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Today's News

  • Oh, so close!

    GILBERT – The finality of a gut-wrenching sudden- death 4-3 loss in the Class AA state championship soccer match couldn’t tarnish a brilliant Indian Land High School soccer season Saturday afternoon, May 18.

    As the dejected Warriors left Leonard Price Field following Bishop England’s narrow win over Indian Land, there was plenty of praise for the two-time Class AA Upper State champions.

  • Sunrise Summer Camp starts June 3

    KERSHAW – Here’s something to get your children away from the TV, computer and video games.

    Organizers are getting the word out about Kershaw’s Sunrise Summer Camp, which offers a variety of activities for children ages 5 through 13.

    The camp, which has run about 10 years now, will be held at the Kershaw Recreation Center off Close Circle.

    It begins June 3 and ends Aug. 16.

  • IL’s Taylor Ashley driven to succeed

    – Editor’s note: In the next three issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013. 

     

    How many teenagers do you know, if stuck at home for long, wouldn’t have to be reminded, cajoled, urged, pressured or out-and-out threatened to keep up with their classwork?

    Let’s be honest. There aren’t many.

    There is at least one outstanding local exception, though, and her name is Taylor Ashley. 

  • Man tries to rob Hardee’s

    Police are searching for a man who demanded money from an employee at a Lancaster fast food restaurant, but left empty-handed late Sunday, May 19.

    Officers responded at 10:41 p.m. to the attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s, 297 S.C. 9 Bypass East, and spoke with three employees, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Sequestration changes coming to unemployment benefits

    COLUMBIA – Starting this month, South Carolinians who receive federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will see a reduction in benefits as a result of federal sequestration.

    Sequestration imposed automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget from March 1 through September 30. This will not affect claimants who are on the first 20 weeks of state-funded unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Hinson nabs first LSS win this season

    Steve “Burn “Em Down” Hinson captured the win in the Cauthen Motors Pure Street main event for his first win of the 2013 racing season.

  • Warriors will have their day

     

    Bishop England boys’ soccer coach Ed Khouri was feeling good.

    His Bishops had just prevailed in an emotional 4-3 sudden-death win over Class AA Upstate upstart Indian Land.

  • IL's so close ... so far away

     

       

    GILBERT – Bishop England High School freshman Joel Bunting’s golden goal was just that.

  • Fleeing robbery suspect runs out of gas

    A man accused of snatching money from the cash register at a community store Monday, May 20, wasn’t on the lam long before a series of bumbling mistakes led to his capture by a swarm of sheriff’s deputies and a K-9.

    James Marvin McDonald, 35, of Concord, N.C., is charged with strong arm robbery of Camp Creek Grocery, 2366 Camp Creek Road.

    “We got ‘em,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile minutes after McDonald was in custody.

  • Stellar seasons for USCL teams

    The 2013 University of South Carolina Lancaster spring semester might be history, but a pair of  USCL spring sports teams are still going strong.
    The Lancers’ golf team and baseball squad have extended their seasons into post-season play.
    The 25-12 USCL golf team, under the leadership of coach Ricky Walters, is headed to the National Junior College national tournament after winning the Region X tournament with a sudden death win over Wake Tech at the Boscobel Golf Course in Pendleton last month.