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Today's News

  • Local student performance on ACT shows improvement

     

    Lancaster County student performance overall on the ACT college entrance exam improved over last year, though changes made in the evaluation process make comparisons to past years difficult.

    The news comes as a result of ACT data released Wednesday, Aug. 21, by the S.C. Department of Education.

    ACT is a curriculum-based test intended to assess college-bound students’ academic skills and ability to complete college-level work.

  • County’s jobless rate declines in July

    Lancaster County saw a decline in its official unemployment rate from June to July, according to data released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    The county had a 10 percent unemployment rate for July, compared to 10.8 percent the month before.

    By comparison, the county’s unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in July 2012.

    Last month, the county had an official labor force of 32,097. Of that total, 3,206 residents were officially unemployed.

  • Bees Tell Workers To BUZZ Off

    A massive oak tree limb that crushed a house in Lancaster Monday morning, Aug. 19, contained a surprise for local first-responders – an equally impressive bee colony.

    The limb – measuring more than three feet in diameter – fell on the small house at 310 N. White St. just after 10 a.m. during heavy rain, according to Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small.

    The two men who lived in the rental home, neither of whom were injured, were still inside trying to stay dry when firefighters arrived.

  • LHS, AJ Classic winners

     

    BUFORD – A trip to the country yielded a pair of wins for the visiting Lancaster Bruins to highlight action in the 10th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Friday, Aug. 23.

  • Big cheer for BHS Jackets

     


    Buford didn’t post a win on the field Friday night during the 10th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at BHS’s Jackets Stadium, but the home team had something to cheer about.

  • Classic ushers in football season

    If you’re ready for some football, there will be plenty of it today, Aug. 23, at the annual Founders Kickoff Classic, a scrimmage involving all four county schools, at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    Action opens with Central High School of Pageland playing Fort Mill High School at 6 p.m. Next up is Andrew Jackson High School against McBee High School at 6:45 p.m. The third period features Lancaster High School facing Indian Land High School at 7:30 p.m. Host Buford caps play with a battle with Lancaster at 8:15 p.m.

  • Donors have positive impact

    Because our United Way of Lancaster County donors choose to invest back into their communities many lives have been impacted.
    The money we raise here stays here. United Way of Lancaster County is the best way to invest in the community to ensure the most pressing needs are being met.
    When you take into consideration that the population in Lancaster County is about 68,000 we are touching the lives of many residents in need.
    Thank you to the individuals who invested in our county. You are truly an example of what it means to live united.

  • Enjoying the last tastes of summer

     I’ve always loved summer. As a child, my perfect afternoon was swimming with friends and playing tag with neighborhood kids. 

    Now that I’m older, my summer afternoons have slowed down a bit.

    It’s about enjoying a glass of sweet tea and taking in the beauty surrounding the deck in my backyard. 

  • I want my MTV

    Trayce Griffin isn’t looking for fame and fortune. As a hair stylist of 18 years, she says she likes using her talents to help her clients feel good about themselves.  Joining the staff of At Salon Dimensions when it opened some 10 years ago, she has a lot of loyal clients, evidence she’s doing her job right, and that’s satisfying for her. 

  • Questions galore about Haile Gold Mine

    KERSHAW – How will potential activity at Kershaw’s Haile Gold Mine impact residential well use? Will nearby waterways and wildlife be negatively affected years after gold processing has concluded?