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Today's News

  • Vols sweep host Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson, in its second straight county rivalry clash, rebounded for a sweep of host Indian Land on Tuesday night in the Warriors gym.

    AJ, which dropped a pair of road games to Lancaster on Friday night, got back on track with a pair of wins over host ILHS.

    The Lady Volunteers came on strong to take a 49-23 win over the Lady Warriors in the opener.

    The AJ boys, 1-1, capped the sweep, winning a nail-biter, 36-35.

  • Speedway points awards night marks end of an era for McManus

    The 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway awards banquet marked the end of an era as  former LMS owner Doug McManus hosted his final points banquet at the La Chalupa Mexican Resturant.

    Drivers, fans, crew members and staff members celebrated the 2017 points champions.

    In the SECA Crate Late Model Divisions, Timbo Mangum has made this a regular occurrence over the past few years, taking the 2017 points title over Chris Fite, Ron Geehring, Brandy Baker, and Hank Taylor.

  • Kersey Memorial tourney sports strong wrestling field

    Indian Land High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware is expecting an elite field for the seventh annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The field includes 16 teams from across the Carolinas.

    “This is going to be one of our most competitive tournaments in the history of this event,” Boulware said. “We’re going to have multiple state champions as well as state qualifiers for the tournament.”

    A year ago, ILHS was second, the runner-up to Goose Creek High School.

  • County pair set for all-star clash

    A pair of Lancaster County football standouts are set to battle in the 70th annual North-South All-Star football game Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.

    Lancaster High School star offensive lineman Keavius Barnes and Andrew Jackson High ace two-way lineman Dalton McKittrick are set to play in the annual game which features the state’s top high school senior football players.

    McKittrick, an all-region selection for the Vols this past season, is expecting to play in the North defensive line.

  • Junior Jackets drop loss to Parkwood, 54-47

    The Buford Junior Jackets dropped a 54-47 junior varsity basketball loss to Parkwood on Monday night.

    Parkwood opened a 14-4 first quarter lead, but Buford rallied to make it 27-21 at the half.

    Brayden Phillips hit seven points to lead BHS at the half.

    The Junior Rebels held a 38-32 edge after three periods.

    Buford battled back before dropping the seven-point loss.

    Tyson Miller led Buford with 19 points.

    E. Jackson and B. Batson each had 12 points to lead Parkwood to the win.

  • Former Bruins star Brunson earns honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Nov. 18.

    Brunson had 14 points and six rebounds as the team fell to Huntingdon College 73-57.

    Brunson is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster.

    Brunson, a 2013 Lancaster High School graduate, was a key contributor for the Lady Bruins, who earned Class AAAA Upper State playoff berths in her final two seasons.

  • Column: S.C. lawmakers shouldn’t gripe about counties’ spending habits

    In a recent House Ways and Means subcommittee meeting, state lawmakers expressed great concern about the responsibility of county spending practices.
    Let’s be clear: County spending habits are technically no concern of the state, from a jurisdictional perspective. However, the law requires the General Assembly to set aside 4.5 percent of last year’s general fund revenue for the local government fund (LGF) to cover state mandates on counties and municipalities.

  • Column: Tributes to an S.C. pioneer, Chief Justice Ernest Finney

    Ernest Finney, former chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court, died Sunday at his home in Columbia. He was 86.
    Finney, a Virginia native, was a hero in the state’s judicial community, a well-known legislator and accomplished civil-rights attorney. He broke racial barriers throughout his life, becoming a Supreme Court justice in 1985 and chief justice in 1994, the first African-American to hold those positions since Reconstruction.

  • On Faith: Don’t let hectic season distract you from peace that God offers

    Once again we are in the throes of the hectic pace of the Christmas season.
    Festive lights and decorations. Selecting the perfect gift for the perfect (or imperfect) person. The sights and sounds of the season. All these things and much more make the season what it is.
    Or do they? Is this really what the season is all about? Is it really about the lights, the decorations, the presents, the family get-togethers and all the other happenings?

  • Third-period runs spur Bruins in sweep of Vols

    Lancaster launched its 2017-18 home basketball schedule, scoring a pair of wins over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The Bruins teams, in front of a packed house, used third-period surges to post their wins over the Volunteers.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-2, notched a 63-38 win and the boys completed the sweep with a 72-62 victory.

    The LHS boys, 3-2, were in a battle with the scrappy Vols, but gained the upper hand with a strong third-period finish.