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Today's News

  • Interim dean Stan Emanuel:‘USCL is here to stay’

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated a milestone Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building, Founders Hall.

    The $7.5 million, 40,000-square-foot classroom building, named in honor of major donor Founders Federal Credit Union, is going up between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and the Medford Library.

    In all, approximately 50 people attended the event braving freezing temperatures to witness the official start of a project conceived in 2005 and finally set to open in early 2014.

  • Fire burns home in Elgin community

    Fire destroyed the home of an Elgin family Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, but the family is safe thanks to the quick action of its two youngest members.

    Elgin, Rich Hill and McDonald Green volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the fire at 138 Woodside Drive about 3:30 p.m.

    When Elgin firefighters arrived at the tan doublewide minutes later, they found the family outside watching as flames licked through the home’s vinyl siding in spots along the right front side, the roof starting to sag above a burned-out bedroom.

  • Vols notch sweep of Eagles

    Andrew Jackson, in much the same fashion in both games, ignited in the second half to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of rival Central High of Pageland in the Eagles gym on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
    The Vols spurted late in each game to cap the sweep in Pageland.
    The AJ boys, 11-6, 3-2, earned a 77-61 win and the Lady Vols posted a 68-60 victory over the Lady Eagles.
    In the nightcap, Central stayed close for the better part of the game, but the Vols, with a 26-18 charge, notched the 16-point win.
    AJ used a 16-8 burst to forge a 67-51 lead on a Cameron McIsaac bucket to take control.

  • Bruins solid in sweep of Eagles

     

       

    After a pair of tough road region losses to Northwestern on Friday, Jan. 18, the Lancaster Bruins returned home to get back on track in Region III-AAAA hoops play.

  • Warriors, Jackets split

    BUFORD –  The Indian Land Warriors stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA basketball play, rolling to an 87-55 win over Buford on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the BHS gym.

    The sixth-rated Warriors, 14-2, 5-0, used a fast start to notch the 32-point win.

  • Expect winter weather, freezing rain Friday

    Much of Lancaster County saw its coldest morning in almost a year Wednesday with a reported temperature of 18 to 19 degrees.

    But the cold Arctic air hasn’t quite worked its way out of the Carolinas.

    This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

    The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.

  • All-county band festival canceled

    The Lancaster County School District announced Thursday, Jan. 24, it had postponed its all-county band festival due to possible bad weather on Friday afternoon. The two-day clinic for middle and high school band members, which was set for Friday and Saturday and would have included a concert Saturday afternoon at Lancaster High School auditorium, will be rescheduled at a later time. No date has been set. 

       

  • USCL breaks ground on Founders Hall

    University of South Carolina Lancaster officials and community members celebrated a milestone in the campus’ development Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Founders Hall.

    The $7.5 million, 40,000 square-foot classroom and faculty office building, which will be built between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and Medford Library, is slated for to open in 2014.

  • Armed man enters home, fires gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
      A Lancaster woman was traumatized, but uninjured, after a man allegedly forced his way into her home armed with a gun Tuesday, Jan. 22.
    Officers responded at 6:45 a.m. to an armed robbery at a home in the 400 block of Heath Circle, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    As they neared the home, officers saw a 29-year-old woman run from the house who was “visibly upset and shaken,” the report said.

  • S.C. Medicaid expansion: Consequences and costs

    The S.C. General Assembly will soon take up the question of whether to expand Medicaid eligibility – and, like so many things in the world of government and politics, what sounds like a great idea is actually a terrible one.