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Today's News

  • Column: A fun glimpse at a venerable S.C. subculture

    You can hear it before you get there. The dull roar grows louder as you get closer. Like a siren call to the initiated, it means there’s racin’ up ahead – and it’s already started.

  • Column: A beautiful young life lost, a way to help her daughter

    As a manager I have looked at a lot of job applications. I picked up Candace Dry’s on Sept. 26, 2013.
    Under reason for leaving her last job, she wrote “rude and had no responsibility.” I have to meet this girl, I thought.  Sometimes it is hard to interview young people. They are often shy and a little intimidated, without much work or life experience to talk about. Candace, at 19, was none of those things.

  • Teacher calls for more black men in classrooms

    Fifth-grade teacher C.T. Kirk has goals for his students, and a goal for the school system to put more black men in teaching positions.

    Kirk is an author and pastor at Sanctuary of Life Outreach Center in Rock Hill. He said he plans to use those platforms as tools to encourage African-American men to become teachers.

  • LHS runners finish strong

    Staff Reports

    The 2016 Lancaster High School cross country season concluded at the Class AAAA state championship meet at the Sandhills in Columbia on Nov. 5.

    The LHS boys and girls teams performed well in the state qualifier meet to advance to the state and the Bruins finished their season well at the state meet with a host of runners hitting new personal records and/or season-best times.

  • Cox signs with Southern Miss

    Andrew Jackson star golfer Emily Cox is headed south to take her game to the next level.

    Cox, an all-state golfer and the 2016 Class AAA state champion, solidified a verbal commitment to Southern Mississippi University, signing with the Golden Eagles at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday night.

    Cox noted several factors in her decision to attend Southern Miss, a Conference USA member located in Hattiesburg, Miss.

  • Jackets sack Knights, 46-21

    BOONETOWN – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong rush, are playoff-bound.

    Buford, bolstered by a productive ground attack, sealed a Class AA playoff bid with a 46-21 win over North Central on Friday night at the Knights’ field.

    Buford, needing a playoff-clinching win over the host Knights, ignited in the second half and cruised to the 25-point rout.

  • Women’s powerlifters win national crown for Pardue

    HEATH SPRINGS – Pardue’s Iron Club in Heath Springs sports some strong women.

    As it turns out, they are top in the nation.

    A team of Pardue’s Iron Club women powerlifters captured the national title at the 365 Strong Nationals at the Courtyard by Marriott in Charlotte where the meet was held Oct. 29.

  • Coastal test crops survive hurricane with little damage

    Jim Melvin

    Clemson University

    CHARLESTON – Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity.

  • Civil rights forum Tuesday at USCL

    From release

    USC Lancaster will host a round-table forum with Charles Allen Lingo and Charles Mauldin on the history and ongoing importance of civil rights activism in America.

    The forum is this Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Bundy Auditorium.

    Lingo and Mauldin worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the most well-known period of civil rights activism in American history.

  • Allen Blackmon picked as chair of county GOP

    Staff report

    Lancaster County Republicans picked Allen Blackmon as their new chairman Thursday night, replacing Brandon Newton, who stepped aside after being elected to the state House this week.

    Blackmon, who worked for the state Department of Revenue for 30 years before retiring in 2012, lives in Heath Springs. He ran for county auditor this year but lost a primary runoff with fellow Republican Susan Hunter Wallace.