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Today's News

  • Gas prices skyrocket as Houston shuts down

    Prices at local gas pumps have jumped as much as 40 cents a gallon this week as Hurricane Harvey’s 50-plus inches of rain swamped South Texas and closed oil refineries in the Houston area, and shortages are possible.
    The worst rain event in U.S. history has jolted gas markets just before the busy Labor Day travel weekend, and local and national fuel-industry experts say it’s uncertain how long the disruption to supplies will last, or how high prices will go at the pumps.

  • Local Red Cross mobilizes, others sending supplies

    Volunteers from the Northern S.C. Chapter of the Red Cross are headed to the Gulf Coast to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, while other local citizens are raising money and collecting relief items.
    Lancaster resident Alton Washington is flying to Baton Rouge today, and will be deployed from there.
    Washington, a new Red Cross volunteer, said he’s never been to a disaster zone.

  • Vols fall to Chargers

    Andrew Jackson dips to 1-2 with 19-14 home loss to the Providence Day Chargers of Charlotte.

  • Biosecurity measures protect S.C. farms, food and people

    Tom Hallman

    Clemson University

    NEWBERRY – Cleanliness, it’s said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives – untold numbers, in fact.

    On farms and in food processing and handling facilities, this kind of cleanliness is more than just washing your hands. It’s full-fledged biosecurity, and it’s changing the way farmers involved in animal agriculture work.

  • Woolford Extreme 4 winner

    The Lancaster Super Speedway wait was worth it.

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials had a long wait during a rainstorm from about 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. On the radar, it was the only Carolinas rain storm that night, so LSS owner Doug McManus waited it out and the main events were a draw and run, skipping the heat races.

    - The night’s final race was the Extreme 4 non-winners race and Keith Woolford dominated the race in posting his first win.

  • Hinson’s late pick seals AJ win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

  • Buford turns back Warriors

    BUFORD – Buford High fourth-year football coach Tripp Watts has been focused on seeing the Jackets turnaround their turnover troubles from last season.

    Watts, looking back over the 2016 season, said the BHS giveaways played a major role in the Jackets’ 3-8 finish.

    So in the Jackets’ opener with rival Indian Land, Watts saw BHS once again lose the turnover battle, but not the game.

  • Jackets charge back, top Warriors, 34-31

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – If it was not clear before Friday night, Buford versus Indian Land is Lancaster County's best football rivalry.

    The latest game was typical of the series: intense, with a number of emotional and momentum swings, and thanks to the turnovers and penalties, it felt longer than a “Lord of the Rings” movie.

  • Column: False choices limit the path to real change

    Neil Robinson is a man who should be listened to.
    He is an eminent Charleston attorney with a prestigious statewide law firm. He is respected by his peers and community. With his head full of white hair, his well-tailored suits and his air of quiet confidence, he has a distinguished and slightly imposing bearing.
    But none of this is why we should all listen to him.

  • County may lease office space in IL

    Panhandle residents might get some sort of satellite county government offices in the not-so-distant future.
    Lancaster County Council directed staff Monday night to flesh out the concept of leasing office space in Indian Land.
    “From a customer-service standpoint, it’s something we need to do, but we are under financial constraints,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.