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Today's News

  • T-Day’s over, but still some turkeys here

    Staff Reports

    You would think since Thanksgiving is behind us, we wouldn’t be talking turkey.

    Yet here it is and you – the reader – have a roost of turkey’s before you.

    For another “notable” week, The News’ picks panel didn’t actually soar with the eagles, Philadelphia, Boston College or even Central Pageland. By the way, all three noble birds lost.

  • AJ’s Sowell, IL’s Pressley ranked among state’s top senior players

    Two Lancaster County senior girls hoops stars and a county team are among the hardwood elite with the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason state rankings recently released.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior center Alexxus Sowell along with Indian Land senior Nia Pressley were honored among the top five senior players in their respective classifications.

    Sowell, with a stellar junior season, is rated among the top five senior girls in Class AA play.

  • AJ’s Poston takes pride in play

    KERSHAW – The 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers, at 8-2 on the season, are regarded as one of the state’s most improved football teams this season.

    AJ senior offensive lineman Joseph Poston is elated with the Vols’ season, a marked improvement over last fall’s 3-7 record and no playoffs, but he’s not surprised.

  • Column: Judges get awfully cozy with legislators in S.C.

    The Judicial Merit Selection Commission began meeting last week to vet judges for seats around South Carolina, marking the bi-annual migration of judicial candidates to the State House. That’s where the problem lies: would-be judges are kowtowing to lawmakers again.
    On the road to a state judgeship, the first stop is a vetting at the JMSC, a panel composed of six legislators and four other citizens appointed by legislators. It’s the same commission where former House Speaker Bobby Harrell placed his brother.

  • Column: Upstanding motorcyclist objects to ‘marauding’

    I would like to address your Nov. 20 article “No marauding motorcyclists at Christmas parade.”
    Please indulge me as I would like to begin this letter to the editor by telling you a little about who I am and what I stand for.
    I am a devout Christian and a committed husband of nearly 18 years. I am a father of three who leads his family by example, not just in word. I am a U.S. Army combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom Phase I.

  • Area drivers shine at Friendship

    Lancaster drivers braved a cold and windy night at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., to produce a strong showing in their divisions Saturday night.
    In the Extreme 4/U-Car Division, Brad McManus won his heat race.
    David Laney finished near the rear after fighting an ill-handling car and Tommy McManus finished near the front in his heat race.
    In the main event, McManus took the early lead, while his brother Tommy pulled in the pits with a broke axle.

  • Ricks commits to S.C. State

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Desmond Ricks has given S.C. State University a commitment to sign with the Bulldogs.
    The NCAA national signing day for football is Feb. 1, 2017. Verbal pledges are non-binding to the school.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS varsity, was a two-year starter for the Bruins.
    Ricks, for the Bruins’ 5-6 season under third-year head coach Bobby Collins, notched 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two blocked passes, a fumble recovery and blocked extra point.

  • Bruins go 3-0, win BHS preseason hoops tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins completed a stellar run to the championship in the annual Buford High Preseason basketball tournament with a 62-46 win over Fairfield Central High on Monday night.
    LHS senior Nehemiah McGriff, the recent Limestone College signee, paced the Bruins with 26, 18 in the first half.
    Lancaster, which went 3-0 in the three-day tourney, built a 40-19 lead at the break and cruised to the 16-point win over the Griffins.
    LHS held a 51-31 edge after three periods.
    McGriff, in three tourney games, had 75 points to lead the LHS cause.

  • 4 new businesses coming to IL’s Cross Creek center

    Indian Land’s Cross Creek shopping center has grown steadily since Publix opened there in late 2012, and now four new businesses are set to open at the center in the coming months.

    Under construction on three outparcels at the front of the shopping center are an NTB auto-care shop, an Arby’s restaurant and a Doctors Care medical offices, said York Development Group owner Doug Baumgartner. 

  • Column: Start your cyber-security scorecard

    Cyber security is like exercise. It is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

    In this column, I want to exercise your cyber-security awareness and pinpoint ways to identify, protect, detect and respond to potential threats you face in your daily activities and device interaction with the internet.