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Today's News

  • Column: New evidence that S.C. is changing

    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black, and Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are self-evident truths. Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.

  • 4 ILHS students attend Governor’s School

    Four Indian Land High School students are all moved in and ready to begin their last two years of high school at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
    Rising juniors Grayson Bockman, Revery Johnson, Finnegan Mulvaney and Alexander Schaffer will attend the public, residential high school, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, math and research. Founded in 1988, the school houses 288 students on its campus in Hartsville.

  • Column: Now’s the time to help lawns recover from summer stress

    As summer fades into fall, it’s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.

    Keep mowing your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool-season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass, and you want it 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches tall. Warm-season grasses like Bermuda, carpetgrass, centipede and zoysia should be grown at 1 to 2 inches tall while St. Augustine should a bit higher, 2 to 3 inches, for best results.

  • Hand-crafting pottery in the Catawba tradition

    Catawba Nation potter Keith Brown is coming to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center for four-month artist-in-residence program sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission.

    Brown will be at the center in downtown Lancaster from Aug. 25 through Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and every other Saturday.

    Brown will provide visitors with demonstrations, share how Catawba pottery is made and explain the history of the tradition.

  • Tigers’ Swinney wins Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

    DAPHNE, Ala. – Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney, who led his team to an undefeated regular season in 2015 and who has won more than 73 percent of his games in eight years as head coach, received the 2016 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award from the United States Sports Academy on Thursday evening at Clemson Memorial Stadium.  The award was Swinney’s 11th national coaching award this year.  

  • South Carolina Football Coaches Hall of Fame to induct seven

    The South Carolina Football Coaches Association has announced its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees for the third hall of fame class.
    The seven coaches have a combined 207 years as a head football coach and they have won 1,681 games and 22 state football championships.
    The banquet to honor the coaches is Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Resort at 1501 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.
    Banquet tickets go on sale Oct. 1 to Dec. 1.
    For more information on tickets contact: Mike Ware,  1062 Griffin Road, Pomaria, S.C., 29126

  • Lions down Vols in 36-6 win

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson opened its 2016 season, dropping a 36-6 home loss to Class A opponent Lewisville High School on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    For most of the game, the contest was played under a threat of rain, but the visiting Lions stormed to an early lead and stayed in control for the 30-point win.
    “We showed up on the battlefield, but we did not win this battle,” AJ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said. “We need to work on many aspects of our game.”

  • Jackets swarm Cavs in opener

    BUFORD – Buford launched the 2016 football campaign with a solid 35-6 win over visiting Franklin Christian on Friday night.
     The win gave Buford its first opening game win in three seasons and is BHS head coach Tripp Watts first 1-0 start.
    Buford, behind the passing of Ryan Moore and the running of Isaah Nesbit, racked up a total of 315 yards of offense on the night.  Moore threw for 175 yards and scored two touchdowns.

  • Bruins blitz Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster, striking by land and air, prevailed 47-10 in the Bruins first-ever football meeting with county foe Indian Land.
    The Class AAAA Bruins unleashed their vaunted running attack, but were also effective with the pass on the way to the 37-point win over the Class AAA Warriors at IL’s Reservation on Friday night.
    Lancaster bolted to a 14-0 lead before the Warriors rallied to slice the gap, 21-10.

  • SECA Crate Late Models, Vintage Division set for LSS return

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back to action Saturday night.
    The LSS card is headlined by the popular SECA Crate Late Model Division.
    On July 30, “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, won the SECA Crate Late Model Division race at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Baker had to earn it though as Travis Steele pressured him the entire race for the lead.
    LSS racing fans can expect to see those  two drivers along with Hank Taylor, Timbo Mangum, Benji Knight, Mike Huey, Mac Huey, Manley Chaney and Charles Kluttz competing for the win.