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Today's News

  • Lady Vols seek consistent play

    Andrew Jackson High School veteran girls soccer coach Lee Hanna is looking for a level of consistency as the Lady Volunteers hit the home stretch of their 2017 season.

    Hanna, in his fifth season guiding the Lady Vols, has his share of experience this spring.

  • Druw Rollings returns to hoops to play for CIU Rams

    Former Buford High School boys basketball star Druw Rollings is returning to the hardwood.

    Rollings, a 6-5 post player who graduated at BHS in 2016, is going back to hoops to play at Columbia International University in Columbia.

  • Warriors split in Wheels tourney day 2 play

    ROCK HILL – Indian Land High School split a pair of games in the Wheels Baseball Invitational tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill on Thursday.

    The 12-8 Warriors, who opened play Wednesday with a 5-1 win over Class AAAAA foe Clover High School, defeated Christiansburg High School (Va.), 8-2 and dropped a 3-1 loss to the tournament host SPHS Stallions on Thursday.

  • 11th Running for Ryan Saturday

    The 11th annual Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet, a highlight of the county track season, is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The Running for Ryan meet also serves as an event to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome.

    The meet is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Sports Talk: These 3 guys enjoyed life

    Holy week has been a challenge with the death of three longtime friends.

    The trio includes David McIsaac, Phillip “Corky” Holliday and Robert Gardner.

    Can’t quite recall when I saw each of them last, but they were good guys in their own way.

    Like us all, they had their share of flaws, but at the end of the day, it was fun to be around each man.

  • Column: Congressional hopefuls need to detail plans for Medicare

    With 15 candidates competing for votes, things are heating up in the special election to fill Mick Mulvaney’s seat in the 5th Congressional District.
    On behalf of our 81,000 members in the 5th District, AARP South Carolina wants to know where these candidates stand on protecting Medicare for the future and their specific position on “premium support” (a.k.a. Medicare vouchers).
    So what are Medicare vouchers?

  • Column: Today we celebrate most amazing event in history

    As we look around the world this Easter Sunday, we see the realities of violence, disease and famine, of graphic horrors in places like Syria and Egypt.
    With all this suffering, it is a fitting moment to ask a well-worn question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
    My attempt at an answer would be to examine the word “good.” It’s an extremely relative term. I can look around and find persons with whom I can compare myself, and I can reach the conclusion that compared to them, I am pretty good.

  • Crazy Critters

    A not-so-long-lasting silence fell across the room April 7 as Discovery School students waited to see which animals were in the covered cages.

    Students gasped at the legless lizard. They giggled when a cockatoo started swaying. And their eyes widened when a coati climbed up Conservation Educator Khoreen Vetter’s leg.

  • Elgin barbecue runs like Ford assembly line

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Was this a volunteer firefighters' barbecue, a community social, a family reunion or a fellowship dinner? It was all of the above.
    I was fortunate enough to be asked to help the Elgin Fire Department with its big barbecue on March 16-17.

  • First Steps sets $24K goal for Give Local

    First Steps of Lancaster hopes to raise $24,000 through the upcoming Give Local Lancaster campaign.
    And while that’s a lofty goal, it is attainable, said First Steps volunteer Fred Witherspoon.
    “All across America, you have agencies taking part in these campaigns,” Witherspoon said. “We just plug into it.”
    First Steps is one of 41 local organizations that will participate in Give Local Lancaster on May 2.