, soccer and football.

  • County schools celebrate Great Teaching

    Cheerful, rowdy teachers in matching outfits from all over Lancaster County kicked off the school year Tuesday morning during the annual Celebrate Great Teaching event.
    After a welcome from Superintendent Gene Moore, each school had the opportunity to show their school spirit.
    Erwin Elementary School won overall for their originality, costumes and 30 seconds of spirit. The Erwin staff was dressed as elves in red and green as they sang and threw fake snow in the air.

  • Man barred from wife’s hospital room

    Kim Bucher, the 73-year-old Lancaster man charged with neglecting his incapacitated wife three months ago, has been banned from Springs Memorial Hospital after two incidents in the Critical Care Unit that alarmed hospital staff, according to police and court documents.
    Mary Bucher, 63, has been unresponsive in a hospital bed for 11 weeks, her daughter Andrea Williams says, and doctors have told the family she has zero prospects of getting better.

  • Landscape architect and conservationist to speak

    From release

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy: A better blueprint for healthy living

    We all have heard of blueprints or patterns. They’re basically maps that we follow to physically build something, like a house or a piece of clothing.
    The kinds of blueprints I’ll talk about today give us directions to constructing better thoughts, actions and emotions.
    I’ll give you three specific things you can do to help take your health blueprint to a higher level.

  • Summer camp for ‘Shining Minds’

    The Southside Adult Family Literacy Project wrapped up its third-annual youth summer camp with the theme Shining Minds.
    The camp, which had 31 participants throughout the month and ended on July 28, was created to help at-risk youth retain information that they learned in the previous school year.
    Participants worked on interactive-learning activities in the Literacy Project’s Preston Blackmon Center computer lab on Sowell Street in Lancaster.

  • Column: Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty

    To say that there is corruption in the S.C. Department of Transportation is like saying it’s dark at night.
    The question is will the current “reform” effort shed any light in the darkness or is this simply a case of the day following the night – only to see the darkness return. We’ll see.

  • Tax-free shoppers target retailers

    Need garters, galoshes or girdles? You can get them tax- free this weekend!
    Those are some of the more interesting items on a long list of tax-free items that can be purchased this tax-holiday weekend.  
    South Carolina’s 17th annual tax-exempt weekend began  at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight tonight. The tax-free weekend is typically South Carolina’s third-busiest shopping weekend of the year, after the weekends just after Thanksgiving and before Christmas.

  • Lambert to lead AJ offense, Walters to guide defensive unit

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye will look to a pair of new coordinators to boost his Volunteers’ team this season.
    Frye, who led AJ to a 3-7 record last season, will look to Robert Lambert to guide the offense, and Brenton “Bub” Walters to lead the defense.
    Frye said he’s confident both coaches can do the job.
    Lambert, a Detroit native, is a 19-year faculty member at AJ where he is a ROTC instructor who also teaches SAT prep and advanced weight training.