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Today's News

  • 'Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World...'

    The friendship between a rat, mole, badger and toad is tested in the musical “The Wind in the Willows,” a production of The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County that opens Friday, March 1, at the Barr Street auditorium.

    The production, which runs until March 9, has catchy songs, plenty of comedy and audience participation that children and adults will enjoy, theater officials said.

  • Dean search at USCL down to three

    The University of South Carolina has announced three finalists in its search for a permanent dean to lead USC Lancaster.

    The announcement is a significant development in a search that began late last year to replace former USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano.

    Catalano stepped down Jan. 1 after 11 years at the helm of the university.

    Among the names on the short list are two current USCL officials: Dr. Maxie Myron “Ron” Cox Jr. and  Dr. Walter P. Collins III.

  • Tweet gets student in hot water

    A threatening comment on a popular social networking site led to a surprise meeting with the Secret Service for an Indian Land High School student earlier this month. 

    The meeting came soon after ILHS Principal David Shamble notified one of his school resource officers about the comment Feb. 12, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • March 5 job fair targets military veterans

    Resumes, job applications and interview etiquette are being emphasized as military veterans prepare for a major job fair next week. 

    Lancaster City Hall has been the location for readiness workshops led by Michael O’Donnell of SC Works – the state’s job-preparation network. It's part of the Department of Employment and Workforce.

    Four workshop were held at City Hall between Feb. 12 and Feb. 21. One is set for today and the final one is Thursday, Feb. 28. 

    The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Leadership Lancaster learns about economic development

    Attracting major industry to Lancaster County is no simple task.

    Many players are involved and negotiations are often long and drawn-out. 

    On top of that, economic and demographic conditions have to be suitable before a company will even consider making your county their home.

    The local Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lancaster group spent a full day recently hearing from officials who have a hand in making major industry deals happen.

  • County Council gives nod to cleanup at abandoned cemetery

    An abandoned Kershaw cemetery littered with years of brush and debris will receive a slight facelift thanks to a group of dedicated residents and some help from Lancaster County Council.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a proposed during council’s Feb. 11 meeting plan to help restore Belk Cemetery.

    Located just off Jason Street and north of the Kershaw town limits, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair, Willis said.

  • County Classic Softball tournament opens play

    The fourth annual Lancaster County Classic Softball tournament opens tonight with games at two county sites.

    The tournament opener is set for 5 p.m. today – Wednesday, Feb. 27 – when host Andrew Jackson will face the Lady Bruins of Lancaster High School.

  • Vols, Bruins win in tourney play

     

       

    Andrew Jackson, ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state preseason poll, opened play in the Comporium Preseason Invitational, rolling to a 20-5 win over Great Falls High on Monday, Feb. 25.

  • Four Warriors wrestlers place in state field

     

       

    Four of five Indian Land High School wrestlers placed in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

  • Altman’s state champion

     

       

    BUFORD – Dylan Altman’s wait was worth it in gold.