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Today's News

  • Column: Prime example of the S.C. oligarchy

    The term “legislative state” gets thrown around a lot by people trying to describe our state’s power structure. That’s supposed to make our gross imbalance of power seem like a reasonable alternative – a “legislative state,” as opposed to an “executive state,” sounds like a legitimate thing.

  • Bruins down WKHS swimmers

    The Lancaster High School Bruins’ swim team moved its pool mark to 2-1 with a home win over White Knoll High of Lexington on Thursday.
    Lancaster, with its second straight win, rolled to a 217-90 victory over the WKHS Timberwolves.
    LHS swimmers Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page each had two firsts. Braydon Powers, Lauren Spencer, Luis Bravo, Taylor Teague, Andres Cuella, Mallory McDow, Alaina Houghtaling and Jacques Caravaca each had a win.
    Meet results

  • Lancers top Crusaders, 1-0

    The University of South Carolina Lancers made the most of a single goal to take a 1-0 home soccer win over Belmont Abbey, a NCAA Div. II Conference Carolinas member, on Thursday afternoon at the USCL field.
    USCL freshman forward Pedro Loredo, off a Michael Cranford assist, scored the lone goal of the hard-fought match.
    Loredo’s goal came early in the second half when Cranford crossed the ball in and Loredo deftly redirected the kick with a header to the bottom left corner of the goal.

  • Wildcats blank Warriors, 20-0

    BLACKSBURG – Coming off an emotional, dramatic overtime win against rival Buford last week, the Indian Land Warriors traveled to a difficult place to play, Blacksburg.
    The Wildcats were hungry for their first win after a tough 24-22 loss to sixth-ranked Lewisville last Friday night.
    In the end it was Blacksburg’s stout defense and big plays that were the difference in the Wildcats getting their first win, 20-0.
    Indian Land had two scoring chances in the first half.

  • Unbeaten Lions top Jackets, 36-20

    RICHBURG – Buford traveled to Richburg to face the undefeated Lewisville Lions Thursday night, instead of the regular-scheduled Friday night game because of the approaching tropical storm Hermine.
    The No. 6 Lions outlasted the upset-minded Yellow Jackets 36-20 to push their record to 3-0.  It's Lewisville’s first 3-0 start since the 2000 season.
    Both teams moved the ball well, Lewisville on the ground and Buford through the air.  The Lions and Jackets combined for a total of 772 yards of offense.

  • Cato gives FM the boot, 16-14

    Jacob Cato’s first-ever field goal will have a lasting place in his highlight memory bank.
    Cato’s 25-yarder with 12.7 seconds to play lifted ninth-ranked Lancaster High School to an exciting 16-14 win over Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.
    The game was played Thursday, a day earlier than scheduled, with the expected impact of heavy rain from Hurricane Hermine over the weekend.
    The sky was dark in the early stages and as the night wore on, it became gloomier for the Bruins.

  • State website helps recover unclaimed cash

    COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced this week that citizens can now search for unclaimed property on the his office's website, treasurer.sc.gov, and on the national database MissingMoney.com.
    Each year, companies turn over billions of dollars to states’ unclaimed property programs when they cannot locate the owners of the funds. South Carolina’s Unclaimed Property Program, administered by the State Treasurer’s Office, is currently seeking the rightful owners of more than $500 million.

  • City police, sheriff’s office win dash-cams

    The Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office each received a dash-cam as a reward for participating in the DUI Challenge sponsored by the S.C. Law Enforcement Network.
    Other agencies in the 6th Judicial Circuit to receive equipment included the police departments in Fort Lawn, Chester and Ridgeway, which received radar systems.
    The total value of the incentive prizes awarded to 6th Circuit agencies was more than $18,000.

  • Rezoning draws company to in-town site

    Lancaster City Council passed a rezoning request Tuesday night to allow a construction company office and warehouse to locate at 305 E. Arch St.
    The vote to change the zoning from R-10 (Residential) to B-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) was unanimous. While property owner James Boswell had originally requested a B-3 (General Commercial) rezoning to also allow the sales and service of golf carts, city council opted for the B-2 classification.

  • The Harley hearse

    Like a grand carriage that might take a dignitary to the grave, this one gleams – shiny black paint, somber curtains and wall-to-wall glass to give onlookers one last glimpse of the casket.
    But unlike most hearses, this one comes with the deep rumble of a Harley.
    Lifetime biker and ordained minister Marty Starnes of Lancaster has launched a business offering his fellow cyclists a classy final ride in his motorcycle-towed funeral coach.