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Today's News

  • Deqwon Blackmon is still on the run

    An escaped attempted murder suspect is still on the loose almost two weeks after he slipped out of his handcuffs and ran from a deputy at the county detention center on Pageland Highway.

  • College town, tourism discussed at LCEDC strategic plan meeting

    What does the future hold for Lancaster County?

  • V is for volunteer: Part 2 of 4

    About 50 health-inspired community volunteers are expected to complete the nationally-known ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) ice bucket challenge from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at American Legion Post 31, 832 Kershaw Camden Highway. 

  • Coaches honor county quintet

     

    Five Lancaster County prep football players were honored for their week two play at the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    A trio of Indian Land High School players were honored for their play in the Warriors’ 28-23 road loss to Blacksburg.

  • Lancaster High swim team posts two wins

     

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened the season with a pair of wins in a tri-meet with Midlands foes Ridge View and Blythewood.

    LHS defeated Ridge View 224-67 and Blythewood, 180-137.

  • Harris back to hoops at Allen

     The Allen University basketball program, in hoops terms, garnered a big rebound Friday, Sept. 5 in the Lancaster High School media center.

    Avery Harris, a former LHS hardwood standout, signed to play at Allen University.

  • Knight captures exciting Super Street win

     

    Jeff Knight highlighted action at Lancaster Super Speedway, taking the Super Street main event Saturday night, Sept. 6.

    Knight and Justus Harrington were on the front row. When the green flag fell, Knight, Andrew Baker and James Marion roared into turn one battling for the lead.

  • Teams in host role Friday

     

    County prep football teams are hoping the home field edge plays a key role in their games Friday night, Sept. 12.

    All four county teams, in contrast to last week when all were on the road, will be in the host role this week.

  • We need to fix Social Security

    Amid all the news today, one story has been completely forgotten.

    This story was once one of the hottest topics in politics and around the dinner table, but now it has vanished unless you are a senior citizen who is working yourself to the point of death every day.

    The topic is, of course, Social Security. Ever since President Bill Clinton quietly began to move up retirement benefit dates, I have watched as more and more people go about their lives, oblivious to the crime they are victims of.

  • ‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

    Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

    This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.