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Today's News

  • Column: Rejecting simple, easy, wrong answers

    “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”  – H.L. Mencken
    The S.C. legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our lawmakers are masters at coming up with clear, simple, wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.
    Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to educate our children and to keep us safe. Figuring out how to pay for these things is the challenge.

  • Norman squeaks out win

    Ralph Norman is going to Congress, but his margin of victory in Tuesday’s special election was unexpectedly narrow.

    Norman, a Republican and Rock Hill real estate developer, topped Democratic candidate Archie Parnell by just a 3-point margin. Norman tallied 44,889 votes to Parnell’s 42,035.
    Norman takes the 5th District seat vacated when Mick Mulvaney became White House budget director. Mulvaney beat his Democratic opponent by 20 points last November.

  • Weekend Recap: June 19, 2017

    Last weekend’s annual Ag+Art Tour across Lancaster County featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens, and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.

  • Column: Trump right to abandon Paris accord

    I am frustrated after reading Phil Noble’s June 11 column, which criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris “climate” accord.
    Based on what he wrote, I suspect that Mr. Noble has not read and does not understand the agreement.
    It is not a climate treaty or an environmental treaty. It is an economic treaty. And it would be a disaster for America. The agreement helps the economies of all other nations at the expense of the U.S. economy.  
    Consider the following:

  • Column: A cure in a pouch packs a punch

    Editor’s note: Kershaw resident Wilma Faile enthralled us last year with tales of the skunk army in her crawlspace. To our delight, Wilma is back.

    A few weeks ago, I got out of bed and my mouth felt funny. I looked into the mirror. I was cotton-mouthed.
    My tongue was coated. I used everything – salt water, mouthwash, cleaned with a toothbrush. Next day, I had blisters on it.

  • Spiritual summer

    It’s that time of year again! Kids of all ages are flocking to Lancaster County churches for food, fun and fellowship during Vacation Bible School.
    Churches in our area are offering VBS throughout the summer.
    Myra Boone has directed VBS at different churches for 10 years. Now a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, she thinks it’s important for kids to participate in church programs like Bible school so they can “grow and learn” and “to make sure those kids who don’t know about Jesus learn about him.”

  • P-31 edges Chester for sweep

    Lancaster Post 31 notched a diamond sweep of Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field on Thursday night, but it was a hard-earned win.

    Lancaster, in week three play of the Legion baseball League V mini-series, edged Post 27, 3-2 to push its record to 3-5.

    P-31 opened the week with an 0-5 mark, but reeled off three straight wins over Chester.

    Lancaster rolled in the first two games, winning 17-6 at home Monday night and 18-5 at Chester on Tuesday.

  • Flynn to lead BHS baseball

    BUFORD – Gavin Flynn, a fixture with the Buford High School baseball program as a player and coach, is now heading the Jackets’ program.

    Flynn, 26, has been named the BHS baseball coach, replacing Eric Funderburk, who is yielding his coaching duties to be the Jackets athletics director replacing retiring Mike Wells.

  • Column: To be Frank, my dad’s notable teaching moment

    The moment, though years ago in my teens, is one I’ll never forget.

    My father, the late Jim Howey, and I were watching the evening sports in our Sherwood Circle home.

    Among the sports news that night was the Philadelphia Phillies’ firing of journeyman manager Frank Lucchesi, not your household name among big league skippers.

    What caught my attention as the story aired in July of 1972, an emotional Lucchesi, an Italian American, teared up with news of his ouster.

    I chuckled seeing a grown man cry.

  • Former ILHS hoops star Felder to play on USA East Coast team

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will head overseas later this summer to Madrid, Spain, with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars who will be led by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.

    Felder played his freshman season of basketball at Indian Land High School during the 2012-13 season.

    The 5-10, 210-pounder was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year, averaging 21 points a game for coach Nate Smith’s team.