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Today's News

  • Rep. Norrell backs medical cannabis bill

    The bipartisan group of legislators cosponsoring a bill to legalize medical cannabis in the state wasted no time introducing it this week during the session’s opening day.
    The S.C. Compassionate Care Act would allow state residents with “debilitating medical conditions and a recommendation from their physician” to use medical cannabis.
    Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) said she supports the bill because she’s met people who “have conditions where it can help or have been helped.”

  • More room for industry in Heath Springs park

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town has one tenant – Rico Industries – in its industrial park.
    But there’s room for more, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    With so much attention being paid to Indian Land to the north and Kershaw to the south, Starnes wants to lay the groundwork to build a second spec building at Heath Springs Industrial Park on U.S. 521 South.

  • Kershaw has full plate of capital projects

    KERSHAW – These days, Town Administrator Mitch Lucas can rattle off a list of already in-progress and future capital projects and upgrades off the top of his head.
    That list includes constructing a water tank and water lines to tie Haile Gold Mine to town utilities, fixing roof leaks at the memorial library building and making restrooms at the country club ADA compliant.
    If it only ended there, Lucas said.

  • Events mark MLK holiday weekend

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday observance is Monday, Jan. 16.
    The following are some of the local events and activities planned to honor the Dr. King, the African American civil rights leader who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, and assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.
    Saturday, Jan. 14
    ◆ 9 a.m. – Broadcast television and radio personality Beatrice Thompson is the keynote speaker for the United Citizens Club’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Heath Springs community center, 672 Hart St.

  • Winthrop to play Davidson at Knights’ BB&T Park

    CharlotteKnights.com

    CHARLOTTE – On Wednesday, May 10, college baseball will return to BB&T Ballpark as the Davidson College Wildcats host the Winthrop University Eagles in a 6:05 p.m. game.

    Gates will open at 5 p.m. and field box tickets will be $10 for fans. Students from each university will be offered a discounted field box ticket of $8 by showing a school ID.

  • Panthers’ Turner in Pro Bowl

    Panthers.com

    CHARLOTTE – Guard Trai Turner has been named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, taking the place of Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who is unable to participate due to injury.

    Turner, who was named to his first Pro Bowl last year, will join tight end Greg Olsen, linebacker Thomas Davis and fullback Mike Tolbert for the game on Jan. 29 in Orlando.

    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was also selected, but he will not attend.

  • 5 former Tigers in all-star games

    Clemsontigers.com

    Clemson – Five former Clemson football players will compete in postseason all-star games over the next two weekends.

    Artavis Scott, Clemson’s career leader in receptions with 244, Carlos Watkins, who set a Clemson season record for sacks by a defensive tackle in 2016, and Ben Boulware, an All-American linebacker who led the Tigers in tackles this year, all will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

  • Jackets wrestlers making strides

    The Buford High Yellow Jackets wrestling team stands at 6-9-1 on the season, but BHS second-year wrestling coach Garrett Plyler is encouraged with his team’s showing in the last week.

    The Jackets, in a Region IV-AA home match with Cheraw and Chesterfield on Wednesday night, posted a split.

    The Jackets rolled to a 66-12 win over Chesterfield, and dropped a 48-21 loss to Cheraw.

  • Rams rally, net sweep of Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Host Chesterfield High School staged late rallies to take a Region IV-AA basketball twin bill from Buford on Thursday night.

    The game, originally slated for Jan. 6, was played Thursday night after being postponed due to a winter storm earlier this month.

  • Moore shines in International Bowl

    A.R. Rucker Middle School football standout Nygel Moore produced in a big way on a big stage Monday.

    Moore rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns and earned MVP honors in the Under-15 International Bowl Monday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

    Moore tallied two TDs in the first half of his team’s 41-29 all-star game win.