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Today's News

  • Books for kids to be Garrett’s legacy

    Donations totaling $16,000 have poured in from across the country to set up reading programs at Indian Land Elementary and Middle schools in honor of 11-year-old Garrett Pope, who died last week from accidental asphyxiation.
    Garrett’s parents, Stacy and Garrett Sr., created the Garrett Pope Jr. Memorial Fund on Monday. The fund’s GoFundMe page asked for contributions that could immediately impact the community’s children.

  • Farming the best way

    Third-generation farmer Harold Gardner is used to long, hectic days, unpredictable weather, finicky cattle and an occasional beaver dam.
    Running a 600-acre family farm is no picnic.
    But then there are the quiet strolls through the pasture with his dog, Manny. Gardner finds peace of mind in those moments.
    Farming, he said, is a sunrise-to-sunset occupation that’s stressful and rewarding at the same time.  

  • LHS lone team to travel

    Lancaster, bidding to go 3-0, is the lone county team on the road this week.
    The Bruins, ranked ninth in the latest Class AAAA state football poll, will venture to Chester High School to face the 2-1 Cyclones.
    Three other Lancaster County teams will be at home.
    Buford gets a visit from nearby foe Parkwood of Union County, N.C., a short trip down 522. PHS is 3-0 after a 27-17 home win over Piedmont on Monday night.

  • Tri-County Coaches salute Bruins’ Foster, Warriors’ Howie

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players – Lancaster High’s Ant Foster and Indian Land’s Dillon Howie – were among the winners at the Tri-County Coaches Association meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Foster was named the Division I Offensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Bruins’ 16-14 comeback win over Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

  • Lancers drop matches

    he University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer teams dropped a pair of matches in action over the weekend.
    The USCL women’s team fell to Wake Technical College, losing a 3-1 match.
    Leah Kodzai, a sophomore forward, scored the lone goal for the Lancers.
    “We had our chances to score, but we couldn’t finish,” USCL coach Alex Tarque said. “I think we are still playing very well.
    “We will get them back on their home field,” he said.

  • Smith exciting Clash winner at LSS

    Jeff Smith captured an exciting win in the Carolina Clash to highlight racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Johnny Pursley and Chris Ferguson were on the front row for the Clash.
    When the green flag waved, Pursley, Ferguson, Ross Bailes and Josh Langley roared into turn one battling for the lead.
    Exiting turn two, it was Pursley, Bailes and a dogfight for fourth between Ferguson, Josh Langley and Jeff Smith. As the laps passed, Pursley took the lead, while Bailes  chased.

  • Christmas shoebox seals her faith in God

    Each year, thousands of people in Lancaster and surrounding counties pack shoeboxes full of small gifts for overseas children during Operation Christmas Child.
    Though it’s obvious the boxes are intended for a little boy or girl, it’s often hard to imagine the child on the other end, or how “dollar store toys” can have such a huge impact on a child’s life.

  • ‘This is awesome. It’s an honor’

    Fourteen warm and unique Quilts of Valor were presented to military veterans Friday at Lancaster Convalescent Center. The room, full of family and friends, echoed with excitement.
    The veterans sat in front, with fearlessness and courage still in their eyes.
    “It’s the best day of my life,” said Army veteran Robert Ryan, who received one of the handmade quilts.
    Springs Creative Open Hearts quilting group presented the quilts. Each quilt is personalized and comes with a pillowcase and certificate.

  • Column: Do we really need checklist for potty visits at preschool?

    My husband owns a small business, and from time to time I’ve heard him say, “You can’t take a pee anymore without a government permission slip.”
    Please excuse the slight vulgarity. I bring it up because, in my line of work, it’s almost literally true.

  • Column: S.C. loses extraordinary leader, public servant

    With his death Saturday at age 96, we reflect on the life of former S.C. Sen. John Drummond, who served our state and our nation well. 
    A native of Ninety Six, John Drummond was born in 1919 to a family of millworkers, like so many other S.C. families of that era. Called to serve our country in World War II, he was a pilot and paratrooper, acquiring the nickname “Ace” due to his flying prowess.