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Today's News

  • Dog bites 3-year-old on Blackwelder Road

    A child was taken to an area hospital late Tuesday afternoon for treatment of injuries from a dog bite, one of two nearly simultaneous police calls involving dogs in the 9700 and 9800 blocks of Blackwelder Road in Indian Land.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said his office was swamped about 4:30 p.m. by calls from Charlotte news outlets inquiring about an incident in which a dog had bitten a child and was subsequently shot.

  • Judge rejects Harris’ election appeal

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons on Monday upheld the results of November’s Lancaster City Council District 3 election, but Jackie Harris declined to concede the race to Linda Blackmon, saying she might appeal the decision to the S.C. Supreme Court.
    The appeal issue may not be settled until next month, and until it is, Blackmon will not be sworn into office.
    Blackmon beat Harris by 46 votes in the Nov. 8 election.

  • Column: What’s the official state waste of time?

    South Carolina, like most states, has a state flag, a state flower (Yellow Jessamine), a state bird (Carolina Wren) and not one but two state songs (“Carolina” and “South Carolina on My Mind”).
    Dum Spiro Spero is one of our two state mottoes. Now, if House Bill 3078 should pass, that Latin phrase (“While I breathe, I hope”) would also become the official state anthem. An anthem is supposed to have a tune, right? The bill provides no music.

  • 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.