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Today's News

  • Blue Devils savor title, golden grid memories

    HEATH SPRINGS – Devils drawing praise at a church is unheard of any time, but this was a different day.
    The special night was devoted to an extraordinary time, a devil of a football season.
    The proud Heath Springs Blue Devils celebrated the golden anniversary of their 1967 Class C state championship football season at the Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday night.
    The state title holds merit today as the Heath Springs High Blue Devils are the last Lancaster County high school football team to win a state championship.

  • Thornwell nets royal welcome

    CHARLOTTE – The king of Lancaster hoops was in the Carolinas’ Queen City on Saturday night, receiving a royal welcome back to the area.
    Sindarius Thornwell, the former Lancaster Bruins and South Carolina Gamecocks basketball star, got as close to home as he could Saturday night when his Los Angeles Clippers played in Charlotte against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
    Thornwell, starting his fifth game in a row, played 30-plus minutes and scored five points and had three assists in front of a host of family and friends from Lancaster.

  • Commentary: Mulvaney: Bill uses corporate tax cut to boost whole economy

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney discussed the Senate’s tax-reform bill on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. Here are excerpts of his conversation with host John Dickerson, starting with an amendment to the bill last week that would scrap the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

  • Column: Recent FOIA cases show need to keep holding feet to the fire

    There have been a lot of developments the past several weeks in South Carolina regarding application of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
    ◆ The state Supreme Court heard arguments last month on the issue of whether the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is subject to the law because it receives allocations of hotel occupancy tax revenue for the chamber’s role in marketing the area.

  • Bright-Nichols Wedding

    Jordan Leigh Bright and Matthew Neil Nichols were married August 5, 2017 at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Bright of Union. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, the late Paul Eubanks, Mr. Wayne Bright and the late Mrs. Wanda Bright, all of Union. 

  • Dadisman-Ferguson Wedding

    Bethany Ryan Dadisman and Nicholas John Ferguson were married July 28, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin by the Rev. Dennis Willey.

  • McCulloch-Ferguson Wedding

    Kayla Marie McCulloch and Andrew Michael Ferguson were married May 13, 2017, at Greenbrier Farms in Greenville by Zack Brady.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim McCulloch and Donna McCulloch of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Pat Barton of Simpsonville. 

  • Editor's Column: I could have brought my AK-47, says the raging man with the axe

    I can’t stop thinking about the 11th paragraph of a Nov. 8 story on our front page.
    A 44-year-old Lancaster man was accused of trying to break in on his estranged wife, screaming that he would dismember her and a fellow she was with. He had arrived with a .38 revolver, a knife, an axe, a metal baton and a set of throwing knives, according to the incident report.
    In the 11th graph, the suspect told the arresting deputy: “I could have come over here with my AK-47 and AR-15 and… nobody would have had a chance.”

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts second leg of Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100

    Leg two of the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100 continues today.
    Gaffney’s Cherokee Speedway will host day two of one of the Carolinas biggest dirt track races.
    The Blue Gray 100 is now known as the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100, held in memory of Duvall, who died earlier this year.
    Duvall is regarded as a household name in dirt track racing across the country. Duvall’s car was known as the Flinstone Flyer.
    Fans, in Duvall’s heyday, said when he came to a track, the drivers were racing for second.

  • Blue Devils delivered 1967 Class C state crown

    HEATH SPRINGS – For The 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils, the third time was the charm – a long-sought state championship football trophy was finally theirs.
    Heath Springs, denied the two previous seasons for the Class C state title, struck gridiron gold with the 1967 state championship.
    The golden anniversary of the Blue Devils’ blue ribbon season, a 10-2 finish with a 14-6 win over Lower State champion St. Stephen, was celebrated Saturday night at Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall.