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Today's News

  • Lady Lancers drop pair

    The USC Lancaster Lady Lancers softball team dropped two losses to the Columbia College junior varsity in games on Friday, Feb. 1.

    In the opener, Columbia College rolled to a 15-6 win over USCL as Kayla Lloyd took the loss. Lloyd, in four frames, allowed 10 hits, 15 runs – seven earned, a walk and fanned two.

  • Lancers top Limestone for first baseball win

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster notched its first baseball win of the 2013 season, taking a 13-2 win over the Limestone junior varsity on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Gaffney.

  • Clearing the way

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Site preparation has begun on the location of the future Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park.
    In December, Lancaster County Council and Lancaster City Council met on four separate occasions to see that a new business park be established in Lancaster County. The 101-acre park is located on S.C. 9 just east of the Chester County line.
    This park is unique in that it is located across the highway from the county airport and will be served by the Lancaster and Chester Railway. 

  • New library long overdue

    The library building in downtown Lancaster has fallen on hard times. It’s a familiar landmark, where many folks grew up doing their homework and coming to story times.
    It is the headquarters that feeds our proud new facility in Indian Land and a thriving little branch in Kershaw.
    The library is 42 years old. Most of the furniture is vintage 1970. Shabby would be a kind way to describe the carpet and the overall appearance of the interior spaces.

  • Native American Studies Center expands its art gallery

    The Native American Studies Center expanded its art gallery just before Christmas with a gift made possible through an anonymous donor. Catawba Indian Chief and subject of many Catawba creations, King Haigler, rules once again in clay in a still-life painting by Greenville artist, Nancy Biggs Thomas.

    Center Curator Brittany Taylor said the work was excellent, with vibrant complementary colors highlighting two traditional King Haigler pots.

    She was delighted to welcome Thomas’s work to the Center’s collection.

  • The Hinson Girls and Marty Stuart

    When Marty Stuart comes to Lancaster on Saturday, Feb. 9, he will be joined by some familiar faces.

    The Hinson Girls, a bluegrass and gospel band from Van Wyck, were asked by the Lancaster Performing Arts Series to be the opening act for Stuart’s concert at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.

  • Blaze destroys shop, man escapes uninjured

    Only a charred, burned-out shell remained hours after a blaze tore through a shop building along a quiet county street over the weekend. 

    Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies both responded to a 911 call about a structure fire just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the 3100 block of George Carnes Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    A responding deputy noted the shop was fully engulfed in flames when he arrived at the scene. 

  • Time short for gaming machines

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has three words of caution this week for people who don’t remove sweepstakes gaming machines from their businesses: “Take your chances.”

    With the state Legislature on its way to closing a perceived loophole regarding the legality of sweepstakes machines, Faile is joining with several law enforcement agencies throughout the state to crack down on those using or possessing the machines. 

  • Deputies trying to piece together shooting in nightclub parking lot

    A man was shot outside a Lancaster nightclub early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, and deputies are still trying to piece the incident together.

    Sheriff’s deputies found the 23-year-old man at 1:36 a.m. after responding to a reported shooting outside Grown Folks night club, 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The victim told deputies he was standing in the club parking lot when he heard gunshots and then realized he had been shot.

  • School leaders consider direction for 2013-14

    Lancaster County School District officials began laying the groundwork for the coming school year last weekend during the annual school board/superintendent’s planning session

    This year’s meeting, attended by board members and school administrators, was held Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2,  at the Home Place Bed and Breakfast in the Tradesville community.

    Among the many topics under consideration during the two-day meeting were school safety, technology and the 2013-14 school year calendar.