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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins top AJ

    The Lancaster High School girls soccer team capped regular-season play, earning a little pitch revenge.
    The Lady Bruins, 7-11, avenged an earlier non-region soccer loss to county rival Andrew Jackson High School, taking a 4-1 win over the Lady Volunteers at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.
    Gabriela Portillo, Zy McIlwain, Zena Patterson and Michaela Burton each scored a goal in the LHS win.
    Andrew Jackson High School’s Taylor Lundy scored the Lady Volunteers lone goal.

  • Jackets blank Andrews to stay alive

    Buford, doing its best to stay alive in Class AA postseason, pulled a blank job on the road Thursday night.
    The Jackets, dodging elimination in the Class AA Lower State baseball playoffs, shut out Andrews High School of Georgetown, 4-0 to keep their playoff hopes afloat.
    Buford, rebounding from an 11-1 loss to Academic Magnet in North Charleston in five innings on Tuesday night, used solid pitching and timely hitting to notch the win.

  • Vincent going to USC as preferred walk-on

    BUFORD – Buford High School star linebacker Noah Vincent, with a simple signing of his name, realized a lifelong goal April 20 in the Buford High School conference room.
    Vincent, who has wanted to play Division I college football since he first began playing the sport at age 8, is on track.
    The 6-1, 212-pounder is headed to the University of South Carolina as a preferred walk-on for the Gamecocks’ football team.
    He will enroll at USC in June and pursue his dream to play at the next level.

  • Top state honors go to 3 local businesses

    COLUMBIA – Three Lancaster County businesses made a clean sweep of the state’s annual Impact Industries awards Thursday, winning the top honors for small, medium-sized and large companies in the 11-county grouping Lancaster in part of.
    On Thursday, Gov. Henry McMaster named Movement Mortgage (large), PCI Group (medium) and Fab Fours (small) as the winners for the Tier II counties. Coordinated by the S.C. Commerce Department, the awards recognize Palmetto State companies for business success, economic impact and community involvement.

  • Police release photos in hit-and-run

    Ten days after an Indian Land father and son were struck by a car in a south Mecklenburg parking lot, police have released surveillance photos from the hit-and-run incident.
    On April 17, local businessman Nathan Green, 41, and son Wilkie, 4, were run over by a late-model, cobalt-gray Volkswagen Passat sedan at the Harris Teeter in Blakeney Village shopping center on Rea Road. Witnesses and surveillance footage did not get a license plate number.

  • What’s the solution to trashy roadsides?

    All manner of cast-off trash adorns the roadsides of Lancaster County – beer cans, Gatorade bottles, fast-food wrappers, tires, TV sets, even used diapers.
    And the piles are getting deeper.
    Lancaster County used state prison inmates for litter pickup and grounds maintenance for more than a decade, but the recent closing of a Rock Hill facility has shut off that supply of cheap labor.

  • Deputy collapses during training, dies

    Sheriff’s Deputy James Kirk Jr., a 28-year veteran of Lancaster County law enforcement, died Tuesday after he collapsed during firearms training. He was 57.
    Kirk was rushed to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he later died from an apparent medical condition, according to a statement from sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw issued at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday. The specific cause of death has not been released.

  • Column: SCANA puts shareholders’ interests ahead of ratepayers’

    A few weeks back, I asked a stock analyst how it made sense that SCANA had issued $87.5 million in quarterly dividends on the same day it reported a quarterly loss of $445 million, as a result of its decision to abandon construction of two nuclear reactors.
    Oh, that $445 million was a one-time cost, he explained, and SCANA is still a very healthy company, so there would be no justification for reducing or refusing to pay dividends. He was very patient, but he simply could not understand why I could not understand his point.

  • ‘Reach back, help somebody else’

    Emily Pollok
    For The Lancaster News

    On Sunday, the Delta Life Development Center was a blaze of red as sorority members gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
    The center was filled with emotion as familiar friends reunited in celebration.
    The Deltas could be described as women with a mission. For 50 years Lancaster’s chapter of Delta Sigma Theta has dedicated itself to public service and improvement.

  • Nothing could be cuter!

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation workers on Tuesday rescued a tiny, female fawn that they found alone beside a Springdale Park creek swollen by heavy rains.
    “One of the maintenance guys was cutting the grass back behind the baseball fields, and it just came up on him,” said Hal Hiott, Lancaster County parks and recreation director. “It had to be only two or three days old, and it could barely walk.