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Today's News

  • 2013 Comporium phone book highlights city’s Red Rose Festival

    You will now be reminded of Lancaster’s signature event all year round.

    This week, Comporium Communications unveiled its 2013 phone book, which highlights the Red Rose Festival. The cover features a red rose with “Red Rose Festival” written just below it.

    This particular directory serves Lancaster County.

    The Red Rose Festival, now in its fourth year, is set for May 17 and 18 in downtown Lancaster.

  • No vacation break for Mulvaney

    Members of Congress left Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15 for a 10-day vacation break, but U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) hasn’t been sitting at home this week.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Mulvaney spoke to about 200 constituents in a town hall-style meeting at York Technical College in Rock Hill, answering questions ranging from proposed gun control bills to the “fiscal cliff.”  

    Then on Wednesday, the second-term congressman from Indian Land spoke to a group of students at Buford Middle School.

  • Grant approved for Parks and Rec department

    Children will soon have a new place to play outside the Springdale Recreation Center with the award last week of a new state grant for playground equipment. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the State Parks and Recreation Development grant, to help buy and install the equipment near the Springdale building, was awarded to the county Feb. 14. 

    Awarded through the S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, the grant funds $29,936, with a 20 percent local cash match of $7,484 from the county. 

  • School officials seek help with legislative support

    Lancaster County School officials urged audience members at this month’s school board meeting to ask their state representatives for help with two important issues facing the district.

    The appeal came Tuesday, Feb. 19, during a meeting with a packed house of family members gathered to celebrate recognition of this year’s Junior Scholars with Trustees Awards.

  • Warriors to host reset Red Rose Classic on March 2

    The sixth annual Red Rose Classic, originally set for this weekend starting today at Indian Land High School’s Warriors Stadium, has been moved to a one-day event on Saturday, March 2.

  • Comporium tourney opens at AJ

    The third annual Comporium Preseason Invitational, a preseason baseball tournament, is slated to begin play Saturday at Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Vols’ hopes high for baseball season

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball coach Mike Lucas, as it goes, is an upbeat guy, but this season possibly a little higher on the positive scale when it comes to the Andrew Jackson High School baseball team.

  • Raiders halt Warriors' run

     

       

    COLUMBIA – Third-ranked Keenan punched its ticket to the Class AA Upper State championship basketball game for the second time in three seasons, but it took a strong effort to handle the hoops task.

  • Senators seek to keep guns away from mentally ill

    S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory (R-16) and two other legislators have filed a bill that will require South Carolina to comply with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database for background checks for the mentally ill with gun purchases. See Friday edition of The Lancaster News for the full story.

  • Raiders hold off Warriors, advance

    COLUMBIA – Third-ranked Keenan punched its ticket to the Class AA Upper State championship basketball game for the second time in three seasons, but it took a strong effort to complete the hoops task.

    No. 5 Indian Land battled the Raiders all the way before 23-5 KHS took an 86-76 home win over the Warriors in the Class AA Upstate semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 20.