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Today's News

  • Knights charge back for win over AJ Vols

    David Kellin

     

    For The Lancaster News

    BOONETOWN – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took their first 2018 loss, a 28-17 setback, to rival North Central High School on Wednesday night at the Knights’ field.

    The Region IV-AA opener for both teams was moved to Wednesday due potential weather problems from Hurricane Florence this weekend.

  • Picks remain tight race as season moves on

    The Picks continue to be close.

    Once again, Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” and Eric “The Red” Rowell are separated by a mere game in the latest grid.

    Four weeks and it’s down right tight.

    “Yep, a lot of gridiron gridlock,” Eric Rowell said. “It’s close, but I want to make it un-close.”

    Defending Picks champ “Dandy” Mandy Catoe is also getting in on the action, a close third with a 52-28 mark, four from the top.

  • Cyclones sweep Bruins from unbeaten ranks

    CHESTER – For the Lancaster Bruins, Hurricane Florence had an impact, but so did Cyclone Chester.

    Hurricane Flo, its powerful presence expected to be felt this weekend, was one factor, but the on-the-field beast was the Chester Cyclones.

    The unbeaten Cycs, 5-0 and ranked third in the latest Class AAA state media football poll, swept Lancaster from the unbeaten ranks Wednesday at the CHS field.

    Chester, starting fast and strong on both sides of the football, rolled to a 41-20 win over the Bruins.

  • Jackets rout CHS Rams

    The start of Buford’s 52-27 thrashing of the Chesterfield Rams was reminiscent of the previous week’s game against Parkwood High School.

    Buford had seven turnovers in the loss to the visiting Rebels, and on the opening kickoff, Jackets’ senior standout Justin Hayden was stripped of the ball and Chesterfield recovered at the BHS one-yard line.

    Two plays later, James McBride was in the end zone for a Rams’ touchdown. After the missed extra point, the Rams had an early 6-0 with 11:11 left in the first quarter.

  • Column: 3 S.C. members of Congress helped defeat newsprint tariff

    Only three of our state’s senators and congressmen actively worked to remove the tariff on newsprint, which threatened serious damage to the newspaper industry.
    Rep. Ralph Norman led the way. He sponsored the PRINT Act, testified before the International Trade Commission, and he was among several representatives who wrote a group letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in December.
    Rep. Mark Sanford also participated in the group letter that was sent to Ross.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham sponsored the PRINT Act and signed a joint Senate letter.

  • Column: Many counties miss out on spending from gas-tax hike

    In the first year of a controversial law hiking the state’s gasoline tax and other fees, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent no proceeds in 20 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, newly released records show.
    Overall, only about $7 million, or 2.2 percent, of $312.6 million in total revenues collected from July 1, 2017, through June 30 was spent on “external” projects, according to agency records.

  • Closings, schedule changes

    The County Administration Building and all library branches will close at noon today, and the libraries will not open Saturday.
    County recycling and convenience sites are closed today and Saturday.
    All county recreation programs are canceled through Sunday.
    The Lancaster County Job Fair set for Sept. 20 is postponed until further notice.
    The town of Kershaw will suspend normal operations, including garbage collection, at noon today, but essential personnel will be on call.

  • Burglary at gun store

    Three suspects burglarized a Lancaster gun store early Monday morning, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects from surveillance video.
    According to a release from the Lancaster Police Department, the three suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s. They stole several different makes, models and calibers of handguns from Steele’s Tax and Guns, 398 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster.

  • Storm supplies arrive and shoppers swoop in

    It was a mad scramble at many local retailers Thursday, as new shipments of storm-related essentials arrived, were stacked at the front of the stores, and quickly got scooped up by determined shoppers.
    Home Depot in Lancaster was expecting more generators and water. A store employee said the last shipment of generators sold out in just a few hours.
    Friends Peggy Mackey and Gloria Simpson were grabbing cases of water and other supplies at Home Depot while they could.

  • Helping the homeless ride out the emergency

    While everyone else is stocking up on supplies for the coming storm, Kevin Lilly asks that we all remember the homeless and elderly in our communities.
    Lilly, founder of the Mobile Shower Ministry for the homeless, has been stocking his shower truck this week with more than 400 food packs, blankets and other supplies. The ministry serves Lancaster County, Rock Hill, Charlotte and other areas. Lilly also co-founded the Street Feet Ministry for the homeless.