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Today's News

  • Column: Youth Leadership grads spend 7 months learning about county

    The Lancaster County Youth Leadership program graduated 38 students this month. The program, a collaboration between the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster County School District, is designed to teach leadership skills and raise awareness of job opportunities and community challenges in Lancaster County, in hopes that these students will return to Lancaster after graduating from college to live and work.

  • Latta sweeps BHS for state title

    LATTA – Latta swept away Buford’s hopes for a repeat Class AA softball state championship Wednesday night.

    The host Lady Vikings, with back-to-back wins, captured the Class AA state crown with a decisive 8-1 win after a 6-5 victory Monday to take the best-of-three series, 2-0.

  • Bruins fifth in state golf tourney

    The Lancaster High School golf team earned a fifth-place finish in the Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course at Hilton Head on Tuesday.

    Lancaster, the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up, shot a 614 (303-311) over two days to finish in the top five.

    A.C. Flora of Columbia posted a 592 to take the Falcons’ eighth straight links crown.

    Flora was followed by Myrtle Beach 602, Wren 604, Hilton Head 611 and LHS at 614.

  • Sports Talk: ILHS girls’ state victory cry heard statewide

    The post-match words of Brookland-Cayce High School girls soccer coach Emily Heise didn’t fall on deaf ears.

    A marathon match to decide the Class AAA girls state soccer champion – which went 110 minutes and the decisive penalty kicks – was a classic “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” finish.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway taking a pit stop Saturday

    With the NASCAR race in Charlotte and drivers seeking an early-season break with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway officials decided during the offseason to take this Saturday off at the speedway.

    The LSS is taking a pit stop for Saturday night action.

    Racing is slated to return at the half-mile dirt oval May 27.

  • Column: Confederate flag means death and destruction

    I am writing in response Sunday’s column by Athena Redmond, headlined “I’m no fan of the Confederate flag, but I offer this narrow defense of it.”
    One thing about the Confederate flag – you are either for it or against it. You can’t be both. Don’t be a fence swinger. Either be on the left or the right side of anything, but not in the middle.

  • Column: S.C. lawmakers improve some FOIA provisions

    It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.
    For seven years, the legislature has for one reason or another not passed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform bill. They did so on the last day of the session this year, and it offers some real improvements in our state’s open-government law.

  • Lady Warriors strike state gold

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect, and defense wins championships.

    Those old, familiar lines played big in the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ new soccer day Saturday afternoon at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

    ILHS girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA soccer state championship was all about preparation and execution.

  • IL’s Rodman dashes to AAA 1600 state title

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman paced the Warriors’ banner track effort in the Class AAA state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on Saturday.

    Rodman, a freshman, highlighted her stellar day, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.

    Rodman said she prayed before the race.

  • BHS faces must-win situation after Latta rallies for 6-5 victory

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.