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Today's News

  • Residents, council debate closure of Walker Road

    A proposal to close a segment of a Heath Springs road took a slight detour at Lancaster County Council’s April 22 meeting.
    On council’s agenda was a request to close a portion of Walker Road, an almost four-mile stretch of county-owned road jutting off S.C. 522 and extending to Mt. Carmel Road in the Heath Springs area.
    County Administrator Steve Willis recommended the closing in light of structural problems at a major creek crossing along the road and problems with erosion.

  • Tax hike possible for city residents

    Lancaster city officials are looking at raising property taxes while increasing water and sewer rates as part of the 2013-14 budget.
    City Council discussed those proposed hikes during a special planning session Tuesday, April 30, at Lancaster City Hall.
    Finance Director James Absher led the presentation, which outlined projected revenues and planned expenses for the next fiscal year, as will as information on other proposals such as new staff positions.

  • Lady Lancers’ season ends in region tourney

    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers saw their softball season end with a pair of losses in the Region X tournament at USC Aiken.
    USC Salkehatchie defeated USCL 7-5 on Saturday, April 27.
    Callie Wayne, who worked five innings, took the loss, allowing three hits, six runs, four earned runs and seven walks. She fanned six. Kayla Lloyd worked two innings and gave up two hits, one run, one earned run and a walk. She struck out one.

  • Faile named to Capital One Academic All-District squad

    FLORENCE – Tristan Faile, a senior third baseman on the Francis Marion University women’s softball team, has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District III Team for NCAA Division II.
     This is the second consecutive year the Lancaster, S.C., native has earned this honor.
    Faile has compiled a 3.86 grade point average as a biology major.  A first-team selection, she now becomes eligible to earn Academic All-American honors, with voting to be done in the near future.

  • Davis leaves Lions to guide Trojans

    RICHBURG – Larry Davis achieved one goal in March, now he’s leaving to pursue another one.
    Davis, who rebuilt the Lewisville boys basketball team and guided it to its first state title in 37 years, announced on Monday, May 1 he was leaving the Lions to become the new head coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.
    As the former prep and college standout raised the fortunes of Lewisville’s program, his own star began to rise.

  • Vols golfers cap unbeaten region season

    The Andrew Jackson Golf team capped regular-season play with an undefeated region season with wins over Buford and Indian Land at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, May 2.
    AJ, 19-4, 17-0, shot a 168, while IL had a 173 and Buford finished with a 175.
    Buford High’s Garrett Crenshaw was match medalist with an even par round of 36.
    Logan Sowell led AJ with a 37. Dylan Robinson carded a 43 and Caleb Brown and Chandler Norville each had a 44. Tyler Bowers and Emily Cox each had a 46.

  • Lady Bruins blank Cats in region win

    The Lancaster High School girls soccer team highlighted LHS senior night with a 2-0 win over Rock Hill at Memorial Stadium on Thursday, May 2.
    Lancaster forged a 1-0 halftime lead and added a second goal in the final half to notch a sweep of the Lady Bearcats this spring.
    The LHS girls defeated Rock Hill, 3-2 on Tuesday, April 23 at  District Three Stadium.
    Reagan Latham scored off an assist from Frances Whitesides for the winning goal in the closing seconds.

  • Beard signs with Lancers

    Buford High School athletic history was made Friday afternoon, May 3 in the BHS office conference room.
    Jackets’ senior soccer player Danielle Beard signed with the University of South Carolina Lancaster women’s soccer team to become the first BHS girls soccer player to sign to play college soccer.
    Beard is one of three BHS female players on the boys soccer team since the Jackets don’t field a girls’ squad.

  • Support needed in battle with cancer

    It’s an ominous sight. The flickering glow from the candle-lit bags illuminate the night. On this night they are a visual reminder of those who either lost their battle with cancer or still doing battle.
    The dreadful disease is no respecter of persons and we all know someone – from all walks of life – who have dealt with it or are still dealing with it.

  • Liberals ignore God’s law

    When God had enough contempt and defiance from man, he startled the thousands of workers building the tower of Babel by confusing their speech.
    All those workers went from speaking one language to many different ones. Not able to communicate with one another, the tower fell into decay and was never finished.  
    Today, there are more than 6,000 languages spoken throughout the world.  
    JAARS Bible translators at Waxhaw  have done a magnificent job of translating many languages of the world into English.