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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Column: What happened and what didn’t in 2016 legislative session

    Avoiding bad roads and bad drivers while motoring in South Carolina can be maddening. A senator who defends people charged with DUI says his clients used to be stopped for weaving along the road. Now he says it’s the sober drivers who are weaving and the drunks are driving straight through the potholes.

  • Police Blotter: Aug. 24, 2016

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ The owner of Covenant Landscape Group reported Aug. 15 that someone entered the business at 9559 Charlotte Highway, Suite B, and stole $5,900 worth of tools and equipment over the weekend. The incident report said there was no sign of forced entry.
    Among the missing tools were a Wacker brand plate tamp, two Stihl blowers, two Husquavarna concerete saws and two pole hedge trimmers.

  • News Briefs

    Pro Se Divorce Clinic at library

    S.C. Legal Services will hold a Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 4 p.m. today at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. Preregistration is required. No one will be allowed inside after 4 p.m.

  • Column: ‘Right wing nut’? I actually prefer conservative kook

    I noticed two letters in Wednesday’s paper responding to one of my columns, and I wanted to share these thoughts with my critics.
    Neil Couch and Jim McManus take exception to my opinion, and I would just like to say that that is really all right. I even encourage them to continue. What I felt from them was both dislike and disagreement.

  • 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.