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Today's News

  • Fall sports roundup: Sept. 24, 2017

    LHS swimmers sweep WK, Irmo
    The Lancaster Bruins posted a pair of wins over White Knoll and Irmo in prep swimming action on Wednesday at White Knoll High in Lexington.
    The Bruins swim team took a 224-100 win over White Knoll.
    The LHS boys downed WKHS, 123-45, and the LHS girls topped White Knoll, 101-55.
    Lancaster swept to five of six relay wins in the meet.
    The Bruins also took a 171-168 victory over Class AAAAA foe Irmo.
    The LHS girls downed Irmo, 89-81, but Irmo won the boys meet, 87-82.

  • Tight play highlights McMackin tourney

    Close play highlighted the 13th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club Sept. 15.
    The captain’s choice tournament, which drew a course capacity 33 teams, featured gross and net winners during play.
    In the gross division, the team of Jai Bell, Kevin Nobles, Scott Threatt and Jason Knight posted a 53 to take the win.
    A pair of teams tied for second, with each shooting a 55 in the gross division.

  • Heath Springs plans 1967 state championship reunion

    Charles Ussery
    For The Lancaster News

    HEATH SPRINGS – Three years ago the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) celebrated 100 years of history.
    The June 1, 2014, edition of The State newspaper recorded the results provided by SCHSL by decades for various sports.

  • Man charged with heroin trafficking, kidnapping

    A Lancaster man has been charged with heroin trafficking after his wife accused him of beating her and holding her against her will.
    In addition to the heroin charge, William James Beckham, 43, of 1665 Ruth St., is also charged with first-degree domestic violence and kidnapping.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim said she snuck out of the house about 5 a.m. Sept. 9 and walked 3 miles for help at the home of a woman she knew, who then called deputies.

  • After 53 years in classroom, Mr. Davis still going strong

    At the start of his career, Lloyd Davis drew a circle on a map, showing everything within 200 miles of his hometown in Kentucky.
    It was 1964, and he was looking for his first teaching job. He found it 150 miles away in Virginia, making $4,600 a year.
    Last month at the Lancaster High School Career Center, he started his 54th year in the classroom.
    “I’m not ready to give it up,” said the 75-year-old drafting teacher. “I feel like I’ve got a few more good years in me.”

  • Blue Cross gets OK for 31% S.C. premium hike

    As debate over the Affordable Care Act swirls in Washington, insurance officials this week agreed to allow South Carolina’s only individual plan on the state’s ACA exchange to raise its premiums 31 percent next year.
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina initially asked for a 33.4 percent increase, saying this year’s premiums did not generate nearly enough to cover the insurer’s claims, taxes and administrative expenses.

  • County targets office location in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – A Lancaster County Council committee is targeting a 2,200-square-foot space at The Commons of Doby’s Bridge as a possible site for satellite county government offices in the Panhandle.
    The strip center is at 8451 Charlotte Highway, just past the Gate station on U.S. 521 North.
    “It has come at a very opportune time that we didn’t know about before,” said County Attorney John Weaver, who has been scouting for an Indian Land location since May.

  • Pitching Capitol statue to honor a heroic slave

    Amid turmoil around the country over the removal of Confederate-era monuments from public spaces, Sen. Greg Gregory wants to add one at the S.C. Capitol.
    It would honor Beaufort-native Robert Smalls, a slave and skilled boat pilot who secretly organized a crew, stole a Confederate ship and sailed it out of Charleston Harbor in 1862, surrendering to the Union blockade out in the Atlantic.

  • Falcons soar in win over Warriors

     

    INDIAN LAND – It was homecoming for the Indian Land Warriors and on

    Friday night they faced a team as desperate for a win as they were,

    the 1-3 Nation Ford Falcons.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons scored 31 straight points en route to a 31-7 win.

    The Falcons had a chance to score in the first period, but Ben Tuipolotu was

    stopped on fourth and one at the 18, ending a 64-yard drive.

    They also had a fumble in Indian Land's territory as well. The Falcons did not

  • Eagles top Vols in 28-7 win

     

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Region IV-AA rival Central High School of Pageland, 28-7 on Friday night.

    The strong Eagles’ defense blocked the visiting Volunteers, and turnovers sealed the 21-point AJ loss.

    AJ running back OJ White led the Volunteers in the first quarter.

    On the Eagles’ first possession, they fumbled and AJ recovered. On fourth down in the drive, AJ kicker Avery Funderburk attempted a field goal from the 25, but it was wide to leave the game scoreless.