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Today's News

  • Yow wins second term in House District 53

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Service

    Republican incumbent Richie Yow of S.C. House District 53 won a landslide victory Tuesday.
    The Cheraw native won his second term in the House, garnering 66.16 percent of the vote (9,416 votes) to Democratic opponent Victor Li’s 33.83 percent (4,816 votes).
    Yow received 6,564 votes to Li’s 4,419 in the 19 Chesterfield County precincts covered by District 53, according to scvotes.org. In Lancaster County, Yow received 743 votes to Li’s 197.

  • Melton likes, takes hits

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School football season hasn’t been what the Warriors’ envisioned as their first season in Class AAA football.
    ILHS senior Drew Melton knows first hand.
    The six-foot, 182-pound senior, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, sees past the 2-8 record.
    The team, the fourth seed in five-team Region IV-AAA, is headed for the Class AAA Upper playoffs.

  • Tiger fans taking wait-and-see approach

    Area Clemson  University football fans are elated the Tigers are among college football’s elite, but they know there’s a lot of football to be played before the final elite Final Four is released next month for the national title playoff.
    Clemson, 8-0, is ranked second in the first College Football Playoff Poll. The 12-person committee released its first rankings of the 2016 season Tuesday evening.
    Defending national champion Alabama, which defeated Clemson, 45-40 for the title, is No. 1 and followed by the Tigers.

  • Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

    Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
    Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
    “I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
    “They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.

  • Editor's Column: Hold your nose if you must, then vote

    Choosing among bad alternatives is sometimes part of life, unavoidable and unpleasant. You hunker down, minimize the damage and cause the least hurt.Slam into an 18-wheeler or drive off a cliff. Close your business and lose everything, or dig the hole even deeper by borrowing in hopes of an unlikely turnaround. Let your life end quickly and painlessly, or undergo months of miserable treatment for a bit more time with those you love.
    Horrible choices. It’s depressing just to think about them.

  • Lady Warriors post region title tennis season

    Staff Reports

  • Lady Knights to face St. Joseph’s for volleyball title

    Staff Reports

  • Buford cheer squad wins region

    Staff Reports

  • Bruins survive Cavs, advance

    PONTIAC – The Lancaster Bruins, by the skin of their claws, are in the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs.
    LHS, 5-5, 2-3, held off hard-charging Richland Northeast to edge the Cavaliers, 28-26 on Thursday night at Harry Parone Stadium in Pontiac.
    The Bruins’ two-point win sends LHS, the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, to Belton-Honea Path to battle the 9-1 Bears on Nov. 18.
    Lancaster earned its bid to the postseason, surviving a frantic finish to end the tight game.

  • Sheriff to hire 2nd victim’s advocate

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received a state grant for $84,170 this week, enabling it to hire a second victim’s advocate, this one aimed at domestic-violence cases.
    “Domestic violence cases are time-consuming and they deserve all the attention we can give them,” said Donna Phillips, the sheriff’s only victim’s advocate.
    “Stretched like I am now, it’s hard to give the domestic-violence victims the attention they need.”