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Today's News

  • Coker signs Warriors’ Faulkner

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior track standout Kace Faulkner is throwing his future to Coker College.
    Faulkner, a two-time Region IV-AA shot put and discus champion for the Warriors, is going to the Hartsville school to continue his education and track career.
    Faulkner made his choice official last Friday when he signed with the Cobras in the ILHS media center.

  • LSS hosts Extreme 4 Double Duels race

    Lancaster Super Speedway hosts the  M&M Garage Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown on Saturday night.
    The M&M Garage Extreme 4 Division is regarded as one of the top LSS divisions in racing and car count.
    The division has nearly 18-20 cars each week. The race was rained out last week, but the field drew some new drivers before the rain came.
    One lucky driver will have a chance to double down on the night to claim two wins, with both main events paying full purses.

  • Lady Jackets roll to title

    The Buford Lady Jackets blitzed Strom Thurmond High, rolling to a 10-0 home win over the Lady Rebels in five innings Wednesday to win the Class AA Upper State District IV softball championship.
    BHS, 19-4, advances to face Chesnee in the opening round of the Class AA Upstate title series tonight at 6.
    Buford banged out 13 hits and Lady Jackets’ ace hurler Sydney Sullivan hurled a one-hitter and struck out 10 STHS batters. Sullivan aided her cause with a RBI.
    Morgan Deese had a stellar night at the plate with three hits, including a solo home run.

  • Bruins edge Wren in soccer playoffs

    Lancaster High School had a mixed bag on the pitch Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.
    The Region III-AAA champion LHS boys advanced in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, rallying for a 2-1 win over Wren.
    The news wasn’t as good for the LHS girls, who also won the region, but dropped a 2-1 overtime loss to Daniel of Clemson.
    In the boys match, Wren took a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Bruins responded on a pair of Zeke Williams goals.
    Williams connected on a free kick from 20 yards out and later scored on a penalty kick.

  • Dogs ‘squeeze’ out win to end Bruins’ baseball hopes

    Camden’s John Bailey squeezed home the winning run to spark the host Bulldogs to a 6-5 elimination game win over Lancaster in the Class AAA Upper State District I baseball playoffs on Wednesday at Legion field in Camden.
    Bailey had three hits on the night for the Dogs.
    Camden’s game-winning rally came after Lancaster, down 5-3, rallied to score twice to tie the game at 5-all after six innings.
    Austin Catoe’s clutch two-run single tied the game at 5.
    LHS built an early 3-0 edge, but CHS, 19-8, rallied to tie the game.

  • Column: Not too late to recover from poor leadership

    As we head toward Memorial Day 2016, I am not only thinking of fellow veterans who have fallen but thinking of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed  a document almost 240 years ago that changed the world.
    The last sentence of the Declaration of Independence ends with “...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives,  our Fortunes and our sacred honor.”

  • Column: Thank you, Indian Land, for care, generosity after devastating fire

    To the Indian Land community:
    It has been less than a month since we lost our home to a massive fire. We are truly thankful that our family is safe, which is the most important aspect of this whole experience.
    We would like to express our thanks to the Indian Land community for all of the support during this difficult time. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of your generous donations of time, household goods, clothing, money, gift certificates and the like.  

  • Sen. Scott’s bill would boost growth in poor communities

    From release

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Scott this week introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities.
    The South Carolina Republican was joined by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) in introducing the bill, which offers a temporary capital gains deferral in exchange for reinvesting those dollars into distressed communities.

  • Armed burglar arrested following standoff

    A Lancaster man run off by a woman who caught him burglarizing her home was arrested Wednesday night after an armed standoff outside a nearby church.
    Casey Wayne Faile, 30, of 1785 Wadell Stinson Road, is charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, threatening the life of a public official and possession of controlled substances.

  • Lancaster man gets 5 years in federal drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man arrested on drug charges in 2014 after jumping from a moving car during a traffic stop was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Tuesday, the same day the driver of the car pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge.
    According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office, Martiquos Javon McIlwain, 23, of 804 Chesterfield Ave., was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 64 months followed by five years’ supervised release.