Today's News

  • Let’s try for judicial independence

    If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.

    Consider the way we install judges. In effect, the Legislature unilaterally elects them.

  • Let’s put Constitution Day into perspective

    In 2004, an act of Congress established every Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, the day of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

    This federal law requires that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. Here at the University of South Carolina Lancaster we had several constitution-related activities across the campus. On this 228th anniversary, I consider some historical and current-day features of this incredible document fashioned so long ago.

  • Lady Jackets top AJ in region volleyball

    The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA volleyball  play this week, posting a road win over Andrew Jackson.
    The Lady Jackets, with their second win over rival AJ, were coming off a runner-up finish in the 12-team Carolina Challenge at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    Buford, seeking to stay unbeaten in league play, hosted North Central in Region IV-AA volleyball play on Thursday, Sept. 24.
    AJ, 4-3, has dropped losses to Buford and North Central in league play this season.

  • Knight enjoys grid jousts

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts and his Jackets’ staff know they have a veteran player in three-year performer Lane Knight.
    A closer look at the BHS two-way starter and tri-captain might reveal more, much more.
    Knight’s 71-year-old grandfather Huey Knight, a legend at Lancaster Super Speedway and a recent inductee in the LSS Hall of Fame, also plays into young Knight’s persona.

  • Lady Bruins netters bidding to rebound from losses

    The 2015 Lancaster High girls tennis season is a challenging one as the Lady Bruins lost nearly three-fourths of the LHS girls team from the previous year.
    The fall tennis season is so short that it’s difficult to overcome the learning curve for new players in time for the region schedule to begin.
    The trio of Clinton, Broome and Union County are always tough opponents and make the region a challenging one again this season.
    Chester and South Pointe round out the region and the top four finishers will advance to the playoffs.

  • Double points on the line in LSS race Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway action Saturday night, Sept. 26 is presented by U.S. Bonding and it will also feature double points.
    U.S. Bonding is the official sponsor of the Vintage Division at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The LSS card for Saturday is the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start and a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker. If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.

  • Chaos hits Lancaster stage

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    A woman afraid to leave her home, three gossips and a stripper come together to create chaos in “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.”
    The show promises comedic drama, adult-themed humor and a night of fun, said the show’s director Eric Grace.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County show opens today, Sept. 25, and runs through Oct. 3 at the Barr Street Auditorium, 612 E. Meeting St.

  • Kershaw council hears park update

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council may install a new gate to allow students from Kershaw Elementary School to access Stevens Park from Ingram Street during daylight hours.
    At its Monday, Sept. 21, meeting, council directed Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes to explore the possibility of having a gate or gates installed.
    The consensus decision came after council heard an update on needs at the park from Kershaw Community Park Council board member Frances Moreland.

  • County plan for new economic development department moves forward

    Plans are moving forward for Lancaster County’s first in-house economic development office.
    Following Lancaster County Council’s decision in August to rescind funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials laid the groundwork for a new internal county department with first nods for two ordinances during council’s Sept. 14 meeting.
    Up first, council approved first reading of an ordinance creating the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development by a vote of 6-1, with Councilman Jack Estridge dissenting.

  • Now is the time

    Lancaster County school board members approved a timeline Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a proposed bond referendum to pay for capital projects at county schools.
    Action on the bond referendum during Tuesday night’s work session comes as the school district wraps up a decade’s worth of improvements at the district’s 22 schools and faces a growing need for more schools in Indian Land.
    Tuesday night’s unanimous vote set in motion a process Lancaster County School District officials hope will result in a public vote on the matter as early as spring.