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Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘My mom saved my life, more than once’

    Most of us who are still blessed to have our mothers will likely buy a card this weekend and maybe take our moms to lunch.
    Bobbie Johnston can't do that and hasn't been able to since Mother's Day 2008. This year she put pen to paper, wrote a letter and tucked it in the door of The Lancaster News. She wanted to share her mom's story with someone.

  • Boone boosts Buford to 1-0 win in AA Upstate title series opener

    Heads-up Hannah Boone scored the winning run as Buford notched a tough 1-0 win over Chesnee High School in the Class AA Upper State championship softball series.

    Boone, in the Lady Jackets’ eighth, reached on an error by the CHS shortstop on her grounder.

    A throwing error allowed Boone to reach and she dashed to second on the throwing error.

    The Lady Eagles’ first baseman, in hopes of getting Boone, threw wildly to the CHS second baseman and the ball got by the Chesnee outfielders and an alert Boone dashed home with the winning run.

  • Lady Bruins win district for Upstate title series berth

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins softball team bounced back to keep alive their Class AAA playoff hopes.

    Lancaster, unbeaten in the double-elimination Class AAA Upper State District II softball playoffs, needed one win to advance to the Class AAA Upstate title series on Friday when the LHS girls faced Wren High of Piedmont at home.

    Wren denied the Lady Bruins with a 6-2 win, but the resilient Lady Bruins responded with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Hurricanes.

  • Coker signs Warriors’ Faulkner

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior track standout Kace Faulkner is throwing his future to Coker College.
    Faulkner, a two-time Region IV-AA shot put and discus champion for the Warriors, is going to the Hartsville school to continue his education and track career.
    Faulkner made his choice official last Friday when he signed with the Cobras in the ILHS media center.

  • LSS hosts Extreme 4 Double Duels race

    Lancaster Super Speedway hosts the  M&M Garage Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown on Saturday night.
    The M&M Garage Extreme 4 Division is regarded as one of the top LSS divisions in racing and car count.
    The division has nearly 18-20 cars each week. The race was rained out last week, but the field drew some new drivers before the rain came.
    One lucky driver will have a chance to double down on the night to claim two wins, with both main events paying full purses.

  • Lady Jackets roll to title

    The Buford Lady Jackets blitzed Strom Thurmond High, rolling to a 10-0 home win over the Lady Rebels in five innings Wednesday to win the Class AA Upper State District IV softball championship.
    BHS, 19-4, advances to face Chesnee in the opening round of the Class AA Upstate title series tonight at 6.
    Buford banged out 13 hits and Lady Jackets’ ace hurler Sydney Sullivan hurled a one-hitter and struck out 10 STHS batters. Sullivan aided her cause with a RBI.
    Morgan Deese had a stellar night at the plate with three hits, including a solo home run.

  • Bruins edge Wren in soccer playoffs

    Lancaster High School had a mixed bag on the pitch Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.
    The Region III-AAA champion LHS boys advanced in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, rallying for a 2-1 win over Wren.
    The news wasn’t as good for the LHS girls, who also won the region, but dropped a 2-1 overtime loss to Daniel of Clemson.
    In the boys match, Wren took a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Bruins responded on a pair of Zeke Williams goals.
    Williams connected on a free kick from 20 yards out and later scored on a penalty kick.

  • Dogs ‘squeeze’ out win to end Bruins’ baseball hopes

    Camden’s John Bailey squeezed home the winning run to spark the host Bulldogs to a 6-5 elimination game win over Lancaster in the Class AAA Upper State District I baseball playoffs on Wednesday at Legion field in Camden.
    Bailey had three hits on the night for the Dogs.
    Camden’s game-winning rally came after Lancaster, down 5-3, rallied to score twice to tie the game at 5-all after six innings.
    Austin Catoe’s clutch two-run single tied the game at 5.
    LHS built an early 3-0 edge, but CHS, 19-8, rallied to tie the game.