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Today's News

  • Comporium donates $150,000 to greenway for STEM project

    From release

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway has received $150,000 from Comporium Communications to incorporate STEM-related education elements at the greenway’s proposed environmental center.

  • IL Fall Festival countdown begins

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The Indian Land Fall Festival team marked its official kickoff for the November event at The Ivy Place in Van Wyck on Sept. 8. There are only 45 days left until the big event on Nov. 3-4.

    Nearly 150 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members, event planners, sponsors, vendors and volunteers enjoyed a dinner from Archie Boy’s BBQ under the big tent. Organizer Mike Neese thanked participants and gave them an overview for this year’s bigger plans. 

  • Column: Journalism under attack just as we need it most

    When has the work of journalists been more important?
    Was it 50 years ago, when America’s inner cities were burning and the Pentagon was hiding the scope and nature of the war in Vietnam?
    Or 100 years ago, when the administration of President Woodrow Wilson was muzzling newspapers and churning out propaganda in support of the nation’s involvement in what would become known as World War I?

  • Commentary: Graham reacts to Florence, Manafort plea, Mueller probe

    Editor’s note: Sen. Graham appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” last Sunday. Host John Dickerson interviewed him about the still-unfolding Hurricane Florence, the special counsel’s investigation and North Korea. Here are excerpts.

    John Dickerson: South Carolina is seeing significant rain and flooding. Senator, how’s the state doing?

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School goes 2-0

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers are 2-0 on the football season after a 34-0 home win over North Central on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Vols broke on top as Ely Sowell picked up a fumbled punt and ran 10 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    AJ Middle, up 6-0 at the half, extended its lead as Banks Helms hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hammond Wrenn.

    Sowell scored on the conversion for a 14-0 lead.

    C.J. Frasier dashed 50-yards for a touchdown and Wrenn added the conversion for a 22-0 lead.

  • Shrine Race to roll Thursday

    Thursday night marks the return of a fan and driver favorite at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Race fans and drivers have been asking to bring back the annual Shrine Race at Lancaster Motor Speedway, and it will finally return after 12 seasons Thursday.

    The Shrine Race, presented by the Jackson Shrine Club in Lancaster, will be one of the highlight races during the 2018 racing season.

    The race features a great cause to help the Jackson Shrine Club and the cripple and burned kids the Shriners support.

  • League extends 2018 prep football regular season

    The 2018 South Carolina high school football regular season now has an additional week.

    The S.C. High School League Executive Committee voted 18-0 on Tuesday to extend the 2018 regular season high school football season to Nov. 2.

    Games postponed last week related to the impact of Hurricane Florence will now be played Nov. 2.

    The S.C. High School League playoffs are now scheduled to begin Nov. 9, instead of Nov. 2 as originally scheduled. The 2018 S.C. high school regular season was scheduled to end Oct. 26 before the changes Tuesday.

  • Jackets battle Vols to highlight prep play

    County bragging rights and position in Region IV-AA play are the stakes as Andrew Jackson and Buford battle to highlight prep football action Friday night.

    The 4-1 Volunteers, coming off their first loss of the season, will be at home to face the rival BHS Yellow Jackets in AJ’s annual homecoming game.

    Buford, fresh off its first win, will be looking to stay unbeaten in region play after taking a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield High School last Wednesday night.

    AJ dropped a 28-17 loss to North Central in Boonetown on Wednesday night.

  • Schools repairing roof leaks, expected to reopen Tuesday

    Mark Manicone and Gregory A. Summers

    The Lancaster News

     

  • 'We really dodged a big bullet'

    Kayla Vaughn and Gregory A. Summers

    The Lancaster News

    Lancaster County avoided injuries and widespread destruction from the remnants of Hurricane Florence this weekend, unlike some of its neighboring counties and large parts of North Carolina.