Today's News

  • Pilot program helps high school grads take their next steps

    Stephanie Jadrnicek
    Alongside partners, community leaders and friends, the J. Marion Sims Foundation recently celebrated the launch of the Furman College Advising Corps’ third year in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    Chester and Lancaster counties serve as the S.C. pilot for the College Advising Corps – a national service program affiliated with AmeriCorps dedicated to helping students plan for college and career readiness.

  • Miss S.C.’s mission: STEM education

    Chris Worthy
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Students and faculty in Clemson University’s College of Science already have a favorite in the Miss America competition – and the date and location of the event haven’t even been announced yet.

  • Steen, Sellers receive Larry Small Scholarships

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball program has awarded its Larry Small Scholarship to the 2018 and 2019 recipients.
    Tanner Sellers was the 2018 recipient and Gavin Steen received the 2019 scholarship.
    The $500 scholarships were presented July 31.
    The scholarship is awarded to a 12-year-old Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone League player based on the athlete’s all-around character among other criteria.
    The Ozone League is for players ages 11-12.

  • County diamond quartet set for Palmetto Games

    Lancaster County will have solid representation in the 12th annual Diamond Prospects Palmetto Games at the University of South Carolina’s Founders Park this weekend.
    The Palmetto Games will be played Saturday and Sunday at the Gamecocks baseball field in Columbia.
    Four county participants – a coach and three players – will be featured on the Mideast team.
    The trio of players includes J.P. Cunningham of Lancaster High School, along with Andrew Jackson High School standouts Chas DeBruhl and Kyle Percival.

  • Crenshaw bids to defend club title

    Lancaster High School sophomore golfer Trey Crenshaw has enjoyed his share of links success at the Lancaster Golf Club, and he will look for more this weekend.
    Crenshaw, a three-time medalist in the last four years for the Region III-AAAA golf champion Bruins, heads the field for the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship.
    Play in the two-day tournament opens Saturday morning and closes at mid-afternoon Sunday.
    Crenshaw is the defending club champion after dethroning five-time club champion Scott Roberts last August.

  • State bling for Boulware
  • Guest column: America needs a much shorter presidential election season

    It’s just August, with 15 months before the next U.S. presidential election, and the campaigns are in full swing.
    Are you tired of this yet? If you are, there is an answer: we should start moving toward a new schedule for the 2024 election.
    First, we should examine our present system and review our objectives. The reason we have presidential elections periodically is to allow the citizens to evaluate the operation of government and decide on the person who will lead us for four years, largely based on what they say they stand for.

  • Guest column: Creating a place that draws us back

    When we started this summer internship focused on the future of Lancaster’s downtown, we were not terribly optimistic at first.
    It seemed a task too big for three “Simterns” (interns at the J. Marion Sims Foundation) to handle. Plus, we’re long-term residents of this area, and almost all we can remember about downtown is more of the same.

  • 3 towns’ voters will try out new voting machines in fall elections

    A select group of voters in Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck will get to use the state’s new paper-based ballot machines this fall for their municipal elections.
    “They should be picking up the old equipment, with us getting the new around Aug. 28,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • Buddies wounded in Vietnam get standing ovation from vets

    It makes sense that the local Purple Heart Initiative and the “Thursday Talkers” recognized Vietnam War veterans Wayne Eubanks and Robert Jones at the same time this week.
    They grew up as friends on Lancaster’s mill hill, with their homes separated by an alley that ran between 14th and 15th streets near Brooklyn Avenue. Not only that, they enlisted in the Marines together.