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Today's News

  • Cadets partner to teach kindergarten classes

    From release

    This fall, Junior Achievement and JROTC from Buford High and Lancaster High schools partnered for a community service project. Buford High cadets taught kindergarten classes at Buford Elementary, and cadets from Lancaster High School taught kindergarten JA classes at North Elementary.  

  • Tiger fans roaring with win

    Lancaster area Clemson football fans are roaring about the latest Tigers’ triumph and what lies ahead as the Tigers prowl for the national championship.
    The 13-1 Tigers earned a second straight shot at the national title after blanking the Ohio State Buckeyes, 31-0 in the Play Station Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday night.
    Clemson faces defending national champion Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship in Tampa, Fla., on Monday night.

  • IL second in Rams mat tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed second in the Chesterfield High Rams dual wrestling  tournament at CHS on Saturday.
    The Warriors, 13-5 on the season, posted a 4-1 record in the tournament.
    Indian Land wrestlers posted wins over Chesterfield (69-12). Scott’s Branch (84-0), Marlboro County (72-9) and North Central (51-19).
     Indian Land’s lone loss came to Cheraw, which won the tournament. CHS edged the Warriors, 38-36.

  • Jackets fall to Lions to cap York tourney

    YORK – Lewisville held off Buford, 72-62 to capture seventh place in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Friday afternoon.
    The Lions, who went 1-2 in the three-day tournament, used key runs during the game Friday to take the 10-point win over the Jackets, who dropped three games in the York field.
    Lewisville held a 16-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Lions had a 10-3 surge to build their lead.
    Lewisville forged a 28-16 lead midway the second period and owned a 36-25 lead at the half.

  • Vols fall short in Comporium tourney championship games

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams battled, but came up short in their title quests in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational on Friday night in the Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, facing a talented Lower Richland team, dropped a 64-45 loss to the Diamonds of coach Caleb Gaither, a Lancaster native.
    The Lady Vols made a hard charge only to fall short in the girls’ title game, losing to Cuthbertson of Waxhaw, N.C., 58-48.

  • Founders expands its Columbia reach

    COLUMBIA – Founders Federal Credit Union is looking to increase its presence in the state capital with the opening of a second location there. 

    On Jan. 17, the Lancaster-based credit union will open a 2,900-square-foot branch in the First Base Building adjacent to Spirit Communications Park in The Commons at BullStreet.

  • Column: America flirts with its own destruction

    How does a great and powerful civilization die?
    What happened to the Roman Empire or Spanish Empire? They were not beaten by enemies outside their borders.
    In 1969 I was in the Navy when America landed men on the moon. We were very excited for America and its great  accomplishment. What would be our next step? Colonies on the moon and travel to Mars?

  • 2017 full of milestones

    Andrew Jackson State Park has a lot to celebrate in 2017.
    It’s a milestone year with the 250th birthdate of the seventh president of the United States, 50th anniversary of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” park sculpture and 20th year of the active Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park group.
    Park officials are working to organize an event each month, with the biggest effort put into Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday celebration March 25. It is dubbed the Golden Sestercentennial.

  • Indian Land American Legion Post 250 growing

    From release

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250’s charter is now in.
    The post has been busy the last two months of 2016. It placed 70 flags at cemetery grave sites. It made a pact with the local Boy Scouts to give Eagle Scout awards. It collected food for the needy and donated about 40 toys to Toys for Tots. The post’s January project will be to collect school supplies for local schools.

  • Kershaw OKs overtime for holiday work

    KERSHAW – After an emergency at Thanksgiving, the town of Kershaw has changed its personnel policy so that employees called into work on holidays automatically receive overtime pay for those hours.
    Until now, overtime pay on holidays was not clearly spelled out in the town’s employee handbook.
     “We had one employee complaint about a similar situation on July 4, but I didn’t fully understand it,” said Administrator Mitch Lucas. “This Thanksgiving stuff really opened my eyes.”