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Today's News

  • Vols edge Eagles for sweep

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers pulled off a hardwood sweep of rival Central with a last-second 50-49 victory over the Eagles in Pageland on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols, with a late flurry, defeated the Lady Eagles by 20, 48-28.
    The boys game was much tighter, with the AJ boys netting the win at the wire.
    Just before the final buzzer, with the score tied 49-all, AJ’s Jamie Hinson was fouled and had two free throws.
    Hinson missed the first foul shot, but netted the second to give the No. 7 Vols a thrilling 50-49 win.

  • ILHS Lady Warriors roll in rout of Lady Cyclones

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High Lady Warriors continued their solid Region IV-AAA play, rolling to a 65-18 win over Chester on Tuesday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors’ 37-point win evened the IL girls record at 7-7 overall, 4-1 in region play.
    The IL girls win gave the Warriors a split after the Chester boys rolled to an 80-57 win over the IL boys.
    The Lady Warriors opened strong and cruised to the lopsided win over the Lady Cyclones.

  • Balanced attack keys Lady Jackets to win

    CHERAW – The Buford High girls led from start to finish for a 60-43 win to highlight a road split with Region IV-AA foe Cheraw High on Tuesday.
    The Jackets, in the nightcap, dropped a tough 58-49 loss to the Braves.
    The BHS girls, 5-10, 3-5, opened a 14-10 lead after a period of play and then took control with a 14-5 surge to gain a 28-15 lead at the half.
    The Lady Jackets, on a 19-12 charge, extended their lead to 20, 47-27, before taking the 17-point win.

  • Column: Follow the example of Nineveh

    In Matthew 12:41, Jesus Christ declared that the men of Nineveh “repented at the preaching of Jonas.”  

    Nineveh was a great but wicked city of the Assyrian Empire. God commanded his prophet Jonah to go and “cry against it.”  

    After disobeying God and nearly drowning for his defiance, Jonah confessed his sin and was given a second chance to fulfill his commission.   

  • Column: Building a better health-care system

    Eight years ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it.
    Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a health-care system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.
    We all remember President Obama’s mantra that if you liked your doctor you would keep them, that premiums and deductibles would go down, that we would have more insurance choices and that Medicare would be protected at all costs.

  • Column: A primer on S.C. political corruption

    This is the second in an ongoing series about political corruption and ethics reform in South Carolina.

    Directly across the street from the State House, on the corner of Gervais and Main Street in Columbia, is a bar called The Whig. To get there, you descend a dank, dark grimy covered stairway, go through an unmarked black door and into an even more dank, dark and grimy room.
    On their website, The Whig proudly displays a seal proclaiming itself  “North America’s Greatest Dive Bar.”

  • Richburg man sentenced in big animal cruelty case

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    A Richburg man charged in September with mistreating 116 Dobermans at his home pleaded no contest this week to abusing 15 of the animals and was sentenced to 90 days’ probation.
    Jordan James Johnson, 48, was originally charged with 116 counts of ill treatment of animals, 81 counts of violating the rabies control law and one bench warrant.

  • Sheri Few of Lugoff targets 5th District

    Sheri Few, a Lugoff Republican known for her opposition to Common Core, announced Wednesday that she will run for the 5th District congressional seat if Rep. Mick Mulvaney is confirmed as White House budget director.
    Few described herself as a social conservative and said her goal is to “make America America again.”
    “Taking this fight to the federal level will be one of my key priorities,” Few said.

  • Lt. Hall back on the job after bizarre eye injury

    Lt. Phillip Hall, out of work for three months with a bizarre injury that cost him his left eye, returned to work at the Lancaster Police Department on Monday.
    “Walking in the police department Monday morning felt like coming home from a long trip overseas,” said Hall, a 21-year law enforcement veteran. “I got a great welcome from all my co-workers and city residents.”
    Hall, 42, oversees police special operations which includes cases involving narcotics, gang activities and criminal investigations.

  • Chinese flag cut down twice

    The Chinese flag that flies alongside the U.S. flag outside Keer America’s Indian Land plant has been cut down twice in one week, following a number of complaining phone calls from a blocked number.
    In the first instance, according Leah Lee, a spokeswoman for the Chinese-owned company, the U.S. flag was in the center of three flagpoles, with the Chinese flag to the side.
    In the second instance, she said, the Chinese flag was in the center. The two flagpoles appear to be roughly the same height.