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Today's News

  • Jackets host preseason hoops tournament

    The high school hardwood takes center stage tonight for three nights of action as Buford High School hosts its annual preseason basketball tournament in the Jackets gym.

    The Buford Preseason Tournament opens today with varsity play at 5:45 p.m. when Indian Land faces South Pointe of Rock Hill.

    Game two, at 6:50 p.m., has the Governor’s School meeting tournament host Buford.

    The evening finale today has Oceanside Academy of Charleston meeting Lancaster at 7:55.

  • Column: Odd approach to legislative power-sharing

    At a meeting last week, the S.C. House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee was talking about restructuring the state’s Public Utilities Review Committee, which oversees or influences every area of the energy industry, including the failed V.C. Summer nuclear construction project.
    Rep. Nathan Ballantine, a Richland County Republican, brought up the PURC’s legislator-to-citizen ratio.

  • Column: Democrats back policies that help America’s middle class

    Last Saturday at noon, my wife Mary and I rode in the Lancaster Veterans Day parade in the back of Keith Grey’s pickup truck with Tom and Judy Langston. Keith also pulled a trailer with more members of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.
    The LCDP trailer was entry number 59 in the parade. Tommy Myers and his family walked behind our trailer as entry number 60. Even though Tommy is a Democrat, he was not in the parade as a Democrat, but as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

  • Brooks new LMS race director

    Chester Brooks is the new race director for Lancaster Motor Speedway, the half-mile dirt track.

    Brooks has worked for numerous tracks and racing series during his racing career.

    He previously worked for Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and with the 525 Fuel Series, a traveling Late Model Series.

    The track staff of Lancaster Motor Speedway is excited to bring Brooks on board for the 2018 racing season.

  • Evans signs to play at UNCA

    Lancaster High School girls golf star Baylee Evans is going to the Dogs, but in a doggone good way.

    Evans, an all-region golfer during her LHS career, has signed to play for the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs.

  • All-star football teams launch play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth football teams will launch postseason all-star play in the Central District playoffs on Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

    The 11-12 mites age division all-star team will play the Rock Hill YMCA to open play at 1 p.m. at the LEHS Demons Stadium.

    The Lancaster vs. Rock Hill winner will advance to play the Fairfield County vs. Kershaw County winner at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.

    Fairfield County meets Kershaw County in the 11-12 division playoffs at 2:30 at the Lugoff-Elgin High field.

  • Memories from long-closed Dobson Elementary School

    This sixth-grade class at now-closed Dobson Elementary School was photographed 50 years ago.

  • ILMS wins U.S. reading contest, logs 177,442 minutes in October

    The number 177,442 can stand for many different things.
    At Indian Land Middle School, it’s the number of minutes students read on Chromebooks during October, landing them first place in the national 2017 LightSail Launch Challenge.
    The school received $3,000 to spend on e-books for students to read through the LightSail app on Chromebooks.
    “We feel pretty great about winning, but most importantly our students were growing and learning and they were excited to read,” said ILM curriculum director Cheryl Fleischman.

  • Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney to host 4-Cylinder Shakedown, SECA qualifier

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is hosting the 4-Cylinder Shakedown and SECA qualifier today.
    Cherokee Speedway is the only Carolinas track racing today, so CS officials are expecting a packed house for a full day of racing action in Cherokee County.
    The card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Stock 4, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders, with all divisions running a full field qualifier for the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals.
    The Cherokee Speedway card also has the Renegade, Thunder Bomber and Pure Stock V8 divisions running.

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.