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Today's News

  • Kershaw pledges support for L&C

    KERSHAW – Kershaw officials are onboard with a plan to provide substantial tax relief for L&C Railroad.
    At its Monday, March 18, meeting, Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously to accept L&C’s request to return to taxing levels before 2010.
    The vote was 6-0. Councilman Morris Russell was absent from Monday’s meeting.
    Because of state legislation (Act 388), the taxes L&C owes in the county have increased 450 percent since 2010, according to Steve Gedney, who oversees the railroad.

  • Lancaster County not immune from weekend wildfires

    South Carolina suffered a rash of wildfires across the state last weekend, three of which occurred in Lancaster County.
    In all, South Carolina firefighters and Forestry Commission personnel battled 131 wildfires over the weekend.
    Officials attributed the state’s dangerous fire conditions to a combination of low humidity, warm temperatures and wind gusts of up to 30 mph, conditions that prompted the Forestry Commission to issue a Red Flag Fire Alert.

  • Sims Foundation awards $908,0000 in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  
    Ten organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $908,605.

  • Speedway’s 2013 opener slated for Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway opens its 2013 season Saturday night, March 23.

    After hosting the car show and track practice last Saturday, March 16, the drivers, fans and LSS officials are more than ready to see racing around the legendary half-mile dirt oval.

  • Lancers split with Pioneers

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster split four Region X games with eighth-ranked Spartanburg Methodist on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

  • AJ Vols edge LHS in golf win

    The Andrew Jackson High School golfers improved to 6-1 on the season, taking a 170-171 win over Lancaster at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday, March 18.

    AJ, which had recently won its region preseason tournament, was led by Logan Sowell, who posted a 41 over nine holes.

  • Saints sign Blackmon

     

       

    BUFORD – Limestone College, which is starting a football program, is the right place for Buford High School senior football player C.J. Blackmon.

  • Clarification on Kershaw Town Council election

    The Kershaw Town Council election is Tuesday, March 19. The wrong date was published on Pages 1A and 2A in the Sunday, March 17, edition of The Lancaster News. Votes will be cast at Kershaw Recreation Center, 200 Close Circle. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. 

       

  • Altman’s drive took him to top

    Buford High School senior wrestler Dylan Altman has a coveted gold medal to show for his persistence.
    Altman, the Jackets’ 132-pounder, captured an individual state championship as he won the gold medal on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Civic Center.
    A year prior, Altman fell short in a bid to capture the 120-pound Class AAA state title to end his junior campaign.
    Altman used his miss at the shot of “grabbing the brass ring” to power his run to the state championship this year.

  • Prisoner changes course of American legal history

    “In our adversary system of criminal justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, could not be assured a fair trial, unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth.” – Justice Hugo Black, March 18, 1963, in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Gideon vs. Wainwright.
    This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gideon case. This decision set in motion the greatest transformation to the American criminal justice system in history.