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Today's News

  • Column: Blackmon ignores No. 1 issue – ethics

    “Blackmon seeks $6,750 in back pay,” your Oct. 11 front page announced.
    After reading the article, and recollecting information from your previous articles about this election, I’ve come to my own conclusion.
    Linda Blackmon did not hold office for the preceding nine months because of Jackie Harris’ objection to the means by which the votes were cast. The disparity in the numbers of absentee votes for each candidate, and the way they were obtained, leaves me with some doubt about their authenticity.

  • Column: GOP must do tax overhaul, repeal/replace, or ‘we’re dead’

    Editor’s note: Sen. Graham has raised his profile in the past few months, co-authoring a major health-care proposal and most recently championing cooperation between the White House and GOP leaders in Congress to enact key parts of President Trump’s agenda. Here are excerpts from his Sunday appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: Senator, let’s start with Iran. Are there enough votes in Congress to get this amendment to the Iran deal?

  • Promenade to break ground in Indian Land

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade at Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

  • Two medical facilities sign with RedStone

    MPV Properties 

    CHARLOTTE – Two medical facilities will open in MPV Properties’ RedStone commercial development in Indian Land.

    MPV announced last week that MedFirst and iVision Associates will both lease space in phase 1 of the 310,000-square-foot retail development, which is under construction now. 

    MedFirst will occupy 3,221 square feet and iVision Associates will occupy 1,340 square feet.

  • IBHS demonstration blows everyone away

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Industrial research experiments can be unpredictable - just like the weather.

    This month, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center conducted a test at its Richburg facility. There have been previous wind tests there before, along with simulated wildfires and hailstorms. 

  • Last KVLT speaker – Josh Arrants

    Naturalist Josh Arrants will wrap up this year’s Katawba Valley Land Trust Speaker Series on Thursday at USC Lancaster.

    Arrants will speak at 7 p.m. in the Carole Ray Dowling building about how the military and industries manage wildlife and biodiversity on their properties. He will also share his own stories from two decades of experience as a naturalist and ornithologist.

    Arrants said he wants Thursday’s audience to understand conservation is important.

  • Vespe sparks Junior Jackets to victory

    The Buford High Junior Jackets, sparked by Tyler Vespe, posted their first win, a 28-22 victory over host North Central on Thursday night.

    BHS, 1-4, broke on top as Evan Teague scored on a 25-yard run and added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

    NCHS tied the game at 8-all, but Teague hooked up with Vespe on an 80-yard scoring pass to give Buford a 14-8 edge.

    Vespe put the Junior Jackets up, 22-14 with a 24-yard touchdown run. Vespe scored on the conversion.

  • Blue Devils won Upper State title in convincing win over Norway

    (Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series about the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ run to the Class C state football championship.)


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The conference champion Heath Springs Blue Devils launched their postseason run, facing Norway High for the Upper State title.

    Norway, 15 miles from Orangeburg, was undefeated and unscored on during the 1967 high school football season.

  • Warriors’ defense delivers 14-6 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land Warriors were well rested, having the week off, coming into their Thursday night Region IV-AAA game against the Columbia High School Capitals at Memorial Stadium.

    The Warriors would need every bit of it, particularly the defense, in ILHS’s hard-fought 14-6 win over the Capitals.

    ILHS, 2-6, 1-2, snapped a four-game losing skid with the win over CHS.

  • Lady Jackets region volleyball champs

    KERSHAW – The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team, for the second time in three seasons, is the queen of the Region IV-AA court.

    Buford, in a tough, tense tie-breaker match for the region volleyball title at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, defeated defending Region IV-AA volleyball champion North Central High School, 3-2.