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Today's News

  • Buck Moon glows over Lancaster
  • Local, state dropout rates fall

    Lancaster County School District’s dropout rate fell during the 2011-12 federal fiscal year, a trend that mirrors a state decrease in the number of high school dropouts.

    According to a report on student dropout rates released by the S.C. Department of Education on Wednesday, July 24, a total of 101 out of 3,402 high school students dropped out of Lancaster County high schools during 2011-12, a rate of 3 percent.

    The rate is the lowest for the district since 2008-09.

  • Child hunger reality in Lancaster

    A community forum was held Tuesday, July 23, in Lancaster City Hall council chambers to discuss the problem of child hunger in Lancaster County and possible solutions.

    The forum was a result of the Midlands Family Study, a child hunger study out of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina. Eight South Carolina counties, including Lancaster, were chosen for the study. A total of 550 families were interviewed to determine the reasons behind child hunger. 

  • Sowell wins Kershaw Golf Club title

     Andrew Jackson High School standout golfer Logan Sowell shot a 141 to capture the Kershaw Golf Club championship on Saturday, July 20.

    Sowell shot a 72 in the opening round and followed with a 69 to post a two-shot win over Corey Robinson.

  • AA stars battling in regional

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA stars are carrying the banner for the local youth baseball program this week as they participate in the Dixie Youth Baseball AA Regional in Walterboro.

  • Sowell shines in Small tourney

     

    Logan Sowell capped quite day in the final round of the two-day Roy Small Junior Championship golf tournament on Tuesday, July 23.

    The Roy Small Junior Championship is played in memory of the late Roy Small, a member of the Lancaster Athletic Hall of Fame and an avid supporter of golf junior in his lifetime.

  • Dicksons' yard is a combination of styles

     Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Two and a half years ago when Debbie and Wayne Dickson married, they began finding ways to blend the belongings each had accumulated over the years. Both having been married previously and lost their spouses after many years of marriage, they each had a house filled with furniture as well as yards full of plants that had special meanings. Debbie’s house was in Chesterfield and Wayne’s home was in Lancaster.

  • S.C.’s real problem with regulation

    Unfortunately, we live in a world in which pedicures and funeral parlor bathrooms are serious issues for state government.
    Last week, the Regulatory Review Task Force, established by Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this year, met at the Statehouse to hear comments and concerns by citizens. Among the citizens were representatives of the S.C. Board of Funeral Service and the S.C. Board of Cosmetology.

  • Limit government overreach with Free Flow of Information Act

    The nation learned in May that the Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of more than 100 Associated Press reporters and monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email and cell phone records, branding him a “possible co-conspirator” in a classified leak case for asking questions of a government source.
    These revelations sent shockwaves throughout newsrooms nationwide. Reporters can no longer assure their sources that interviews will remain confidential because there is no way to tell whether the government is listening.

  • City Council gets LCCA report at meeting

    David Platts sees art as an equalizer when it comes to opportunities and access for children. 

    Platts, who works closely with Lancaster County Council of the Arts, spoke of the power of the arts during his visit to Lancaster City Hall on Tuesday, July 23. 

    He and LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette gave City Council an update on the agency, which provides an array of arts-related programs geared toward children, adults, county residents and tourists.