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Today's News

  • Hoop-erstitions: I cannot watch the next game, for that would mean they lose

    I may be the only loyal USC grad in Lancaster County who will not be watching the Gamecocks battle Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday.
    Diehard fan that I am, I can’t.
    I have become temporarily superstitious. I’ve not watched a single minute of the Gamecocks’ quest for year’s NCAA tournament title. And since they keep winning, why change now?
    I’m not one who normally buys into any sort of irrational belief or ritual that defies common sense, logic or laws of science.

  • Sindarius got game, got name

    Some of basketball’s greatest stars have gone by one name – LeBron, Kobe, Magic, Shaq.
    Will Sindarius be one of those names someday? It’s far too early to say, but you have to admit the word has a nice ring to it. It sticks in your brain easily.

    Throughout this year’s March Madness, as the Lancaster native’s shots have swished through the nets in Greenville and New York City, the name Sindarius Thornwell has rolled off the lips of college basketball analysts Seth Davis, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.

  • Looking back: Thornwell AAAA Player of the Year

    The Lancaster News published this article on Feb. 19, 2012, when Thornwell was named South Carolina’s AAAA Player of the Year.

    Before the start of the 2011-12 high school basketball season, Lancaster High School junior star Sindarius Thornwell was named one of the Elite 5 boys players by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association.
    Thornwell, a 6-5 guard-forward, proved to be that and more as he was recently named the Class AAAA boys Player of the Year by the SCBCA.

  • Next stop: PHOENIX!

    Sindarius Thornwell will have his share of Lancaster supporters in Phoenix this weekend for the Gamecocks’ first-ever Final Four appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium.
    Brian Threatt flies out tonight with his wife, Candy, son Joseph and family friend Russell Dipple.

  • Van Wyck author releases 5th book

    The quaint town setting of Park Place is shaken by its first murder in “The Sweet Tea Quilting Bee,” the latest book by author Glenda Manus.
    The Van Wyck author has published five Christian fiction novels since January 2014, with her latest inspired by a quilt display sponsored by her own Van Wyck Presbyterian Church as part of last summer’s Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour.

  • Column: Why a tax hike for roads won’t fix the state’s roads

    We’re hearing a lot of scary claims from the S.C. Department of Transportation and from legislative leaders: we have the highest rate of road fatalities in the nation, it will take billions to climb out of the hole our infrastructure system is stuck in, we have to pass some pretty significant tax hikes in order to truly address problems, and so on.
    What are they not telling us? A lot, actually.

  • Column: Both parties twist words, forsake truth

    I have a lot to say against Democrats. They are on the wrong side of any objective truth. They have their own truths that I reject.
    I also have a lot to say about Republicans. They have some of their own truths also. Republicans’ new motto seems to be “Vote for us because we are not as bad as they are.”
    There is no salvation in any political party. America is in a mess today, and it is getting messier each day.

  • Mayor completes S.C. municipal training

    COLUMBIA – Lancaster Mayor John Howard recently completed the advanced component of the S.C. Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

    In order to graduate, Howard completed seven required courses, including two daylong sessions in conjunction with the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual Hometown Legislative Action Day.

  • Barber-Thompson receives finance honor
  • 2 Lancaster High students arrested after fight on bus

    Two Lancaster High students were arrested after an altercation on a school bus last week, leaving one student who wasn’t involved with a minor injury.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department report, police responded to a school bus on the side of the road across from LHS around 3:30 p.m. March 21.
    Bailey Jacks and James Miller, both 16, were arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.