Today's News

  • Spring roundup: Braves edge Jackets in extra innings

    Cheraw pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 2-1 Region IV-AA baseball win over Buford High School on Wednesday night at the CHS field.

    The Braves loaded the bases and the winning run scored on an error to give CHS the one-run win.

    Ryan Griffin led the Jackets’ offense with a RBI-double. Brett Sistare had a hit and Michael Lewis scored a run for the Jackets.

  • Truesdale tops 10K field in Laps for Lancers

    Andrew Jackson High School teacher Marc Truesdale, 27, ran a 39:00 to win the 10K race in the annual Laps for Lancers Road Race at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on March 25.

    A year ago, Truesdale ran a 43:27 to place second behind Jareth Bailey, who ran 39:57 to win the 2016 Laps for Lancers 10K.

    Truesdale, a former AJ High soccer coach, edged EJ Threatt of Pageland, who ran a 42:20, with Shea Donnelly finishing third in 44:02.

  • Bruins salute hoops stars

    Lancaster High School stars of the hardwood had one final shining moment Thursday night in the LHS cafeteria.

    LHS basketball standouts drew the blue and gold hoops spotlight and a final bow at the annual Bruins basketball awards.

    Lancaster High School senior forward Nehemiah Mc-Griff was honored for his solid play during the season, a 7-17 finish.

  • Backhoe collision temporarily closes S.C. 903
  • So long, red lights: Controller will help cars avoid stopping

    Clinton Colmenares
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – In the not-too-distant future, when all the cars on the roads drive themselves, traffic and traffic lights won’t be necessary. Americans, who currently spend 7 billion hours and 3 billion gallons of extra fuel a year sitting in traffic, will have to find new excuses for being late.

  • New IL American Legion Post commends Officers of the Year

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250 honored three Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies with Officer of the Year awards during last Monday’s county council meeting.
    The commendations for outstanding community service, awarded annually by American Legions nationwide for a range of community involvement, are the first given by the new Indian Land post, established in July 2016.
    The honorees are:
    Outstanding Officer of the Year – Sgt. T.J. Murphy

  • Newton: Medical cannabis bill likely dead for this year

    COLUMBIA – The push to allow medical marijuana use has likely died for this legislative session, after an S.C. House committee chose not to vote on the proposal this week.
    Rep. Brandon Newton (R-45), who sits on the committee, said the Compassionate Care Act probably lacks the support to advance in its current form.
    “It’s an emotional issue,” Newton said. “We have parents with kids who are having seizures, and if marijuana oils will help, I’m all for that part of it.

  • 60 outstanding students receive principals’ awards

    Clinton Elementary fourth-grader Yo’Zarius Stewart proved to a big crowd Thursday night exactly why he was one of 60 students to receive a Principals’ Choice award.
    Yo’Zarius, 10, was nonverbal and shy at the start of the school year. Thursday night he stood on stage proudly and read a book to the crowd of nearly 400 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.

  • It's Zero Hour

    As March moved to its final few hours, the Madness was in high gear among Gamecock fans on their way to Phoenix for the Final Four.
    Lancaster’s Matthew Pitts was driving across Texas by himself Friday afternoon. He left  Thursday morning and drove more than 1,000 miles that day, covering six states.
    “I know people think this is crazy what I’m doing, driving out here by myself,” Pitts said. “But they will also think I’m crazy because I really feel we’re going to win the national championship….

  • Paul Slazas, come on down!

    In his red shirt that said “Flew all night for The Price Is Right,” Paul Slazas was called to come on down March 6 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
    The audience’s screams were deafening, and everyone was giving Slazas high-fives. The Indian Land 71-year-old jumped over a couple of chairs when his name was called.
    The studio was so loud he actually couldn’t hear his name called, but he saw it flashing on a screen.
    “Oh my god, what a show!” Slazas said Friday. “It was so surreal…. It was bizarre!”