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Today's News

  • Yellow Jackets sting North Central twice

    BOONETOWN – Buford hit the road and hit the jackpot on Friday, Dec. 13 at North Central High School.

  • Bruins down vols twice in basketball play

    Lancaster pulled a double hoops dandy in the Bruins Den on Friday, Dec. 13.

  • Christmas parade rescheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 17

    The city of Lancaster has announced that due to impending inclement weather the Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. For information, contact Caroline Hasty, events manager, at chasty@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.

  • Business, innovation and the four states of S.C.

    Recently I had occasion to be in all four parts of South Carolina, talking with a wide variety of business people about innovation, our state and its future. What they said was both extremely encouraging and extremely discouraging.

    First the good news. From one end of this state to the other, there are lots of really smart people who fully understand what we have to do to become competitive in the challenging global economy of the 21st Century. They get it.

  • Tens of millions spent on state agency travel

    As South Carolina struggles to recover from the Great Recession, state agencies in recent years have increased spending on travel in and out of the Palmetto State.

    A review by The Nerve of annual state travel reports by S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom found that the total amount spent on travel increased from $61.9 million in fiscal 2009 to more than $69.6 million last fiscal year, which ended June 30 – a jump of more than $7.7 million, or 12.5 percent.

  • Lady Vols corral Stallions

     

    The surging Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers continued their solid hoops play with a 63-60 win over Lee Central to give AJ a split with host Stallions on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Bishopville.

    The AJ boys fell in the nightcap, 81-55.

  • Foster pleads guilty in double shooting

    Though a jury had been selected and dozens of witnesses lined the halls of the Lancaster County Courthouse, a Lancaster man changed his plea to guilty during the preliminary stages of his criminal trial Monday, Dec. 9.
    Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 19, 341 Robinson Road, was set to go to trial this week to face three counts of assault and battery high and aggravated, as well as charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and unlawful carry, said Assistant Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman on Wednesday.

  • Board OKs choices for new school

    In an age of zero tolerance school weapons policies, is it appropriate for an elementary school to have a mascot that is itself a weapon?
    This was the basic question at the center of a Lancaster County school board discussion at their Tuesday, Dec. 10, meeting over the appropriateness of the proposed Tomahawk mascot for Indian Land’s new elementary school.
    The discussion came during consideration to affirm the name, school colors and mascot for the Harrisburg Road school chosen by a naming committee as part of a process that began in September.

  • Wreaths Across America

    by Kaisha Young/Special to The Lancaster News
    Lancaster County’s very first Wreaths Across America Day began on a dreary December day in 2009 in Kershaw City Cemetery.
    It began with a moment of silence at noon – exactly when the ceremony started in Arlington National Cemetery and more than 150 cemeteries across the nation.
    The sky was a sheet of gray. About 130 people snuggled in their coats to watch the Kershaw ceremony. The silence was formidable, yet soothing.

  • LCEDC search committee tours sites

    They turned on lights, checked air conditioning systems and took snapshots as they passed from room to room.
    Pausing every few minutes, the small group would reconvene and compare notes before setting out to tour their next destination.
    Though it sounds more like a family scouting for its new home, the group was actually Lancaster County Council’s Economic Development Office Location Committee. Its mission – to find a permanent home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.