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Today's News

  • Looks like we’re in for nasty weather

    Power outages are possible today, April 15, as severe weather moves across the Carolinas.
    According to the National Weather Service, a cold front is expected to bring severe thunderstorms into the Western Carolinas and across the Eastern Carolinas during the day.
    Strong winds are expected, with gusts up to 35-40 mph and sustained winds of 15-20 mph. Rainfall totals could reach between 1 and 2 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

  • ‘Success Starts Today’ says author

    Altheresa Goode Howard, a local pastor and inspirational speaker, has co-written a book on personal empowerment and success, titled “Success Starts Today.”
    Celebrity Press published the book March 22, which also features content from Jack Canfield – a world-renowned entrepreneur, professional speaker and best-selling author – and other contributors.
    Howard was chosen as a co-writer because of her own commitment to professional success and her expertise in the motivational speaking industry.

  • ‘Death Ahoy’ – Murder mystery on the high seas

    Folks in Lancaster will have a chance to try their hand at being detectives Thursday as part of an evening of entertainment with “Death Ahoy,” an audience-interactive investigation into the mysterious death of Sunny Sails, cruise director on the good ship “Legendary Carnival.”
    Each audience member will become part of an investigative team and work with the chief detective to question suspects and help figure out “whodunit.” Cast members of the Charlotte Murder Mystery Company portray the chief detective and suspects.

  • Bright Light Baptist offers messages of hope

    The women’s ministry of Bright Light Baptist Church of Heath Springs is hosting a free survivor-themed conference from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21.
    “This conference is to let women know we are all survivors of something,” said Bright Light Baptist spokeswoman and deaconess Beverly Cunningham. “And through God, all things are possible if we just have faith.”

  • News Briefs

    IL Action Council sponsors cleanup 

    Indian Land Action Council is sponsoring a litter cleanup, Pick Up the Panhandle, the weekend of April 21. ILAC is coordinating with all area groups who have Adopt-a-Highway programs through Palmetto Pride, as well as creating new teams to do a cleanup of highways and collector roadways in the Indian Land and Van Wyck areas and throughout the Panhandle.

    For more information or to get involved, email indianlandactioncouncilsc@gmail.com or check out our website at indianlandactioncouncil.com.

  • Extreme 4 Shootout set April 28

    One of the most competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway and the one division that has averaged the highest car count over the past few years at LMS is having a big payday race Saturday.

    The Extreme 4 Division, ranked as one of the most competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway, will have the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout with the winner getting a $1,000 payday on Saturday.

    If you are a part of the LMS Facebook group page, you  know the Extreme 4 Division is one of the most discussed divisions on social media.

  • Lambert wins Collegiate Disc Golf national title

    Steve Hill

    PDGA

    Alex Lambert is the only woman on a 12-strong contingent from Clemson University that made the two-and-a-half hour in-state trek to last week’s National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. So when the spotlight was on and it was time to represent for the Tigers, the freshman mathematical sciences major answered the call.

  • Bruins’ Fisher signs with USCU

    Lancaster High School softball senior first baseman De’Asia Fisher has been a part of the Lady Bruins’ diamond success and she wants to do the same at the next level.

    Fisher, headed to USC Union in the fall, is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

    “USC Union is a new program, a building process and I want to be a part of that,” Fisher said.

    Fisher has seen the LHS Lady Bruins have their share of success, a region title and a pair of district crowns in the Upper State softball playoffs.

  • Coker signs Thompson for track

    Lancaster High School senior track standout Frederick Thompson Jr., is moving on in his track and education career.

    Thompson, a middle distance runner and sprinter for the Bruins, is headed to Coker College in Hartsville to run with the Cobras, a NCAA Division II member which competes in the South Atlantic Conference.

    “Coker is a young track program and I feel I can help it grow and build the program there,” said Thompson, who signed at the LHS track on Thursday morning with family and his track coaches witnessing.

  • Vols get their kicks in region soccer title wins

    Andrew Jackson High School soccer celebrated an “orange-letter day” Thursday in high school soccer.

    Both AJ teams, by the same score, clinched Region IV-AA soccer championships with wins over county and region rival Buford High School.

    The Volunteers, visiting the Jackets, prevailed in the boys’ match, taking a 3-1 win over BHS, the defending region champion.

    The Lady Volunteers, at AJ, captured a 3-1 victory over the visiting Lady Jackets, who also won the 2017 region soccer crown.