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Today's News

  • On the campaign trail

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Balancing the budget and limiting the federal government’s involvement in state issues were just some of the priorities on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s mind as he spoke to Lancaster County residents Tuesday afternoon about his presidential aspirations.

  • Pros, cons to NCLB flexibility waiver

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County educators say they like some aspects of the S.C. Department of Education’s proposal requesting flexibility for certain provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), but have plenty of mixed feelings about it as well.
    The standards-based NCLB is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001, with the goal of having all students in the country achieve grade-level passing performance in English and math by 2014.

  • BHS Jackets sweep to home mat victories

    The Buford High wrestling team registered a pair of home wins in prep wrestling action on Monday night.

    The Jackets built a big lead on Region IV-AA foe Central High and held on for the 42-38 win.

  • Warriors spear Cyclones

    CHESTER – The Indian Land Warriors have played a challenging preseason basketball schedule to prepare for competitive play in Region IV-AA.

    It’s been tough, but in their final game before embarking on region play this week, Indian Land’s boys came up big in a road game with Class AAA Chester High School.

  • Seven Volunteers earn region honors

     

       

    Seven Andrew Jackson High School football standouts have been named to the All-Region IV-AA team.

  • Sheila Jones Roberts, 68

    Sheila Jones Roberts, 68

  • Man fatally injured in Harrisburg Road accident

    A Charlotte man died Sunday night from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident in Indian Land.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Harrisburg road approximately 2 miles south of the state line at Pineville.
    Edgeworth said the accident happened when William Justin Rigsbee, 28, of the 3000 block of Sterling Court, Indian Land, driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck south on Harrisburg Road, ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch, which caused the pickup to overturn.

  • Man sentenced for possession of a firearm

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, more than a year after he was arrested during an undercover sting.
    Thomas Brice McManus, 61, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.
    U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia sentenced McManus to 27 months in jail, followed by two years of supervised release and $200 in special assessments.

  • Tidbits from our news desk

    No job for the faint-hearted
    There has never been a time when I didn’t encounter a pleasant greeting when calling the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office. While it’s not always pleasant in that office, director Cassie Stump’s demeanor never changed. Usually when I call, we banter before getting down to business. She has always been helpful and prompt with anything we needed.

  • Daddy was a man of his word

    I reckon time does heal old Sears & Roebuck wounds. Me and my secondhand bicycle became almost inseparable. 

    It sure made running to the store for Mama a whole lot faster. 

    Through the years that old bike had several paint jobs. Shucks, right after the war, it sported shiny chrome fenders and chain guard.

    Maybe I was getting carried away by those Saturday morning cowboy movies.

    Mama was no longer makin’ Bill Whitesell go to the picture show with me. 

    I was getting older.