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Today's News

  • Column: Sen. Scott: Even if you can’t feel others’ pain, know that it is real

    Editor’s note: These are excerpts from a speech by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to the U.S. Senate this week.

    I rise today to give my second speech this week discussing the issues we are facing as a nation following last week’s tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge. This speech is perhaps the most difficult, because it’s the most personal.
    In many cities and towns across the nation, there is a deep divide between the black community and law enforcement – a trust gap, a tension that has been growing for decades.

  • Column: Plotting the course toward a stronger community

    Since its inception, the J. Marion Sims Foundation has been focused on sustaining and strengthening the health and wellness of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls. During our 20-year anniversary, we are actively planning for the future and asking questions about the health of our region.
    Where do we excel as a community? Where should we focus? What are your dreams for the community where we live, work, and play? What makes this a great place for your children? What would make our quality-of-life even better for your children’s children?

  • USC adopts clear-bag policy for sports events

    COLUMBIA – In a move designed to provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, the University of South Carolina will implement a clear-bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, beginning next month. 

  • Lee, CU baseball coaches receive raises

    CLEMSON – Following a remarkable first season that featured 44 wins, Clemson University’s first ACC title and NCAA national seed in a decade and the first home regional since 2011, baseball coach Monte Lee and his staff received salary increases and extended contracts approved July 14 by the school’s Board of Trustee Compensation Committee.

  • Heffner leaving GFHS to assist at AJ

    For Josh Heffner, it wasn’t so much that the light came on...it went off.

    Heffner, who played at Great Falls High School, spent one year as an assistant coach and the past two seasons as head coach of the Red Devils baseball program, has resigned his position.

    He will join the staff of Mike Lucas at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Heffner says a series of unusual events led him to his new position.

  • Duncan takes on John Smith’s role, office

    GREAT FALLS – A classroom a few doors down from the Great Falls High gymnasium almost looks naked.

    The team pictures and newspaper clippings that used to adorn the walls are gone, and a big filing cabinet full of scorebooks is missing. And John Smith isn’t sitting behind the desk.

  • Cox wins The Blade 2nd straight year

    GREER – Andrew Jackson High School golfer Emily Cox shot an even-par 72 in the second and final round of play Wednesday to win the 13-18 girl’s division in The Blade Junior Classic at Thornblade Club.

    The Vols’ rising senior shot a 3 under on the back nine to finish the two-day S.C. Golf Association tournament at 3 under.

  • Remember When: Another dose of ‘war is hell’ at Gettysburg

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away last week, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them until we run out, in his honor.

    No matter where you are, you need some old work clothes. An old Stetson that I’ve been holding onto for years is ideal to shade my brow, and those Red Camel faded blue work pants and old Air Force blue dress shirt pretty much takes care of it for me.

  • Science + Art

    Campers’ eyes were filled with excitement and wonder Monday morning as the Lancaster County Council of the Arts started its first week of Arts and Sciences camps in Lancaster.
    Being one of the largest sessions, the Lancaster camp is hosting nearly 70 participants this week at Covenant Baptist Church.
    LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said the Lancaster session has 12 classes with instructors who are certified teachers and art professors.

  • Column: A Trump vote is a stiff-arm to both parties

    Every time I write about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it sounds repetitive of what we can see and hear on TV and radio. I don’t think there is anything I can say that is going to inform or change someone’s mind about who to vote for, because I think people have heard it all and have made their decisions based on things like family, tradition and party loyalty.
    Having said this, I would like to challenge voters to consider something else in their decision process.