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Today's News

  • Clemson launches center for manufacturing research

    From release

    CLEMSON – Clemson University this month announced the creation of its Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the centerpiece of the university’s commitment to education, research, innovation and workforce development in an industry sector crucial to South Carolina’s future.

    From 2011-16, manufacturing job growth in South Carolina increased 16 percent, and manufacturing now accounts for 11 percent of the state’s total employment.

  • McMurray coached himself to S.C. Football Hall of Fame

    MYRTLE BEACH – Coach Bennie McMurray won 219 football games and three state championships as a 27-year high coach head football coach, but his best coaching job was internal.

    McMurray, one of eight inductees into the S.C. Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach on Friday night at the Landmark Inn, provided insight on his hall of fame journey.

  • Heintz Bros Performance set for LMS return in 2018 season

    During the 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway season racing fans and drivers noticed that at every race there was no parts trailer in the LMS pits for the drivers to buy some much-needed parts on race night.

    That will change during the 2018 racing season, as co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn have been busy this off-season getting everything 100 percent right for the new racing season.

    Caskey has announced on the Lancaster Motor Speedway group page that Heintz Bros Performance will be returning to the big half-mile track for the 2018 racing season.

  • Jackets swarm to mat wins Monday

    The Buford Yellow Jackets were buzzing and winning on the mat Monday in a tri-match sweep with host Lancaster and Camden Military Academy.

    BHS took two at LHS, topping the Bruins, 55-18 and downing the CMA Spartans in a 67-12 victory.

    Lancaster, posting its first win on the season, salvaged a split with a 42-39 win over Camden Military to open the night.

    Buford posted its third win over Lancaster this season, rolling to 37-point win over the Bruins to cap action. BHS bolted to a 24-0 lead and cruised to the win.

  • Barnes, McKittrick savor North win

    MYRTLE BEACH – The North rose again and two Lancaster County football stars couldn’t have been happier Saturday afternoon.

    Lancaster High School’s Keavius Barnes and Dylan McKittrick of Andrew Jackson High School were beaming with victory smiles after the North All-Stars took a 24-12 win over the South in the 70th annual Touchtone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star football game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

  • Warriors capture Kersey crown

    Indian Land High School earned some Warriors wrestling history, winning the seventh annual Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational on Saturday afternoon at ILHS.

    The Warriors captured their first Kersey tournament crown, topping the field with 219.5 points and five individual championships.

    “We wrestled well and I was proud of our effort,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “It was an awesome showing by our team.”

    The Warriors’ tournament title gave ILHS its second tournament crown this season.

  • Column: GOP support for Moore reveals party’s true character

    Over the past year, I have read letters and op-eds in this paper promoting the Republican Party.
    As we all know, the party dominates a large majority of statewide and local offices. In my opinion, many of our local politicians joined the party not as a statement of their ideology but as a means of easily being reelected to positions they had enjoyed as Democrats.
    The Republican Party has wrapped itself in the American flag, thumped Bibles and promoted itself as the party of family values.

  • Column: Rudest judge I’ve encountered gets maneuvered off the bench

    Something remarkable happened in S.C. legal and political circles this past Tuesday. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission.
    News reports have focused on the unfavorable comments made by lawyers regarding Judge Kristi Harrington in an anonymous survey. The surveys revealed that many lawyers who had appeared before this judge thought she was unqualified by temperament to serve. Those survey results were not the only speed bump in Judge Harrington’s path.

  • Tigers’ Elliott wins Broyles Award

    clemsontigers.com

    CLEMSON – Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott received the Frank Broyles Award this week as the National Assistant Coach of the Year on college football. The presentation was made at a luncheon in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway sets 2018 car show date

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials, in an effort to get everything out as early as possible for the drivers, fans and staff members of LMS to plan for the upcoming season, have announced the track’s annual car show is March 10.

    The event will also feature an open practice for all divisions to follow after the car show.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, for the first time in many seasons, will host a two-day show for the opening race on the 2018 racing season.