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Today's News

  • Raiders trip error-prone Vols in 34-21 homecoming victory

    COLUMBIA – The W.J. Keenan Raiders lived up to their mascot of prey, forcing four Andrew Jackson turnovers that led to a 34-21 Region IV-AA homecoming football win at Bolden Stadium in Columbia on Friday night.Keenan’s Arthur Goforth torched the Volunteers with 234 yards rushing and three touchdowns. In addition, Goforth caught two passes for 27 yards.“Keenan is a very good football team,” said AJ coach Louis Clyburn.

  • Talented Stallions too much for Bruins

    The South Point Stallions are thoroughbreds – a breed apart.The No. 2 Stallions, 7-0, 1-0, staked a solid claim to their lofty status, which includes a national ranking, with a 43-7 win over Lancaster in the Region IV-AAAA opener at Memorial Stadium.The Stallions bolted to a 15-0 first-quarter lead and added two second-period scores on the way to the 36-point win.“Our players gave all they had, but South Pointe had too many weapons,” Lancaster coach Bennie McMurray said.

  • One tradition of county fair not on bill this year

    The exhibit building, long a staple of the Lancaster County Fair, will be closed this year due to decreased interest.

    For years, the exhibit building featured homemade crafts and produce from local residents, but participation dropped significantly during the last few fairs.

    George Rollings, a fair organizer and a member of the American Legion, which sponsors the event, said organizers decided to close the exhibit building altogether this year.

  • Credit union to invest $32M

    Founders Federal Credit Union formally unveiled its plans for its new 110,000-square-foot headquarters Thursday.

    The three-story building, called the Corporate Center, will be built on a 30-acre parcel of land at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads. The company plans to break ground in November and expects the project to take about 20 months. The project is expected to cost about $32 million.

    Plans for the building have been in development for over a year, as Founders, the county and the city of Lancaster have worked to reach an agreement on the new facility.

  • Barbecue lovers head to Kershaw for Hog Jam

    KERSHAW – The smell of barbecue will fill the air this weekend as the third annual Hog Jam Festival comes to downtown Kershaw.

    The festival will also feature a barbecue cookoff, at least 25 craft and food vendors, various musical acts and plenty of activities for children. Joyce Adams, Hog Jam committee chairwoman, is hoping for a large crowd this year. The festival has averaged around 3,000 visitors.

  • Railroad museum offers steam train rides

    WINNSBORO – On Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26, the sounds of a steam locomotive will once again echo over the hills and fields of Fairfield County.

    The steam train will be operating over a section of the S.C. Railroad Museum's rail line, the former Rockton & Rion Railway, a 12-mile short line built in the late 19th century to haul granite from the Anderson and Rion quarries to the Southern Railway interchange at Rockton.

    In the early 1970s, the railroad operations ceased and the track laid idle the next 10 years.

  • Mulvaney right person to represent us in Senate

    There have been numerous comments in this newspaper suggesting that no one seems to know anything about Mick Mulvaney, who is running for the S.C. Senate.

  • Meet, greet candidates at two upcoming forums

    Got a question for a candidate running for office this year? If you do, you may want to ask a question and submit it for one of two upcoming political forums.

    Candidates will be asked questions from voters at the Before You Vote 2008 Candidate Forum this Tuesday at the Indian Land Middle School gym. They will also face voters’ questions at a second forum slated for Oct. 21 at Bundy Auditorium at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Time to change outsider' perception of Southerners

    I would like to respond to L.R. McGuire’s letter “Don’t use birthplace against a candidate,” in the Oct. 1 edition of The Lancaster News. My input has to do more with how some people moving into our area feel about us and our schools.

  • Carlton's versatile for IL

    INDIAN LAND - Indian Land High School's Chad Carlton, true to his "Hooch" nickname, just keeps on rolling.

    Carlton, a senior two-way starter for the Warriors, received his moniker from his father, Bryan, who took it from the 1993 Alan Jackson country hit, "Way Down Yonder On The Chattahoochee," an ever flowing river which means so much to the singer.

    "For us, "Hooch" just has a way of delivering no matter what the situation calls for in practice, or a game," Indian Land head football coach Mike Mayer said.