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Today's News

  • Lady Vols, Warriors tops in Region IV-AA track

    The Andrew Jackson girls and Indian Land boys each captured Region IV-AA track titles at the region meet at North Central High School on Tuesday.
    The AJ girls, with their second straight region title, had 141 points, followed by Indian Land 135, Cheraw 92, Buford 64, Central 42, North Central 33 and Chesterfield 32.
    The IL boys prevailed with 206 points, with Central second at 124. North Central 54, Chesterfield 51, Cheraw 50, Buford 45 and AJ 17 followed.

  • Column: Infrastructure investments essential to S.C.

    The S.C. legislature is battling over infrastructure improvements in our state. It’s part of a wider debate on how to become truly prosperous, with opportunity for all.
    The “conservative solution” is to cut spending, taxes, regulations and government and not raise the minimum wage. Get government out of the way, and personal responsibility and the free market will create prosperity for all. Some seem to believe that government is bad and cannot do anything right.

  • Column: Mr. Melton, who are you to decide sheriff’s candidate isn’t ‘respectable’?

    This is a response to various recent articles about Billy McCoy, plagiarism, and Barry Faile.
    Starting with the editor’s column, written by Brian Melton, excuse me if my punctuation in this column is “not” correct, or not up to your standards. I have not found any job descriptions for sheriff that list proper punctuation to be a job requirement.
    Who are you to determine if Mr. McCoy is a “respectable candidate”? Have you interviewed him? That’s something for the voters to decide.

  • Relay for Life parking, shuttle bus schedule

    Parking for tonight’s Relay for Life event at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium will be affected by a softball game going on at the same time.
    To make sure parking is available for everyone, a shuttle bus will run every 15 to 20 minutes from the upper Lancaster High School lot next to LearnTV to the stadium from 5 p.m. until midnight.
    Parking is available at the home and visitors’ sides of the stadium and at the K-mart side of North Elementary. The soccer field parking will be reserved for those attending the Lancaster High softball game.

  • Hargett wins SECA Crate Late Model race

    Chris Hargett captured the SECA Crate Late Model $2,000 bonus race at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The front row featured Hargett and Hank Taylor. When the green flag fell, Hargett, Taylor, Steve Banal and Gary Puckett battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Hargett, exiting turn two, led, with Taylor and Banal behind him. As the laps ticked off, Hargett pulled away from the field, with an intense battle for second as Banal and Taylor swapped second numerous times,

  • USCL Lancers take one win in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers closed their weekend baseball series with a split Sunday with NJCAA Region X foe Florence Darlington Tech.
    USCL, 36-18, 17-11, fell to Florence Darlington Tech, 9-5.
    Jonathan Sabo paced the Lancers with three hits, including triple, and drove in a run. Christian Cain had two hits and two runs batted in. Lukas Ray posted two hits.
    Tyler Ackard had a hit and Evan Edwards had two RBIs.

  • County trio in prep softball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County prep softball teams are heading to the playoffs.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion with a 12-0 record, will be at home Thursday when the Lady Jackets will face an undetermined foe out of Region III, which was deciding its final finishes with region play-off tiebreakers this week.
    BHS is slated to open the playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.
    Buford, 16-4, dropped its regular-season finale, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C., 8-1 on Monday.

  • Vols golfers now 30-1

    The Andrew Jackson High golf team moved its links mark to 30-1 on the season, defeating Midlands teams Blythewood and Westwood at the Columbia Country Club on Monday.
    The Volunteers shot a 151 to top Blythewood’s 178 and a 190 for Westwood High School.
    AJ senior ace Logan Sowell shot a one-under 35 to earn medalist honors.
    Emily Cox carded a 36.
    Chandler Norville, Dakota Roberts and Mason Sowell each posted a 40.
    Caleb Brown finished with a 42.

  • Lady Bruins booters shell Union County

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins dominated in a senior night soccer rout of Union County High School with a 12-0 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
    Peyton Patterson paced the Lady Bruins with four goals, three in the first half, with three assists. Kayla Bailey scored two goals and added three assists.
    Heather McCain tallied two goals to aid the LHS girls.
    Michaela Burton scored a goal and added three assists.
    Ashlee Lane scored a goal and assisted Katelyn Prete on her first varsity goal.

  • Jackets swarm Bruins in 11-1 victory

    Buford, in impressive fashion, completed a season’s sweep of host Lancaster with an 11-1 win over the Bruins at LHS’s Doomsday Corner on Monday night.
    The 14-10 Jackets, who topped Lancaster, 8-7 on April 11, struck early, taking a 6-0 lead on the strength of the long ball.
    Eric Miles belted a first-inning grand slam and Druw Rollings smashed a second-inning two-run shot to spark the Jackets’ early surge.