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Today's News

  • Lady Vols continue solid volleyball play

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team pushed its record to 8-1 in region play, taking a 3-0 road win over Cheraw on Tuesday.
    The Lady Volunteers, battling a tough Cheraw team, capturing the win in three games, 25-18, 25-19, 25-10.
    The Lady Vols had a bye in the region schedule Thursday. AJ resumes region play on Tuesday at Chesterfield.
    AJ hosts Lee Central on Oct. 6 and faces Buford on Oct. 11 in the Lady Vols’ senior night.
    The AJ volleyball team, over the weekend, competed at Lexington High School in the Lexington Invitational tournament.

  • News Briefs

    Rally in the Park: Our Vote Matters

    Rally in the Park: Our Vote Matters is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Preston Blackmon Southside Park, 500 Connor St. Rally activities include meeting the candidates, voter registration, free food, games, giveaways and music.

    Co-sponsors include The Lancaster Branch NAACP, Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Iota Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

    For details, call Verita Looper at (404) 408-4075 or Doris Hood at (803) 283-4383.

  • Column: Tax notices coming Nov. 1

    The end of every September, the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
    This year, because of revaluation and needing time for appeals, we will be mailing out those notices Nov. 1.

  • Column: Healing by breaking bread

    The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted.
    Of course, there are times when we fall short of living up to the principles and ideals that led to the founding of our country, but it is in those times that we must be strong and stand together. After all, if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25).

  • Johnson captures SECA Crate Sportsman victory

    The Johnson family has been a fixture at Lancaster Super Speedway for years, so victory lane to the Johnson family comes natural. It did again Saturday night.
    The Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman main event front row had Justin Fite and Jackson Thomasson.

  • West Florence tops NCHS to win Carolina Challenge

    West Florence High School defeated host North Central to win the 11th annual Carolina Challenge high school volleyball tournament at the NCHS Knights’ gym on Saturday afternoon.
    Following pool play, all 12 teams were ranked based on pool play earlier in the day.
    North Central was No. 1 followed by Indian Land, Lugoff-Elgin, West Florence, Governor’s School for Science and Math, Hartsville, Westminster Catawba of Rock Hill and Buford.
    Those were the top eight schools for the gold division.

  • Four county players earn grid honors

    FORT MILL – Four Lancaster County high school football standouts representing three schools earned recognition for their week five play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Two Lancaster High School football players – Fred Reid and Markees Watts – were saluted for the Class AAAAA and AAAA awards.
    AJ’s all-purpose player Dalton “Tex” Haven and Indian Land’s Jeremy Montgomery were honored in the Class AAA, AA and A team awards.

  • Vols host; Bruins, IL travel

    Andrew Jackson is bidding for a happy homecoming, while Lancaster and Indian Land will be seeking road wins to launch region play.
    Week six of the 2016 Lancaster County high school football season has three games on tap with AJ the lone host.
    The Vols, 4-1, 2-0 in region play, will be at home to battle Cheraw.
    Lancaster and Indian Land will have the road map as part of their scouting report with away games to open their respective region play.

  • 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.