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Today's News

  • Column: The key to success: High expectations

    This column is about a teacher, a family and a state, and one simple but powerful idea – expectations.
    First the teacher. In 1804, in the S.C. backwoods of what is now McCormick County, at a crossroads called Willington, four Presbyterian men decided that the community needed a church and  a school.
    Presbyterians (then and now) place a high value on learning. Church rules require that ministers be “educated and trained,” and thus many Presbyterian ministers also taught school.

  • Column: I don’t believe marchers’ science

    This weekend over 600 rallies and marches happened around the world for science. I watched some of the speeches on CSPAN from the rally in D.C. Many science topics were spoken about, but the core subject was that man-made global warming is considered settled science.
    What they are proclaiming is that their science is real. Why do they need rally for science that is real? They are not supporting Newton’s laws of motion here.

  • INSP real estate project might include a YMCA

    A 191-acre real estate project being undertaken by the owners of Inspiration Network (INSP) in Indian Land will feature commercial, retail, office and residential components, and developers are hoping to secure the area’s first YMCA. 

    The Upper Palmetto YMCA, serving York, Chester and Lancaster counties, said it’s “considering expansion into Lancaster County,” according to a release.

  • Bruins tennis team wins region title

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team earned a landmark triumph on the Bruins visit to South Pointe High School of Rock Hill on Thursday.

    The Bruins captured the Region III-AAAA tennis title with a 4-3 win over the Stallions.

    The match was tied at 3-all, but the Bruins No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Thomas and Connor Palmeri defeated Matt Mullis and Martin Jackson for the win.

  • Buford blanks AJ for region softball title

    The Buford Lady Jackets used a clutch pitching effort to notch a 2-0 win over county rival Andrew Jackson High School to win the Region IV-AA softball title for the second straight season.

    BHS senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who has signed to play at Limestone College, struck out 18 AJ batters and allowed a walk and a hit to key the 17-4 Lady Jackets to the region title win at the Lady Vols’ field on Friday night.

    AJ had only three batters reach in the game.

  • Vols edge Jackets for playoff bid

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers edged county rival Buford, 2-1 to capture fourth-place and a Class AA Upper State baseball playoff bid on Friday night at the Vols’ field.

    The Vols’ win came on AJ baseball senior night when Heath Gandy and John Cauthen were honored.

    Gandy was the man of the hour in the game, hurling the complete-game win and going 2-3 with the game-winning RBI to score teammate Will Hudson who had doubled in the AJ fifth.

  • Bruins sweep KLS county meet

    Host Lancaster High School captured both titles in the 11th annual Kleine Levin Syndrome Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet at the LHS track Saturday afternoon.

    The Bruins, with nine firsts in 16 events, compiled 120 points, while the Lady Bruins, who also won nine events in the meet, tallied 98.5 points.

  • Catoe notches first career win in a classic race

    Veteran driver Rusty Catoe captured his first career win to highlight action a Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    In the Extreme 4 main event, the front row had David Laney and Chris Baker.

    The fans were already on their feet because of the rivalry between these two great drivers.

    When the green flag dropped, Laney, Baker, Brad McManus and Mike Baucom roared  into turn one battling for the lead.

  • Lancers capture Region X title

    A Sunday split proved to be diamond delight for the University of South Carolina Lancers’ baseball team at the Lancaster High School baseball field on Sunday.

    The Lancers, with a split with Region X rival Spartanburg Methodist, earned the school’s first-ever regular-season region baseball championship.

    USCL, with the crown, will be the Region X tournament top seed for the tournament which opens May 6 in Burlington, N.C.

  • Weekend Recap: April 24, 2017

    The Burgess Family Benefit raised $1,600 Saturday through food sales, flea market and donations. Donations are accepted through May 5, and proceeds will benefit the immediate family of Coleen Burgess.

    Relay for Life of Lancaster County will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Scott Kodell, 51, was arrested April 17 for stealing campaign signs along Doby’s Bridge Road and the Fort Mill Parkway, and was charged with one count of petit larceny.