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Today's News

  • 288 flip tassels at rowdy LHS graduation

    Two hundred eighty-eight seniors crossed the stage at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night and entered the adult world as high school graduates.
    Among them were aspiring nurses, psychologists and educators, with 74 percent of the class planning to continue their education through college or technical school. Other students plan to serve in the military or go directly into the general work force.
    Class valedictorian Coulter Jackson, speaking to the assembled crowd, challenged his classmates.

  • ‘We belong to Buford’

    A strong sense of community centered commencement for the Buford High School Class of 2016 on Friday night.
    An overflow crowd was on hand to witness the 139 seniors receive their diplomas and turn their tassels. Those not in the gym sat in the school auditorium watching the ceremony on closed circuit TV.
    That, said class president Jensen Shelby, is proof of the special bond between the school and the tightknit community.

  • AJ grads urged to follow their hearts

    More than 1,200 loved ones honored 139 graduates at Andrew Jackson High School Friday with 60 minutes of respectful silence as they crossed the stage one by one to receive their diplomas.
    Each graduate marched across the temporary wooden structure at one end of the gym, and in the quiet before and after each name was called, footsteps could be heard throughout the space.
    “We do this so each student’s name can be heard,” Principal Thomas Dabney had said just before presenting the diplomas to the graduates.

  • Craig comes out swinging hard against Mulvaney

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney's Republican challenger Ray Craig came out swinging Thursday night during the 2016 Before You Vote Candidate Forum in Indian Land, but failed to draw the three-term 5th District incumbent into an all-out fight.
    Speaking before a crowd of about 110 in the Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge auditorium, the Lake Wylie resident and political newcomer set up his introduction riffing on "three phrases."

  • ILHS celebrates as 204 get diplomas

    INDIAN LAND - Indian Land High School senior Samaria Glenn searched from beneath her tasseled hat to find her mentor and friend, ILHS head basketball boys coach Nate Smith, after taking her final walk as a student Friday afternoon.
    Glenn was one of 204 graduates in Indian Land’s Class of 2016 and looks forward to a future studying marketing at Virginia Union University.
    She took the moment to remember learning and laughing with Smith.

  • Follow core principles, CCA grads told

    Carolina Christian Academy’s eight-student graduation brought the family-like feel that one would expect from such a small class.
    “Many of these students grew up together from elementary school,” Principal Trina Coley said.
    Family, friends, alumni and teachers filled over half of the gym in support of graduates: Mary Bethea, Brittany Craig, McKenzie Dean, Gavin Eubanks, Megan Hartberger, Devang Patel, Talbert Reece and James Sims.

  • Authorities probe fire at Laurel Hill Road home

    INDIAN LAND – Authorities are investigating a fire late Thursday night that destroyed a vacant home at 138 Laurel Hill Road.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said a neighbor reported the blaze after noticing flames in the distance.
    Volunteer firefighters from Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Indian Land and Pleasant Valley Fire Departments responded about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

  • Racing is back on track Saturday night at LSS

    Racing action is slated to return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS action will feature six divisions of racing on the card.
    The action will be highlighted by the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $800 to win.
    The SECA Crate Late Model Division is regarded as one of the fan favorites due some of the track’s most popular drivers racing in the division each week.

  • Vols’ Norville signs to play golf at Hiwassee

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Chandler Norville is ready to move on, so he’s taking his game to Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn.
    Norville, a five-year member of the Volunteers’ golf team, will continue his education and golf career at the NAIA school, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

  • LHS Bruins honor spring standouts

    The Lancaster High School spring sports awards honored spring stars at the event held Tuesday in the LHS auditorium.
    The Lancaster Bruins soccer program took center stage as the teams each posted region championships for the first time this season.
    Zeke Williams, the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, was named the Co-Region III-AAA Player of the Year.
    Williams will also play in the annual North-South All-Star Soccer Match in Rock Hill next month.