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Today's News

  • 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.

  • May 15, 2019: Garage & Yard Sale Directory
  • 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.…”

  • Kershaw Huddle House might be ready by July

    KERSHAW – Those wondering when the Huddle House will open across the street from the ADM soybean processing plant won’t have to wait much longer.
    “We’re about 50 percent complete and should be ready to go in June, with a possible opening in July,” said Tyler Reeves, director of operations for BAM Ventures.
    BAM is a Los Angeles-based investment group that is building Huddle House on Kershaw Camden Highway near East Second Street.

  • Jacket booters post solid season
  • Disappointed Warriors vow to keep fighting

    IRMO – Long faces, some stained with post-game tears of disappointment, were not what the Indian Land Warriors wanted, but they say they will press on and play harder in their quest for coveted state soccer gold.
    Indian Land, now a six-time bridesmaid in the state soccer championship match – five in Class AA and one in Class AAA, felt a familiar agony of defeat after Lower State champion May River High School downed ILHS, 6-2 to win the Class AAA state soccer championship at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.