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Today's News

  • USCL Lancers drop 3 to Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers fell to 8-8 in NJCAA Region X baseball play, dropping three of four games to USC Sumter over the weekend.
    The Lancers, 24-15, capped the four-game series with two losses on Sunday afternoon at the USCS field.
    The Fire Ants took a 3-2 win in the Sunday nightcap after taking a 5-3 win in the opener.
    In the nightcap, USCL’s Kipp Rollings, 0-4, took the loss in 5.2 innings.
    Rollings allowed three runs, an earned run, five hits and two walks. He struck out three.

  • IL banking on soccer veterans

    The Indian Land Warriors have finished as the Class AA boys state runner-up four straight seasons and they’re hoping the fifth time is the charm.
    IL, in its final season of Class AA play, sports a strong cast of players for the 2016 high school soccer season.
    Senior midfielder Garrett Gerdes, the Warriors’ 2015 MVP and Region IV-AA Player of the year, heads the returnees.
    He has plenty of support in senior midfielder Matthew Medlock, the Warriors’ Defensive MVP who posted two goals and five assists last season for the 16-5 IL boys,

  • Action-packed racing returns with clear weather

    After Mother Nature dominated the last two weeks at Lancaster Super Speedway, area race fans and drivers were ready to see some dirt fly at the half-mile oval.
    Ricky Greene captured the first main event of the busy night in the SECA Crate Sportsman Division.
    After qualifying from two weeks ago, Jeffrey McGuirt, “The Red Rocket,” and Travis Payne were on the front row.
    Payne bolted to the early lead and left McGuirt and the rest of the field to battle for second.

  • Coaches pleased with liftathon

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson high school coaches each came away with positive vibes following the Bruins’ second annual liftathon in the Lancaster High School gym on Saturday.
    Lancaster High School third-year head football coach Bobby Collins noted success for his team as did Andrew Jackson High second-year head football coach C.J. Frye.
    Collins noted the effort of three LHS players during the competition, which featured the bench press.

  • Jackets swarm Knights

    Buford had its bats booming on BHS baseball Military       Appreciation Night at Buford Park.
    Buford, 10-6, 7-1, routed North Central, 10-2 in Region IV-AA play during its annual game to salute the military.
    Pior to the game, former Jackets tri-sport athlete Scott Flynn, who served as a U.S. Navy Seaman, threw out the opening pitch and then the Jackets broke out the bats for 12 hits in the eight-run win.

  • Column: Why is USC storing water purchased for flood victims?

    One of the University of South Carolina’s biggest embarrassments of recent years is currently hiding another.

  • Column: Congressional candidate makes case for change

    Editor’s note: Ray Craig, a Republican from Lake Wylie running in the June 14 primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land, spoke to the Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department on Monday. Here are some excerpts.

  • Man charged with attacking 2 officers during DUI arrest

    A Kershaw man faces multiple charges after wrestling with two police officers near Springs Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.
    Bobby Kirkland Robinson, 44, of 8219 Feather Run Road, was arrested just after 3:30 a.m. for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
    A Lancaster Police Department incident report said Robinson grabbed one of the officers around the waist, tried to take his gun and then tried to put the other officer in a headlock after failing a field sobriety test.

  • Have you seen this sign?

    This antique American gas station sign was stolen Friday night from a pole outside an old corn mill on S.C. 9 near Buford Crossroads. Owner Mike Sistare, who says the corn mill has been in his family for 90 years, is offering $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. If you see the sign or know anything about the theft, contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 283-3388.

  • Snakes Alive!

    Seventh-grader Yasir Speaks stands stock still as his classmates watch, mouths agape, from the bleachers in the Indian Land Middle School gym.
    Herpetologist Ron Cromer approaches him with a black snake wrapped around his wrist.
    Yasir follows Cromer’s instructions and holds his arms out, an uncertain grin on his face. He’s about to do something most of his classmates never have: hold a snake as long as he is tall.