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Today's News

  • 3-vehicle wreck kills woman, 69

    A three-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 in eastern Lancaster County killed a Pageland woman, injured a Kershaw woman and closed the highway for at least four hours Wednesday.
    Norma Jean Plyler Moree, 69, of Pageland died in the accident, which occurred near Earnhardt Lane about 4 miles east of Buford Crossroads, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Moree was following a tractor trailer west on S.C. 9 at 10:24 a.m. in a 2011 Toyota Camry when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a 2002 GMC pickup traveling east.

  • Column: Why college tuition keeps skyrocketing

    As Benjamin Franklin didn’t quite say, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and university tuition increases.”
    How much has university tuition gone up since 2006? According to data from the Commission on Higher Education, instate tuition at Clemson, the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston has gone up over 48 percent in the last 10 years.

  • Column: Hillary decries street weapons, but she’s lying about them

    In Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton once again made the oft repeated claim of the anti-gun crowd that “we have too many military-style assault weapons on the streets.”
    The problem with this statement is that it is a lie.
    The military does not use semi-automatic firearms on the field of battle.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Andy and Ennie Roberts reunion

    The Andy and Ennie Roberts reunion is 1 p.m. today at Rich Hill Baptist Church, 1557 E. Doc Garris Road, Heath Springs. Bring a well-filled basket and drink. Utensils and paper products are provided.

    Penegar reunion

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Biker Sunday

    New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will hold Biker Sunday at 10 a.m. today. They will meet at 9 a.m. at Lancaster Square (Food Lion parking lot) on North Main Street, and kick up the stands at 9:30 a.m.

    Elgin Baptist homecoming

  • News Briefs

    American Legion Post 250 sign up

    The American Legion Post 250 extends the new post charter sign up period by 60 days. Dues are $40 and pays through 2017. For details, contact Post Adjutant William Chick at littlechick@msn.com or (803) 422-9486.

    Meet and greet

    Join Lancaster County Council from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., for a drop-in to meet Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Column: Case studies on S.C.’s 3 fundamental faults

    Nothing is more infuriating than seeing another news story about the arrogance, incompetence or corruption that characterizes politics as usual in South Carolina. There were three such stories in only the last few weeks.
    What’s most infuriating is that none of this needs to happen and there are a few simple solutions that could prevent many of these problems or fix them once they occur.

  • Nation Ford routs Warriors

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

  • Braves use fast start to down Jackets

    CHERAW – The Buford Yellow Jackets hit the road Friday night for a Region IV-AA clash with the fourth-ranked Cheraw Braves.
    Buford tried to keep pace with the 5-1 Braves, but in the end Cheraw deflected the hard-charging Jackets and secured a 55-30 home win.
    Cheraw quickly flexed their muscle and scored on their first four possessions. The Braves seemed in control with 8:58 left in the second quarter with a 28-0 lead.
    The reeling Jackets were determined to get back in the game before the half.

  • Vols charge to sack Eagles, 20-13

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News