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Today's News

  • Foursome’s 48 tops Blackwell tourney field

    Storm-threatening skies greeted supporters of the 18th-annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday.
    But the skies parted and everyone was treated to a wonderful day at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    As always on this day, scores were close, amazing shots were made, and, most importantly, smiles, laughter, and even a few tears were shared as the life of a very special young man, Matt Blackwell, was remembered.

  • Lady Warriors honor soccer stars

    Carleigh Werner was honored as the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors Player of the Year at the annual ILHS girls soccer awards night Tuesday.
    Werner and all-region pick Isabel Winert were also honored as Coaches Award recipients.
    Werner, for the 23-game ILHS girls’ season, tallied eight goals and had three assists.

  • Bruins have tough showing in state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team, bidding to defend its state championship, didn’t fare as well in the 2019 Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course in Hilton Head.
    The Bruins, in what coach Joe Adams called a “disappointing showing,” tailed the 16-team field with a 677.
    Hilton Head High School topped the field with a 607. A.C. Flora of Columbia followed with a 610 and Myrtle Beach had a 613, followed by Eastside of Taylors with a 617.
    Lancaster, for the two-day tournament Monday and Tuesday, carded a 345-332.

  • Vols trio in all-star games

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers have three senior players selected to play in elite S.C. postseason prep all-star baseball games.
    The Vols’ ace trio includes Brett Percival, Griffin Gardner and Will Hudson.
    “This is a great honor, the greatest high school honor you can receive in South Carolina baseball,” AJ High School baseball coach Mike Lucas said. “These players are very deserving of this top accomplishment, and they will represent their school and community well.”

  • Local high school rankings vary widely in new report

    Lancaster County schools ranged widely on a recent report released by U.S. News and World Report ranking high schools across the nation.
    More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well students were prepared for college, according to U.S. News.
    Indian Land High School ranked highest in Lancaster County, coming in at 3,741 in national rankings and 39th among South Carolina’s 221 high schools.

  • First Steps builds playgrounds at 3 child-development centers

    Until recently, Greater New Hope Childcare Development Center didn’t have anywhere for children to run and play outside – only an empty, dirt parking lot.
    Now that parking lot has been transformed into a playground, with paths, plants and play areas where children can exercise and explore every day.
    Greater New Hope is one of three childcare centers in Lancaster to get $100,000 upgrades to their outdoor areas after Lancaster County First Steps secured a $330,000 federal grant last year.

  • Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game

    A group of unruly parents will be issued a lifetime ban from all Lancaster County recreation fields and complexes and could be facing criminal charges after an altercation during a kids’ softball game Wednesday night.
    According to Hal Hiott, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, and Mickey Taylor, athletic program director, the players were very well behaved, but a spat broke out among some of the parents in the stands and got out of hand very fast.

  • Column: Town owns YMCA building in Fort Mill

    This is a response to a Fort Mill YMCA member whose column appeared in the May 8 paper.
    As the concerned citizen outlines, we have received several inquiries concerning the water temperature at the Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex. Throughout this process, we have communicated through email with any new information.

  • Staff Column: Becoming part of the solution for abused, neglected animals

    Wagging tails and heavy breathing meet me at the door every day when I get home from a long day at the newspaper.
    I drop my bag and keys on the counter and try to take a seat on the couch. A 50-pound pit bull jumps up on my lap, wagging her tail wildly and smiling like it’s her favorite place in the world.
    It seems she’s been waiting on me for an eternity.

  • Chamber’s China trip delighted participants

    Last month, 124 people traveled across the world with the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on a sightseeing tour of China.
    Residents from throughout the county took advantage of the opportunity, bringing along friends and family from other parts of the United States.
    “It was an exceptional trip,” said chamber Vice President Melissa Walker-Price, who traveled with the group in April. “We saw wonderful things like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City.…”