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Today's News

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Yard sale, bake sale, breakfast

    Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will have a youth fundraiser for winter camp beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 27. Breakfast items include sausage and ham biscuits, grits and coffee. Proceeds will benefit student ministry. For details, call (803) 285-0645.

    Group yard sale

  • News Briefs

    IL VFW to meet

    The Indian Land VFW meeting is 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. New members and guests should arrive at 9 a.m. and veterans should bring their DD 214. All members and officers are encouraged to attend. For details, contact James Taylor at (803) 493-4361 or jstaylor43@yahoo.com.

    IL Auxiliary to meet

  • Column: Rep. Clyburn’s earmarked road projects trump state priority list

    Last week, the S.C. Transportation Commission voted to spend $21.5 million in federal money on a list of projects associated with Congressman Jim Clyburn.
    The commission-approved project list looks very different from the state Department of Transportation’s road project priority list, however. It includes, for example, $11.5 million for a Main Street revitalization project in Sumter and about $360,000 for pedestrian facilities in Anderson – neither of which are anywhere on DOT’s priority list.

  • Column: The Postal Service is in trouble, and we need Congress to fix it

    I got the mail today.
    A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)
    Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

  • 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.