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Today's News

  • Teams set for jamboree play

    The high school football preseason hits the jamboree phase with plenty of action ahead for county teams.

    Three of the four county squads will see jamboree play tonight, with all four in action Saturday.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson will venture to Camden to play in the 42nd annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium. Lancaster is headed to Chester to play in the CHS Cyclones Jamboree at Chester High.

    At Camden, Buford opens play at 6:30 p.m. as the Jackets face A.C. Flora, while AJ caps the action as the Vols battle the host Camden Bulldogs at 8:30.

  • Roberts to defend club crown

    Scott Roberts will defend his club championship at the Lancaster Golf Club this weekend.

    Play in the 36-hole, two-day tournament opens Saturday and continues through early Sunday afternoon.

    Club pro Phil Small said he regards Roberts as the man to beat as he defends his crown in a field of 15 players.

    “Scott had an outstanding tournament last year and he’s been playing on a regular basis to stay on top of his game,” Small said. “He’s been there before and knows the challenges which come over those two days.

  • Column: I fought these 3 lousy ideas in legislature

    Now that the legislative session is over, I wanted to do something a little different and tell you about some legislation before the General Assembly that I did not support this year.
    A friend and fellow lawmaker shared the advice that the job of a legislator is 60 percent constituency work, 30 percent stopping bad legislation from happening and 10 percent passing good legislation. During my first year in the House, I have tried to model my time and effort around those three things.
    Here are three bills that I did not support and why.

  • Column: My plan to restore American Dream

    Phil Noble’s July 30 column asked: Is the American Dream alive or dead?
    Mr. Noble is an expert at identifying problems. His usual solution is more state money.
    His piece offered no solution to the lost American Dream. Democrats have no solutions to problems today that actually work.
    He said there are two South Carolinas, with great divisions of poverty, racism, isolation, hostility, violence and bloodshed between them. This is true for many states and cities in America, not just South Carolina.

  • Anytime Fitness program helps military vets readjust

    Anytime Fitness has joined with the national Lift for the 22 organization to offer free one-year gym memberships to military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The program’s goal is to fight suicide among veterans by bringing them together while also increasing their health and wellness. 

    Karen Phillips, manager of the Anytime Fitness gym on the Lancaster bypass, said one of her relatives suffered from PTSD, and the program is “just something that touched my heart.”

  • Bent Creek breaks ground in IL

    About 25 people gathered in the 88-degree heat July 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Taylor Morrison’s newest development in Indian Land.

    Bent Creek, off Jim Wilson Road, is the developer’s second community in Indian Land.

    The first houses in it are expected to be completed in the late fall, said Kevin Granelli, president of Taylor Morrison’s Charlotte division.

    The community will consist of 272 homesites, with two- to six-bedroom homes ranging from 2,200 to 3,750-plus square feet, with prices starting in the $300,000s. 

  • Laney ends LSS win drought with win

    David Laney halted his 2017 LSS winless streak with a win in the Extreme 4 race Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Laney was on the front row with Brad McManus.

    When the green flag waved, it was McManus, Laney, Dan Benson and Rusty Catoe battling for the lead entering turn one.

    The lead, exiting turn two, featured a dogfight between Laney, McManus, Benson, and Catoe. Laney and McManus made contact, which sent McManus spinning out.

    On the restart, Laney led, while Benson, Catoe and Kevin Woolford battled for second.

  • Coaches views vary with scrimmages

    Lancaster County football coaches came away with mixed views following opening scrimmages Friday.

    The coaches noted some positives, but also said they have work ahead as they push toward their openers.

    - Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins defense played well in their road scrimmage with host Swansea and Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

    “We felt our defense did well,” Collins said. “Our first unit didn’t give up any scores.

  • Weekend Recap: August 7, 2017

    A small group of eight people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings. Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly about making a positive impact on young people. Gonzalez said he plans to be at the courthouse at 2 p.m. Sunday for another round of prayer. He invites anyone interested to attend.

  • Column: Ratcheting up legal sanctions on gun violence

    I know my community expects harsher sentences in gun cases. Sometimes we expect more than the law allows.

    Clint Eastwood said, “A man has got to know his limitations.” I know the limitations of the current gun laws in South Carolina, and unfortunately they are not in our favor.