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Today's News

  • Her long fight is over

    Julie Stone had an infectious smile and a fighting spirit, which she used for many years to inspire others who carry the burdens of breast cancer.
    The Indian Land mother of three died Sept. 16 after the cancer finally overpowered her. She was just 40 years old.
    “Watching someone fight breast cancer as hard as she did has absolutely changed my life,” said Kate Powers, one of Stone’s best friends. “She would tell me to slow down and do what was important. She had an understanding of time that makes all the sense in the world now.”

  • LCSD revamps teaching process

    The Lancaster County School District has partnered with Discovery Education, which is affiliated with TV’s Discovery Channel, to revamp how the district teaches its students.
    “It’s a great opportunity for our district to move forward academically,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps.
    “When kids work in school they say things like, ‘Well when will I need algebra?’ I’ve heard kids say that when I was in the classroom. This will give us the answer to that question, providing them real-world experience.”

  • Lancers drop two matches

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster dropped a pair of Region X home soccer matches to visiting USC Salkehatchie on Monday afternoon.

    The Lady Lancers dropped a 4-1 loss and the Lancers fell to the Indians, 1-0 in overtime.

    The USCL men, 2-4, opened the season with a 2-1 win over USCS, but couldn’t complete the season sweep Monday at home.

  • Column: Duke thanks all who are aiding state’s recovery after Florence

    Entire towns submerged. Homes and businesses destroyed. Lives lost.
    Hurricane Florence has devastated communities and impacted thousands of lives across South Carolina, particularly in the Pee Dee region. While some are anxiously waiting for the floodwaters to recede, the clean-up effort is under way in some places as we get through this trying time together.

  • Candidate's Column: Buck: Elect me for my 35 years of experience in S.C. schools

    I am asked frequently what I have to offer the community as a school board member. My answer is simple: a lifetime of experience in educating children.
    I have spent nearly 35 years in public education, living my dedication to children as a classroom teacher, school administrator and district administrator. I have worked with thousands of children and fellow educators, and I know firsthand the challenges they face daily.

  • Shrine Race features competitive night

    The return of the Shrine Race at Lancaster Motor Speedway featured a competitive night of track action Thursday.

    The Renegade Division featured the race of the night with track veteran Brandy Baker taking the win.

    Andrew Baker and Jason Knight were on the front row.

    At the green flag, Andrew Baker, Knight, Brandy Baker and Steve Hinson battled for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, Andrew Baker led.

    Andrew Baker was up front with Steve Hinson on his bumper challenging him for the lead.

  • Swimmers sweep meet

    Lancaster High School swept a four-way meet, with the Bruins topping the field of Ridge View, Hartsville and the Governor’s School of Math and Science.

    In the combined meet, Lancaster topped Hartsville, 168-9, Ridge View, 144-40, and Governor’s School for Science and Math, 166-10.

    The LHS men won 82-3 over Hartsville, 68-23 over Ridge View and 80-4 over GSSM. The LHS women prevailed 86-6 over Hartsville, 76-17 over Ridge View, and 86-6 over GSSM.

  • Stallions dash to 52-0 win over Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The last of Indian Land High School’s pre-region “gauntlet,” in ILHS coach Horatio Blades’ words, saw the Warriors face the South Pointe Stallions.

    The Stallions defensive front and linebackers stopped Indian Land’s running game. while SPHS quarterback Tahleek Steele threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns, leading the No. 2 Stallions to a 52-0 win.

  • Watts happy with Jackets’ surge, victory over AJ Vols

    KERSHAW – Tripp Watts is starting to feel good about his upstart Yellow Jackets.

    Watts, the fifth-year BHS head football coach, saw his team open the season at 0-3, but since that lethargic launch, the surging Jackets have reeled off two impressive wins to open Region IV-AA play.

    The Jackets, getting their offense on track, started their steak with a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield, and then notched a solid 28-7 road win over region and county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night to spoil the Volunteers’ homecoming.

  • Jackets charge back, deck Vols

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong second-half charge, notched a 28-7 victory over the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Jackets, locked in a 7-all halftime tie with the Vols, secured the victory with three second-half touchdowns.

    AJ, coming off a tough road loss to North Central where the Vols lost starting quarterback Chas DeBruhl with a broken collarbone, scored its lone TD on a pick six.