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Today's News

  • Column: Pinckney honored: Celebrating shared history

    Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my house and from Emanuel AME Church.
    In addition to his likeness, the mural also has a short but powerful quote by Clem: “Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history – we haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.”

  • Racing set for Saturday night return at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will return to action Saturday night when the big half-mile swings back to racing after a weekend off.
    The racing action will be headlined by the SECA Crate Late Model Division, one of the most popular divisions at Lancaster due to some of the fan favorites racing in the division.
    The Saturday racing card also features the Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.

  • IL’s Van Hoose signs with West Virginia Tech

    INDIAN LAND – Will Van Hoose is returning to his West Virginia roots to continue his education and athletic career.
    Van Hoose, an all-star wrestler at Indian Land and a former West Virginia resident, is headed back to the “Mountain State,” with big plans.
    Van Hoose, with an athletic and academic scholarship, will attend West Virginia Tech for college and wrestle for the Golden Bears.
    Van Hoose made his decision official Wednesday when he signed with West Virginia Tech in the Indian Land High School media center.

  • White tops Blue in 18-6 win

    The Lancaster Bruins capped spring football drills, with the White team taking an 18-6 win over the Blue squad in the annual LHS spring football game Monday at the Rice Athletic Complex field.
    The game was actually slated to be played Friday, but heavy rain washed out the action and the game was reset to Monday afternoon at the Rice Building field.
    The game, the third spring clash under LHS coach Bobby Collins, came down to overtime possessions.
    The White team was able to convert on their chances, while the Blue team was held scoreless to decide the game.

  • Column: Trump mimics NRA orthodoxy, but S.C. voters might disagree

    The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting its endorsement. Among his promises was to eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day in office.
    In Trump’s typical over-the-top rhetoric, he proclaims himself the greatest defender of the Second Amendment in history.
    No surprise here – that’s Trump.

  • Editor's Column: 2 sketchy guys exit a pickup truck

    I had never killed anyone before.
    The two men stepped out of their pickup truck after I stopped them for speeding. One reached inside his coat, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at me. I shot him a half dozen times from 10 feet away.
    The other man was moving toward me, and I saw his hands jerk. I shot him too, pulling the trigger as fast as I could until my sidearm was empty. By the time the last few shots hit the man, he was already on the ground.

  • Buford rules as gem of the Class AA diamond

    FLORENCE – Buford, on an overcast and misty evening, reigned supreme.

    The 24-5 Lady Jackets, bolstered by clutch play, captured their second state softball championship, taking a tough 2-1 win over Dillon High School for the Class AA state championship on a dank Friday night at the South Florence High School softball field.

    The one-run BHS win gave the Class AA Upper State champion Lady Jackets the state crown, taking the best-of-three series, 2-1.

  • Jackets’ Rollings to play at USCL

    BUFORD – The Buford High School to University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball link has been extended with the addition of Jackets’ ace outfielder Druw Rollings.

    Rollings, an all-sate and all-region honoree for the Jackets, has signed to play at the two-year school.

  • Lancaster Speedway off Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is taking a racing break Saturday night to allow LSS drivers a chance to work on their race cars and fans a respite. The track returns to action May 28.
    Following are the top 5 in points at LSS for the 2016 season to date:
    u Montgomery Towing Super Stock – Brandy Baker, Brent Hodges -3, Johnny Starkey -7, Jason Gulledge -16, Joseph Engelbrecht -43
    u Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman – Jeffrey McGuirt, Bill Knight -1, Jacob Cate -3, Travis Payne -7, Justin Payne -32

  • Vols golfers third in AA state tourney

    Waccamaw, sparked by Patrick Golden’s record effort, captured the Class AA state golf championship on Tuesday at the True Blue Golf Club on Pawley’s Island True Blue Plantation.
    Golden, for 36 holes, posted a sizzling 130 (67-63) to help WHS topped the field by 15 shots.
    The Braves shot a 581 to top runner-up Bishop England with 596 strokes. Andrew Jackson, the four-time Region IV-AA champion, was third overall with a 621.
    Pendleton posted a 635 to place fourth, two shots ahead of Ninety Six with a 637.