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Today's News

  • Vols golfers net revenge in sweep

    Andrew Jackson posted a links sweep of rivals Lancaster and Buford at the Kershaw Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.
    The Volunteers, who dropped their lone loss to LHS last week, rebounded to shoot a 145 to top the Bruins, who shot a 155, and Buford High with a 162.
    Logan Sowell, the AJ senior golf ace, shot a three-under 33 to earn medalist honors for the Vols.
    Chandler Norville and Caleb Brown, headed to Spartanburg Methodist to play golf, each carded a 37. Mason Sowell shot a 38.

  • Lady Bruins top Lady Volunteers

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins posted their second regular-season softball win over Andrew Jackson this spring, taking a 6-3 victory at the AJ field on Tuesday night.
    Summer Clinton, who hurled the win, aided the LHS attack with two hits and drove home a run.
    Clinton worked four innings and faced 18 batters. She allowed two runs, two hits and three walks. She struck out one.
    Ariana Ealy went three innings in relief and faced 12 AJ batters. She gave up three hits and a run. Ealy had a hit and tallied a run.

  • Volunteer booters blank Lewisville Lions

    Andrew Jackson blanked Lewisville, 5-0 in a boys prep soccer non-region win on Tuesday night.
    The Vols forged a 2-0 halftime lead on the way to the shutout victory over the Lions.
    Trent Bartell, who notched two goals, opened the scoring as he tallied off a free kick. John Ware put AJ up 2-0 at the break, scoring an unassisted goal. Jared Truesdale made it 3-0 as he scored on a one-on-one with the LHS keeper and was assisted by David Truesdale.

  • Warriors trip Eagles, 4-3

    Indian Land, with a three-run first inning, jumped on visiting Central High School of Pageland on its way to a 4-3 Region IV-AA baseball win on Wednesday.
    Warriors scored in the first on an RBI-single by Hunter Laney, an RBI-single by Jay Hildreth, and a groundout by Reed Lilly.
    Warriors held off Central High School, as the visiting Eagles were unable to overcome a three-run second-inning deficit.
    Central High scored two runs in the sixth inning on a Tommy Eubanks’ RBI-single, but the Warriors held the lead for the region win.

  • Remember When: Hood’s livery and the farm wagon show

    There was a time when a whole block of South White Street consisted of Hood’s Livery and Barnes’ Blacksmith Shop. Right across the street was Sweatt’s Corn Milling Co. Business was brisk, but not as fast as today. Time marches on, but let’s take a little glance back at Mr. Quay Hood’s Livery Barn.
    As I recall, Tuesdays were auction day for the finest choice of mules around. Cows were sold and traded most every day.

  • Column: Ideas for fixing S.C. higher ed

    We all know that the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state.
    This column is not about all the good things or all the failings of our individual institutions of higher education. Let’s just say we have some great institutions and some not-so-great ones. At the great institutions, we do some things well and some things not so well. At the weaker institutions, we do some things well and some things not so well.
    In short, there’s room for improvement at all of them.

  • Column: S.C. marriage bill has feeble underpinnings

    In December 2014, a bill was introduced in the S.C. Senate by Larry Grooms of District 37 and Danny Verdin of District 9. The bill asks Congress to hold a convention of the states for the sole purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution to allow states to define and regulate marriage.
    This bill arrived in the Senate one month after the Supreme Court agreed to review a same-sex marriage case because the circuit courts had given conflicting rulings on the constitutionality of marriages of this variety. A ruling on the case would set a national legal precedent.

  • LHS student charged with carrying BB gun

    A 15-year-old student is in hot water for having a BB/pellet pistol in his book bag at Lancaster High School on Wednesday.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice petition has been signed charging the teen with carrying a weapon on school property.
    “They (administrators) got a tip that he might have a weapon and acted on it,” said Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s director of safety and transportation.

  • Man flees traffic check, cops stop him at gunpoint

    City police were forced to stop a motorist at gunpoint Saturday night on South Main Street after he refused to stop at a routine traffic checkpoint.
    Jasper Lee Haggins, 72, of 969 15th St., was arrested for driving under suspension and second offense driving under the influence.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, police had set up a driver’s license checkpoint near the intersection of Chesterfield Avenue and McCardell Street.

  • Sociology prof Susan Cruise USCL’s Teacher of the Year

    Dr. Susan Cruise, an assistant professor of sociology, was named the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Teacher of the Year on Thursday during the college’s first Celebration of Research and Productive Scholarship Day.