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Today's News

  • Lady Vols looking to improve

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson third-year head coach Wesley Kidd said the Lady Volunteers are likely in for some growing pains, but they hope to improve as the season moves on this spring.
    The Lady Volunteers, who won the 2018 region crown and a Class AA Upper State district title, have only one senior and a handful of juniors on the team.
    The AJ squad also features six sophomores and a freshman.

  • Warriors rally, down Bruins

    Indian Land rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to post a 9-5 comeback win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.
    LHS led 3-0 after three innings, but the Warriors went on the runs warpath to tally eight runs for an 8-3 edge.
    Indian Land stayed on top for the four-run win over the Bruins, who fell to 1-4 on the season.
    Kyle Raynor led the Warriors with two hits, including a double, two RBIs, scored a run and a stolen base.
    Winning hurler Tanner Chassereau keyed the Warriors with two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Column: Money for a few key lawmakers’ favorite projects

    State Reps. Bruce Bannister and Dwight Loftis, both Greenville Republicans, want $5 million in state funding to help build a convention center in downtown Greenville.
    Bannister says it would house a large art collection that had been displayed at the private Bob Jones University.
    Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston, who has donated to the nonprofit South Carolina Aquarium, says he wants $1.5 million in state money to move power-generating equipment at the Charleston aquarium to higher ground.

  • 1st of several job fairs to be held this week

    Cherri Flinn
    SC Works
    CHESTER – The first of three sequential neighborhood job fairs for Chester, Lancaster and York counties will kick off this Thursday at York Technical College in Chester.
    The idea was born out of a desire to help people find jobs close to their home area and to grow their local community.

  • Planning commission nixes Lennar rezoning

    Due to concerns about sufficient emergency medical services and fire service, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has denied a developer’s request for rezoning.
    Located along the eastern side of Old Hickory Road and north of Crestview Lane, the property includes approximately 76 acres. Lennar Carolinas applied to rezone the parcel from Rural Neighborhood District to Medium Density Residential District.

  • IL housing targets millennials

    Indian Land may be on its way to becoming home to a younger demographic, as the northern part of the county undergoes further development featuring more apartments, restaurants and employment opportunities.  
    “That really suits the millennials, the next generation, moving in,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, describing how companies such as Movement Mortgage, Red Ventures and CompuCom are attracting younger employees with different, often IT-based, skill sets.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Lady Vols

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    Buford topped county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson 10-1 on Thursday night.
     Buford’s Yancey Dingler hurled all 7 innings for the Jackets, yielding three hits and a run. Dingler struck out eight and walked two.
    Kyndal Thomas led the Jackets with four hits, Kayley Stroud, and Hunter Allen each had three hits. Emily Taylor, Lexie Sullivan, Hannah Boone, Aspen King, and McKenzie West each had one hit.

  • LMS has two-night opener

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up its 2019 season in major fashion Friday and Saturday at the half-mile dirt track with Pepsi Night.
    Friday night action for Pepsi Night at LMS has the track hosting SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock $600, Extreme 4 $400, Pure Stock V8 $300.
    The action will also feature heat races for SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade Divisions.

  • Vols top Bruins in prep soccer

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to notch a 3-2 comeback win over rival Lancaster High School last week.
    Jared Truesdale scored two goals and Avery Funderburk tallied on a penalty kick to help the Vols post the win.
    Tyler Williams was in the goal for the Vols.
    Chris Ervin and Jonathan Baker each had a goal for LHS. Johan Deras and Aydan Saldana each had an assist for the Bruins.
    In the junior varsity match, AJ took a 1-0 win over the Junior Bruins.
    Bryce Harbin had the AJ goal in the close win.

  • Lancers net home sweep of Indians

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers opened NJCAA Region X baseball play with a sweep of USC Salkehatchie to push the USCL mark to 15-2 with a school record 14-game win streak.
    The Lancers capped the four-game series with two dramatic wins Sunday.
    In the Sunday nightcap, USCL edged the USCS Indians, 8-7 as Johnny Watts smashed a walk-off solo home run to lift the Lancers to the one-run win.
    Ethan Martinez, who worked two innings in relief, was the winner. Griffin Jester hurled five frames before yielding to Martinez.