Today's News

  • Thornwell leads USC in Paradise Jam hoops title

    The South Carolina men’s basketball team is coming home with a new addition to the trophy case Tuesday, after winning the 2015 Paradise Jam in convincing fashion Monday night with a 83-75 win over Tulsa (4-1).
    Five Gamecocks scored double figures, and a fast start played a big role in moving the team’s record now to 5-0, best start since the 2004-05 season. Junior Sindarius Thornwell was named the tournament’s MVP, and Mindaugas Kacinas joined  him as an all-tournament honoree.

  • Teams launch hoops play

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, the defending Class AAA girls state basketball champions, opened defense of their state title with a 56-38 win over Class AAA foe Wren of Piedmont in the Dorman Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High in Spartanburg on Nov. 23.
    The Lady Bruins, the preseason Class AAA girls No. 1, closed strong to post the 18-point win and earn a bid to the title game Nov. 24 at DHS.
    LHS senior guard Malia Rivers, regarded as one of the top senior players in Class AAA girls, paced the Lady Bruins with 22 points, 16 in the first half.

  • LSS Mud Bog opening a success

    The opening of the Lancaster Super Speedway Mud Madness Mud Bog and two ATV courses Nov. 21 was a big success, said LSS owner Doug McManus.

  • Bulldogs’ big day a capital gain

    The Citadel’s stellar football season is still going and no matter where it
    finishes, it’s going to be chronicled as a Bulldogs’ banner campaign.
    Co-champs of the Southern Conference is nice, but a cherished capital moment in Columbia on Saturday afternoon made it that much better for those of the “long gray line.”
    The 24th-ranked Bulldogs, 8-3, are headed to play Coastal in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Nov. 28.

  • Warm your heart by giving back this season

    It’s a cool, rainy Monday at the offices of Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land, but there are a lot of warm hearts as volunteers put the finishing touches on gift-filled shoeboxes that will be mailed to children around the world.
    Jan Sellards enjoys giving to nonprofit groups at the holidays. As well as supporting Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, she has adopted two Angel Tree families and shops for them locally.

  • Choose something beautifully unique

    Not everyone is a creative gift giver, and that’s why there are shops like The Southern Nest and Chickadee’s in Indian Land and the Happy Girl Boutique and Anna Laura’s Boutique in Lancaster.
    The stores pride themselves on having what other stores do not.
    “They have all kinds of fun stuff – the Brighton Collection in jewelry, nice hand soap, unique plaques with sayings…I could go on,” said Stephanie Lambert, an Indian Land resident who frequents The Southern Nest at 6280 Carolina Commons Drive.

  • Column: ‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

    Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions.
    The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no better than TV news.
    Small business, on the other hand, came in second, with 67 percent of respondents considering it trustworthy. Only the U.S. military scored higher.

  • Holidays good time to cater to collectible craze

    Barbie is back!
    The popular Barbie Keepsake Ornaments are back in stories after a two-year absence due to a licensing disagreement between Hallmark Cards Inc. and Mattel. The 2015 holiday editions are available for $19.95 at Annette’s Hallmark House at 925 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    For many, the Hallmark ornaments are not only keepsakes and collectibles. They are a Christmas tradition. The same goes for the city of Lancaster’s annual historic landmark ornaments.

  • Bling, bling this Christmas

    The shops that sparkle and shine are stocked for Christmas.
    Among them are Garris Jewelers and Lancaster Jewelers, long established mom-and-pop retailers in Lancaster, and Vinesett’s Jewelers in Indian Land, who still believe giving a piece of jewelry for a gift means as much now as it did in the past.
    The cases are stocked with jewelry that will make a powerful statement, evoke emotion and make Christmas 2015 unforgettable.

  • A tisket, a tasket, a tasty holiday basket

    The do-it-yourself Christmas basket is easier than ever with the help of two local stores that are in the business of making you smile.
    Reid’s Fine Foods at 9762 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land is a specialty food store with tasty treats that are packaged just right for a gift basket. Choose one from the store’s catalog or build your own to the recipients’ taste.
    The Purple Rooster at 106 E. Gay St. in Lancaster is known for its unique gifts and awesome displays that just tickle your creative spirit.