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Today's News

  • Tribute at Buford site

    More than 150 people came to the site of Buford’s Massacre last Saturday in remembrance of the Revolutionary War battle’s fallen soldiers.
    During the fight, 113 soldiers under the command of Col. Abraham Buford, for whom the Buford community is named, were killed and 150 wounded in less than 15 minutes in a battle against British and Loyalist forces.

  • Column: Lawmakers have no excuse for lengthy budget delays

    The legislative session and the special extended session have ended, and we still don’t have a state budget.
    Currently the budget sits in a conference committee, where lawmakers seem to be agonizing over the differences between the House’s $27.41 billion spending plan and the Senate’s $27.42 billion spending plan. There are a few minor differences in how the money is spent, but lawmakers aren’t saying what particular policy area is responsible for the holdup.
    So what are they blaming?

  • Column: S.C. activist reaches out to the world

    From time to time in this space, I like to introduce you to people in South Carolina who are making a difference. The following is a column from Jennifer Jones-Wood, writing about her work in South Carolina to help young girls around the world.

    Today, 130 million girls do not have access to education. Please let that sink in.
    If you were to count from 1 to 130,000,000 without stopping, it would take approximately eight years. Now that I have your attention, let me tell you about The ONE Campaign.

  • Green Book of S.C.

    From release
    COLUMBIA – The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the state’s African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating cultural experiences across the state.
    You can access the free guide at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com.

  • York blanks P-31 again in Leage V baseball play

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 team is off to a slow start in League V baseball play.

    Lancaster, 0-2, fell to York, 7-0 in its last outing Thursday, May 25 in York.

    P-31 opened the 2017 season, dropping a 10-0 road loss to York Post 66 earlier in the week.

  • Love halts Baker’s race streak

    Driver Tyler Love ended Andrew Baker’s Renegade Division four-race win streak to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    Love was followed by Baker, James Marion, Kyle Norwood and Jason Knight in the Renegade top five.

    In the Super Stock Division, Ronnie Mosley made it four checkers in four races.

    Mosley was followed by Brent Hodges, Brandy Baker, Matthew Cauthen and Jeffrey McGuirt.

  • Catoe signs with Union

    Lancaster High School senior defensive back C’Darious Catoe is heading to the next level.

    Catoe, a two-year starter for the LHS Bruins, is taking his game to Union College in Barbourville, Ky., a liberal arts four-year school which plays in the NAIA.

    “I’m looking forward to the opportunity and I feel coach Collins (Bobby, LHS head coach) and his staff have prepared me for this chance to play college football.

  • CPTC has solid showing in State Games

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club participated in SC State Games at Eastside High School in Taylors on May 20.

    The CPTC, competing against seven teams and unattached athletes, had the opportunity to gain more experience and prepare for the upcoming district qualifiers the following week at Broome High School.

    The team performed well.

  • Lancaster man sentenced for straw purchase of gun

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on Wednesday for conspiracy to make a straw purchase of a firearm.
    Adam Tyler Shrader, 22, pleaded guilty in federal court in Columbia last month to one count of the conspiracy charge.
    U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Shrader to 21 months in federal prison followed by two years supervised probation.

  • Firefighter saves son found face-down in pool

    Josh McCoy’s training as a firefighter with the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department may have saved his own son’s life this weekend after a swimming mishap.
    According to McCoy, the incident happened during a birthday party at his sister’s house in the Unity community Saturday afternoon when McCoy’s 5-year-old son, Emmett, slipped away from the family and got back in the pool.