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Today's News

  • Roberts blazes to club title

    Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.
    Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win.
    Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.

  • SC forces team for Classic victory

    The South rose on Indian Land’s “Reservation” on Saturday night.
    The Lancaster County forces – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools – teamed to key South Carolina to a 35-20 win over the North Carolina teams in the annual Founders North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School.
    The host IL Warriors rallied late to cap the S.C. win with a 14-7 victory over Parkwood.
    AJ opened with a 7-0 win over Providence Day and Lancaster notched a 7-0 victory over Ardrey Kell.

  • Column: Trump’s behavior problems are way too big to set aside

    In a letter to the editor last Friday, Paul Lloret said that Donald Trump’s message resonates with a large number of Americans, so we shouldn’t be upset over his behavior problems and should “consider the source” of the criticism.
    While the resonating part may be true, I wholeheartedly disagree with the second bit.
    Criticism of Trump’s behavior isn’t coming only from other politicians. It’s coming from your neighbors as well.

  • Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

    We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
    In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.

  • Column: What does an average Medicare enrollee pay?

    Many people have a misconception that Medicare is free healthcare coverage for when they reach age 65.

    That is far from the truth.

    This column spells out some of the common costs that are associated with Medicare, to show future Medicare recipients what they might expect when they enroll. For a more detailed explanation of each of these parts of the program, visit Medicare.gov.

  • Muscles and Mascara LLC

    For 29-year-old personal trainer Jenny Starnes, fitness training isn’t all about big muscles and flexing. It’s about building women’s self-confidence while living a healthy lifestyle.

    Starnes began Muscles and Mascara, a personal-training business, six months ago and currently trains 25 clients out of T.J.’s Fitness in Kershaw and Big Wayne’s Gym in Lancaster and Rock Hill. She charges $30 each one-hour, one-on-one training session for women.

  • Marco’s Pizza opens 2nd IL restaurant

    The father-son duo that opened Marco’s Pizza in Six Mile Commons near Walmart last year opened a second Indian Land location last week.

    Mike and Andy Hunter’s new store at 8348 Charlotte Highway is also boosting the local economy by adding up to 30 jobs. The new restaurant, which opened Aug. 8, is run by general manager Sean Hagan, who helped open the Hunters’ first store here.

  • Column: Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony

    At a hearing in early July, members of Congress asked FBI Director James Comey why he had not recommended indicting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her e-mails.
    Comey said he didn’t believe Clinton’s reckless, negligent handling of e-mails – his description – rose to the level of lawbreaking. He was asked if Clinton had lied to the FBI during its investigation, which would have been a federal crime in itself. No, he said.

  • Green - Montgomery Engagement

    Nathalia Nicole Green, daughter of the late Pinckney and Susie Green, announces her engagement to William Louis Montgomery, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Paul AME Church in Lancaster.
    Miss Green is a 1975 graduate of Lancaster High School. She is a former employee of Duracell.
    Mr. Montgomery is the son of the late Clarence Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Annie Lou Elder of Lancaster.

  • Neal - Taylor Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Neal announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Neal, to Reece Taylor, all of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church in Heath Springs.