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Today's News

  • Vols victorious against Jackets

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers soccer team swept to a pair of wins over county rival Buford High School on Tuesday night.
    The Vols posted a 4-0 win in the varsity match and the AJ Junior Vols took a 5-0 victory.
    In the varsity match, Jared Truesdale tallied two goals, while Cam Vincent and Stiles Joyce had one goal each.
    Tyler Williams posted the shutout for AJ.
    In the jayvee match, Blake Brice tallied three goals, while Owen Phillips and Brice Harbin had one goal each.
    Carter Nunnery had two assists, while Harbin had one assist.

  • Cubs to face Braves Sunday

    The Lancaster Cubs open defense of their Community All-Star Baseball League title with a home game with the Shelton Braves at 4 p.m. Sunday at Eggleton Field in Lancaster.
    The Cubs travel to Jenkinsville Saturday for a prime time game at Lake Monticello at 6:30 p.m.

  • AJ’s Rathel to play soccer at USCL

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School girls senior soccer player Madison Rathel has her share of high school soccer matches to play, but she’s already looking forward to her college career.
    Rathel, a three-year member of the AJ varsity team, has signed to play college soccer at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Page signs to swim at SCAD

    For Lancaster High School star student and swimmer Samuel Page, Monday, April 1 was in his words, “a dream come true.”
    No fooling, all the smiles were genuine.
    Page sported the biggest smile as he signed to swim for the Savannah College for Arts and Design in the LHS conference room.
    SCAD, nicknamed the Bees, competes as a NAIA school in The Sun Conference.

  • Apology follows secret HS meeting

    HEATH SPRINGS – The Heath Springs landscaping drama has taken another twist, with town council holding an emergency meeting Wednesday without the required public notice, then issuing a written apology to contractor Darren Sowell. 
    Mayor Eddie Moore issued a letter Thursday, apologizing to Sowell for any negative comments by town officials about his work or billing practices. The town last October fired Sowell, who has had the town’s landscaping contract since 2012, but it rehired him Feb. 28.

  • Suit settled for $507K in inmate’s ’14 suicide

    A settlement of more than half a million dollars has been paid to the family of an inmate who killed himself while at the Lancaster County Detention Center in May 2014.
    Randy William Stevens, 44, had been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest the night of May 19, 2014. He hanged himself with a bedsheet that night or the early morning of May 20, during a period when one correctional officer slept on duty and another left the facility for personal business, according to court documents.

  • Fatal stretch of U.S. 21, ‘the forgotten road,’ gets little DOT attention

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    FORT LAWN – Fire Chief Allen Culp calls the 3-mile stretch of U.S. 21 north of Fort Lawn “the forgotten road.”
    The March 11 logging-truck wreck that killed an Indian Land motorcyclist at that location has once again brought attention to a highway that needs a desperate fix.
    “Considering this is a United States highway, you would think that the federal government or the state government would have some way to repair it,” Culp said.

  • Column: Thanking those who got Kershaw new library site

    In 2014, voters approved a sales-tax increase that provided $8 million to make much-needed improvements to the three library branches in Lancaster County.
    Recently, county council voted unanimously to purchase the Wells Fargo building in Kershaw so the library could be moved to the center of downtown, providing a location that will be safer and more convenient for the Kershaw area.
    I would like to acknowledge the people who helped make this possible.

  • Column: FDR failed to pack high court, and Democrats will fail today

    The frustration of some in the Democratic Party has been manifest this year as they try to gain traction by packing the U.S. Supreme Court and changing the Constitution.
    Flush with victory when their party took control of the U.S. House in the November 2018 election, these Democrats have proposed some radical changes that they now see will go nowhere as long as the president and the Senate can block their extreme left ideas.

  • NY jazz with a connection to Lancaster

    Whatever you call it – straight ahead, cool, smooth or hot – jazz is coming to Lancaster.
    The Paul Sanwald Jazz Quartet, based out of New York, will be performing at 7 p.m. April 6 at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center. This time, the music will be “straight ahead,” a sound born of the classic jazz quartet – tenor saxophone, piano, bass and drums. Lancaster will get to hear a mix of original jazz compositions, some brand new, all written by quartet leader Paul Sanwald, with additional selections by familiar names like Cole Porter.