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Today's News

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway to host practice Thursday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is off this Saturday, but the half-mile dirt track will host an open practice for any division in dirt track racing Thursday night.

  • Jackets’ Funderburk signs with USC Sumter

    Buford High School ace keeper Ethan Funderburk called his special signing day “a dream come true.”
    Funderburk, a four-year member of the BHS Jackets varsity soccer team, signed to play with the University of South Carolina Sumter soccer program on Friday in the BHS conference room.
    “Since the seventh grade, I’ve dreamed of going to the next level,” said Funderburk, a three-time All-Region IV-AA selection. “It took a lot of hard work, and it pays off when you work hard. I’m very happy.”

  • Bruins’ Baker signs with Lancers

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster men’s soccer program is steadily building a solid soccer link from the Lancaster High School soccer team.
    Jonathan Baker makes three Bruins who have signed to attend USCL and play soccer for the Lancers in NJCAA Region X next fall.
    First, it was Mason Green, followed by Jacob Cato and now Baker is in the royal blue and gold fold.

  • Leadership Lancaster gets hands-on experience

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up another year of Leadership Lancaster.
    Started in the late 1980s, the seven-month program offers an opportunity to learn more about the community in areas of history, education, leadership, health care, business and economic development, social service, government and law enforcement. It is open to Lancaster County residents and members of the business community.

  • Shots injure 2 at post-prom party

    Two people were injured in a shooting at a party after Lancaster High’s prom early Sunday morning near Twin Pines in Lancaster.
    The shooting took place between midnight and 1 a.m. at 1415 Charlotte Highway, a building that had been rented out for an “after-prom party,” according to Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Clyburn, Cureton join Education Hall of Fame

    Educators, county officials, community leaders, families and friends filled the Lancaster High Multipurpose Building on Tuesday for the 2019 Celebration of Excellence Luncheon.
    Longtime colleagues reunited and shared memories at the annual event, which recognizes exceptional educators – past and present – in Lancaster County.

    The Lancaster County School District inducted two members into the county’s Education Hall of Fame – Ernie Clyburn and Dr. Deborah Cureton – and recognized 37 retiring educators and other staffers.

  • County council votes for $98.7M budget

    The average taxpayer will see about a $28 increase on the county portion of their tax bills for fiscal 2019-20, under the $98.7 million budget that Lancaster County Council passed unanimously on first reading Monday night.
    The proposed budget, which requires three readings, is $4.7 million higher than the current budget.  
    The value of a tax mill is $349,838, and the budget was originally built with a 3.3-mill increase in the general fund (87.5 mills). But the amended version passed by council could climb as high as 4.5 mills once all the numbers are in.

  • Church floor collapses on Market Street

    A building in downtown Lancaster may be condemned after a large portion of its floor collapsed after this weekend’s torrential storm.
    Owned by Gary McWhirter, the building at 117 S. Market St. once housed the town’s Chevrolet dealership. Currently, it’s rented for worship services by two churches, Living Word Church and In His Presence.

  • Deluge floods apartments, damages roads

    Raging thunderstorms dumped 4 inches of rain on Lancaster County in five hours Saturday night, flooding apartments, stranding motorists and shutting down roads.
    No one was injured in the storm, but county Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said about half a dozen people had to be rescued from floodwaters at Dalton Ridge Apartments off Monroe Highway in Lancaster.
    It was raining hard at 9:30 p.m. when Mary Ann Davis got home to Dalton Ridge. She went inside, phoned her sister and was watching TV when she heard the sound of water running.

  • IL falls to May River in Class AAA state championship

    IRMO - May River High School coach Misael Garzan said it was a matter of his players finding their focus.
    The Lower State champion Sharks, 20-3-1, did to post a 6-2 win over Indian Land to capture their first Class AAA state soccer championship on Saturday afternoon at WC Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School.
    "Being in our first state championship match, I think we had some jitters and butterflies early, but I told our guys at the half to stay focused and play our game."
    May River, located in Bluffton, is a third-Year school.