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Today's News

  • Bruins claw back, edge Stallions

    The Lancaster Bruins, coming off a disappointing 10-3 Region III-AAAA home loss to Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday night, quickly rebounded to down South Pointe High School in Rock Hill to clinch a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.
    The game was slated for Friday, but moved to Thursday night with expected rain in the area.
    “We did a good job of refocusing on what the task was before us,” LHS second-year head coach Trevor Hammond said. “We needed a team effort and got it.”

  • Buford’s Scott, Hunter, AJ’s Gaines head girls’ basketball all-county awards

    First-year coaches made a major impact in Lancaster County high school girls’ basketball for the 2018-19 season.
    New coaches at Andrew Jackson and Buford high schools guided their teams to stellar hardwood seasons.
    Buford High School first-year coach Susan Scott, who led the Lady Jackets to an 18-4 mark, and AJ girls basketball coach Olivia Gaines, who led the Lady Vols to a 16-5 record and the Region IV-AA runner-up, are The Lancaster News’ Coaches of the Year for girls basketball.

  • Wright, Walters lead all-county boys honors

    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers, in a magical 360-degree hardwood turnaround this season, netted tops honors for the 2018-19 Lancaster County boys basketball season.
    AJ veteran head coach Danny Wright and Volunteers’ senior guard Joey Walters led the hoops awards for 2018-19.
    Wright, in his eighth season leading the Vols basketball program, was named The Lancaster News’ County Coach of the Year, while senior guard Joey Walters was named The Lancaster News’ Player of the Year.

  • 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.