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Today's News

  • Honoring achievers, past and present

    The Lancaster County School District held its annual celebration of excellence luncheon Tuesday, inducting three new members to the Lancaster County School Hall of Honor and also recognizing more than 350 students and 44 retiring teachers.
    Thelathia Bailey, Joseph Gregory and Martha Noblitt were all inducted posthumously into the hall of fame.
    The families and friends accepted the awards for Bailey, Gregory and Noblitt during the ceremony at Second Baptist Church in Lancaster, many fighting back emotions and grateful for their loved ones’ induction.

  • Lady Bruins win; Buford to battle AJ

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins took the early lead and notched a 7-1 win over Belton Honea Path to stay alive in the Class AAAA Upper State title round of the softball playoffs on Monday afternoon at the LHS field.

    The six-run win advances LHS to an elimination game with North Augusta today at 6 p.m. at 100 Riverview Park.

    The Lancaster vs. North Augusta winner moves on to face Union County, needing two wins over the Lady Jackets on Friday.

  • Heather Steele, 43, shared bouts with ovarian cancer

    Through her 17-year battle with ovarian cancer, Heather Steele never let the disease cheat her out of a single minute.
    “She always said her goal was to thrive, not to survive,” said her husband, Bliss Steele.
    Heather Steele died early Tuesday. She was 43.

  • Once, twice, sold

    It was a typical adrenaline-filled scene in the auction business – auctioneers rolling numbers off their tongues at unintelligible rates, and the audience shouting out bids in rapid succession.

    Except this time, those bidder’s yells came from second graders at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School.

    Auctioneers Larry Cauthen and Richard Patterson managed the rambunctious crowd in Teresa Guenther’s classroom, and Doug Barfield, from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, kept all the bidders civil. 

  • Column: Why aren’t cell signals blocked in prisons?

    For years, S.C. officials have repeatedly tried – and failed – to convince the federal government to allow jamming of signals in prisons from contraband cell phones routinely used by inmates.
    But officials haven’t worked nearly as hard to try to persuade wireless carriers to voluntarily block their own signals in prisons, which, according to corrections officials, the companies are permitted to do. It is against federal law for states or local governments to do it.

  • Leap of faith: 22-year-old fills the pulpit at Crestview

    In some ways, Casey Swails is a typical 22-year-old. He just graduated from college and plans to get married in June.
    But few people his age step into the pulpit and preach to their very own congregation every Sunday, as he does at Lancaster’s Crestview Baptist Church.
    Born and raised in Lugoff, Swails grew up in church but never imagined as a child that he would end up in this position.

  • MMSA 4-Cylinders Crook Memorial set

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of its all-time great racers Saturday.

    MMSA 4-Cylinders Buddy Crook Memorial, presented by Burns Ford paying $4,000 to the winner, headlines LMS racing action.

    Crook, who died in 2014, is one of the all-time winningest drivers in LMS history. He won in every division he raced in at the half-mile dirt track.

    Crook’s son Bryan Crook followed in his father’s footsteps and tire tracks and kept the winning tradition going.

  • Bruins third in Southern Cross field

    The Lancaster High School golf team, fresh off winning the Region III-AAAA championship for the fourth straight season, finished third in the prestigious Southern Cross golf tournament at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken over the weekend of April 27-28.

    The tournament featured 22 teams from across the Carolinas.

    LHS shot a 444 (221-223) to finish behind Boiling Springs with a 434 (220-214) and Cannon School of Concord, N.C., with a 437 (223-214), was second.

  • IL Loughry to play for Pride

    INDIAN LAND – David Loughry is ready for his next challenge – the next level.

    Loughry, the Indian Land High School senior quarterback who came back from a tough injury, is set to play college football.

    Loughry is headed to Greensboro College, a NCAA Division III school which plays in the USA South Conference.

    Loughry, a 6-3, 185-pounder who broke his femur – thigh bone– and missed the last half of his junior season, rebounded to produce a solid senior year at ILHS.

  • Bruins, Warriors show strength at liftathon

    The annual Lancaster High School liftathon, which included Indian Land, was heavy on fundraising attempts by both county schools.

    The annual event, held in the spring, serves as a fundraiser as football players, with the completion of winter workouts centered on the weight room, seek pledges for the bench press. The more pounds the more money for the effort.

    Lancaster invited Indian Land to be a part of the liftathon, held in the LHS gym on April 28.