Today's News

  • End of course exam results mixed for local students

    Reece Murphy
    End of course exam results were mixed for Lancaster County students for the 2012-13 school year, with performance gains in some areas and slight decreases in others.
    South Carolina End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP) began nine years ago as a way to gauge students’ performance on “gateway” or “benchmark” courses: algebra 1/mathematics for the technologies 2; biology 1/applied biology 2; English 1; and U.S. History and the Constitution.

  • Foursome tops gross scores field in McMackin tourney


    The foursome of Jai Bell, Kevin Nobles, Gene Funderburk and Jason Knight took top honors in the ninth annual Neil McMackin Scholarship golf tournament held at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 20.

    The winning foursome topped the gross scores field which drew 32 teams.

  • Braves’ late score, stand foil IL Warriors’ hopes


    CHERAW – The Indian Land Warriors tried to play spoiler to a happy Cheraw High School homecoming on Friday, Oct. 4, but the host Braves proved to be homecoming kings, beating the Warriors 12-6 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

  • Falcons soar by Bruins on air attack


    FORT MILL – Nation Ford High School’s 2013 homecoming featured an potent air show the home crowd had to love.

    The Falcons soared with their successful air attack to anchor a 42-19 Region III-AAAA football win over Lancaster High School at Nation Ford High School on Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Vols ‘D’ dumps Jackets



    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson received an inspired defensive effort to turn away county rival Buford, 16-7 in the Region IV-AA football opener for both teams at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Man shot during robbery

    A man is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after he was shot in the back during an early morning armed robbery Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Our veterans deserve better

    As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans’ Administration.
    A program that is both cost effective (on average three times less expensive) and will allow our elderly, disabled, or injured heroes the opportunity to live in familiar surroundings with their loved ones has not been given the priority it deserves.

  • Councilman expounds on hot-button issues

    During the last couple of Lancaster County Council meetings, we have talked about cluster developments, applying for a volunteer firefighter retention grant and a capital projects sales tax. These three issues have raised questions and the cluster development overlay district (CDOD) has been shadowed in confusion, so I would like to talk about them in this column.
    Cluster development
    overlay district

  • LCCF celebrates 25th anniversary with reception

    The Lancaster County Community Foundation (LCCF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special reception at The Springs House on Thursday, Oct. 10.

    Established in 1988, the foundation was created in order to increase the charitable giving resources in Lancaster County. 

    An initial gift of $50,000 from the Springs Close Foundation got the foundation started. 

  • Shutdown trickles down to several agencies

    At least one program that serves Lancaster County’s poor has closed due to the federal government shutdown earlier this week. Others are facing the same fate in coming weeks should the shutdown drag on.