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Today's News

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster Speedway a long time coming

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins, Lawrence named to Walter Camp list

    CLEMSON – Clemson University defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have both been named to the 2017 Walter Camp National Player of the Year watch list.   
    Both were also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football.
    Only nine defensive players were named to the Camp watch list and Clemson is the only school with two defensive players on it.
    Wilkins and Lawrence form one of the top defensive tackle combinations in college football.

  • Column: Where Dems are in charge, everything is falling apart

    Dimple Ajmera, a Charlotte City Council member, said last week that any Republican who supports President Donald Trump has no place on the city council or in the Charlotte mayor’s race. 
    Her liberal Democrat self-satisfaction is off the chart. She and her party consider themselves the epitome of compassion, empathy, goodness and light, while believing that conservative Republicans are full of greed and hate.

  • Column: Open government has come a long way in the last decade

    It was 10 years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s fiscal transparency website – one of the first such sites in the country. The goal was to provide citizens easy access to details about how state government spends their money.

  • Weekend Recap: July 24, 2017

    Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt teamed to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament played under sweltering weather conditions. The annual club championship is Aug. 12-13. Golfers can register by calling (803) 416-4500.

    Scott Hunter topped the ultra-competitive 16-car field in USCS Sprint car action. For the latest dirt racing results, see sports in Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Column: Feeling nibbled at checkout line? This may be the reason

    If you shop locally and wonder where the money goes, the Tax Foundation has an explanation. South Carolinians pay the 17th-highest sales taxes in the nation, according to a new midyear report from the nonpartisan think tank.
    The ranking, arrived at by combining state sales taxes and a population-weighted average of local sales taxes, is another rebuke to public officials who tout the Palmetto State as a low-tax environment.

  • Editor's Column: The CEO taps on the door: ‘Did we treat you right?’

    I didn’t know who Janice Dabney was when she tapped on the door of my dad’s room just before he checked out of Springs Memorial Hospital for the last time.
    It was February 2015, and I had just moved back to Lancaster after four decades away. Dad had spent eight weeks shuttling between Springs Memorial, its two rehab wings and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. First an aortic aneurism, then a stroke, and his lymphoma was back.
    At 91, he decided no more hospitals, and we told him that was understandable. He passed away at home three months later.

  • Williams to run for Koalas

    Alexandria Williams, who ran track at Lancaster and Andrew Jackson high schools, has signed to run track at Columbia College.
    Williams, in her senior season at LHS, competed in the 100-meter dash, relay, long jump, high jump and 400-meter relay.
    She earned a bid to the Class AAAA state qualifier with a third-place finish in the region meet at York.
    The top eight qualifiers advance to the state qualifier. Williams was also a member of the winning 4 x 100 team at the KLS county track meet last spring.

  • New ILHS volleyball coach sets high goals

    Indian Land High School has hired a new head volleyball coach. Jim Seidel was recently named as the new coach after former coach Tillie Kerna resigned.
    Kerna resigned earlier this year to move back to Seattle, Wash., with her family. She was head coach at the high school for one year and coached at Indian Land Middle School for three years.