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Today's News

  • Presidential experience was a chief attraction

    Labor Day weekend was quite a treat for me, especially that Sunday.
    I was aboard Air Force One and I visited the Oval Office, just a few feet from the president’s famous desk.
    You might find that hard to believe, and if I tell you I wasn’t even in Washington, you are probably scratching your head more than an undecided voter.
    OK, I’ll let you in on what went down.
    My family and I visited the American Presidential Experience,, billed as a “nonpartisan interactive exhibit of the American Presidency.”

  • Kmart to close store in December

    The big red letter K that has anchored a Main Street shopping center for years will soon be a thing of the past.

    Kmart informed employees at its Lancaster location Wednesday, Sept. 12, that the store will close by the end of the year, said Kim Freely, a spokeswoman with Sears Holding Corp., Kmart’s parent company.

    Kmart has been at 960 N. Main St. since 1992, she said.

  • Happy Birthday, Coach Kersey

    The likeness of the late Mike Kersey was painted on the spirit rock in front of Indian Land Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 13, in honor of his birthday, which was that day. Kersey, the high school’s former wrestling coach and physical education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, died Oct. 4, 2011, from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

       

  • Patching the problems: hidden costs and possible solutions: The Long Road, part 3 of 3

    As motorists head out the door for their morning commute, coffee cups in hand, the sound most would like to hear is their favorite song playing on the radio.

  • City names Heath to top court post

    Cammie Heath said she hoped for this moment and now it’s become a reality.

    City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting to appoint Heath as the city of Lancaster’s new court administrator. She succeeds Darlene Whitley, who retired earlier this year.

    Heath, who served as interim court administrator the past few months, has been with the city for nearly 11 years, working as an associate municipal judge.

    Her appointment as court administrator took effect immediately.

  • Top of the class

    A commission charged with oversight of the state’s universities and colleges has ranked the University of South Carolina Lancaster as the most successful two-year campus in the state.

    According to a summary of college and university graduation rates prepared by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education (SC CHE), USCL scored a success rate of 66.9 percent.

  • Driverless pickup rolls across parking lot, hits Hibbett’s

    A Lancaster sporting goods store was closed Thursday. Sept. 13, after it was involved in a head-on collision with a driverless pickup truck.

    The accident, at Hibbett Sports in the Lancer Center on S.C. 9 Bypass West, occurred just before noon as store manager Kayla Williams and employee Samantha Geiger assisted customers on what, until then, had been a routine day.

  • Lancaster netters blank York

     

    The LHS Lady Bruins tennis team improved to 4-0 with a 6-0 victory over the York Lady Cougars on Tuesday night in Lancaster.

    The LHS team came out strong and didn’t drop a set to capture their third region win of the season.

  • LMS set to host Dirt Wars

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the NDRA Dirt Wars on Saturday night, Sept. 15.

    The NDRA Dirt Wars will be for the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, with $3,000 going to the winner.

  • Consistency key for BHS

     

       

     Buford High School volleyball coach Robbie Loudermilk is hopeful the Lady Jackets can play on a consistent basis this season.