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Today's News

  • Column: Changing our ‘back of the pack’ mentality

    South Carolina is unique. We are not like other states – partly because of our history, our culture and our politics.
    One of our historic legacies is what one writer called our debilitating inferiority complex. It is best summed up by the often-heard phrase “if it’s a list of good things, we are on the bottom, and if it’s a list of bad things, we are on the top.” Put another way, “thank God for Mississippi,” as they always seem to be worse off than we are.

  • Midnight in Marrakech: Fun plus fundraising

    Yes, I know. It’s February. Not much to look forward to. Christmas is a distant memory and dry January, diet January, frugal January (however you chose to punish yourself) have left us all feeling joyless and flat.
    But do not despair. It’s time to throw off all those self-sacrifices and get ready for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ (LCCA) annual gala.

  • LHS honors top swimmers

    The Lancaster High School swim team recently honored its top performers for the Bruins’ 2016 season.

    LHS swim coach Charles Henry honored a top male and female swimmer in each award during the presentations.

    Lauren Spencer was the LHS girls swim MVP and Samuel Page was the LHS boys swim MVP.

    The team’s rookie of the year awards were presented to Taylor Teague (girls) and Andres Cuella (boys).

  • IL’s Howie signs with Concord

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School media center abounded with smiles Wednesday afternoon.

    The biggest grin belonged to a ILHS Warriors football standout, senior linebacker Dillon Howie, who signed with Concord University in Athens, W.Va.

  • Spencer signs with Greensboro College

    Lancaster High School standout swimmer Lauren Spencer is headed to Greensboro College with her sport and future in mind.

    Spencer, who was a LHS swim team member for seven seasons including one as a team manager, said GC offered what she sought in her college future.

  • Coaches pick Pats in ‘good game’

    Lancaster County high school football coaches give the edge to the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LI tonight in Houston.

    The AFC champion Patriots, 14-2, will battle the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, 11-5, in the NFL championship game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium.

    FOX Sports (Charlotte channel 46) will carry the game, with the Patriots a three-point pick to win their fifth Super Bowl title in nine appearances.

  • Barton IV-AA Wrestler of the Year

    Buford High School senior 220-pound wrestler Dakota Barton is the Region IV-AA Wrestler of the Year.

    Barton, the defending 220-pound Class A-AA state champion, was selected for the honor during the region wrestling coaches meeting held Thursday night at the Buford Sports Bar, a central location for the region coaches.

  • Kershaw improves new water line

    KERSHAW – The town has tweaked the design for the massive new water line serving Haile Gold Mine, and the change might benefit Kershaw’s existing water customers later.
    “Eventually the town can use the 12-inch line as a main trunk line to put new water lines down Main (Hampton) Street and some other places we need them,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    “We will be a better city for future development when we get ready to talk about those kinds of things.”    

  • Rogers - Crews Engagement

    Dennis and Jennifer Rogers of Heath Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Rogers, to Jeremy Crews, both of Myrtle Beach.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. June 10, 2017, at Thompson Farm in Conway.

  • Gambrell - Harris Engagement

    Mary Gambrell of Greenville and Arthur Johnson of Buford, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Darien Gambrell, to Christopher Harris Jr., both of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for March 25, 2017, in Blythewood.

    Miss Gambrell is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in public health. She is an emergency medical technician at Lexington Medical Center.