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Today's News

  • All-star football teams launch play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth football teams will launch postseason all-star play in the Central District playoffs on Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

    The 11-12 mites age division all-star team will play the Rock Hill YMCA to open play at 1 p.m. at the LEHS Demons Stadium.

    The Lancaster vs. Rock Hill winner will advance to play the Fairfield County vs. Kershaw County winner at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.

    Fairfield County meets Kershaw County in the 11-12 division playoffs at 2:30 at the Lugoff-Elgin High field.

  • Memories from long-closed Dobson Elementary School

    This sixth-grade class at now-closed Dobson Elementary School was photographed 50 years ago.

  • ILMS wins U.S. reading contest, logs 177,442 minutes in October

    The number 177,442 can stand for many different things.
    At Indian Land Middle School, it’s the number of minutes students read on Chromebooks during October, landing them first place in the national 2017 LightSail Launch Challenge.
    The school received $3,000 to spend on e-books for students to read through the LightSail app on Chromebooks.
    “We feel pretty great about winning, but most importantly our students were growing and learning and they were excited to read,” said ILM curriculum director Cheryl Fleischman.

  • Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney to host 4-Cylinder Shakedown, SECA qualifier

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is hosting the 4-Cylinder Shakedown and SECA qualifier today.
    Cherokee Speedway is the only Carolinas track racing today, so CS officials are expecting a packed house for a full day of racing action in Cherokee County.
    The card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Stock 4, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders, with all divisions running a full field qualifier for the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals.
    The Cherokee Speedway card also has the Renegade, Thunder Bomber and Pure Stock V8 divisions running.

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.

  • Coach Page made great impact at Buford

    To measure a coaches success is often determined by his won-loss record over his career.
    Sometimes it’s more than those numbers.
    You could say that’s true for Coach Sam Page, the longtime member of the Buford High School coaching staff who died Thursday morning at his home after a few years of declining health.

  • Jackets’ soccer stars Gossman, Sutton to play at USC Union

    BUFORD – The University of South Carolina Union men’s soccer team will launch its program with a pair of Buford High School standouts.
    BHS Jackets soccer aces Zayn Sutton and Blaine Gossman will be getting their kicks with the Bantams men’s soccer team for the 2018 campaign.
    “We’re really happy to have Blaine and Zayn in our soccer program,” USCU men’s soccer coach Zach Simmons said. “Blaine brings a great deal of versatility to our team. He has a lot of speed and ball control.

  • Column: Norman says GOP tax-reform plan is simple, fair

    It is no secret that our tax system is broken.
    Did you know that the tax code has not been fully reformed in over 30 years? Right now, we have the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve fair, comprehensive tax reform and make the system work for all Americans.
    Politicians in Washington have a spending problem, not an income problem. We have to distinguish the needs versus wants, which conservatives have promised the American people.

  • Column: Don’t take shortcut of blaming mass killings on mental illness

    After the latest mass shooting on American soil, those looking for reasons why this happened (and in some cases trying to cover for what many people think is the real problem) are trotting out the old standby boogieman – mental illness.
    In some cases, it’s easier for them to wrap their mind around why this sort of thing keeps happening in this country if they can quickly and easily place blame on a cause such as mental illness.

  • Column: A young boy stops to thank WWII veteran

    Last week, I was having breakfast downtown with an old friend. Usually six of us meet for breakfast on Friday morning, but four were scattered from South America to doctor’s offices, so the two of us carried on.
    While we had coffee and waited for our eggs and bacon, we covered a number of topics – one was about World War II.