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Today's News

  • Losses spurred title runs

     

    COLUMBIA – When opposing Class AAA girls state championship basketball coaches, Ronnie Robinson of Lancaster and Lakewood’s Frances Fields, reflect on their postseason tourney journey, they recall “bumps in the road” as key turning points.

  • Playoff notes

     

    Championship Saturday slate 

     The  No. 1 ranked Lancaster High School girls basketball team, 26-0, seek to cap the Lady Bruins’ season with a win over Class AAA Lower State champion Lakewood High School of Sumter County at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

  • Bruins hold off Vols in Comporium play

     The Lancaster Bruins improved to 2-1 in the Comporium Preseason Invitational high school baseball tournament with an 11-10 win over tourney co-host Andrew Jackson at the Volunteers’ field on Wednesday, March 4.

  • Walker Column: Walker has higher ambitions than being vice president

    This is in response to James McManus’ Feb. 25 letter, “Walker should run for vice president.”
    Well, I guess you got me, James. I will overlook the sarcasm and pretend you really want me to be vice president. Judging by your comments, it appears that former President George Bush and I must be living in your brain rent-free. Could you stock the fridge in here? We need pizza and Mountain Dew.

  • Wilson column: Professor’s death displays domestic violence problem in South Carolina

    On Feb. 5, about 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina received a text message warning “SHOTS FIRED” – two words that would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.
    For a few hours, we all believed that USC had become the latest face of campus shootings.
    Instead, we soon would learn, USC had become the latest site of an epidemic that usually spreads in obscurity, but is all too familiar in South Carolina – domestic violence.

  • Council extends HOPE exemption for three years

     There’s a little more hope coming to a local charitable organization following a vote by county officials late last month.

    During its Feb. 23 meeting, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved extending a monthly lease exemption for HOPE in Lancaster for another three years.

    The vote came after a couple months of discussion by council members about whether the organization was still in need of the exemption.

  • March of Dimes awards more than $250k in state grants

    The S.C. Chapter of the March of Dimes recently awarded more than $250,000 in eight community grants for projects focused on improving the health of mothers and babies in the state, including one here.

  • IL traffic stop leads to meth trafficking charges

    A North Carolina woman was arrested for meth trafficking, as well as a host of other drug-related charges, after an Indian Land traffic stop late last month. 

  • Warriors 2-0 in Comporium field

     The Indian Land Warriors are 2-0 in the Comporium Preseason Invitational high school baseball tournament with a 19-4 win over Lancaster on Monday, March 2, at the Andrew Jackson field.

    Indian Land opened the tourney with an 8-5 win over AJ on Saturday, Feb. 28.

  • BHS Jackets lead county wrestlers

     

    ANDERSON – Lancaster County was close in bringing home a state wrestling champion, but came up a win short.