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Today's News

  • Column: Another president who hated news media – no, not Nixon

    President Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t like the media by making threats and insulting both media outlets and individual journalists, ruminating about reforming libel law, and complaining about coverage of himself and his administration.

  • Page leads LHS swimmers in solid state meet showing

    Lancaster High School junior swimmer Samuel Page paced the Bruins’ effort in the Class AAAA state swim meet at the University of South Carolina Natatorium on Saturday.

    Page earned two medals, highlighted with a silver medal in the 100 backstroke and a bronze in the 50 freestyle. Page swam for the silver in 53.73 and the bronze in 22.40.

    Page also swam on the 200 medley relay which finished seventh and included Andres Cuellar, Nathan Reid and Luis Bravo.

  • Buford holds off Knights for Senior Night win

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins with 45-10 win

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • Rams charge by Vols for 47-15 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • NGA Red Rose Classic on Saturday

    The third annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition is Saturday at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Lancaster native Kennett Washington, will feature divisions for men, women, college students and children.

    “This is my hometown and I want to give back, which is the main reason I brought this event to Lancaster two years ago,” said Washingon, a pro bodybuilder who has competed in bodybuilding for more than 20 years.

  • County trio launches volleyball title hopes

    Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their state championship hopes today.

    Region IV-AA champion Buford, fresh off a league title tie-breaker win over North Central High at Andrew Jackson High School last Thursday, will open the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs with a home match with Eau Claire of Columbia at 6 p.m. today.

    Andrew Jackson, which finished third in the region behind champion BHS and North Central, will visit Fox Creek today in a first-round match at 6 p.m.

    North Central hosts Keenan High of Columbia.

  • Column: Blackmon ignores No. 1 issue – ethics

    “Blackmon seeks $6,750 in back pay,” your Oct. 11 front page announced.
    After reading the article, and recollecting information from your previous articles about this election, I’ve come to my own conclusion.
    Linda Blackmon did not hold office for the preceding nine months because of Jackie Harris’ objection to the means by which the votes were cast. The disparity in the numbers of absentee votes for each candidate, and the way they were obtained, leaves me with some doubt about their authenticity.

  • Column: GOP must do tax overhaul, repeal/replace, or ‘we’re dead’

    Editor’s note: Sen. Graham has raised his profile in the past few months, co-authoring a major health-care proposal and most recently championing cooperation between the White House and GOP leaders in Congress to enact key parts of President Trump’s agenda. Here are excerpts from his Sunday appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: Senator, let’s start with Iran. Are there enough votes in Congress to get this amendment to the Iran deal?

  • Promenade to break ground in Indian Land

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade at Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.