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Today's News

  • USC suspends former ILHS player Felder

    University of South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, has been suspended indefinitely from the Gamecocks men’s basketball program and will not attend classes this fall, USC  basketball coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday.

    Felder, according to Richland County court records, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery. He was released on personal recognizance, court records show.

  • Junior golf stars set for Todd tournament

    The Lancaster Junior Golf Association all-stars will look to earn more recognition as they play in the annual SC Junior Golf Association Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter, led by director Raymon Chisom, will field 11 all-stars for the two-day tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

    Nick Mangano, who won the boys 15-18 age division and the LJGA chapter’s player of the year, leads the Lancaster contingent.

  • ‘Big E’ heads return of the Picks

    There’s a “Big E” sighting in today’s Lancaster News.

    That’s Ern, not Elvis.

    Ernie “Big E” Rowell heads The Lancaster News’ fearless forecasters as the annual Pigskin Picks returns for a new season.

    Ern earned his 2016 title by a mere two games over football fanatic Lori Sistare “Bright,” the News’ advertising sale team leader.

  • Bear Hug Brawl set for Saturday

    The high school football spotlight will quickly shift to the Lancaster County junior varsity football teams Saturday morning.

    The sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium is set for a 10:10 a.m. start.

    The varsity season launches tonight at Buford High where Lancaster faces Indian Land, and then moves to the jayvee squads Saturday.

    Jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster to kick off play.

    Andrew Jackson faces Indian Land in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • LSS hosts SECA Crates Late Models double mains

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting the SECA Crate Late Models double main events Saturday night.

    Qualifying will determine the first main event. After the first main event, the top six will be inverted for the second main event.

    Both races will be paying $600 to win, with a $100 new winner bonus in both mains.

    The LSS card will also feature the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4 with a $200 new winner bonus in all divisions.

    The pits admission is $25 and $15 for the grandstands.

  • Column: Apostles were protected by God

    In Acts 5, the wonder-working apostles won multitudes to Christ, but the jealous rulers of the Jews rose up to oppose them. They arrested and jailed all the apostles, but God intervened by sending one of his angels by night to open the prison doors and lead them out. 

    He then told them: "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." The next morning they resumed teaching the people there.

  • Column: President is getting a raw deal

    Like everyone who watches the news, I have been inundated with the story of the protest in Charlottesville.
    After days of watching CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News and MSNBC, I’m troubled by the lack of focus on what actually happened in Charlottesville last Saturday. Most of the coverage has concerned President Trump’s comments about the event.
    Many of the news outlets are not reporting news as much as taking another opportunity to display their political bias and hatred toward Trump.

  • Column: Trump’s half-hearted rebuke no surprise

    When I saw TV coverage of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., I had a hard time distinguishing some of the civilians from the police and National Guard.
    Some of them arrived in camouflage and riot gear, wearing helmets and protective vests. A few carried guns.
    Some of these armed protesters openly identified themselves as “Unite the Right” supporters to reporters on the scene. The allegiance of others was not as clear.
    It seemed to me they were spoiling for a fight. And they made sure they got one.

  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

    A pedestrian was hit by a car on Memorial Park Road in Lancaster just after 3 p.m. Thursday and later died from the injuries.

    The victim stepped out in front of a 2000 Chevy Impala driven by 17-year-old Ke’von Drakeford of Heath Springs, according to Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne. Drakeford was not charged in the case.

    The victim, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

    More information will be available in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Bakers’ show dominates at LSS

    On a hot and eventful night, the father-son duo of Brandy and Andrew Baker shined.

    The race had no heat races because when the heats were about to start, a power line caught fire.

    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus called Duke Power to fix the problem.

    The racing program started on a draw and run. LSS officials thanked the fans and drivers for waiting patiently for the power to get fixed. LSS also thanks Duke Power for its help.