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Today's News

  • $1,500 reward in tombstone vandalism

    A $1,500 reward is being offered to anyone who can help authorities arrest and convict the vandals who damaged gravestones last month in the Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery on West Arch Street.
    The award is being jointly offered by the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation and Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and the historical society is offering $500.

  • Hermine jolts storm-trackers
  • New club: Fun, fellowship, pride for young people with disabilities

    Hoping to help new friends reach their goals, junior Grace Trumpower is bringing a new club for teens and young adults with disabilities to Indian Land High School.
    The club, EQUIP, is part of Able South Carolina, a self-empowerment nonprofit group. EQUIP, which will hold its first ILHS meeting this week, is for individuals with disabilities ages 13 through 28.
    “People with disabilities are often severely underestimated…,” Trumpower said. “That is not fair.”

  • Rain gardens combat floods, erosion, handle storm runoff

    CLEMSON – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Carolina Clear have launched an initiative to help property owners install rain gardens to mitigate potential flood damage and help protect S.C. water quality.

  • Remember When: One last Main Street stroll with Mr. Bill

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away in July, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we have continued to publish them in his honor. Alas, this is the final one.

    Well sir, three or four of us local boys had just finished going over the latest newspapers over at the library and decided to sit a spell under the shade trees.
    Just over to one side was Lancaster’s main drag. All of us had grown up on that six or seven blocks of history.

  • Column: Prime example of the S.C. oligarchy

    The term “legislative state” gets thrown around a lot by people trying to describe our state’s power structure. That’s supposed to make our gross imbalance of power seem like a reasonable alternative – a “legislative state,” as opposed to an “executive state,” sounds like a legitimate thing.

  • Bruins down WKHS swimmers

    The Lancaster High School Bruins’ swim team moved its pool mark to 2-1 with a home win over White Knoll High of Lexington on Thursday.
    Lancaster, with its second straight win, rolled to a 217-90 victory over the WKHS Timberwolves.
    LHS swimmers Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page each had two firsts. Braydon Powers, Lauren Spencer, Luis Bravo, Taylor Teague, Andres Cuella, Mallory McDow, Alaina Houghtaling and Jacques Caravaca each had a win.
    Meet results

  • Lancers top Crusaders, 1-0

    The University of South Carolina Lancers made the most of a single goal to take a 1-0 home soccer win over Belmont Abbey, a NCAA Div. II Conference Carolinas member, on Thursday afternoon at the USCL field.
    USCL freshman forward Pedro Loredo, off a Michael Cranford assist, scored the lone goal of the hard-fought match.
    Loredo’s goal came early in the second half when Cranford crossed the ball in and Loredo deftly redirected the kick with a header to the bottom left corner of the goal.

  • Wildcats blank Warriors, 20-0

    BLACKSBURG – Coming off an emotional, dramatic overtime win against rival Buford last week, the Indian Land Warriors traveled to a difficult place to play, Blacksburg.
    The Wildcats were hungry for their first win after a tough 24-22 loss to sixth-ranked Lewisville last Friday night.
    In the end it was Blacksburg’s stout defense and big plays that were the difference in the Wildcats getting their first win, 20-0.
    Indian Land had two scoring chances in the first half.

  • Unbeaten Lions top Jackets, 36-20

    RICHBURG – Buford traveled to Richburg to face the undefeated Lewisville Lions Thursday night, instead of the regular-scheduled Friday night game because of the approaching tropical storm Hermine.
    The No. 6 Lions outlasted the upset-minded Yellow Jackets 36-20 to push their record to 3-0.  It's Lewisville’s first 3-0 start since the 2000 season.
    Both teams moved the ball well, Lewisville on the ground and Buford through the air.  The Lions and Jackets combined for a total of 772 yards of offense.