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Today's News

  • The current distaste for dynasty politics

    Given recent events in the early stages of the presidential campaign, one cannot help but wonder why there is a political revolt heading into the 2016 elections.

    At least part of the explanation may lie in the notion that Americans have at times disdained hereditary political candidates, or at least harbored deep suspicion about their leadership qualifications.

  • Help for local roads coming

    Smooth pavement. It’s been increasingly hard to find in Lancaster County and South Carolina in recent years. Help is on the way, though, that will resurface more than 50 miles of roads in the county in 2016. That’s a tenfold increase over the number of miles resurfaced in some recent years.

    Due to a filibuster late in the legislative session, senators were unable to debate a House of Representatives road-funding bill before our mandatory adjournment date in June.

  • Barrett notches second straight checkers at LSS

    Scott Barrett made it two straight, taking the M&M Garage Extreme 4 main event Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The front row had David Laney and Scott Barrett, and when the green flag dropped to start the main event, it was Laney, Barrett, Adam Bowers and Chris Baker battling for the lead.
    Barrrett led exiting turn two, while Laney chased. As the laps ticked off, Barrett extended his lead over Laney.

  • LHS’s Johnson, IL’s Medlock reap Tri-County football honors

    RICHBURG – The Tri-County Football Coaches Association opened its 2015 meeting schedule, honoring a host of area players Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster County prep football players were saluted for their play in games Friday, Aug. 28.
    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Lewis Johnson earned the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Indian Land kicker Matthew Medlock reaped the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week for week one
    Johnson had three pancake blocks and graded 88 percent.

  • Veterans key in Buford volleyball hopes

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team has an upbeat outlook for the 2015 fall campaign.
    Coach Taylor Roberts’ BHS team has its share of experience for the new season after posting a Region IV-AA runner-up finish and earning a Class AA Upper State playoff bid in 2014.
    BHS, 15-5 last fall, advanced to the second round before falling to Liberty High School in the Class AA Upstate volleyball tournament.

  • Returnees give LHS strong hope for volleyball season

    Hopes are high for the Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team this season.
    LHS, 15-8 overall last fall, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State third round. The Lady Bruins were 9-1 in winning the region title, their first league title in 25 seasons.
    “All of our varsity players from last year returned,” LHS coach Betsy O’Shields said. “We lost zero seniors last season and have everyone back.  We also have two additions to the team this year that have been in our program at the junior varsity level.

  • Teams host Friday night

    Lancaster County teams will have the home-field edge Friday night, Sept. 4 for week two in the high school football season.
    All county teams will be in the host role Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night road wins, will have their home openers.
    Lancaster will host Richland Northeast, while Indian Land will have the welcome mat out for Blacksburg High of Cherokee County.
    Buford will be home to face 0-2 Great Falls and AJ will be in Volunteer Stadium for the second straight week as the Vols host McBee.

  • Living a dream

    Kelly Lessard
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Michael Anderson has been on mission since he was a senior in high school.
    That is when, Anderson said, he “got saved” and God birthed within him “a desire to be on mission, really, everywhere I am.”

  • Bridge along Kershaw road closed for repair

    A deteriorating bridge over Hanging Rock Creek near Kershaw was closed to motorists late last month as S.C. Department of Transportation engineers determine options for repairing the structure.
    With its support pilings degrading, the bridge along a portion of Three C’s Road was closed to through traffic on Aug. 25, said Perry Crocker, S.C. DOT assistant district 4 maintenance manager. The bridge is located about 2.3 miles south of the town of Kershaw and is parallel to Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Henry Harris Road improvements begin

    INDIAN LAND – Long-awaited improvements to Indian Land’s Henry Harris Road began Monday.
    The project is one of several county road projects paid for wholly or in part by the new Lancaster County capital project sales tax, expected to begin in coming weeks.
    S.C. Department of Transportation resident engineer Ken Wilson said crews with Granite Construction of Cornelius, N.C., began work Monday, Aug. 31, on the $1,486,000 project, starting at the intersection of Henry Harris and Marvin roads.