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Today's News

  • Vols fall short in Comporium tourney championship games

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams battled, but came up short in their title quests in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational on Friday night in the Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, facing a talented Lower Richland team, dropped a 64-45 loss to the Diamonds of coach Caleb Gaither, a Lancaster native.
    The Lady Vols made a hard charge only to fall short in the girls’ title game, losing to Cuthbertson of Waxhaw, N.C., 58-48.

  • Founders expands its Columbia reach

    COLUMBIA – Founders Federal Credit Union is looking to increase its presence in the state capital with the opening of a second location there. 

    On Jan. 17, the Lancaster-based credit union will open a 2,900-square-foot branch in the First Base Building adjacent to Spirit Communications Park in The Commons at BullStreet.

  • Column: America flirts with its own destruction

    How does a great and powerful civilization die?
    What happened to the Roman Empire or Spanish Empire? They were not beaten by enemies outside their borders.
    In 1969 I was in the Navy when America landed men on the moon. We were very excited for America and its great  accomplishment. What would be our next step? Colonies on the moon and travel to Mars?

  • East Mecklenberg downs Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Buford, for the second straight day, had a tough time on the hardwood in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The Jackets, coming off a 65-44 loss to Class AAAAA Rock Hill High School, dropped a 66-38 loss to East Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte.

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields coaching duties

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Column: Keep S.C. schools safe; Guns for all

    The coming year could go down as historic in South Carolina – the year we finally get serious about having a safe state, protecting our citizens and ensuring our liberties.
    And if we do, much of the credit will go to Rep. Steven Long, R- Boiling Springs, and Rep. Russell Fry, R-Myrtle Beach. They have introduced legislation to allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry their gun in K-12 schools and on college campuses. These men are true patriots.

  • Pope hangs up robe

    Jaqueline “Jackie” M. Pope, the first female chief magistrate in Lancaster County history, wore her Judge’s robe for the last time Friday.
    “It has been an honor and a privilege to do this,” said Pope, who is retiring after more than 20 years of service.
    A Winthrop graduate, she worked in the school system 17 years before becoming a part-time magistrate for the town of Kershaw in November 1995.

  • Police Blotter: Jan. 1, 2017

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports: