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Today's News

  • Editor's Column: Parnell’s big moment in the comedy vortex

    Archie Parnell, one of the 14 candidates running for the congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, got a bit of national publicity last week to help him stand out from the crowd.
    Boy, did he ever!
    Fair warning. If you’re not a fan of crude anatomical humor, do not check this out.
    It happened on comedian Samantha Bee’s political satire show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” on TBS. She has an audience of about 2.5 million, not far behind the 3 million or so who watch Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon on the big networks.

  • Column: We need Trump to undo Obama’s horrible policies

    This is my response to the columns by Jeremy Miller and Michael Jedson in Wednesday’s paper, which criticized Dr. Brooks Walker’s support for President Trump.
    I loved Dr. Walker’s letter. It was all true. Trump is trying to save our country. He sees that America is running toward socialist government, and that goes to communist.

  • Column: Democrats obstructionist?

    I am responding to Brooks Walker’s March 17 column “Democrats are redefining the party.”
    Dr. Walker states that the Democrats’ one goal is to “get Trump.” Apparently, Dr. Walker must have forgotten Sen. Mitch McConnell’s statement at the beginning of Obama’s first term that the Republican’s goal was to block any and all legislation initiated by Obama.

  • Lancers split with Crusaders

    The University of South Carolina Lancers split a pair of baseball games Monday night at Belmont Abbey with the Crusaders’ jayvees.

    USCL rebounded from an 8-6 loss in the opener to take a 3-2 win.

    Cross Holfert drilled two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs in the Lancers’ win.

  • Annual martial arts tournament features intense competition

    From Release

    The 43rd annual Universal Martial Arts Championships featured a broad band of competitors, including those from across the country and international participants.

    The event, held March 11 at the Springdale Recreation Center, was sponsored by Hanshi James White and Universal Karate Studios.

    The chilly weather did not stop competitors and spectators from attending.

  • Bruins booters bury Westwood

    Lancaster upped its region mark to 2-1 with an 8-1 win over Westwood on Tuesday night.

    LHS’s Seth Blackmon, Harrison Lathan and Isaac Marin each tallied two goals.

    Cristian Diaz tallied and LHS had an own Goal.

    LHS assists were from Alex Quevedo, Jonathan Roman and Cristian Diaz who had two apiece.

    Jose Robles added an assist for LHS.

  • Celebrate AJ’s 250th birthday Saturday

    Andrew Jackson State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park will host Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
    Stroll around the lawn to meet traditional crafters and re-enactors. Listen to the blasts of black-powder guns during firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors. See how everyday items that we can get in any retail store today were made by hand during Jackson’s time.

  • Buford High nets soccer victories

    The Buford High varsity boys soccer team extended its winning ways with a 10-0 win over Fairfield Central of Winnsboro on Friday on Lancaster County Recreation Soccer Appreciation Night.

    The Jackets, 6-2, are 1-0 in region play with their fifth straight win.

    With a change in formation, sophomore Jesse Black enjoyed his position switch from left back to forward, and led all scorers with two goals.

  • McGriff shines in all-star play

    Nehemiah McGriff’s final high school basketball game was quite a finish for the Bruins’ senior player. 

    McGriff hit 16 points, eight in each half, in the 69th annual North-South All-Star boys basketball game Saturday at Lexington High School.

    McGriff, who signed with Limestone to play for the Saints last fall, was the game’s second-leading scorer.

  • Vols notch first region win

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers earned their first region win, taking an 11-1 win over Chesterfield at the Volunteers' field on Monday night.

    AJ drilled 12 hits in the 10-run win in sixth innings.

    Catcher Gavin Phillips had two hits, including a double and drove in a run.

    Matthew Gandy and William Wrape each had two hits and drove in a run.