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Today's News

  • A love that won't LEGO

    Anyone who says LEGO bricks are just a toy, clearly hasn’t met Kim Baldwin.

    Baldwin, a new speech therapist at Heath Springs Elementary School, has organized a LEGO robotics team to teach young people the properties of engineering, as well as develop a newfound respect for the classic toy.

    The team consists of seven boys, all in the fifth grade, who were chosen last year by their teachers and guidance counselors to participate in the program.

  • Vote yes to Sunday alcohol sales

    On Nov. 6, you can change Lancaster County by saying yes to more business, yes to more jobs and yes to a better quality of life for all Lancaster residents. A referendum to allow restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages on Sunday will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. This effort is being organized by the Citizens and Business for Lancaster County committee.
    This month, you will notice campaign signs around the county, which will simply say “Vote Yes – Citizens & Business for Lancaster County.” A yes vote can help Lancaster County in many ways:

  • Lancaster County Fair in town this weekend

    The annual Lancaster County Fair will be at American Legion Fairgrounds, S. Main St., through Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair, sponsored by Smokey Mountain Amusements, promises new and improved rides.
    General admission is $3 for adults and children age 5 and up, and parking on Legion grounds is $1.
    There is free admission all day, Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair will be open today, Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 9:30 p.m.
    Tickets are available at the gate.

  • Three candidates vie for House 44 seat

    Running up the middle of the county and encompassing Kershaw, Heath Springs and most of Lancaster, S.C. House District 44 is among the largest political districts in Lancaster County.

    The battle for retiring seven-term Rep. Jimmy Neal’s (D) seat is also among the most hotly contested state-level races in this year’s general election.

  • City officer, motorist injured in collision

    Two motorists, one a Lancaster Police Department officer, are recovering from injuries after their vehicles collided in a city intersection Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11.

    Emergency responders swarmed the scene at the intersection of North Wylie and West Barr streets just after 3 p.m., where a gold Chrysler Town & Country minivan and black Lancaster Police Department patrol car crashed into each other only minutes earlier.

  • Considering a career as a firefighter?

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Keith Wilson is the only high school teacher in the county who shows his students the finer points for breaking into someone’s house.

    Wilson readily admits that forcible entry is a bad thing in most law enforcement circles.

    But James Rowell, Adam Medlin and Preston Davis have no intention of using those skills for a life of crime or an unwanted midnight encounter with Davis’ dad, Lancaster Police Dept. Lt. Duane Davis.

  • City to expand recycling program

    The city of Lancaster’s push to save paper and plastics from the landfills has caught on throughout the county.

    Marty Cauthen, the city’s solid waste director, spoke at City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, about six schools asking if the city can provide them with recycling containers and pick-up service.

    The schools are Andrew Jackson Middle, Andrew Jackson High, Clinton Elementary, Heath Springs Elementary, Indian Land High and McDonald Green Elementary.

  • NDRA GM Performance Late Models at LMS

    The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will highlight action Saturday night at the Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The winner earns $1,200 and $100 to start.

  • Left tackle right for Boone

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High senior left offensive tackle Brad Boone wasn’t sure he wanted to play in the offensive line, but now he’s sure it was the right move.

  • Lady Vols closing in on region crown

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers volleyball stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA volleyball play, taking a 3-1 home win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

    The Andrew Jackson High  girls, with the win over the Lady Rams, improved to 8-0 in region play and 14-8 overall.