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Today's News

  • County wrestlers quest for individual state title bids

    Seeds for the individual state wrestling tournaments in all classes will be on the line this weekend, Feb. 15-16.
    Lancaster County high school teams will be competing in the Upper State tournaments at three different locations.
    Lancaster High School will wrestle in the Class AAAA Upstate tourney at Eastside High School in Taylors of Greenville.
    Indian Land, fresh off its first Class AAA team state crown last Saturday at Airport High School, will battle at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

  • Bruins fall in playoff openers

    COLUMBIA – The Lancaster Bruins were right there with the host A.C. Flora Falcons, and then came the pivotal fourth quarter.
    The Falcons, up 42-31 after three periods, outscored the Bruins 25-5 in the closing period to take a 66-37 win over LHS in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoffs on Wednesday night.
    “We were in the game going to the fourth quarter, and then the turnover bug bit and big us hard,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Panthers for playoff win

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    BATESBURG – The Buford Lady Jackets battled to the end and came home a winner in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
    Buford, the third seed out of Region IV-AA on the road to face second-seeded Batesburg-Leesville in the opening round of the playoffs, rallied for a 50-48 win over the Lady Panthers.
    Buford, down by two with 87 seconds to play, kept plugging.
    Paige Davis netted two free throws with 58 seconds to play.

  • Vols sweep in playoff openers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers advanced to the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with their home victories over Ninety-Six High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46-32.
    The Vols, in the nightcap, won a close contest in a 56-52 victory.
    In the nightcap, AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last-second free throws which gave the Vols the four-point win.

  • County OKs 264 apartments on U.S. 521 at Shelley Mullis

    A 45-acre multiuse development that includes office space, retail stores and 264 apartment units will be built along U.S. 521 just south of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.
    After reviewing a conceptual site map at its Jan. 28 meeting, Lancaster County Council passed third reading of the Widewaters Land Co. zoning request that changes two tracts from general business to regional business, which will accommodate the multifamily housing units.
    The vote was 6-1, with Terry Graham opposed.

  • Craft Stand celebrates its 2nd year voted tops in S.C.

    The Craft Stand on Lancaster’s Main Street was packed Friday night as owners Don and Brandy Geraghty announced it has been named South Carolina’s Best Craft Beer Bar for the second year in a row.
    “We love Lancaster,” Brandy Geraghty said. “In this contest, customers go on and vote for their favorite craft beer bar. This just shows how much our customers love our bar.”
    The contest is held each year on CraftBeer.com, and one winner is chosen from each state, then listed on the site.

  • Reality TV show nixes #MyPageland

    Pageland’s fast-and-furious effort to win a $500,000 downtown makeover and star in a reality television show came up short Tuesday.
    “Small Business Revolution Main Street” picked a Top Six instead of a Top Five. Selections had Western orientation, as five of the six towns were west of the Mississippi River.
    About 50 #MyPageland supporters gathered Tuesday morning at the Ball Theatre for the announcement.

  • Piano concert kicks off CAC double-header

    Piano music is one of the most popular forms of musical performance in nearly any style, from classical to sacred to jazz.
    Kicking off a cultural double-header at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 17 is classical pianist Gregory Knight. He will be followed Feb. 19 by the Wingate University Singers, performing on their spring tour.
    Knight has a remarkable international reputation. He’s from right here in the Carolinas, and was something of a child prodigy.

  • Column: County GOP keeps gaining local offices

    Thanks to Lancaster County voters, 2018 was the fifth election in a row where Republicans gained offices in Lancaster County, continuing the trend that began with the historic election of former Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
    In less than 10 years, a county that was once a key Upstate Democratic stronghold is now one of the most Republican in South Carolina.

  • Column: Let’s stick with the UDO as is, protect Carolina Thread Trail

    Lancaster County is about to undo one of the most progressive actions this county has undertaken. Our own lawmakers are considering changes to the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District.
    Most Lancaster County residents are unaware of the treasure that is contained in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which was passed in 2016. It includes a zoning overlay for the Carolina Thread Trail requiring that if a property is part of the master plan, then the developer is responsible for building the trail.