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Today's News

  • LMS hosts open practice Saturday

    In less than a week, Lancaster Motor Speedway fans and drivers can visit the half-mile dirt oval under new management and ownership.

    LMS officials are hosting an open practice session Feb. 24 for the upcoming racing season.

    An open practice means any car in any division of dirt track racing can come and practice at LMS.

  • Stingers finish strong in tourneys

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments last weekend, earning their share of mat honors.

    The Stingers competed Feb. 10 in the Tour of SC Central Showcase at White Knoll High School in Lexington where the BSWC finished 17th out of 45 teams in a field of 349 wrestlers.

    In the 12U heavyweight division, Tanner Sellers was first with a 2-0 record edging teammate Tony Amos, second with a 2-1 record. Ricky McKinnon also competed in the heavyweight division.

  • Warriors’ Starcher to play at Maryville College

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School senior linebacker Nico Starcher came to the Warriors’ football team for his senior year, he didn’t know what to expect, but looking back he’s glad he did.

    Starcher’s move made an impact as he has signed to play football at NCAA Div. III Maryville College, a USA South Atlantic Conference member in Maryville, Tenn.

    Starcher made his move to the next level official, signing with the Fighting Scots on Feb. 7 in the ILHS media center.

  • AJ Middle girls win district title

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers girls’ basketball team is the 2017-18 District champions for the second straight season with an unbeaten record.

    The Vols, 14-0 last season, went 13-0 this season.

    The AJMS girls put the finishing touches on their perfect hoops season with a 59-4 home win over North Central Middle School on Feb. 8 at the AJ High School gym.

    The Vols, in taking the lopsided win, led 29-0 at the half on the way to the 55-point win.

  • County senior hoops trio earns all-state honors

    An ace trio of Lancaster County girls basketball stars has been honored as all-state selections for the 2017-18 season.

    The girls, all seniors, include Andrew Jackson High School’s Danielle Ussery, Lancaster High School’s Zaria Woods and Payton Howell of Buford High School.

    Ussery, the Region IV-AA Player of the Year for the region champion Lady Volunteers of coach Sha’Ron Robertson, has produced a stellar senior campaign.

  • Police Blotter: Feb. 18, 2018

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • Column: The unusual, political way we pick judges

    South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty is a former state House member. So is James Lockemy, chief judge of the S.C. Court of Appeals, the state’s second-highest court.
    The road from the State House to the courthouse historically has been an easy one, as The Nerve has previously reported. Last week, the legislature, which has 52 lawyer-lawmakers, or 30 percent of the 170-member body, continued their tradition of nepotism in the latest round of judicial elections.

  • Column: A life-saving technology turns 50 years old today

    Fifty years ago today, Rep. Rankin Fite, speaker of the Alabama House, placed the first 911 call from the Haleyville City Hall.
    From that small beginning, 911 technology has continually evolved, becoming an essential part of public safety across America. Each advancement has improved our nation’s ability to get faster, more reliable information to first responders so they can do their job of saving lives and property.

  • Column: Why I support Indian Land incorporation

    I will be voting “yes” for the town of Indian Land.
    I have no connection to the organizers on either side of this issue. But to me, the decision is fairly simple.
    We need representation on decisions that affect our community. At present, we are out-voted on the Lancaster County Council, usually 5-2, and we will not gain a majority even if we pick up another Indian Land seat after the next census. There is no way in the foreseeable future to have any semblance of being adequately represented on the council.

  • Column: Let’s unite in prayer about so many lost in drug crisis

    Another overdose, again? This seems to be the question you hear over and over lately.
    In all my almost 40 years, I have never recalled seeing or hearing of this many people dying from an apparent overdose within a year or so in our area alone. The ages seem to range from the teens to the 50s for the most part.
    It’s no longer that someone died from a gang-related shooting, but from this. I work at The Lancaster News and in my position I deal with obituaries and have to enter these people’s names into our computer system.