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Today's News

  • Volunteers drop pair to LC Stallions

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams lost their Region IV-AA games with the Lee Central Stallions on Tuesday night in their final home basketball game of the regular season.
    Lee Central rallied to edge sixth-ranked AJ girls, 39-38 and the No. 4 Stallions topped the sixth-rated Vols, 80-72 in the Vols gym.
    The Lady Vols came out with the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Lady Vols scored five unanswered points to lead at the half, 27-19.

  • BHS wrestlers split in Upstate playoff matches

    The Buford High School wrestling team finished the 2016-17 season with a 10-15-1 record after splitting in the Class AA Upper State playoffs dual tournament at Cheraw on Feb. 4.
    Buford opened with a 38-21 win over Keenan, but then fell to Region IV-AA champion and top seed Cheraw, 54-21.
    Buford, in the playoff matches, was led by David James (two wins), A.J. George (two pins), Dakota Barton (two wins with a pin), and Matthew Wallace (two wins).
    Blake Bailey, Webber Moore and Trey Bobbitt each had a win.

  • Late rallies spark Cavs to sweep of Bruins

    Fourth-quarter charges sparked Richland Northeast to a Region III-AAAA sweep of Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.
    The Cavaliers, in both games in the varsity twin bill, spurted late to notch wins over the host Bruins.
    The RNE boys, in a battle with the Bruins, took a 53-47 win after the Lady Cavaliers posted a 56-44 victory.
    The nightcap was tight throughout as LHS battled the Cavs to the wire.
    Richland Northeast held a 35-33 lead going to the final period.

  • Column: I pray Trump cuts the roots of evil – judges, bureaucrats

    The Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 Word of the Year is post-truth. It is an adjective “denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  Emotion and feeling are the source of facts today. So now you can have your truths, and I can have mine.
    The American bureaucracy is an example of post-truth because it has been poisoned with liberal false science, false news and personal beliefs. Universities are not teaching students to think, but what to think.

  • Column: Busy first few weeks in House

    Since I was elected to the vacant House District 45 seat, the last few weeks have been busy ones, both for myself as well as the General Assembly and the state as a whole.
    This is the first of many updates I will be providing about what’s going on at the State House, as well as what I’m doing to represent the people of this region.

  • Column: Leaning on divine guidance

    God desires to lead and direct his people. He told David, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).

  • Agency helps seniors determine SNAP eligibility

    From release

    The Catawba Area Agency on Aging will use a recent grant to help seniors struggling to buy groceries apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stretch their food budgets.
    The program, part of a National Council on Aging  nationwide effort, addresses the millions of Americans 65 and over who face a double whammy: fixed incomes and rising food costs.

  • Rural roads must be made safer, DOT secretary says

    From release

    S.C. Transportation Secretary Christy Hall has proposed spending at least $50 million a year to reduce the high death toll on South Carolina’s roads.
    Hall made her presentation last month at a meeting of the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission in Columbia. Hall told the commissioners that improving safety on roads in the rural areas of the state should be the top priority for any new funding.

  • Kershaw puts $99K more into industrial park

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is investing another $99,000 to help develop an industrial park in the southern part of the county.
    Town council unanimously voted Jan. 23 to pay the engineering firm Carlisle Associates to design plans for the site, which is just north of the town limits along Railroad Avenue and the start of North Matson Street.
    The money is coming from the town’s dedicated economic development fund.

  • Schools plan to hire next superintendent by mid-April

    Lancaster County School District officials have laid out the process and timeline for hiring the next school superintendent, and they hope to pick the new person by mid-April.
    Dr. Gene Moore announced last month that he will retire July 31.
    “We need someone to come in and take it by the reins,” said board Chairman Bobby Parker. “Our school district is going to attract a number of applicants. We are looking at a good future.”