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Today's News

  • Friends of Andrew Jackson donates flag

    Grasping one end of a bright yellow flag, Ken Obriot presented a piece of history to county officials late last month. 

    Representing the Friends of Buford Massacre Battleground, Obriot unfurled a replica of the Buford Battle flag carried by Continental soldiers and captured by British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton during the massacre on May 29, 1780. 

    The battleground is located south of the Pageland Highway/Rocky River Road intersection.

  • Passed out motorist make deputies' case

    A Westville man is facing drug and other charges after Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly found him passed out behind the wheel of a parked car in Kershaw.

    According to the incident report, a deputy found 30-year-old Adrian Lewis Bracey around 2:08 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, passed out in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Malibu in the parking lot of Foxwood Apartments on Kershaw Country Club Road.

  • Dalton Miller's hobby is one for the birds

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Dalton Miller loves birds, especially pigeons, and he wants other people to get to know this breed of bird for much more than what is commonly know about them – the mess they leave behind. 

    Miller, president of the Southern Modena Club, has entered dozens of pigeon competitions to show off the beautiful, Modena show birds he raises. 

  • Students show academic growth

    For the second year in a row, the Lancaster County School District and two of its schools earned outstanding results in both areas of the S.C. Department of Education’s district and school report cards.

    The 2013 results were released Friday, Nov. 8.

    Other 2013 report card highlights include an increase in the district’s graduation rate, and passing marks for nearly all of the district’s schools in both students performance and improvement toward state performance goals.

  • LHS hoops standout Kyla Hough to sign with WCU

    Lancaster High School senior basketball standout Kyia Hough has made a verbal commitment to sign with Western Carolina University.

  • Caps’ rally dashes Indian Land hopes

    COLUMBIA – Indian Land’s inability to put the ball in the end zone proved to be their demise in the opening round of the Class AA Division I Upper State playoffs on Friday night, Nov. 8 at Memorial Stadium.

  • Stallions storm early in 42-0 win over Bruins

    Lancaster High School’s long football season came to an end as the South Pointe High School Stallions made short work of the host Bruins on Friday, Nov. 8 at Memorial Stadium.

  • Volunteers best Buford 36-20

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson junior quarterback Kolby Whitley threw five touchdown passes as the Volunteers defeated the Buford Yellow Jackets, 36-20 in opening round action of the Division II Class AA Upper State playoffs.

  • Tax info for newcomers to county

    Are you a new resident moving in the county? It’s important to make sure you have your tax information current with Lancaster County to avoid late payment penalties or tickets. If you’re one of our county’s newest neighbors, here are some things you need to know:

  • Remembering Lt. Lucas, a big-hearted Vietnam vet

    First Lt. Gene Lucas, “Luke” as we called him, was an outstanding officer who cared deeply about the well-being of those within his command. He was the executive officer of an automatic weapons battery in Vietnam (1968-69), where I became a platoon leader.
    Lt. Lucas contacted me one day from Dong Tam and informed me I needed to go to battalion headquarters to complete some paperwork. He told me he would come by my platoon headquarters in Tan An, pick me up, and we would ride together to Long Binh, north of Saigon.