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Today's News

  • Buford Middle blanks Great Falls

    The Buford Middle School Jackets pushed their record to 6-1 with their sixth straight win on Thursday at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The game, designated as BMS eighth-grade middle school night, saw the Jackets bolt to a 28-0 halftime lead on Great Falls Middle School en route to a 34-0 win.
    Brody Sanders, at quarterback, tallied on a 15-yard keeper for a 6-0 lead.
    Preston Scott, on the first of two scores, dashed 20 yards for a 12-0 spread.

  • Junior Warriors roll over Bulldogs

    The Indian Land Junior Warriors improved to 5-3 on the junior varsity football season with a 34-7 Region IV-AAA home win over the Camden High School Junior Bulldogs at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.
    Indian Land running back Kendrick Armstrong scored a pair of touchdowns to spark the Junior Warriors to their 27-point home win.
    Armstrong scored on a 20-yard run and added a two-yard TD dash.
    Caleb Gleason, at quarterback, threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Drew Hardin.

  • McIsaac Memorial Fields dedicated

    HEATH SPRINGS – Some 18 months have passed since the untimely death of
    David McIsaac in April of 2017.
    A motorcycle accident in southern Lancaster claimed his life that spring night, but McIsaac, known as a selfless community volunteer, remains prevalent in the thoughts of many.
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission along with McIsaac’s family and friends in Heath Springs have made sure McIsaac’s name will live on in the southern Lancaster County community.

  • Column: How young leaders strengthen communities

    Editor’s note: Members of two local student groups – Young People in Charge and the Horizon Education Grants Youth Review Committee – wrote this article about a youth philanthropy and leadership conference they attended this summer.
     
    A group of high school youth and four chaperones from Lancaster and Chester counties attended the 2018 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference at Central Michigan University over a long weekend in June.

  • Water pressure problems baffle Kershaw so far

    KERSHAW – There is a water mystery brewing in Kershaw that town officials are trying to figure out and fix.
    Residents on the west side of town have been noticing sudden losses of water pressure and occasional bouts of cloudy water, said Kershaw Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    “You can basically tell because the shower doesn’t run as forceful as it normally does, things like that,” said Lucas, who lives on that side of town.
    Ruptured Lancaster County Water and Sewer District lines that supply water to the town caused the discoloration.

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    Per departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of this property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping. The office then works to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • HSE’s 1st student leaders drop in at Heath Springs council meeting

    HEATH SPRINGS – Kaibre Silvers left town hall Tuesday night knowing how a real meeting is supposed to be conducted.
    The 10-year-old president of the Heath Springs Elementary School Student Council doesn’t know all the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order just yet, but she has plenty of time to learn.
    “I think it was a good meeting and a good learning experience for us,” the fifth-grader said.
    Kaibre and her seven fellow student council members are the school’s first-ever student government.

  • DeVenny, Garris stress community roots, commitment to public service

    Lancaster’s season of rapid-fire mayoral elections is almost over, with Mayor Alston DeVenny and Mayor Pro Tem Tamara Green Garris competing Nov. 6 for the second time in four months.
    DeVenny defeated Garris and three other candidates July 10 in the special election to replace the late Mayor John Howard. The seat was up for election this year in November, but the vacancy happened early enough – in April – that a special election had to be held.

  • Tax incentives for solar farms although they bring no jobs?

    Up to now, Lancaster County officials have used tax incentives to lure companies only when the companies were bringing lots of jobs here.
    That might be changing soon.
    Solar farms, which use local land but employ no local people, are eying the county and asking officials for the same kind of fee-in-lieu-of-tax (FILOT) arrangements that for years have allowed big employers to lower their property tax bills.
    County council is set to discuss the complex issue at Monday’s meeting and is approaching the subject cautiously.

  • Experienced candidates vie for probate judge

    Two candidates with experience working in Lancaster County Probate Court are competing for the probate judge’s seat in the Nov. 6 election.
    Democrat Crystal B. Johnson, a customer service representative for Springs Global, is running against Republican Dee Studebaker, Lancaster County’s associate probate judge.