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Today's News

  • Lancers sweep, remain unbeaten

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a sweep of USC Salkehatchie over the weekend.

    The Lancers took two at the Lancaster High School baseball field, prevailing 18-7 and 13-2 in a pair of games halted after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

  • Shamrocks halt Warriors' hopes with 73-64 victory

    Indian Land High boys basketball coach Nate Smith said he knew the 2011-12 season would be a challenge with the loss of some key players off the 2010-11 hoops team which finished as the Class AA Upper State runner-up to eventual champion Keenan at the Bi-Lo Center in Columbia.

  • Clutch free throws lift Lady Vols

    The game came down to converting clutch free throws and the Andrew Jackson High girls came through.

    The Lady Vols’ Bre Wright hit two critical free throws with 9.9 seconds to play to lift AJ to a 60-58 win over Eau Claire in the opening round of the Class AA girls Upper State basketball playoffs.

  • Bruins claw Rams, 72-42

     

       

    Lancaster got defensive and notched a playoff victory.

  • Armed men rob Twin Pines business

    Lancaster County deputies and city of Lancaster police officers are responding to We Are Gold, 1427 Charlotte Highway, after the Twin Pines business was robbed at gunpoint about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

    Police are looking for two black men who were wearing ski masks. One of the men, who was armed, is described as slender. Authorities have also issued a be-on-the-lookout-for bulletin for an older model, four-door white car that fled the business headed south toward S.C. 9 Bypass and North Main Street. Check back later for updates.

     

  • We want better access not worse

    A pair of bills being debated in the S.C. House illustrate the ongoing tension between those who would open government up for all to see and those who seek to close its doors to pesky outsiders.
    The first would outrageously clamp the door firmly shut on a wide swath of law enforcement records. The second would helpfully ease the path for citizens who seek to learn more about their government.

  • S.C. Legislature and lobbyist – free lunch

    Recently, I did a column about lobbyists and the S.C. Legislature, and from what I hear, it created quite a stir.
    Folks were outraged that there were so many lobbyists making so much money to influence our elected officials. This column is about how they do their lobbying business over free food and liquor.

  • Dancing with Daddy

    Damien Ward had heard enough.

    Ward had already been on the dance floor several times Saturday night at the Fairway Room with his dressed-to-the-nines daughters, Emeliana, 6, and Olivia, 5, at the annual Girl Scouts Father Daughter Dance.

    Emeliana is a member of Daisy Troop 2339 and Olivia is a Girl Scout in the making.  Second-generation Girl Scouts, their mom is Emily Evans Ward, who earned her Gold Award.

  • Today's Recipe

    Made with corn and peppers, maque choux (pronounced “mock shoe”) is a fun Cajun twist on New Orleans-style jambalaya. And  with Mardi-Gras , (the last Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22), just days away, it may be a great way to celebrate.

     

    Jambalaya Maque Choux

    Ingredients

    1 tablespoon oil

    1/2 pound andouille sausage, cut into quarter-inch slices  

    1/2 cup chopped celery 

    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • Redistricting plan OK’d

    It’s official – the federal government has given a seal of approval to Lancaster County’s redistricting plan.
    The plan, which shifts the county’s seven districts to accommodate changes in population found during the 2010 Census, received official approval in a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice this week.
    This comes a few months after the plan was formally approved by Lancaster County Council and sent off to the federal government.