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Today's News

  • DNR sets annual scoring sessions

    Charles Ruth

    SCDNR Big Game Coordinator

    Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' (SCDNR) annual series of measuring sessions.

  • Perry excited about LHS softball season

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins have captured 38 straight playoff bids and the 2017 LHS team is bidding to continue that stellar spring streak.

    Veteran coach Kim Perry, in her seventh season at LHS, has a strong cast of seasoned players back from the region runner-up team, which made a strong run in the playoffs last season to advance to the Upstate final four for the second straight season.

  • Column: Thank you, Lancaster, for your kindness and encouragement

    Somehow, I managed to convince my husband that we needed a family photo. So, there we are, standing in front of a pair of cedars out in the field.

    My husband and our daughter are to my right, and we’re all smiling for the camera. To my left is my son, Chad, and he’s staring off to the left at something only he can see, doing that thing he does with his hands. It’s a good shot, and it captures our family perfectly.

  • Column: State’s schools rank dead last, and no one is held accountable

    Some will think this is too strong. I don’t. Just read on and make up your own mind.
    Recently, U.S. News and World Report released a study of the 50 states based on 68 different metrics in seven categories: health care, education, infrastructure, crime/corrections, opportunity, economy and government. For the full report, Google: U.S. News and World Report Best States.

  • Column: Joining the masses in cyberspace isn’t worth sacrificing peace, quiet

    There is no doubt that the Internet has brought about transformational changes in the way we obtain information, conduct business and communicate with others. This Digital Age gives us great advantage.
    With just a smart phone, one can Google and access all sorts of otherwise hard-to-find information. Through numerous sites, we can shop for all kinds of goods and services and get the latest worldwide news. With an iPhone, we can send videos of choice to anyone connected online.

  • IL trash and recycling center opens

    Good news for Panhandle residents who dump their own trash: Indian Land’s new convenience center is finally open for business.
    Located on Northfield Drive in Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off U.S. 521, the long-awaited household trash and recycling center opened Monday without fanfare.
    “We’re open right now,” Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said Monday afternoon. “We’ve still got some stuff, like the carport shed for used oil, to put in, but if you’ve got some trash to get rid of, swing by and see us.”

  • Lancaster native honored for his years of leadership in JROTC

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    A man who grew up in Lancaster and retired from the Army has been honored in Chicago for his work as a longtime educator.
    Lloyd N. Cunningham, a 1972 graduate of Lancaster High School, received the 2017 Most Influential African Americans of Lake County Educational Leadership Award. The award was presented to Cunningham by the Chicago People’s Voice newspaper on Feb. 19 during a celebratory dinner in Waukegan, Ill.

  • Schools hosting meetings about after-school safety

    The Lancaster County School District will host an After School Student Safety Forum next week at Indian Land Middle School to discuss topics like bus, internet and latchkey child safety.
    The forum will be 7-8:30 p.m. March 14 in the ILMS gymnasium, and there will be a panel discussion.
    LCSD safety director Bryan Vaughn said the Student Safety Task Force Committee was created following the deaths of three students in the district in the past year. He said the committee decided it was necessary to offer safety forums to parents and guardians of students in the county.

  • An oath to serve and protect

    Lancaster police officers were sworn in during a Wednesday night ceremony and reception at the 15th Street Training Center. Newly-named Police Chief Scott Grant said it was important for the officers’ families to participate in the ceremony. “We gave our officers a legal swearing in when they were hired, but this is a little more fitting and proper,” he said.

  • Lancaster native to lead VA in York

    Retired Army Col. Melinda Vaughn Woodhurst didn’t stay retired.
    In February, York County’s legislative delegation appointed the Lancaster native as that county’s Veterans Affairs director.
    Woodhurst calls it a tailor-made job.
    “I told the folks at the county (York) that I had been in training for this job since I was a 14-year-old freshman at Lancaster High School taking JROTC courses,” she said. “I guess we can say I already have 35 years of experience.”