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Today's News

  • Bolt sparks Warriors in win over Pelion

    Indian Land, the fourth seed out of Region IV-AA, opened the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs, blanking top-seeded Pelion, 6-0 at the PHS field on Wednesday.
    The game was slated for Thursday, but moved ahead with the threat of rain.
    IL’s Nolan Bolt hurled the shutout, notching six strikeouts and allowed two hits.
    Indian Land broke on top with two runs in the first inning on a Daniel Gueldner double and an error.
    Reed Lilly, who had two hits, also had a first-inning single.

  • Bruins’ twin soccer titles

    The Lancaster High School girls’ soccer team will save the date – April 26, 2016 – as a blue-and-gold letter day in the Lady Bruins booters’ annals.
    The determined LHS girls soccer squad captured its first-ever region soccer championship with a decisive 6-0 Region III-AAA win over South Pointe High at the SPHS field in Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

  • Bruins' twin soccer titles

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the Region III-AAA soccer championship in exciting fashion, taking a 4-3 win over South Pointe on penalty kicks.
    Regulation ended at three-all, and the LHS players to score on penalty kicks were Zeke Williams, Jonathan Monsalvo, Trevor Latham, Corey Lucas and freshman Christian Diaz.
    With LHS up 5-4 in penalty kicks, Ben Rivers made a clutch stop on SPHS’s fifth penalty kick to give the Bruins the title-clinching win.

  • Lady Vols, Warriors tops in Region IV-AA track

    The Andrew Jackson girls and Indian Land boys each captured Region IV-AA track titles at the region meet at North Central High School on Tuesday.
    The AJ girls, with their second straight region title, had 141 points, followed by Indian Land 135, Cheraw 92, Buford 64, Central 42, North Central 33 and Chesterfield 32.
    The IL boys prevailed with 206 points, with Central second at 124. North Central 54, Chesterfield 51, Cheraw 50, Buford 45 and AJ 17 followed.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Jewelry and accessories sale

    Jewelry and accessories will be sold for $5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Springs Memorial Hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St. The event is sponsored by Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and proceeds will benefit auxiliary projects. For details, call (803) 285-7371.

    Clinton Ave./Market St. dance

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Alpha Life yard sale today

    Alpha Life Church of God of Prophecy, 1687 Alpha Road, will hold an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 3 to 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon April 30. Items include lighting, windows and household items.

    Clothes closet

    Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, will hold a clothes closet 9 to 11 a.m. April 30. For details, call (803) 283-8377.

  • Column: Infrastructure investments essential to S.C.

    The S.C. legislature is battling over infrastructure improvements in our state. It’s part of a wider debate on how to become truly prosperous, with opportunity for all.
    The “conservative solution” is to cut spending, taxes, regulations and government and not raise the minimum wage. Get government out of the way, and personal responsibility and the free market will create prosperity for all. Some seem to believe that government is bad and cannot do anything right.

  • Column: Mr. Melton, who are you to decide sheriff’s candidate isn’t ‘respectable’?

    This is a response to various recent articles about Billy McCoy, plagiarism, and Barry Faile.
    Starting with the editor’s column, written by Brian Melton, excuse me if my punctuation in this column is “not” correct, or not up to your standards. I have not found any job descriptions for sheriff that list proper punctuation to be a job requirement.
    Who are you to determine if Mr. McCoy is a “respectable candidate”? Have you interviewed him? That’s something for the voters to decide.

  • Relay for Life parking, shuttle bus schedule

    Parking for tonight’s Relay for Life event at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium will be affected by a softball game going on at the same time.
    To make sure parking is available for everyone, a shuttle bus will run every 15 to 20 minutes from the upper Lancaster High School lot next to LearnTV to the stadium from 5 p.m. until midnight.
    Parking is available at the home and visitors’ sides of the stadium and at the K-mart side of North Elementary. The soccer field parking will be reserved for those attending the Lancaster High softball game.

  • Hargett wins SECA Crate Late Model race

    Chris Hargett captured the SECA Crate Late Model $2,000 bonus race at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The front row featured Hargett and Hank Taylor. When the green flag fell, Hargett, Taylor, Steve Banal and Gary Puckett battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Hargett, exiting turn two, led, with Taylor and Banal behind him. As the laps ticked off, Hargett pulled away from the field, with an intense battle for second as Banal and Taylor swapped second numerous times,