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Today's News

  • Teacher’s victorious return pushes me far past the point of tears

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I run backward down a hallway at Buford Elementary School.
    My eyes are full of tears.
    I can barely see what I’m filming and taking photos of, and I just can’t seem to hold my emotions back.
    I’m almost jogging ahead of teacher Laura Grimm as she takes a well-deserved victory lap around the school because of the good news she received just days ago.

  • The Fur Ball

    The Lancaster SPCA will host its biggest fundraising event ever on Dec. 2 – Fur Ball Gala 2017, a night of dining, dancing, live music and auctions.
    The event is 7 p.m. at the Bradley Building’s special events room at USC Lancaster.
    The semi-formal party will be a festive way to bring in the holidays and support the SPCA’s mission of saving homeless pets.

  • Bright-Nichols Wedding

    Jordan Leigh Bright and Matthew Neil Nichols were married August 5, 2017 at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Bright of Union. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, the late Paul Eubanks, Mr. Wayne Bright and the late Mrs. Wanda Bright, all of Union. 

  • Dadisman-Ferguson Wedding

    Bethany Ryan Dadisman and Nicholas John Ferguson were married July 28, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin by the Rev. Dennis Willey.

  • McCulloch-Ferguson Wedding

    Kayla Marie McCulloch and Andrew Michael Ferguson were married May 13, 2017, at Greenbrier Farms in Greenville by Zack Brady.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim McCulloch and Donna McCulloch of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Pat Barton of Simpsonville. 

  • Editor's Column: I could have brought my AK-47, says the raging man with the axe

    I can’t stop thinking about the 11th paragraph of a Nov. 8 story on our front page.
    A 44-year-old Lancaster man was accused of trying to break in on his estranged wife, screaming that he would dismember her and a fellow she was with. He had arrived with a .38 revolver, a knife, an axe, a metal baton and a set of throwing knives, according to the incident report.
    In the 11th graph, the suspect told the arresting deputy: “I could have come over here with my AK-47 and AR-15 and… nobody would have had a chance.”

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts second leg of Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100

    Leg two of the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100 continues today.
    Gaffney’s Cherokee Speedway will host day two of one of the Carolinas biggest dirt track races.
    The Blue Gray 100 is now known as the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100, held in memory of Duvall, who died earlier this year.
    Duvall is regarded as a household name in dirt track racing across the country. Duvall’s car was known as the Flinstone Flyer.
    Fans, in Duvall’s heyday, said when he came to a track, the drivers were racing for second.

  • Blue Devils delivered 1967 Class C state crown

    HEATH SPRINGS – For The 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils, the third time was the charm – a long-sought state championship football trophy was finally theirs.
    Heath Springs, denied the two previous seasons for the Class C state title, struck gridiron gold with the 1967 state championship.
    The golden anniversary of the Blue Devils’ blue ribbon season, a 10-2 finish with a 14-6 win over Lower State champion St. Stephen, was celebrated Saturday night at Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall.

  • Gamecocks, Lancers team up for Big Thursday golf tourney victory

    The Gamecocks and Lancers had something to crow about late Thursday afternoon.
    The University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster backers captured annual bragging rights in the 16th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The Gamecocks and Lancers team prevailed 6-4 in the 10 matches with the rival Clemson teams.

  • Column: This isn’t the tax reform we want or need

    Editor’s note: The writer is a Democrat from Sumter who lost to Republican Ralph Norman in this year’s special election for the 5th District congressional seat. Parnell is running for the office again in 2018. Norman’s views on the GOP tax-reform bill ran in this space Sunday.

    My father used to tell me to believe half of what you see and even less of what you hear. When it comes to what people in Washington or in the media have to say about tax policy, that’s usually pretty good advice.