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Today's News

  • Guest Column: Key element of road safety: Obey the rules in work zones

    The Lancaster News recently observed traffic problems resulting from the many road construction projects taking place in our county.
    The other day, I drove through four work zones across Lancaster County, starting on S.C. 903 and ending in Indian Land on U.S. 521. With the increase in road funding, we can expect to see a lot more work in the years to come – all of it helping bring much-needed relief to our long-ignored road needs.

  • Guest Column: Do we want America’s children to model themselves on Trump?

    This is in response to William St. Louis’s letter of Aug. 3. In it, he deplores the outbreak of racism that has come out of the closet since the candidacy and inauguration of Donald Trump as president.
    I am writing this letter to honor my parents. My father drew himself up by the bootstraps out of a poverty-stricken childhood, joining the Army, going to Harvard and Virginia medical school on an Army scholarship. The insecurities of his childhood did not prevent him from becoming one of the best internists in his area, and he lived to serve others.

  • Gilbert earns advanced S.C. certification

    From release
    Jamie Gilbert, the county’s economic development director, has received the South Carolina Certified Economic Developer designation.
    The certification program, offered through the S.C. Economic Developers Association, is an advanced level of course work for those with at least four years of economic-development experience and have additional education prerequisites.

  • Keer settles age-bias suit for $32K

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land textile manufacturer Keer America Corp. will pay $32,000 to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit, according to a U.S. District Court consent decree.
    The plaintiff, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claimed that the company offered Scott Gamble, a then 47-year-old sales leader, a job on April 18, 2015, but terminated his employment a few weeks later due to his age.

  • Huddle House opens in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Huddle House opened its doors in Kershaw on July 23, and business has exceeded expectations.
    “Generally, Huddle Houses do well when they open,” BAM Ventures operations director Ty Reeves said. “We’ve had a large amount of sales volume in Kershaw. A big percentage of our orders are to go. It’s been great… more than what we expected.”

  • Marion captures first win on 2019 season

    “The Gentleman,” James Marion, finally saw his bad luck end Saturday night, taking the Renegade win at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    After numerous blown motors, wrecks and just plain bad luck happening to the driver of the No. 75 machine on the 2019 racing season, this win was sweet for him.
    For most of the race, Richard Montgomery led, while Brandy Baker, Brady Kirk and Marion followed.
    Montgomery held off every challenge.
    Marion hounded Montgomery for the lead, pulling up beside him on numerous occasions.

  • County schools launch football drills

    Lancaster County high school football teams kicked off drills with coaches encouraged by the early practices.
    Lancaster got the jump on the teams with a morning practice Friday to open a weekend mini-camp at the Rice Athletic Complex.
    Buford, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land followed with late afternoon practices Friday.
    Teams were back at it Saturday.
    Lancaster interim coach Marcus Surratt said the Bruins are working well with their early sessions.

  • Thornwell signs with Cavaliers

    Former Lancaster Bruins basketball star Sindarius Thornwell has a new NBA home.
    Thornwell, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers two seasons before being released July 6, signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
    Thornwell, a 6-5 wing with a 6-10 wingspan, was released when the Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in roster moves.
    Thornwell, regarded as a strong defensive player, is expected to play small forward for the Cavaliers of NBA’s Eastern Conference Central Division.

  • 'We've got to stop the violence'

    Award-winning local artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • Guest Column: Navigating utility crisis is key to S.C. energy future

    Two years ago, South Carolina received the worst financial news in its history.
    Santee Cooper and its partner SCE&G were abandoning construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, leaving the utilities $4 billion and $5 billion in debt, respectively.
    For most of the following two years, the utilities battled their critics who opposed ratepayers being made to pay any of the nuclear debt. Most believe the debacle resulted from the utilities’ poor management decisions, public deceit and possible criminal behavior.