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Today's News

  • Veterans, newcomers vital in LHS volleyball hopes this fall

    The Lancaster High School volleyball team is in a new season with its share of new faces.
    Veteran LHS coach Betsi O’Shields does return two veteran players in senior captain Kailee Glover and junior captain Ashley Abbott.
    “These two young ladies are two huge assets for this season,” O’Shields said. “They have naturally stepped into the leadership role of captain and are more vocal and focused than ever.

  • Junior golfers shine in all-star field

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association didn’t disappoint in the annual Thomas D. Todd All-Star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six over the weekend.
    The Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said he expected a stellar effort and the juniors delivered.
    “Those guys were steady and consistent in their play on a tough golf course,” Chisom said. “Our juniors took on the challenge and handled it well.”

  • Haven's Vols hard hitter

    KERSHAW – After a disappointing season-opening 36-6 loss to Lewisville, the Andrew Jackson High School player named “Tex” might be the one to give the Volunteers a much-needed shot.
    Dalton “Tex” Haven, a 6-1, 205-pounder, is regarded by AJ coach C.J. Frye as the team’s “most physical player.”
    “He leads our defense with his toughness and strength,” Frye said.
    “I try to give it all I got and push my teammates to give our best effort,” said Haven, a three-year AJ starter.

  • Column: Rep. Clyburn’s earmarked road projects trump state priority list

    Last week, the S.C. Transportation Commission voted to spend $21.5 million in federal money on a list of projects associated with Congressman Jim Clyburn.
    The commission-approved project list looks very different from the state Department of Transportation’s road project priority list, however. It includes, for example, $11.5 million for a Main Street revitalization project in Sumter and about $360,000 for pedestrian facilities in Anderson – neither of which are anywhere on DOT’s priority list.

  • Column: The Postal Service is in trouble, and we need Congress to fix it

    I got the mail today.
    A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)
    Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

  • Lindsay posts first-ever win at LSS on Saturday

    Saturday night was a beautiful evening at Lancaster Super Speedway, with blazing racing, lower temperatures and heated tempers flaring.
    The SECA Crate Late Model main front row had Pat Lindsay and Benji Knight.
    At the green flag, Lindsay, Knight, Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Lindsay led, while Knight, Baker, Mangum, Travis Steele and Manley Chaney contested for second.

  • Tarque signs to play at USCL

    Florencia Tarque is returning to Lancaster to play for the USC Lancaster women’s soccer team.
    Tarque, the daughter of USCL soccer coach Alex Tarque, played high school soccer for the Lancaster Lady Bruins.
    She was the 2012 LHS girls soccer Defensive Player of the Year.
    She was attending the College of Charleston, but has returned to USCL to play for the  Lancers this season.
    Coach Tarque said she is excited about bringing her Argentine soccer technique to the field.

  • Old rivals to battle at IL

    County bragging rights are on the line again this week at Indian Land’s Reservation.
    The host Warriors will battle Buford in the county’s oldest rivalry.  IL is coming off a 47-10 home loss to Lancaster, while Buford rolled to a 35-6 win over Franklin Christian.
    In other games, AJ takes a long road trip to Aynor in hopes of rebounding from a 36-6 loss to Lewisville.
    Lancaster is idle this week with an open date.
    Buford High coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets face a battle at ILHS.

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Column: Why is legislature spending $94K on spiffy men’s suits?

    The S.C. General Assembly spends thousands of dollars on men’s suits, a review by The Nerve has found.
    Since 2007, over $94,000 of public money has been spent at several high-end clothing stores, including Cahaly’s Custom Clothing, Bill Owings Custom Clothing, Joseph A. Banks, and Lourie and Sons Fine Men’s Clothing.
    Since 2007, the first reported year, the Senate has spent a total of $42,103 at these stores, and the House has spent $52,576. In 2015-16 alone, the Senate spent $7,139 at Cahaly’s, and the House spent $5,198 at Joseph A. Banks.