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Today's News

  • Pilot program helps high school grads take their next steps

    Stephanie Jadrnicek
    stephaniej@thelancasternews.com
    Alongside partners, community leaders and friends, the J. Marion Sims Foundation recently celebrated the launch of the Furman College Advising Corps’ third year in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    Chester and Lancaster counties serve as the S.C. pilot for the College Advising Corps – a national service program affiliated with AmeriCorps dedicated to helping students plan for college and career readiness.

  • Miss S.C.’s mission: STEM education

    Chris Worthy
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Students and faculty in Clemson University’s College of Science already have a favorite in the Miss America competition – and the date and location of the event haven’t even been announced yet.

  • Steen, Sellers receive Larry Small Scholarships

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball program has awarded its Larry Small Scholarship to the 2018 and 2019 recipients.
    Tanner Sellers was the 2018 recipient and Gavin Steen received the 2019 scholarship.
    The $500 scholarships were presented July 31.
    The scholarship is awarded to a 12-year-old Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone League player based on the athlete’s all-around character among other criteria.
    The Ozone League is for players ages 11-12.

  • County diamond quartet set for Palmetto Games

    Lancaster County will have solid representation in the 12th annual Diamond Prospects Palmetto Games at the University of South Carolina’s Founders Park this weekend.
    The Palmetto Games will be played Saturday and Sunday at the Gamecocks baseball field in Columbia.
    Four county participants – a coach and three players – will be featured on the Mideast team.
    The trio of players includes J.P. Cunningham of Lancaster High School, along with Andrew Jackson High School standouts Chas DeBruhl and Kyle Percival.

  • Crenshaw bids to defend club title

    Lancaster High School sophomore golfer Trey Crenshaw has enjoyed his share of links success at the Lancaster Golf Club, and he will look for more this weekend.
    Crenshaw, a three-time medalist in the last four years for the Region III-AAAA golf champion Bruins, heads the field for the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship.
    Play in the two-day tournament opens Saturday morning and closes at mid-afternoon Sunday.
    Crenshaw is the defending club champion after dethroning five-time club champion Scott Roberts last August.

  • State bling for Boulware
  • Guest column: America needs a much shorter presidential election season

    It’s just August, with 15 months before the next U.S. presidential election, and the campaigns are in full swing.
    Are you tired of this yet? If you are, there is an answer: we should start moving toward a new schedule for the 2024 election.
    First, we should examine our present system and review our objectives. The reason we have presidential elections periodically is to allow the citizens to evaluate the operation of government and decide on the person who will lead us for four years, largely based on what they say they stand for.

  • Guest column: Creating a place that draws us back

    When we started this summer internship focused on the future of Lancaster’s downtown, we were not terribly optimistic at first.
    It seemed a task too big for three “Simterns” (interns at the J. Marion Sims Foundation) to handle. Plus, we’re long-term residents of this area, and almost all we can remember about downtown is more of the same.

  • 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.