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Today's News

  • Returning to greatness requires thicker skin than we’re displaying

    “One of the first signs that a ‘society’ is beginning to decline, is the inability of its citizens to cope.” (Anonymous)
    Can anyone see a parallel to that quote in what is happening throughout our nation and the world today?
    As political correctness becomes the norm, we see more and more people becoming upset and offended by mere words. To me that is a perfect example of our society losing its ability to cope.

  • LPD searching for female shooting suspect

    The Lancaster Police Department is searching for a woman wanted in connection with a shooting Monday morning.

    Martina Aiesha Jenkins, 22, of 153 Plyler Road, Lancaster, is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

    Capt. Scott Grant said in a public notice Monday afternoon that Jenkins is suspected in the 9 a.m. shooting at 108 Plyler Road.

  • Braves post two region road wins over Jackets

    Cheraw was the hardwood spoiler, taking two games from host Buford in the Jackets’ gym on Friday night.
    The Lady Braves took an early lead and stayed on top for a 39-28 win over the Lady Jackets.
    In the nightcap, Cheraw, ranked eighth in Class AA boys, rolled to an 86-63 win over the Jackets.
    The opener saw the Lady Jackets get off to a slow start and Cheraw steadily built its lead in the late stages for the 11-point win over the Buford girls.
    The Lady Jackets stayed close, but Cheraw was able to hold on to take the victory.

  • Warriors post two wins in tri-match at CHS

    The Indian Land High wrestling team posted two wins in a three-way  match at Chesterfield on Thursday.
    The Warriors, 17-8 overall, 6-2 in Region IV-AA, downed Chesterfield, 42-35. IL also posted a 54-18 win over Union Academy in the tri-match.
    On Wednesday at Buford, the Warriors posted two wins, downing the Jackets, 39-30 and AJ, 40-39.
    Buford also edged the Vols, 40-39 in the match.
    The match was slated to be held Jan. 22, but was moved to Jan. 27 due to the winter storm.

  • Warriors net sweep of CHS Eagles

    INDIAN LAND – The host Indian Land Warriors kept pace in the Region IV-AA race, notching a hoops sweep of visiting Central High of Pageland on Friday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors, 12-3, 8-1, cruised to a 74-45 win and the Indian Land boys posted a 75-52 victory in the nightcap.
    The Lady Warriors built an early spread and coasted to the 29-point win over the Lady Eagles.
    The IL girls opened strong as they ignited on a 25-6 lead after the opening quarter.

  • Bruins split with Cycs

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins’ Region III-AAA road trip to Chester had mixed reviews Friday night.
    The opener was smooth, but the nightcap was bumpy.
    The LHS teams split, with the second-ranked Lady Bruins taking a 67-46 win, but the boys dropped a 68-64 loss to the Cyclones.
    The Lancaster High girls, 14-2, 6-0, ignited in the second half to notch the 21-point win.
    Chester battled in the early going, with LHS holding a 16-14 lead after one period.

  • Jackie Brown: Volunteer of the Year

    Editor’s note: This is last week’s presentation speech by Todd Wallace honoring Jackie Brown of Jackie’s Place as the Lancaster chamber’s Volunteer of the Year. Coming Wednesday: Melissa Prince.

    I am honored to present this year’s volunteer of the year award.
    Tonight’s recipient is not the volunteer of this year, but for many. She is the volunteer for every year for more than 20 years.

  • Column: National TV puts Haley in spotlight

    It’s the call that every aspirant in the political hinterland dreams of: “Will you give our party’s response to the president’s State of the Union Address?”
    The answer is always “yes” – and then the drama begins. The stakes are incredibly high. Many fail, some miserably (see Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2009) but the opportunity is exposure to more than 30 million people as the alternative voice to the president of the United States.

  • Icy weather was more complicated in old days

    Recently I described my Chesterfield Avenue neighborhood as two-story wooden framed homes with wide, breezy porches. Well, that’s not the whole picture.
    The television variety of weather folks didn’t exist back in the days of my youth. In fact, television didn’t exist. We got our weather predications from the Esso Weatherman on WBT radio out of Charlotte.

  • Football Food Faceoff

    Note: All recipes are available in .pdf format at the end of the story.

    Super Bowl Sunday is a week away, but it’s not too early to put together a game plan for that all-important game-day menu.
    It’s one of the two days each year when food, fellowship and football collide, which gives credence to the notion that football is indeed America’s favorite sport.  
    Only Thanksgiving surpasses Super Bowl Sunday in food consumption, according to the USDA.