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Today's News

  • Vols’ hopes high for baseball season

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball coach Mike Lucas, as it goes, is an upbeat guy, but this season possibly a little higher on the positive scale when it comes to the Andrew Jackson High School baseball team.

  • Raiders halt Warriors' run

     

       

    COLUMBIA – Third-ranked Keenan punched its ticket to the Class AA Upper State championship basketball game for the second time in three seasons, but it took a strong effort to handle the hoops task.

  • Senators seek to keep guns away from mentally ill

    S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory (R-16) and two other legislators have filed a bill that will require South Carolina to comply with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database for background checks for the mentally ill with gun purchases. See Friday edition of The Lancaster News for the full story.

  • Raiders hold off Warriors, advance

    COLUMBIA – Third-ranked Keenan punched its ticket to the Class AA Upper State championship basketball game for the second time in three seasons, but it took a strong effort to complete the hoops task.

    No. 5 Indian Land battled the Raiders all the way before 23-5 KHS took an 86-76 home win over the Warriors in the Class AA Upstate semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

  • S.C. schools seek the right formula

    We’ve heard the excuses about why South Carolina schools are so far behind others in the nation.
    And, to be honest, many of the excuses are valid.
    But that doesn’t take the sting out of the recent report that shows, despite all the effort and goal-setting to make South Carolina’s schools more accountable, we still are lagging way behind.
    The S.C. Education Oversight Committee reported that goals established for the year 2020 may not be met unless there are drastic changes in the way we educate our students.

  • Mulvaney explains his No Budget, No Pay vote

    Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Budget, No Pay Act, which, among other things, temporarily extended the nation’s debt ceiling. The Senate followed suit, and the president signed the bill into law. 
    I voted for the bill. Here’s why:
    For the past two years, many of us in the House (some more than others, unfortunately) have been trying to draw attention to the alarming condition of our nation’s debt, our record deficits and the out-of-control spending in Washington.

  • County’s famed ‘George Washington coin’ missing from Wofford

    A storied piece of Lancaster County’s history is missing at the Wofford College archives.

    The George Washington half dollar is a silver Spanish piece of eight (Spanish real) said to have been used by the first president to pay for breakfast at the historic Nathan Barr’s Tavern on the morning of May 27, 1791.

    The coin has been in the care of the Wofford archives since the early 1900s.

  • Thunder snow surprise

    Within seconds, a steady rain switched to blustery snow across Lancaster County on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, coating the area in slush and powder during the first real snowstorm of 2013.

    While a wintery mix fell early in the day, large snowflakes blanketed the county in white beginning after 5 p.m. and lasting through late evening.

  • Underage alcohol sting nets zero charges

    The results of a recent underage alcohol sting had Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard singing the praises of several local businesses.

    In a press release sent Monday afternoon, Howard lauded 15 Lancaster businesses for refusing to sell alcohol to an underage operative. The initiative, conducted Saturday, Feb. 16, was a joint operation between the Lancaster Police Department and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • Potter, Taxahaw road rehabs to include only sections

    A S.C. Department of Transportation official has clarified the scope of an upcoming road rehabilitation project on Potter and Taxahaw roads.

    In response to a request for more details on the project, SCDOT District 4 Administrator John McCarter said the rehabilitation will include only portions of the roads and not their entire length.