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Today's News

  • Indian Land’s Otte signs to play at Coker

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors’ senior first baseman Lawson Otte won’t be stopped.
    That’s why he’s headed to the next level.
    Otte, who has battled a patella (kneecap) injury in his senior season, keeps on keeping on.
    “Lawson is driven to accomplish any task before him,” Robinson said.
    Back in fall practice, Otte dislocated his patella, and re-injured it when practice opened for the Warriors’ 2019 season.

  • Bruins claw back, edge Stallions

    The Lancaster Bruins, coming off a disappointing 10-3 Region III-AAAA home loss to Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday night, quickly rebounded to down South Pointe High School in Rock Hill to clinch a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.
    The game was slated for Friday, but moved to Thursday night with expected rain in the area.
    “We did a good job of refocusing on what the task was before us,” LHS second-year head coach Trevor Hammond said. “We needed a team effort and got it.”

  • Buford’s Scott, Hunter, AJ’s Gaines head girls’ basketball all-county awards

    First-year coaches made a major impact in Lancaster County high school girls’ basketball for the 2018-19 season.
    New coaches at Andrew Jackson and Buford high schools guided their teams to stellar hardwood seasons.
    Buford High School first-year coach Susan Scott, who led the Lady Jackets to an 18-4 mark, and AJ girls basketball coach Olivia Gaines, who led the Lady Vols to a 16-5 record and the Region IV-AA runner-up, are The Lancaster News’ Coaches of the Year for girls basketball.

  • Wright, Walters lead all-county boys honors

    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers, in a magical 360-degree hardwood turnaround this season, netted tops honors for the 2018-19 Lancaster County boys basketball season.
    AJ veteran head coach Danny Wright and Volunteers’ senior guard Joey Walters led the hoops awards for 2018-19.
    Wright, in his eighth season leading the Vols basketball program, was named The Lancaster News’ County Coach of the Year, while senior guard Joey Walters was named The Lancaster News’ Player of the Year.

  • Fun-run fundraiser

    McDonald Green Elementary students were blitzed with colored powder Friday morning as they made laps around the car-rider loop in celebration of thousands of dollars raised for their school.
    The school’s Color-Fun Run got students out and moving after weeks of fundraising, followed by an elaborate obstacle course in the school’s gym. McDonald Green’s parent coordinator, Myra McLaughlin, said organizers didn’t get the turnout they had hoped for from business sponsors, but the kids made up for it by gathering individual donations.

  • Column: Baseball has the magic to refine us through sportsmanship, hard work

    Good sportsmanship is a virtue. Like most virtues, it requires a certain amount of self-restraint.
    A good sport forgoes instant gratification for that which is more lasting. A good sport sacrifices personal glory for that which sustains the team. Perhaps more important, good sportsmanship requires grace. Grace enough to bear defeat without complaining and to enjoy victory without boasting.
    Fans have lived through March Madness, and the national championship in football has been won. And now baseball, the great national pastime, is in full swing.

  • Artsy eggs

    Easter eggs are a Redmond family tradition.
    When I was a child, my sisters and I would dye at least three dozen hard-boiled eggs for our Easter Sunday egg hunt. I don’t know where my brothers were, but I have wonderful memories of just us girls in the kitchen with eggs everywhere.

  • MUSC considers expansion to IL

    INDIAN LAND – MUSC Health, which bought Springs Memorial Hospital last month, is eyeing Indian Land as a location for a future facility.
    Mack Wallace, MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center professional outreach director, spoke to a curious audience during a recent Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce event at Cross Ridge Café in Indian Land.
    “Indian Land is a focus for MUSC Health,” Wallace said. “So they’ve already deployed some resources to look at land and look at the needs of the community.”

  • TLN wins 36 prizes in S.C. press contest

    The Lancaster News won 36 awards, its highest total ever, in this month’s South Carolina Press Association annual competition, including 11 first places.
    The entire staff won the top honor for election and political coverage for the fifth straight year, propelled by coverage of the Indian Land incorporation fight, two Lancaster mayoral elections and a second year of articles about Lancaster City Council member Linda Blackmon’s run-in with state ethics officials.

  • City doubles reserve fund after years of belt-tightening

    Starting with the 2007 departure of Springs Industries and the Great Recession that followed, Lancaster has struggled financially. The city suffered another setback when Duracell announced its departure a few years ago.
    But the future is looking a little brighter for the Red Rose City. As the budget for fiscal 2019-20 takes shape, Lancaster’s financial reserves are so large it needs to shave a little off the top to invest in capital improvements.