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Today's News

  • Grocery store tours help diabetics understand nutrition

    Grocery store aisles can be recipes for disasters.

    Stacked with endless choices and bright labels, they can lead to all sorts of confusion for shoppers. When you throw in a medical condition, such as diabetes, the confusions quickly becomes frustration.

    It’s a never ending battle in trying to figure out what to eat, said Sherry Steele of Lancaster, who was diagnosed with diabetes about four weeks ago.

  • Sanford is naive about USCL

    It’s no surprise that Gov. Mark Sanford’s proposal in his latest budget to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster hasn’t picked up much support here. It’s probably not much of a surprise that the proposal hasn’t picked up much steam in the Legislature, either.

    Sanford argued several years ago that the state had too many state-supported colleges and some of them needed to close. But his argument failed to gain traction in the Legislature then and it hasn’t gained much there now, even with the economy in its worst shape in decades.

  • Volunteers rout Shamrocks 16-1

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rolled to a 16-1 win over Eau Claire to open Conference IV-AA baseball play on Tuesday.

    Tripp Rollings, an eighth-grader, was the winning hurler to even his mark at 2-2. Rollings fanned 13 and tossed a two-hitter. He allowed two walks.

    Bobby Delly, Adam Eubanks, Daniel Pardue, Chad DiCola, Ryan Phillips and Rollings each banged two hits to pace the Volunteers.

    Cory Ingram, Tyler Rodgers and Tyler Bradley each had a hit.

    AJ visits Keenan today in region play.

    Bruins win over Stallions

  • Early surge triggers Lancers in 9-2 win

    An un-springlike day didn’t put a damper on a University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball matinee on Friday.

    The Lancers improved to 9-4, downing the Oaks of Salem College (N.J.) 9-2.

    USCL forged an early 3-0 lead with a three-run second and added four runs in the seventh inning and a pair more in the eighth to take the win.

    The Lancers were unfazed by the misty, overcast conditions.

  • Lancers split with Dolphins, host Fire Ants this weekend

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers will be at home for a pair of weekend baseball doubleheaders as they host USC-Sumter on Saturday and Sunday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    Games each day begin at 1 p.m.

    “The weather forecast is favorable and we look to have a good turnout,” USCL coach Steve Williams said. “Sumter will bring fans because there’s of interest in their program.

  • Speedway ready to roll

    The 55th season of racing is slated to roll Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The legendary dirt-racing facility opened in 1954 and has maintained a rich stock of drivers and fans, linking multiple generations of families and friends to this American pastime.  

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model 2009 season begins with a doubleheader, racing tonight at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and then at Lancaster on Saturday. Each race pays $5,000 to win. The crate late model division pays $1,000 to win.

  • Organizers grateful for benefit support

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the benefit gospel singing for Jody Miles on March 14 at New Hope Baptist Church. First and foremost to God whose power is made perfect in our weakness.

    We thank Rick Jackson and Norman Gooch, who organized this event and Julian Saverance, Dexter Faile, April Faulkenberry, Gospel Ray and the Faithful Sons and Standfast for bringing the word of God to us through your music.

  • AJ Lady Vols looking to continue softball success

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers hope a blend of five seasoned seniors and first-year softball players leading nine returning players is a staple for diamond success this season.

    The Lady Vols, 20-11 last season while winning their 10th straight conference title, return five seniors who have a sterling four-year record of 114-25.

    Senior Tristan Faile starts at shortstop. She batted .430 last season when she drove in 17 runs. An all-region pick last season, Faile also earned Class AA all-state honors.

  • IL Warriors honor fall, winter sports standouts

    INDIAN LAND A host of Indian Land High School athletes were honored Thursday night at the school’s annual fall-winter sports awards night in Warriors’ gym.

    Warriors’ senior athlete Thomas Harris reaped  honors in two sports.

    Harris, a Class A-AA Lower State champion, earned the Coaches Award and was honored for the team’s most pins, 30.

    Harris also earned the Indian Land boys cross country MVP.

  • Council needs to reconsider blocked exit

    I do not live directly on Rock Street or Willow Lake Road, but I travel on it once or more a day. I have grandchildren on Marion Street. I live on Arch Street at the corner of Caskey Lane. I turn on Rock Street to get to Marion Street where a sister-in-law lives in the Rock Street Apartments. My husband takes her to pay her bills, to doctors appointments and other outings. He has to turn right on Willow lake Road to get to the bypass because the back exit from Pardue Apartments is blocked.