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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors notch win at Lewisville

    Indian Land posted one win in four games over the weekend in prep basketball play.
    The Indian Land Lady Warriors rebounded from their first loss of the season, lashing the Lewisville Lady Lions, 56-7 on Saturday night.
    The IL girls blitzed to a 24-6 first-period lead and allowed only one point the rest of the game to seal the 49-point win.
    The Lady Lions, who trailed 37-7 at the half, didn’t score in the second half as the Lady Warriors’ sticky defense kept LHS scoreless.

  • Barton pin lifts Buford over LHS

    Buford High School senior mat star Dakota Barton rescued the Jackets, posting a decisive pin of Lancaster High’s Immanuel Bush to lift host BHS to a 39-36 wrestling win over the Bruins on Monday night.
    Barton, 8-0 on the season, delivered his crucial fall in the heavyweight class to give the Jackets the three-point comeback victory.
    Buford trailed 36-33 going into the final weight class and Barton came through.

  • Bruins, Vols split in hoops

    KERSHAW – A night at the hoop saw rivals Andrew Jackson and Lancaster each looking good in “to the nines” wins at the packed Volunteers’ gym on Friday night.
    The Vols and Bruins each netted a nine-point victory for a county hardwood split.
    The fourth-ranked AJ boys built a big lead early and kept the upper hand in the face of a torrid Bruins charge for a 74-65 victory over Lancaster to cap play.
    The LHS girls took charge in the second period on the way to a 37-28 victory over the Lady Vols.

  • Goose Creek captures Kersey wrestling tournament crown

    Goose Creek placed eight wrestlers in the finals, won four individual weight divisions and racked up 190.5 points in taking the team title in the sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament at Indian Land High School on Saturday.
    The tournament is held in memory of late IL wrestling coach Mike Kersey, who also served as the wrestling coach at Lancaster High School during his career.

  • Gamecocks suspend Thornwell

    South Carolina Gamecocks senior guard Sindarius Thornwell, a Lancaster native and former Bruins’ basketball star, has been suspended indefinitely.
    Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a Sunday statement  that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy, but did not disclose the policy in question.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Candle Light Vigil set for Dec. 9

    The annual Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and Lancaster Police Department Candle Light Vigil is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in front of city hall at 216 S. Catawba St. The event is dedicated to the memory of victims of violent crimes and is open to the public.

    Christian Services mobile food truck

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    ‘Gloria!’ Christmas musical

    Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, along with Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church and Camp Creek Baptist Church, will present “Gloria!” a musical celebration of the glory of God, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Covenant Baptist. For details, call (803) 286-5683.

    40 years of service celebration

  • News Briefs

    Planning commission meeting canceled

    The regular Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Dec. 8 has been canceled.

    County council to meet Dec. 12

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. The Dec. 26 meeting is canceled because of the holidays.

    Public Safety Committee meets

  • Column: Why do S.C. lobbyists get state pensions?

    With the state pension system underfunded by billions of dollars and getting worse every day, how is it that non-state agencies are being allowed into the public pension system?
    That’s exactly what’s happening in South Carolina.
    State employees can participate in the system, of course. That’s what it’s designed for. But the purpose gets murkier when others join in, such as special-interest groups and their lobbyists.

  • Column: World-altering consequences: A thought on Pearl Harbor Day

    What might have been. These words often haunt us as we look back at decisions we’ve made. A single decision can sometimes save thousands of lives or cost millions.
    Seventy-five years ago, the Japanese Navy sent warplanes from its carriers to destroy American forces stationed at Pearl Harbor. Our country was not at war with Japan. In fact, we were negotiating for peace.
    Japan’s forces came in two waves. The first wave came literally out of the blue, and our sailors and soldiers could do little more than scramble to meet it.