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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.

  • 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.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser

    The Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a fundraiser for its scholarship and community projects fund. The auxiliary will sell books and gifts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the hospital’s second-floor mezzanine. For details, call (803) 286-1474.

    Safety Family Fun Day

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Citadel of Love revival

    Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship, 1789 Lynwood Drive, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. today through Oct. 1. Guest speakers are the Rev. Gary Stevens of Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Lancaster and Bishop Dr. George B. Jackson, founder of Citadel Ministries International and pastor of Citadel of Faith in Thomasville, N.C. All are welcome.

    Zion UMC yard sale

  • 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.