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Today's News

  • Fun-run fundraiser

    McDonald Green Elementary students were blitzed with colored powder Friday morning as they made laps around the car-rider loop in celebration of thousands of dollars raised for their school.
    The school’s Color-Fun Run got students out and moving after weeks of fundraising, followed by an elaborate obstacle course in the school’s gym. McDonald Green’s parent coordinator, Myra McLaughlin, said organizers didn’t get the turnout they had hoped for from business sponsors, but the kids made up for it by gathering individual donations.

  • Column: Baseball has the magic to refine us through sportsmanship, hard work

    Good sportsmanship is a virtue. Like most virtues, it requires a certain amount of self-restraint.
    A good sport forgoes instant gratification for that which is more lasting. A good sport sacrifices personal glory for that which sustains the team. Perhaps more important, good sportsmanship requires grace. Grace enough to bear defeat without complaining and to enjoy victory without boasting.
    Fans have lived through March Madness, and the national championship in football has been won. And now baseball, the great national pastime, is in full swing.

  • Column: S.C. producing many excellent political leaders

    What a wonderful time to be a South Carolinian. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our representatives and point out the amazing jobs they are doing.
    There are people in this country who look down on those of us who live in the South, and South Carolina is often included. However, when you see the quality of representatives we send to Washington and Columbia, I believe that clearly demonstrates the type of citizens we are and the expectations we have for those who represent us.

  • IL man charged in child-porn case

    An Indian Land man has been arrested on child-pornography charges involving kids as young as 8.
    Travis Kenton John, 40, is charged with one count of second-degree exploitation of a minor and eight counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He faces up to 10 years on each count if convicted.

  • Lancaster investing $422,000 in water lines

    Due to a high number of unoccupied houses in the East Arch Street Area, the city of Lancaster will have to spend $422,000 on a local match for a water-line replacement grant.
    The project, which involves replacing water lines along portions of South Ferguson, South Hughes, McCardell and Moore streets, will cost $903,650.
    During Tuesday’s city council meeting, City Administrator Flip Hutfles said there’s $750,000 available from the Community Development Block Grant program, but the local match is based on occupancy.

  • EMS crew takes Hazel Taylor to hospital from council meeting

    Lancaster City Council member Hazel Taylor was wheeled out of Tuesday evening’s council meeting on a gurney after suffering respiratory problems.
    It happened at the start of the meeting as everyone bowed their heads for a prayer by Lancaster police Chaplain Kenneth Cauthen.
    When they opened their eyes, Taylor was leaning forward with her hand pressed against her chest. She stayed seated during the Pledge of Allegiance, then said, “I can’t breathe. I’m OK. I’m OK.”

  • HS limits business-fee hike for 1 year

    HEATH SPRINGS – For now, those bracing to pay the new higher Heath Springs business license fees won’t have to shell out as much the first time.
    Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to consider the 2019-20 business-licensing year as a transition period and only charge 50 percent of the new, higher fees.
    Last year, council voted to raise the town’s business-license fees to replace a renewable $20 annual fee that had been in place since the 1980s.

  • School district investigates accusation of verbal abuse

    School officials are investigating after a parent accused two North Elementary School staffers of verbally abusing her special-needs son.
    Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director, confirmed the investigation but released few details.
    “There was an allegation made by a parent at North Elementary,” Vaughn said. “Based on that allegation, we have a police report and the school district and personnel department are conducting an investigation involving two employees.”

  • Lancers split at Catawba Valley CC

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a twin bill with Catawba Valley Community College on Wednesday in Hickory, N.C.
    The Lancers, 25-13, 10-10 in region play, dropped the opener, 12-2, but rebounded for a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
    In the Lancers’ two-run win, Ethan Martinez went 6.2 innings for the win and struck out five.
    Hunter Helms led the USCL offense with two hits, including a double, with a RBI. Jonny Watts rapped two hits and drove in a run.
    Todd Mattox also had a pair of hits in the Lancers’ win.

  • LMS hosts regular racing card Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing action Saturday.
    The track was scheduled to host the Faith Funerburke Realty Super Stock Shootout, but with struggling car counts in the Super Stock Division to open the season, co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn decided to reschedule the Shootout until later in the season.
    The LMS Saturday night card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.