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Today's News

  • Commentary: Haley: Trump’s Jerusalem shift will advance Mideast peace

    Editor’s note: Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, now the U.N. ambassador, appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday to defend President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Host John Dickerson also asked her North Korea and about women who stepped forward again last week to repeat their accusations of sexual misbehavior against Trump. Here are excerpts of their discussion.

  • Column: Get ready to pay, pay, pay if Indian Land incorporates

    I read with interest the guest column by Jerry Holt on Nov. 29, where he raises the question of parity of Sheriff Barry Faile’s actual charges to Heath Springs and Kershaw and proposed charges to Indian Land, if incorporated. There are several observations I wish to make.
    First, the proposed increase of $15,000 (from $23,500 to $38,500 for coverage not provided 24/7) suggests, at a minimum, that costs to the sheriff’s office are going up.

  • Bruins win two over Cycs

    The Lancaster Bruins finished fast to cap a hoops sweep of the Class AAA Chester Cyclones on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, with a key fourth-period surge, took the lead and held on for the 77-71 win over the Cyclones.

    The LHS boys’ six-point win gave the Bruins a sweep after the Lady Bruins cruised to a 76-29 win over the Lady Cycs.

    The boys game was tighter as the Bruins and Cyclones battled to the wire.

    Lancaster, 5-2, held a 39-35 lead at the break and the game was close to the end.

  • Junior Jackets drop loss to Lee Central

    Lee Central edged the Buford High School junior varsity boys basketball team, taking a 39-38 win.

    Tyson Miller led the Junior Jackets with 16 points, 10 in the second half. Dacurrion Kelly hit 16 points to lead Lee Central.

    In the game, Buford opened strong, taking a 6-0 lead, but LCHS, using its pressure defense, rallied to take an 11-8 lead after one quarter.

    The teams played tough defense in the second period for a low-scoring quarter and the game was tied at 15 at the break.

  • Bruins thump Trojans twice

    The Lancaster Bruins are finding their hoops home to their liking.

    The LHS teams, unbeaten as the host so far this season, kept the streak intact Wednesday night with a hardwood broom job of Class AAAAA foe Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    Lancaster took two from the Trojans, prevailing 62-58 in the boys game and 60-39 in the girls’ game.

    The nightcap was a battle to the wire, with the Bruins making clutch plays to seal their four-point  win and avenge their lone regular-season loss.

  • Jackets fall twice to Stallions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford tipped off Region IV-AA play, dropping a pair of home games to Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The LC girls posted a 31-21 win over the Lady Jackets and the Stallions stormed for the sweep with a 68-47 win over the Jackets.

    Lee Central, in the nightcap, took an early lead and steadily stretched its spread for the 21-point win over the BHS boys, 4-6, 0-1.

    Lee Central led 13-7 after one period and held a 23-13 edge at the break.

  • Vols split with Knights

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Fundamentals were key to North Central’s 65-58 win over host Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night at AJHS.

    While the Volunteer boys, 1-2, 0-1, tried to find the basket on long shots, the Knights worked the ball to the inside and made more of their shots

  • Column: It’s not luck when bombers fail, or when my plane doesn’t crash

    I heard so many people on TV in New York say “we got lucky” after that man in the subway station blew himself up and didn’t kill anybody.
    Don’t those people realize luck had nothing to do with it? There was no luck to this. God stepped in and stopped that man.
    I pray every day that God will protect this great country from these terrorists. And prayer works, people!

  • Column: ‘Trickle down’ hasn’t worked before, and it won’t this time

    This is a response to John Baker’s Dec. 6 article headlined “Government isn’t meant to tax away income inequality.”  
    Let’s talk tax reform. According to Mr. Baker’s excellent statistics, 60 percent of Americans report taxable income of less than $50,000 a year. No tax revenue there. So Republicans want to lower the “official” corporate tax rate of 35 percent to 20 percent to stimulate the economy, and lower the “tax burden” on the rich at the same time.

  • Small-business optimism soars

    From release

    COLUMBIA – Not since the roaring Reagan economy has small-business optimism been as high as it was in November, and S.C. business owners share that sentiment, the National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday.

    “We haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, and we’ve seen it only once in the 44 years that NFIB has been conducting this research,” said NFIB President Juanita Duggan, releasing the group’s Index of Small Business Optimism.