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Today's News

  • Column: Cyber-harassment victims need protection, not blame

    This is a response to Dianne T. Evans’ March 25 guest column “Foolish stupidity! Do NOT transmit your nude photos!” She was reacting to Rep. Mandy Powers-Norrell’s proposed legislation banning revenge porn.
    The world has changed. Our children and grandchildren communicate differently than we did in the past.
    We don’t approve of it, obviously, but what consenting adults do on the internet, or through texting, should not be exploited by one party to publicly embarrass and humiliate another person for revenge.

  • New pet-sitting service opens in the Panhandle

    From release

    Local pet owners have a new option when it comes to finding someone to care for their pets when they can’t do it themselves.

    Indian Land Pet Sitting opened in January to serve the Panhandle area with professional pet sitting and dog-walking services.

    “The Indian Land area of South Carolina is growing rapidly, with many pet-loving residents who travel frequently or commute for work into Charlotte” said Lucie Miller, owner of the new business.

  • Signing day for interns, apprentices

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    The auditorium was packed as students prepared to sign letters of intent. Representatives of their destinations prepared to add their own names on the dotted line.

    This is a familiar routine when it comes to student athletes on signing day, but it’s a new scene for student interns and apprentices.

  • Lancers splits with Pioneers in Region X play

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster split a pair of NJCAA Region X baseball games with Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday at SMC.

    The teams were slated for a pair of weekend doubleheaders, but the Saturday games were the only two played in the four-game series.

    The Sunday games were canceled due to weather.

    In the Saturday twin bill, USCL rallied for a 5-1 extra-inning win in the opener, but the Pioneers prevailed in game two, taking a 7-3 win over the Lancers.

  • Vols blank Cyclones in soccer

    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers soccer team upped its record to 13-2, posting a 2-0 home win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Monday night.

    Bryce Phillips gave the Volunteers the only goal they would need, scoring on an assist from Jared Truesdale in the first half.

    AJ’s second goal came from Mason McKittrick on a steal from the Chester High center back.

    Vols keeper Tyler Williams notched the shutout with four saves in the match.

    Phillips was selected the AJ player of the game in the Vols’ win over Chester.

  • Baker wins Funderburke Realty Super Stock Race

    Veteran driver Brandy Baker captured the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Going into the race, which paid $1,500 to win as the track’s top race Saturday, discussion had Baker, known as “The Gambler,” and Timbo Mangum as the favorites.

    The two ace drivers have quite a history between them over nearly two decades of racing against each other and building one of the biggest rivalries in all of Carolinas dirt track racing.

  • Vols looking to finish strong

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – So far, the Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer team is 13-2 on the year, undefeated in conference play, and making a push for a region crown, as well as the Class AA soccer playoffs.

    It’s night and day from last year’s nightmarish 2-16 campaign.

     “Last year was tough. We were playing hard, but still losing.” said Vols soccer coach Alex Tarque, who is in his third year guiding the AJ booters.

  • Martin: Thornwell is still vital to USC hoops

    FORT LAWN – Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell is a year removed from his college days at the University of South Carolina, but Gamecock hoops coach Frank Martin still holds him close to his program.

    Thornwell, the SEC Player of the Year in 2016-17 when the Gamecocks made their first-ever Final Four run, just completed his rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Martin: Thornwell is still vital to USC hoops

    FORT LAWN – Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell is a year removed from his college days at the University of South Carolina, but Gamecock hoops coach Frank Martin still holds him close to his program.

    Thornwell, the SEC Player of the Year in 2016-17 when the Gamecocks made their first-ever Final Four run, just completed his rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Power outages, damage follow severe thunderstorm

    Over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power following a severe thunderstorm that blew through Lancaster County around 3 p.m. Sunday.
    As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, outages included 3,541 with Duke Energy, 552 with Lynches River and 65 with York Electric Co-op.
    According to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, there seems to be no tornado damage although a tornado warning was issued for the county until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.