Today's News

  • Feds say no $6M grant for reviving Clinton area

    The federal government has rejected Lancaster’s request for a $6 million Promise Neighborhood grant to help revive the Clinton Elementary School attendance zone.
    But the Lancaster County School District and its coalition partners, who raised $6 million locally and applied for the matching federal grant in September, already have started the reapplication process and are optimistic.

  • Pizzas stolen at gunpoint near Buckelew Park

    The Lancaster Police Department is trying to find the men responsible for robbing a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver of food at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a yard near Buckelew Park.
    According to a police incident report, the 18-year-old driver was dropping off a multiple pizza order called in to Domino’s by someone named “Larry.”
    The order, per the call, was to be delivered at a home in the 400 block of Park Street.

  • Naming our patriots

    After three years of research, the Friends of the Buford Massacre Battleground have documented the names of 215 soldiers who fought in Lancaster County's most significant American Revolution battle, under the command of Col. Abraham Buford.
    The group is preparing to have a bronze plaque made to place on the brick wall at the Rocky River Road battle site in the Buford community, which is named for the colonel. The plaque will be dedicated May 17, just before the 237th commemoration of Buford’s Massacre, also known as the Battle of the Waxhaws, on May 27.

  • Testy exchanges as Harris rejoins Lancaster council

    Tension over the election dispute between Jackie Harris and Linda Blackmon wasn’t confined to the courtroom this week.
    It bubbled over in Tuesday night’s city council meeting, with testy exchanges involving Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris, Mayor John Howard and Councilwoman Hazel Taylor.
    The meeting was the council’s first since Harris was restored to her District 3 council seat while her protest of Blackmon’s Nov. 8 election victory is adjudicated in Lancaster General Sessions Court.

  • Lancers to open season Saturday

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster will open its ninth baseball season Saturday with a twin bill at Catawba Valley Community College of Hickory, N.C.
    The Lancers, 38-21 last season under veteran head coach Steve Williams, will play a four-game series with CVCC, including two games Saturday and a pair Sunday.
    USCL opens its season with a noon game and follows with a 3 p.m. with the Red Hawks.
    Games Sunday are set for the same times.

  • 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.