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Today's News

  • Column: Tommy Pope cares about people, gets my vote for 5th District seat

    Billy Dale McCants, my son, was in a car wreck Nov. 12, 1988. I met the then-16th Circuit Solicitor Tommy Pope in 1995 for the trial of the two men that murdered my other son, Deputy James Brent McCants, killed in the line of duty Sept. 25, 1992.
    Tommy and his wife, Kim, are the best people I know. They really care for people. You become their friends, and they are yours.
    Tommy became speaker pro tem of the S.C. House in 2014. Now he is running for the 5th District congressional seat.

  • Racing tracks gear up for 2017 season

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Carolinas area racing tracks are gearing up for the 2017 season.

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., will hold practice Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

    - Carolina Speedway, located on 6355 Union Raod (Hwy 274) Gastonia, N.C., is holding practice for any race car division.

  • Lewisville set to ‘Lionize’ another HOF class

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – As is always the case, finding former coaches and athletes worthy of hall of fame induction at Lewisville isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which worthy candidates are going in each year.

    The Chester County Class A school has unveiled its fourth class and will honor the inductees with a banquet and ceremony Saturday.

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.

  • Young Vols look to make impact

    The 2017 Andrew Jackson High School baseball team sports its share of youth, but Volunteers coach Mike Lucas is confident about his AJ squad.

    “We are young, but we’re talented and I think we can come around,” said Lucas, in his eighth season guiding the Vols. “We have our share of depth and I like the way this team has been working and making strides to get better.”

  • Lady Vols seek stellar effort in Upstate title game with Cavs

    Andrew Jackson High girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson said the Lady Volunteers will need a top-notch effort to keep their postseason hopes alive today in Greenville.

    The Lady Vols, 18-7, battle 25-2 Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville at 4 p.m. for the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

  • Column: House members: Read resolutions before you vote

    Last week the S.C. House of Representatives adopted, with no objections, a resolution congratulating Gov. Henry McMaster on his ascension to the office – and encouraging him to expand Medicaid in South Carolina. This was unexpected, because the House, at least on paper, has been against expanding Medicaid.
    Clearly, no one other than the House member who introduced it and perhaps a few of the cosponsors had even glanced at the resolution.

  • Column: Meet GOP candidates at county party meeting

    While Election Day is behind us, there is still a lot going on in local and state politics.
    The upcoming meeting of the Lancaster County Republican Party puts you in the middle of it, giving you a chance to meet the candidates, live and in person. The February meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Mike Williams Builders, located at 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Here are some great reasons to attend our upcoming meeting.

    District 5 congressional candidates

  • Boosting young people's job prospects

    Cherri Flynn

    SC Works

    Young people in the American workforce are facing new challenges that may go unnoticed by other generations. Many want to improve their circumstances by going to college, but find their goal unreachable due to increased tuition costs and poverty-wage jobs.

  • Casey Crawford makes Hot 100 list

    Mortgage Professional America

    Centennial, Colo. – An Indian Land-based mortgage professional has been recognized in a list of the industry’s most influential individuals.

    Mortgage Professional America magazine just released its fifth annual Hot 100 report, featuring Casey Crawford, co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, as one of the major power players heating up the mortgage world.