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Today's News

  • Column: Time for a leadership transition in S.C. and for New Democrats

    In the Chinese language, the symbol is the same for crisis and opportunity. For both the state of South Carolina and for the Democratic Party – this truly is a time of both crisis and opportunity.

    First our state’s crisis. Anyone who reads a newspaper knows our state is at the beginning of a political corruption and ethics crisis the likes of which we have not seen in a generation. And add to this the huge, related $9 billion nuclear scandal with SCANA, Santee Cooper and the legislature.

  • 2 men seriously hurt in unrelated shootings

    Two men were seriously injured Wednesday night in unrelated shootings in different parts of Lancaster County.
    The names of the men were not released, and no arrests had been made at press time. Both victims were airlifted for treatment of their injuries.
    The first incident happened a little after 6 p.m. in the 5000 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Kershaw, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • City council cheers Dixie Darlings team

    Lancaster’s Dixie Darlings softball team took its bows at this week’s city council meeting, and Mayor John Howard read a proclamation congratulating the team on its dominant run to the Dixie World Series.
    The 8-and-under all-stars were District 2 champions, South Carolina state champions and finished No. 2 in the World Series.
    Howard read the proclamation after the pledge and invocation at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • Howard tangles with council members in tense exchange

    At Tuesday’s Lancaster City Council meeting, council members Gonzie Mackey, Kenny Hood and Tamara Green Garris got into a testy exchange with Mayor John Howard about his recent stroke and an earlier council vote.
    After the heated words, Garris, the mayor pro tem, tried to calm the waters.  
    “We want to be respectful towards each other,” she said, “and we don’t want the public to think we’re up here fussing and fighting all the time.”

  • United Way sets target at $425,000

    United Way of Lancaster County kicked off its 2017-18 campaign Thursday, setting a $425,000 goal, almost 9 percent more than the drive raised last year.
    Meeting this year’s goal won’t be easy, said United Way Executive Director Deborah Boulware. One reason is that one of the drive’s biggest contributors in the past, Duracell, is cutting back in preparation for closing its Lancaster plant by 2019.
    “We are going to have to work harder,” Boulware said. “We got around $125,000 from them last year.”

  • CEO Elias helps Puerto Rico recover

    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias has launched a nonprofit to raise at least $10 million for the hurricane recovery in his home territory of Puerto Rico, and he has vowed to match up to $5 million himself.
    Elias, who co-founded Red Ventures in 2000 and moved the headquarters to Indian Land in 2009, launched Rebuild Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
    “I care deeply about our island and about the people there,” Elias said. “Puerto Ricans are facing a magnitude of devastation not seen in our lifetime. My heart breaks for those in peril.”

  • ‘The Colonel would be proud’

    There’s a new piece of Bob Doster artwork displayed outside Bruce Brumfield’s office at the Founders Federal Credit Union headquarters in Lancaster.
    It’s a trophy from the Springs Close Foundation, which last week gave Brumfield the Col. Elliott Springs Legacy Award, citing the way he reflects the colonel’s “servant first” philosophy of giving back to the community.

  • Lancers blank Owls

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers, paced by Zhenya Deller with three goals, blanked Warren Wilson College, 6-0 on September 20.

    The Lancers opened the scoring as Jordan Lewis tallied on a penalty kick for a 1-0 lead.

    USCL, which had 12 shots on goal, took a 2-0 halftime lead as Elmer Cortez tallied on an assist by Savoy Brown.

    In the second half, the Lancers continued their solid play with Brown scoring on an assist by Cody Stone for a 3-0 lead.

  • Knight cruises in River Wars win

    Veteran driver “Wild Bill” Knight continued his dominating 2017 racing season in the SECA Crate Sportsman Division, capturing the River Wars $1,500-to-win race.

    “Nature Boy” Andrew Baker continued his dominating season in the Renegade Division, posting his sixth straight win Saturday night.

    In the SECA Crate Sportsman River Wars race, the front row had two drivers that fans discussed all week, Mitchell Duvall and “Wild Bill” Knight.

  • Falcons soar in win over Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was homecoming for the Indian Land Warriors and on Friday night they faced a team as desperate for a win as they were, the 1-3 Nation Ford Falcons.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons scored 31 straight points en route to a 31-7 win.

    The Falcons had a chance to score in the first period, but Ben Tuipolotu was stopped on fourth and one at the 18, ending a 64-yard drive.