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Today's News

  • Lindsay posts first-ever win at LSS on Saturday

    Saturday night was a beautiful evening at Lancaster Super Speedway, with blazing racing, lower temperatures and heated tempers flaring.
    The SECA Crate Late Model main front row had Pat Lindsay and Benji Knight.
    At the green flag, Lindsay, Knight, Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Lindsay led, while Knight, Baker, Mangum, Travis Steele and Manley Chaney contested for second.

  • Tarque signs to play at USCL

    Florencia Tarque is returning to Lancaster to play for the USC Lancaster women’s soccer team.
    Tarque, the daughter of USCL soccer coach Alex Tarque, played high school soccer for the Lancaster Lady Bruins.
    She was the 2012 LHS girls soccer Defensive Player of the Year.
    She was attending the College of Charleston, but has returned to USCL to play for the  Lancers this season.
    Coach Tarque said she is excited about bringing her Argentine soccer technique to the field.

  • Old rivals to battle at IL

    County bragging rights are on the line again this week at Indian Land’s Reservation.
    The host Warriors will battle Buford in the county’s oldest rivalry.  IL is coming off a 47-10 home loss to Lancaster, while Buford rolled to a 35-6 win over Franklin Christian.
    In other games, AJ takes a long road trip to Aynor in hopes of rebounding from a 36-6 loss to Lewisville.
    Lancaster is idle this week with an open date.
    Buford High coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets face a battle at ILHS.

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Column: Why is legislature spending $94K on spiffy men’s suits?

    The S.C. General Assembly spends thousands of dollars on men’s suits, a review by The Nerve has found.
    Since 2007, over $94,000 of public money has been spent at several high-end clothing stores, including Cahaly’s Custom Clothing, Bill Owings Custom Clothing, Joseph A. Banks, and Lourie and Sons Fine Men’s Clothing.
    Since 2007, the first reported year, the Senate has spent a total of $42,103 at these stores, and the House has spent $52,576. In 2015-16 alone, the Senate spent $7,139 at Cahaly’s, and the House spent $5,198 at Joseph A. Banks.

  • Column: Yes, Trump has been unkind, but I will never vote for Hillary

    It’s really getting difficult to understand the frame of mind people are in these days.
    Someone recently stated in the opinion section of our paper that Donald Trump was unqualified to be the president because of some mean, unkind remarks he made about several people. Well, I will admit that politics has evolved into a mean-spirited, dog-eat-dog mentality, and that Mr. Trump did say some ugly things.

  • Column: What happened and what didn’t in 2016 legislative session

    Avoiding bad roads and bad drivers while motoring in South Carolina can be maddening. A senator who defends people charged with DUI says his clients used to be stopped for weaving along the road. Now he says it’s the sober drivers who are weaving and the drunks are driving straight through the potholes.

  • Police Blotter: Aug. 24, 2016

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ The owner of Covenant Landscape Group reported Aug. 15 that someone entered the business at 9559 Charlotte Highway, Suite B, and stole $5,900 worth of tools and equipment over the weekend. The incident report said there was no sign of forced entry.
    Among the missing tools were a Wacker brand plate tamp, two Stihl blowers, two Husquavarna concerete saws and two pole hedge trimmers.

  • Column: ‘Right wing nut’? I actually prefer conservative kook

    I noticed two letters in Wednesday’s paper responding to one of my columns, and I wanted to share these thoughts with my critics.
    Neil Couch and Jim McManus take exception to my opinion, and I would just like to say that that is really all right. I even encourage them to continue. What I felt from them was both dislike and disagreement.

  • Column: New evidence that S.C. is changing

    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black, and Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are self-evident truths. Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.