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Today's News

  • School board fills positions

    Lancaster County school board members unanimously approved several new appointments to fill vacancies at county schools during their July 16 board meeting.

    Recommended by Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, the new appointments include a new principal to replace North Elementary School’s longtime principal and two assistant principals.

    The July 16 meeting was also the first for the district’s new directors of elementary education and food services, both of whom started this month.

  • Hoops game turns violent

    A high-stakes basketball game reportedly turned violent last week at Connor Street Park. 

    A Lancaster man told police he was playing basketball at the park between 8:30 and 8:50 p.m. July 23 when he was robbed at gunpoint.  

    The victim said he was playing ball with the assailant when the victim made a $1,000 bet on a game of one-on-one between the two, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • FFA Chapters busy this summer

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    It’s not unusual for school clubs to have summer activities, but Lancaster County’s high school FFA chapters are among the most active.

    While some students are stuck at home during summer break, FFA members from three of Lancaster County’s four high schools, Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land, traveled to the 86th annual S.C. FFA Convention at Clemson University last month.

  • Buck Moon glows over Lancaster
  • Local, state dropout rates fall

    Lancaster County School District’s dropout rate fell during the 2011-12 federal fiscal year, a trend that mirrors a state decrease in the number of high school dropouts.

    According to a report on student dropout rates released by the S.C. Department of Education on Wednesday, July 24, a total of 101 out of 3,402 high school students dropped out of Lancaster County high schools during 2011-12, a rate of 3 percent.

    The rate is the lowest for the district since 2008-09.

  • Child hunger reality in Lancaster

    A community forum was held Tuesday, July 23, in Lancaster City Hall council chambers to discuss the problem of child hunger in Lancaster County and possible solutions.

    The forum was a result of the Midlands Family Study, a child hunger study out of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina. Eight South Carolina counties, including Lancaster, were chosen for the study. A total of 550 families were interviewed to determine the reasons behind child hunger. 

  • Sowell wins Kershaw Golf Club title

     Andrew Jackson High School standout golfer Logan Sowell shot a 141 to capture the Kershaw Golf Club championship on Saturday, July 20.

    Sowell shot a 72 in the opening round and followed with a 69 to post a two-shot win over Corey Robinson.

  • AA stars battling in regional

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA stars are carrying the banner for the local youth baseball program this week as they participate in the Dixie Youth Baseball AA Regional in Walterboro.

  • Sowell shines in Small tourney

     

    Logan Sowell capped quite day in the final round of the two-day Roy Small Junior Championship golf tournament on Tuesday, July 23.

    The Roy Small Junior Championship is played in memory of the late Roy Small, a member of the Lancaster Athletic Hall of Fame and an avid supporter of golf junior in his lifetime.

  • Dicksons' yard is a combination of styles

     Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Two and a half years ago when Debbie and Wayne Dickson married, they began finding ways to blend the belongings each had accumulated over the years. Both having been married previously and lost their spouses after many years of marriage, they each had a house filled with furniture as well as yards full of plants that had special meanings. Debbie’s house was in Chesterfield and Wayne’s home was in Lancaster.