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Today's News

  • Franklin rolls to Clash checkers

     

    Dennis Franklin captured his fifth win in seven races with the Carolina Clash, making a significant statement in the Roush Yates Performance Products Countdown to the Cup Championship Series sponsored by JE Pistons.

    Franklin’s win came Saturday, Aug. 24 at Lancaster Super Speedway.

  • Tarlton wins in Crate Sportsman race

     

    Trey Tarlton took the Deal I Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Division race at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman race featured Jeffrey McGuirt and Jacob Catoe on the front row.

  • Bruins win twice in Bear Hug Brawl

     

    Lancaster High posted a pair of wins to highlight action in the second annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    The annual junior varsity football jamboree is played in memory of Buford High Junior Jackets football player Seth Muennich.

  • Rivals battle in openers

     

    Rivalry clashes highlight the 2013 Lancaster County high school football season openers Friday, Aug. 30.

    Andrew Jackson hosts Lancaster and Buford will be at home to battle Indian Land.

  • A Democratic-controlled state is not what S.C. wants

    I noticed in the Friday, Aug. 16, edition of The Lancaster News the editorial page had published a half a page column by the president of the Democrats in SC – the third this month.
    When I write a letter I have to e-mail the editor to get it printed. For some reason, I’m starting to feel The Lancaster News might be showing a little favoritism to the left. But I’ll keep an open mind and believe they just report the news and are unbiased.

  • Pam Tebow to speak for PCC

     Staff reports

    The Pregnancy Care Center will hold its annual banquet featuring guest speaker Pam Tebow at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at City of Light in Indian Land.

    Tebow is the mother of NFL star Tim Tebow.

    The Tebows lived for a number of years in the Phillipines, where Pam’s husband, Bob Tebow, continues to have an ongoing ministry – the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association (BTEA).

  • Woman scammed out of money by duo

    Police are searching for a man and woman who reportedly swindled a Lancaster woman Wednesday, Aug. 21.

    An officer spoke with the 72-year-old victim just after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Big Lots, 1206 S.C. 9 Bypass West, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    The woman said she had just been scammed out of $144 by a man and woman she didn’t know.

  • Unwanted county statistic

    For the second year in a row, Lancaster County was ranked one of the worst in South Carolina for motorcycle fatalities. 

    The rankings, which take into account all of the state’s 46 counties, were released earlier this month as part of AAA Carolinas’ annual list of dangerous counties for collisions. 

    The county ranked fourth in the study’s classification for best chance of being in a fatal crash, down two spots from its ranking in 2011. 

  • Local student performance on ACT shows improvement

     

    Lancaster County student performance overall on the ACT college entrance exam improved over last year, though changes made in the evaluation process make comparisons to past years difficult.

    The news comes as a result of ACT data released Wednesday, Aug. 21, by the S.C. Department of Education.

    ACT is a curriculum-based test intended to assess college-bound students’ academic skills and ability to complete college-level work.

  • County’s jobless rate declines in July

    Lancaster County saw a decline in its official unemployment rate from June to July, according to data released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    The county had a 10 percent unemployment rate for July, compared to 10.8 percent the month before.

    By comparison, the county’s unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in July 2012.

    Last month, the county had an official labor force of 32,097. Of that total, 3,206 residents were officially unemployed.