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Today's News

  • Moving deluge down the river

    After significant rainfall across both Carolinas this past Sunday and Monday, the Catawba River Basin is struggling to move all of that water down to the flatlands.
    Duke Energy on Wednesday opened gates at the Fishing Creek and Cedar Creek dams, to alleviate the buildup of water runoff from across the Piedmont and the mountains. The power company is expecting Lake Wateree to rise and eventually spill, but the lake is not expected to go above 101 feet.

  • Lancaster’s Dr. Jairy Hunter retires as university president

    By 1989, at age 42, Dr. Jairy Hunter Jr. had accomplished what he had set out to do as president of what was then called Baptist College at Charleston.
    In five years, the Lancaster native had rescued the school from financial crisis, charted it on a steady path and was ready for his next career move – perhaps returning to a larger, secular university.
    But all that changed when Hunter heard a passage from his mother’s diary, read during her funeral.

  • Extreme 4 race tops LMS card Saturday

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s Extreme 4 Division will host the track’s top race Saturday night, the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout paying $1,100 to win.

    The Extreme 4 Division will be racing for $1,000 thanks to track sponsor and former Extreme 4 racer, Mel Privette of M&M Garage Muffler & Tire.

    The race format is two heat races, with the top 10 advancing to the main event from each heat race. All others will be going to the consi races, with the top four from consi going to the main event.

  • Bruins netters repeat as region champs

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster High boys’ tennis team, coming off a banner region championship season, used their returning experienced players to help the Bruins earn back-to-back Region III-AAAA championships this spring.

    “We were lucky to only lose one player after last year,” LHS boys tennis coach Ray Sapp said. “After last year, I felt confident.”

  • Lady Warriors rip York

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors forged a 6-0 halftime lead on the way to a 10-0 home win over Class AAAA foe York on Wednesday.

    York is ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA girls soccer.

    Kelsey Long had four goals, while Summer Bishop tallied three goals.

    Brianna Bishop netted two goals and Kailee Erwin added one.

    The Lady Warriors had 27 shots to seven for York.

    ILHS keeper Emma Thompson tallied four saves. Shelby Ryberg teamed with Thompson for the shutout.

  • LHS Lady Bruins blank South Aiken

    Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster blanked South Aiken, 5-0 to open the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs on Wednesday night.

    LHS senior southpaw pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year and a North-South All-Star selection, tossed a two-hitter, a no-hitter for six innings, and struck out eight. She walked one.

    LHS scored two runs in the third and a pair in the fourth to take a 4-0 spread.

    Senior catcher Gracie Revels, in the bottom of the fifth, drilled a solo home run for the five-run spread.

  • Vols, Warriors win in playoff openers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened the Class AA Upper State District III baseball playoffs, rolling to a convincing 11-1 road win over top-seeded and and sixth-ranked Saluda High School on Wednesday night.

    The Vols, the fourth seed out of Region IV-AA, thumped the Region III-AA champion Tigers in five innings when the game ended with the 10-run mercy rule.

    Griffin Gardner, in 5.1 innings, hurled the win, striking out eight.

    He allowed three hits and a walk.

    Will Hudson worked two-thirds of an inning and struck out two.

  • Bruins roar to region golf title

    The Lancaster High School golf team was way on top of its game taking the Region III-AAAA championship for the fourth straight season Wednesday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The Bruins, with an even-par 288 for 18 holes, were led by freshman Trey Crenshaw who shot a sizzling two-under 70.

    Crenshaw, one of five Bruins to reap all-region honors, earned the region medalist for the second time in three seasons.

    Lancaster, in dominating fashion, captured the region crown by 54 shots.

    York was the region runner-up with a 342 team total.

  • IL school sidewalk plan hits roadblock

    The plan to build sidewalks near Indian Land Middle School on River Road is on hold for now after county officials learned this week that the estimated cost of construction has soared from $161,000 to $248,000.
    County council was told earlier this month that S.C. Department of Transportation cost estimates for the project were too low. DOT gave new higher estimates to the county April 19.  

  • Top-to-bottom overhaul done, AJMS reopens for excited kids

    Nearly two months after fire blackened Andrew Jackson Middle School, students, teachers and faculty jammed the halls again Tuesday morning, delighted to be back home.
    “It’s been wonderful to be back,” said Kelly Phillips, assistant principal at AJMS. “There’s been a lot of excitement in the air. A lot of people have been commenting on how bright the school looks and how clean the walls are.”
    Steve Mann, a seventh-grade math teacher, said everyone was relieved and eager to get back to normal.