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Today's News

  • Man accused of abusing children

    A Lancaster man faces child-abuse charges for incidents involving his 7-, 12- and 15-year-old children earlier this year.
    Randy Lorenzo McIlwain, 37, of 1446 Winthrop Ave., was arrested March 30 on three counts of cruelty/depravation to children.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and warrants, McIlwain was arrested for offenses that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 30, including one in which investigators said he slapped his 7-year-old son, giving him a nosebleed.

  • Why are honey bees dying in their hives?

    Tom Hallman
    Clemson University

    TRAVELERS REST – With every scoop of bees Brad Cavin pours gently into a cardboard box, he brings science one step closer to unraveling the riddle of honey bee decline.
    At an apiary near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cavin gathered samples of honey bees – live ones, dead ones, their unborn brood and the pollen the bees collect – as he has from hives all across the Palmetto State this spring.

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy: Tweaking ‘bad’ foods to make them better for your body

    When I first started learning about being healthy, I was a bit overwhelmed. It seemed as if there was always a “bad” way of doing things and a “good” way.
    It was crazy! If you eat this way, it’s better. If you eat that way, you will die. At the local bookstore were shelves upon shelves of weight loss books, healthy recipe books and personal development books – all claiming to be the “right” way.

  • News Briefs

    County council meets May 22

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. May 22 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Republican Party to meet May 25

    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Discussion includes the upcoming election for the 5th Congressional District. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For details, call (954) 821-4203.

  • Column: Ethics and image: What kind of state are we?

    After World War II, a fierce but civil rivalry developed between Birmingham and Atlanta as to which would become the unofficial “Capital of the South.”
    Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a coal and steel town with much of the ownership of the principal industries being in Pittsburgh and other Northern cities. The city’s symbol was and is a large statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and the forge. In 1950, the city’s population was 326,000.

  • BHS grads enjoy ovation from elementary students

    Buford Elementary students lined the halls Thursday morning as 73 of Buford High’s soon-to-be graduates walked through in their silky maroon caps and gowns.

    Nearly 720 wide-eyed elementary students applauded the seniors.

    “It was wonderful to see them light up,” said Mandi Budd, a BES guidance counselor.

  • Columbus Parker Track Club opens season with success

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its track season April 29 at Chapman High School in Inman where the team took 38 athletes, ages 6-14.

     Eighteen of the 38 athletes were new to the team and had never competed in track before.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club kicked off its schedule with a team workshop at USC-L where kids learned about etiquette from beauty consultant Melvene McMillon and dental hygiene from Dr. Tracy Durant.

    CPTC results:

  • Warriors missed state title match, but produced success in season

    The Indian Land High boys soccer team missed the state championship match for the first time in five seasons, but the Warriors continued their tradition of soccer success.

    ILHS, which finished 16-4, went 8-0 in Region IV-AAA to notch its 10th straight league title. The Warriors saw their season end with a 2-0 home loss to Seneca.

  • Defense leads in LHS spring game

    In the final athletic event on the natural turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, the blue and white teams battled to a scoreless tie in the annual Bruins spring football game Thursday.

    The game, which featured no kicking, had the teams put the ball in play and if no first down was made, the ball went back to the original line of scrimmage.

  • Lancers bats boom in tourney win over Owls

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster used blazing bats to post a 17-7 win over Harford in the opening round of the NJCAA Easter District baseball tournament at Sparrow Stadium in Florence on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 40-15, drilled 11 hits on the way to the 10-run rout of the Fighting Owls, the NJCAA Region 20 champions.