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Today's News

  • Stingers place in tourney

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club had four youth wrestlers place in the recent tournament at Buford High School.
    Gavin Laney captured a first to lead the Stingers effort. Maddox Hunter and Mason Knight each finished second in their weight classes.
    Ashton Gardner was third in the tournament.
    The Stingers Wrestling Club is open to wrestlers, ages 5-12, from Buford, Heath Springs, Kershaw and Lancaster.
    If your child is interested, please contact Scott Teague at (803) 342-3647 or carolinacutters71@gmail.com

  • County wrestling teams set for playoffs

    Lancaster County prep wrestling teams will compete in the state playoffs which are scheduled to open Saturday.
    Lancaster High School,  in the Class AAAA Upstate playoffs, is slated to visit Belton-Honea Path.
    Lancaster is seeded fourth from its region, while BHP is a top seed.
    In the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, Indian Land, the second seed from its region, is scheduled to visit Emerald High School of Greenwood to face Mid-Carolina High of Prosperity.
    Indian Land, 21-5, is seeded second in the bracket, while Mid-Carolina is a third seed.

  • Bruins bound for next level

    Five Lancaster High School football players booked their college futures in the packed LHS media center Wednesday morning, national signing day for college football prospects.
    The Bruins’ quality quintet included running back Farrika Grier (S.C. State), Desmond Ricks (Hampton University), Ant Foster (Newberry College), Cordarius “Tee” Tinsley (Limestone College) and Houston Brantley (Wingate University).
    u Grier said his SCSU official visit sold him on the Bulldogs.

  • Column: Overcoming what divides our country

    I am narrow-minded. Some would use different words, such as bigoted, prejudiced, exclusive or hateful.
    But please hear me out before you make that judgment.
    There is an unquestionable, obvious divide in our country. This divide has been identified in several different ways: racial, political, ideological, philosophical, religious, etc. I would agree that you can certainly identify each of these divides in our contemporary culture.

  • New mentoring group: Ladies of High Standards

    Monica Hall of Lancaster has started a new mentoring group, Ladies of High Standards (LHS), dedicated to helping teenage girls enter adulthood “strong, smart, independent and empowered.”
    Hall and the other volunteers with LHS plan to introduce themselves and the program to the community this Saturday from 2-4 p.m during a meet-and-greet at the Lancaster County Main Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster.
    The program is open to girls ages 14 to 18, and parents are encouraged to attend the introductory event.

  • Robber hits Flat Creek Quick Stop

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.
    When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.

  • Craft-beer, music fest on St. Patrick’s

    Downtown Lancaster is getting its own St. Patrick’s Day festival.
    Called Red Rose Brew Fest, the live music festival is set for 5-9 p.m. March 17 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18 in the city’s cultural arts district.
    The Craft Stand and its owners, Don and Brandy Geraghty, are sponsoring the festival, which is anticipated to draw at least 500 patrons a day.
    “We plan on hitting anyone from within a 50-mile radius to come,” said Brandy Geraghty.

  • 4th Republican throws hand up for 5th District

    The line of Republicans officially interested in taking over Mick Mulvaney’s 5th District congressional seat is now up to four.
    Tom Mullikin, a Republican lawyer from Camden, announced Wednesday that he will run for the seat if Mulvaney is confirmed as White House budget director.
    “I support President Trump’s focus on strengthening America and want to be a part of his team in Congress,” Mullikin said.

  • Mulvaney gets thumbs up from 2 committees

    WASHINGTON – On party-line votes, two U.S. Senate committees on Thursday approved the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as White House budget director.
    The Budget Committee voted 12-11 for the Indian Land Republican, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved 8-7. Next the full Senate will vote on the nomination, perhaps early next week.

  • ‘I’m not going to sit on this long’

    Attorneys for Jackie Harris and Linda Blackmon argued their cases in court Thursday but presented no witness testimony, and the judge said he would issue his ruling early next week in their disputed Lancaster City Council race.
    “The law wants a quick decision on elections, because things have to keep moving and governments have to operate,” said Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons.