Today's News

  • IL state champs Ross, Milasauskas head IL Warrior wrestling awards

    INDIAN LAND – Brilliant Indian Land Warriors wrestlers took center stage at the Cross Ridge Ministries in Indian Land on April 21 for the annual ILHS wrestling awards.

    Warriors state champions Chad Milasauskas (126) and Austin Ross (106) were honored as the Indian Land High School Wrestlers of the Year.

  • Column: This Tuesday, give where you live

    As part of a commitment to build and sustain a healthy community, we at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and the J. Marion Sims Foundation urge you to lift up and support our local nonprofit organizations this Tuesday through the second-annual Give Local Lancaster Campaign.

  • Vols, Jackets rebound in Class AA playoffs

    Andrew Jackson and Buford stayed alive in the Class AA baseball playoffs, posting wins in district elimination games Thursday night.

    AJ, which dropped a 4-1 road loss to Abbeville on Tuesday, rebounded with a 7-3 victory over host Saluda to end the Tigers’ season.

    Buford, which fell to Johnsonville 10-0 on Wednesday, came back to notch a 10-8 win over the Andrews High Yellow Jackets on Thursday at AHS.

  • Corey's day to shine

    Chances are you know at least one family member who is affected by autism. One in 88 children is diagnosed with autism each year in America.  
    I am the mom of a handsome 28-year-old  young man, Corey Pope, who lives with this complex condition. I have been involved in the world of autism for nearly a quarter century, and I still have a lot to learn.
    Living with Corey’s autism has brought me, my husband, Curt Sirk, and our daughter, Caylin, to a deep understanding of how his condition relates us all to God, family and friends.  

  • Lady Bruins open playoffs with win

    The Region III-AAAA softball champion Lancaster High Lady Bruins opened the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs, taking a 6-1 home win over Greer on Thursday.

    The Lady Bruins, 16-0, rode the pitching of junior southpaw Summer Clinton, who in facing 22 batters, allowed no hits, three walks and struck out five GHS batters.

    Clinton aided her cause with a hit, sacrifice fly RBI and scored a run.

  • Jackets claim region golf title

    The Buford Yellow Jackets golf team shot a 339 to win the 18-hole Region IV-AA golf tournament at the Green River Golf Club in Chesterfield on Wednesday.

    The 10-2 Jackets, who went unbeaten in region play, were led by tournament medalist Caleb Henson, who shot a 76.

    The Jackets’ “T” Sutton, an all-region pick with medalist Henson, posted a 79.

    Cannon Cato had an 86 and Chandler King posted a 98 to boost the Jackets’ links effort.

  • Low absentee voting in 5th District contest

    If absentee voting is any indicator, those who plan to cast ballots next Tuesday in the party primaries for the 5th District congressional seat won’t have a long wait at the polling places.
    Since absentee voting started March 25, fewer than 250 ballots have been cast in Lancaster County by mail or in person.
    “The turnout has been really low,” said Mary Ann Hudson, the county’s elections director. “Based on the absentee (numbers), I expect the voter turnout on May 2 to be low, also.”

  • Blackmon steps down as local GOP chairman

    The chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party is stepping down due a conflict of interest with his new job.
    Allen Blackmon submitted his resignation to party officials Monday after he was appointed associate municipal court judge for the city of Lancaster.
    The S.C. Judicial Department’s Code on Judicial Conduct bars judges from taking an active role in politics.
    “With my new job, I don’t have a choice,” Blackmon said.

  • New group taking action to ‘Save the Streetz’

    A new group of Lancaster residents is tired of just complaining about street violence, and they’re ready to do something about it.
    Save the Streetz held its first meeting April 18, drawing about 40 people interested in using their experience, skills, resources and connections to reduce local gang activity, drug use and violence.

  • Family panics as bullets fly, hitting cars but missing kids

    Nickie Evans and her extended family were jammed into two vehicles at 1:23 p.m. April 13, headed to Myrtle Beach on vacation.
    As they made the last turn out of their neighborhood, the gunfire began.
    Evans thought the first shot was the sound of a nail gun or hammer at a house being built nearby.
    “I’m turned around backward in the seat trying to adjust the baby’s bag when the second shot caught my attention,” Evans recalled a few days later. “Then I saw the three guys standing in the yard.