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Today's News

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Lions Club meets

    The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Thursday of each month at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. The next meeting is Jan. 17.

    Kershaw American Legion meets

    The Kershaw American Legion meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Kershaw Bowling Alley, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw. For details, call Billy Craig at (803) 475-4069. The next meeting is Jan. 17.

  • News Briefs

    Housing Authority meets Jan. 16

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214.

    IL fire district meets

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. 

    Admin committee meets Jan. 17

  • Column: Newton lays out checklist for changing S.C. schools

    As the General Assembly reconvenes, it looks like two major issues will dominate this session. Though very little specific legislation has been filed on these topics yet, these issues will likely begin to take the form of legislation in the coming weeks. Here is a preview of these topics and my thoughts on each:
    Education Reform  

  • Column: 4-H initiative builds leadership among Lancaster County youth

    Last year, more than a dozen local 4-H participants joined a youth leadership initiative called 4-H LEAD.
    The program is intended to grow young 4-Hers’ leadership skills and improve the community through the abilities of driven youth. It provides a paid internship with the 4-H office for two participants from each county, Lancaster and Chester, who have excelled in the program.

  • Movement buying Eagle Home Mortgage

    Indian Land-based Movement Mortgage announced Jan. 9 that it is acquiring construction giant Lennar Corp.’s mortgage subsidiary, Eagle Home Mortgage.
    Movement Communications Director Adam O’Daniel described the acquisition as a terrific opportunity. “Eagle Home Mortgage is a company that we’ve respected for a long time,” he said. “We have been actively recruiting their top loan officers for the last few years.”

  • Hilton-Jones, 18-year veteran, is LPD Employee of the Year

    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com
    Melvenia Hilton-Jones has been a welcoming smile at the Lancaster Police Department for more than 18 years, working as a records clerk.
    She was recognized for her dedication to the job at the office Christmas party when she was named 2018 Police Department Employee of the Year, along with Officer Elizabeth Catoe, who was named Officer of the Year.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout April 13

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host the annual Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout on April 13.
    The Super Stock Division has been one of the racing mainstays at LMS over the years, with one driver dominating the division.
    That driver is “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, who has notched numerous wins and championship over the years in the Super Stock Division, but that all changed in 2018.

  • Demons down AJ wrestlers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is 11-6 on the season after dropping a 73-6 home loss to Class AAAA power Lugoff-Elgin High School, ranked third in Class AAAA, on Monday night.
    The fourth-ranked Vols’ lone win came on a Daniel Barfield pin at 103.
    Barfield is 18-4 on the mat season.
    AJ, on Friday night, rolled to a 51-24 win over Class AAA member Cheraw, a former region member as a Class AA school.
    The Vols, in the 27-point win, were led by Joey Sanders (113) and Dalton Mackey (126) who each had a pin.

  • Volunteers net wins at Central High

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams notched wins in a pair of road games at Central High School in Pageland on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked ninth in Class AA hoops, won 54-43. The Lady Vols, rated second in Class AA girls, took a 59-23 victory.
    The Vols took a 10-point lead early in the game, ending the first quarter up 17-7. The Eagles fought back, narrowing the gap to three, 28-25, at the half.

  • Raiders roll over Warriors

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land High School basketball teams had a tough night at Keenan High School in Columbia on Friday night.
    The Lady Raiders opened the KHS hardwood sweep with a 76-22 win, and the Keenan boys followed with a 89-59 victory.
    The Lady Raiders, in their 54-point win, were led by Milaysia Fullwiley with 33 points. Dyani Burke hit 22 for Keenan.
    The Indian Land girls, who fell to 1-15, 1-1, were led by Gabbi Wilson’s seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist.