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Today's News

  • Church News

     Week Ahead

    Mobile food truck May 26

    The Christian Services mobile food truck will give away free food from 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 26 at Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster. 

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars

    KERSHAW – The “Big Orange Country” spotlight was on a host of Andrew Jackson High School sports stars at the annual AJ All-Sports banquet in the school’s auditorium Tuesday night.

    Volunteers’ senior stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven led a parade of ace honorees during the evening.

  • Perry retiring as LHS softball coach

    Kim Perry, a solid constant with the Lancaster High School girls softball program, is hanging up her signature visor as the Lady Bruins’ coach.

    Perry, with the 2016-17 LHS season which saw the Lady Bruins win the Region III-AAAA championship, capture the Class AAAA District III crown and compete for the Class AAAA Upper State title, is retiring from coaching.

  • Baker, Knight seeking to extend LSS streaks

    Track streaks will be on the line Saturday night when Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing with an action-packed night.

    The night will be highlighted as Andrew Baker, in the Renegade Division, will be shooting for five wins in a row.

    LSS announcer Doug Hawkins has started calling Baker the “Nature Boy” because as pro wrestling legend Ric Flair once said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”

  • Column: Legislative session ends with progress on safer highways

    The busy legislative session is wrapping up. We’ve gotten a lot done but still have to meet once more in general session to pass a budget, consider gubernatorial vetoes and complete other end-of-year tasks.
    Once that work is done, I will provide you a comprehensive report about the highlights of the session, as well as issues that are of special importance to District 45 residents.

  • Column: So happy we ended up at ILMS

    An open letter to Indian Land Middle School administration and teachers:
    After 12 years in Charlotte, my family finally decided to move “south of the border” last year. Our main priority was finding a home that would position our girls for the perfect middle and future high schools.

  • Blindness doesn’t hold LHS grad back

    Lancaster High School senior Michael Duffell-Hoffman doesn’t let his blindness keep him from walking half a mile to school with his younger brother, who is also blind.

    He doesn’t need to use a long white cane to navigate on routes he frequents. He can see colors and shapes.

    Duffell-Hoffman’s latest diagnosis for his eye condition is ABCA4 retinopathy. He was also diagnosed with autism at about 10 years old.

  • Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    According to the NWS, at 3:48 p.m., doppler radar indicated that a severe thunderstorm producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter sized hall was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir or 8 miles south-southwest of Lancaster, moving northeast at 40 mph.
    Hail damage is expected to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees.

  • Shiver me putter!

    Family-friendly fun is about to get a huge boost in Indian Land with a new miniature golf course scheduled to open by the end of June.

    High Seas Miniature Golf is an 18-hole pirate-themed course now under construction at 10001 Charlotte Highway near Southern Spirits and Phantom Fireworks. 

  • Column: To chase the American dream, immigrants must learn English

    Our world has seen the most dramatic changes in the past 100 years. We have gone from the horse and buggy to a vehicle wandering the surface of Mars.
    I would also add social advancements to the long list of technological ones, but we still have certain areas where improvement must happen.
    Specifically, I refer to language.