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Today's News

  • Hinson leads BHS girls soccer honors

    Buford High School senior striker Victoria Hinson led the Lady Jackets’ soccer honors for the 2017 season.

    Hinson, the team MVP, was also selected as the Region IV-AA Player of the Year for girls soccer. 

    Hinson, an all-region pick, led the Lady Jackets of coach Bob Bowen with a team-high 36 goals and eight assists on the BHS girls’ 16-1 season.

    Buford posted a 16-0 mark in regular-season play.

  • Tar Heels’ Paul named ITA National Coach of the Year

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On the heels of the University of North Carolina men's tennis program’s landmark 29-5 season, Tar Heels head coach Sam Paul, a Lancaster native, has been honored as the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year.

  • Kershaw eyes expense hikes, but fixing leak to yield savings

    KERSHAW – Town officials hope that finding and fixing a gigantic water leak will save Kershaw enough money to offset several unavoidable expense increases in the proposed $3.9 million budget for 2017-18.
    The budget, which passed first reading May 15, does not include a property tax increase at this point, though that might change before second reading. The town is awaiting information on how much it will get through the local-option sales tax.
    “It’s going to be tight again. It always is,” said Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • S.C. traffic deaths up slightly from last year

    South Carolina has seen a slight increase in the number of traffic fatalities statewide so far this year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    As of May 29, 2016, there have been 402 deaths reported on the state’s roadways, up from 396 a year earlier. This year seven have died in Lancaster County.

  • Beckee Garris turns 70, finishes college, finds a new mission

    Catawba native Beckee Garris has been the face of the Native American Studies Center since it opened five years ago on Lancaster’s Main Street.
    Her bright smile and warm eyes welcomed visitors from 30 countries, 47 states and 42 of the Palmetto State’s 46 counties. Keeping track of that was part of her job as visitor coordinator, working the front desk. Her pottery and baskets regularly adorn the museum. A large photo of her great-grandfather, Catawba Chief Samuel Taylor Blue, hangs on the wall.

  • Pageland’s top 2 cops suspended in odd case

    Reece Murphy & Vanessa Brewer-Tyson
    Landmark Newspapers

    The Pageland Police Department’s top two commanders, both former longtime Lancaster cops, have been suspended with pay after one of their officers accused them of breaking into his home after he did not show up for a work shift.

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  • Column: Parnell would work to counter the divisiveness in Washington

    Congress today is hyper-partisan, divisive, shallow, parochial, corrupted by money, driven by special interest, dominated by career politicians, poisoned by personal attacks, disrespectful of the voters, focused on the short term and rigidly ideological.
    I believe Archie Parnell should be in Congress because he is none of these things.
    Most people in South Carolina have never heard of him. He gained a bit of name recognition once he decided to run for Congress in the 5th District special election, which is June 20.

  • Column: Where do District 5 candidates stand on House health-care bill?

    During this fast-paced special election in South Carolina’s Upstate, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with civic and business leaders, AARP members, health-care providers and the political candidates to talk about why the 5th Congressional District race is so important to folks 50 years of age and older.

  • CCA graduates its 21st class, celebrates mortgage-burning

    From release