Today's News

  • Mickles no longer principal of A.R. Rucker

    A Lancaster County middle school principal has been reassigned, school district officials announced late Friday, Sept. 11.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said Phillip Mickles will no longer serve as principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School, a position he has held since 2007.
    Using Blackboard Connect, a mass notification system designed to inform parents and students about important messages, Moore informed families of the change about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Half-staff flag honors 9/11 victims

    The United States flag is flown at half-staff today, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • S.C.’s most famous song

    What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

    You’re stumped right?

    About now you are scratching your head and thinking, “What could it be?”

    I’ll bet you are feeling a little uneasy to think that you live in South Carolina and have no idea what song I’m talking about – right?

    The song is “We Shall Overcome.”

  • U.S. does have alternate plan to Iranian deal

    It strikes me as near remarkable at how liberal ideas are so illogical while boasting of their logic. William St Louis seeks to respond to my article by suggesting that one is not allowed a critical opinion unless they have a viable alternative solution to the problem in his column, “Don’t criticize the Iran deal without an alternate deal.”

  • Foursome teams for Hyde Park win

    The foursome of Logan Sowell, Hubert Brown, Caleb Brown and Jerry Pardue captured top honors in the Sports Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church eighth annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Kershaw Golf Club.
    Sowell, an Andrew Jackson High School golf standout, recently won the Kershaw Golf Club title, while Pardue, a retired Lancaster County teacher and coach, was the KGC runner-up in the championship field.
    Tournament proceeds help sponsor HPBC’s mission opportunities for all ages.

  • LHS swimmers notch home wins over KHS Raiders

    The Lancaster High School Bruins swim team remained unbeaten on the season with a sweep of Keenan High School of Columbia on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Lancaster County Pool.
    The LHS girls rolled over the Keenan girls, 126-19 and the LHS boys took a 134-22 win over the KHS Raiders.
    The LHS teams are each 3-0 on the season.
    Lancaster hosted Blythewood on Thursday, Sept. 10. The team’s annual senior night meet is set for Sept. 17.

  • Williams puts it on the line

    Indian Land High senior offensive lineman Jacob Williams is the perfect blend of brains and brawn.
    Williams, as Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer says, gets it done in class and on the grass.
    “Jacob is a very smart football player, one of the smartest I’ve ever had at Indian Land,” said Mayer, who is in his 15th season in the Lancaster County Panhandle school.
    Williams, a three-year IL varsity veteran and three-year starter, holds his own in studies and in the line at center.

  • Knight benefit race Saturday night at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the Huey Knight Benefit Race on Saturday, Sept. 12.
    Huey Knight, who has been ill this year, has been around Lancaster Super Speedway almost since the time it was built, some 60 years ago.
    He has worked on many race cars over the years.
    Huey even raced some, and for several years he drove the LSS wrecker.
    Huey moved down the straightaways with the door open, saying it gets the air flowing inside the wrecker.

  • Tarque, Crawford new coaches for AJ soccer, softball

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers will have two new head coaches for the 2016 spring sports season.
    The new AJ softball coach is Jason Crawford, while Alex Tarque will guide the Vols soccer squad.
    Crawford, who teaches English at AJ High, comes to the AJ sports program from Independence High School in Mint Hill, N.C.
    Crawford replaces Lady Vols’ softball coach Steve Middleton, who retired with the 2015 season after coaching 32 years, including the last 19 at AJ.

  • Committee to gather public input on five state agencies

    State representatives are hoping an online survey will allow residents to weigh in on the effectiveness of five state agencies currently being studied, part of an ongoing analysis of the intricacies of South Carolina’s government.
    The S.C. House Legislative Oversight Committee announced earlier this month it is gathering input from residents about five state agencies under review, including the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, School for the Deaf and Blind, Commission for the Blind, Department of Public Safety, and Treasurer’s Office.