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Today's News

  • IL girls cross country team sixth in Class AAA field

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Class AAA state championship meet Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
    The Lady Warriors of coach Chris Cuviello scored 181 points for their top 10 finish in the Class AAA girls field.
    The boy’s team, with 207 points, placed 13th out of 20 teams.
    Indian Land junior runner Juan Alejandro and freshman Kaitlyn Rodman each placed 10th in their races. Alejandro posted a time of 17:23 and Rodman had a time of 20:25.

  • Lancaster drivers have solid showing at Sumter Speedway

    Lancaster area drivers posted a strong showing at the annual Turkey Day race at the Sumter Speedway on Saturday.
    In the Extreme 4 race, driver Brad McManus captured the win in his heat race in his first-ever visit to the Sumter track.
    Chris Baker also made his first-ever visit to the historic race track.
    When the green flag dropped, McManus and Baker proved they would be factors in the race for the win. McManus ran second the whole race, trying to run down race leader Rusty Harrelson.

  • Jackets battle Knights for AA bid

    Buford caps regular season play, seeking to extend its 2016 football campaign into the Class AA postseason.
    BHS, 2-7, ventures to Boonetown to battle North Central High School, questing for a win to earn a Class AA state playoff bid.
    The Buford-North Central winner advances to face Carvers Bay in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs on Nov. 18.

  • Hinson pledges to USC

    In May of 2015 when Buford High School baseball star Gage Hinson signed with Spartanburg Methodist College, BHS principal Rodney Miller said he hoped to hear “good things” from Hinson in his future.
    The latest word on Hinson is strong as the former BHS Yellow Jackets right-hander, a diamond standout in his BHS baseball career, is headed to the University of South Carolina after giving USC a verbal pledge to sign with the Gamecocks baseball program.

  • Central Wire expands Lancaster plant

    From release

    Central Wire Inc. will spend $2 million expanding its Lancaster County manufacturing operation, creating 18 new jobs at the plant off Riverside Road.
    The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, now employ 32 workers. The expansion will add two state-of-the-art welding wire manufacturing lines.

  • Sheriff Faile wallops McCoy

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile will serve his third term in office after a blow-out win at the polls Tuesday against Democratic challenger William McCoy.
    As of deadline Tuesday, local elections officials were still counting an overwhelming number of absentee ballots and Indian Land’s Harrisburg precinct remained unreported, due to a technical issue with a voting machine.
    Still, Faile possessed an overwhelming lead with 18,253 votes, 70 percent of the total at the time, compared to McCoy’s 7,775 votes.

  • Mulvaney way ahead of Person

    Republican Mick Mulvaney was well on his way to winning his fourth U.S. House term Tuesday, leading Democrat Fran Person by a 20-point margin for the 5th District congressional seat.
    With final results in from six of the district’s 11 counties and partial results in others, Mulvaney had received 152,052 votes, or 59 percent, to Person’s 99,427 votes, or 39 percent. American Party candidate Rudy Barnes Jr. trailed with 5,080 votes, or 2 percent.

  • Blackmon ousts Harris from city council seat

    Local businesswoman Linda Blackmon will return to Lancaster City Council in January after defeating incumbent Jackie Harris 280 to 235 for the nonpartisan District 3 seat.
    It’s a 180-degree turn for the outspoken Blackmon, who lost the seat to Harris in 2012 by 62 votes. Blackmon also served on city council from 2002-06 (District 2) and 2008-12 (District 3).
    Blackmon, the owner of Blackmon-Brace Realty, Blackmon-Brace Bonding and head of the Michael Blackmon Foundation said she was speechless about the outcome.  

  • Newton wins in S.C. House District 45

    Republican Brandon Newton took a big win Tuesday night in the S.C. House District 45 race.
    As of press time, Newton had 11,084 votes to 6,210 for Democrat Tyler Mitchell. Due to a defective machine and more than 1,000 paper absentee ballots, all results were not in at press time.
    “I am just very humble and honored that the people of District 45 have chosen me to represent them in Columbia,” Newton said. “I look forward to working for my district in Columbia.”

  • Scott wins first full term

    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott appeared to have easily won his first full term Tuesday, despite facing three challengers representing six parties.
    With 30 of 46 counties reporting and many of the absentee ballots still not counted at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Scott held an almost 2 to 1 lead over his nearest opponent, Democrat Thomas Dixon.
    Scott had 59 percent of the vote (759,029 votes) to Dixon’s 35 percent (452,654 votes).