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Today's News

  • Leadership Lancaster spends day in Columbia

    I didn’t realize there were so many monuments and statues on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia.
    Prior to last week, I had visited the building only once. And that was back in high school when I played in a special band on the steps to celebrate the Christmas season.
    I remember playing a few yuletide songs, seeing the governor speak on the steps and then leaving. This time – minus a saxophone to tote and free of cold weather – my visit lasted much longer and was definitely more enlightening.

  • County Council debates budget

    Rising insurance costs, potential hikes to the county road fee and elimination of 4-H funds were all ideas hashed out during Lancaster County Council’s special budget workshop Tuesday, May 7.
    As council prepares to hear first reading of the county’s fiscal year 2013-14 budget during its Monday, May 13, meeting, several County Council and staff members met to discuss this year’s “big ticket” funding items, as well as options to balance the budget.

  • Why must students go to school on Memorial Day?

    Why, given the solemn importance the holiday, do Lancaster County students have to go to school on Memorial Day?
    As always, Memorial Day is observed on the fourth Monday of May. This year, the federal holiday falls on May 27, the first day of the last week of school.
    The Memorial Day question is one patriotic parents such as Lisa Lambert of Indian Land ask of school officials every year.

  • Daughter for a Day

    For Frankie Cunningham, stopping by Morningside of Lancaster the Friday before Mother’s Day to present gift bags isn’t work.
    It’s about being the kind of daughter Cunningham’s mom, the late “Miss Mae” Wright,  raised her to be. It’s a legacy of love in action.

  • Robinson 4th in discus at state meet

     

       

    Lancaster High School sophomore field events standout Yasmine Robinson turned in her personal-best effort to place fourth in the Class AAAA state meet at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins on Friday, May 10.

  • Crescent ends Buford's season

    Buford High’s run to the Class AA Upper State softball championship was halted on Friday, May 10.

    Crescent High School of Iva, 23-5, blanked the Lady Jackets, 10-0 in six innings.

  • AJ's Truesdale signs with Allen

     

       

    KERSHAW – The Allen University men’s basketball team was looking to fill a need and Andrew Jackson High School senior hoops standout Avalon Truesdale was the answer.

  • IL advances in playoffs

     

       

    Indian Land High School’s boys soccer team, 17-4, posted a 6-1 Class AA Upper State playoff win over Landrum High School on Thursday, May 9.

  • Mrs. Criminger, like many moms, close to perfect

     

       

    Each time I head down U.S. 521 South for an athletic event at Andrew Jackson High School, I always have memories of the late Andrew Jackson HighVolunteers’ correspondent Mike Criminger.

  • Keep alcohol away from young people

    Cinco de Mayo. High school graduation parties. Fourth of July cookouts. College football tailgating. What do all of these have in common?
    All are terrific opportunities to gather together with friends and family. Unfortunately, these activities can also present an increased risk of alcohol-related problems such as underage drinking or driving under the influence. Not here you say? Nothing can be further from the truth. Almost half, 47 percent, of high-school age students report having used alcohol at least once in their lifetime and 20 percent have used in the past 30 days.