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Today's News

  • Column: 70 hospitalizations, 1 death across S.C. this flu season

    Have you had your flu vaccine yet? It is not too late.
    You can be infected with the flu year-round, but the most prevalent time is from October to March. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone age 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year.

  • Huey captures 2017 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Championship

    Mike Huey, a Lancaster Motor Speedway veteran, has captured the 2017 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Championship.

    Huey competed against some of the Carolinas top Late Models drivers this season to capture the championship.

    Huey was in a long battle with Brian “Meathead” Carswell and Adam Yarbrough, but the “little engine that could” (as Huey calls his Late Model motor) prevailed to give him bragging rights until the 2018 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series starts back racing.

  • Rams, Mustangs swap wins

    Lancaster middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South split a pair of basketball games Thursday night in their first meeting of the 2017-18 hoops season.

    The Rucker girls opened with a 37-26 win over the South Middle Lady Mustangs.

    The South boys, in the nightcap, posted an exciting 40-32 win in overtime.

    The back-and-forth boys game was tight all the way.

    Regulation ended in a 32-all tie, but the Mustangs finished strong as they outscored the Rams 8-0 in the extra period for the win.

  • McKittrick leads Volunteers’ All-Region IV-AA football honors

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School two-way all-star senior lineman Dalton McKittrick leads the Volunteers’ All-Region IV-AA football selections for the 2017 season.

    McKittrick, who left today to begin workouts to play in the 70th annual Touchtone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star football game, was a star on both sides of the ball for the Vols this season.

  • Keye-Stewart Engagement

    Donna and Jeff Moree of Heath Springs and Mikey Keye of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Elizabeth Keye, to Daniel Dale Stewart, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Lalla-Tinsley Engagement

    Dr. and Mrs. Sunil Vishin Lalla of Pawleys Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Grace Lalla, to Robert Morgan Tinsley, both of Cambridge, Mass.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. April 14, 2018 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, with a reception at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club.

  • Warlick-Witherspoon Engagement

     Ms. Jennifer Long Warlick of Chapin and Mr. Van Warlick of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Brooke Warlick, to Gavin Donnom Witherspoon Jr., both of Charlotte.

  • Bruins sweep Vols

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2017-18 home basketball schedule, taking two wins over county rival Andrew Jackson.

    The Lady Bruins posted a 63-38 win and the LHS boys topped the Vols, 72-62.

    The teams meet for a rematch at AJ on Friday when the girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.

    In other action, Buford dropped two games at home, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Rebels, 60-29 and BHS boys dropped a 66-55 setback.

  • Column: Lawmakers need to deal with nuclear plant debacle

    The General Assembly will be back in session starting in January, and although this year’s session covered a lot of ground, the next one likely will bring big challenges.
    Today, I’ll explain one of those issues – the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant project in Fairfield County. Part two of my legislative preview Sunday will deal with pension reform and the opioid crisis.

  • Column: Income distribution shows clout of the rich in setting U.S. policy

    In the Nov. 24 Lancaster News, Rudy Schmidt responded to my Nov. 15 column about how Democratic policies help the middle class.
    I appreciate the cordial nature of Mr. Schmidt’s comments. In his article he asked me to give the basis for my statements. I will try succinctly to do just that.
    The Gini Coefficient, a measure of income distribution, has been increasing in the United States since 1980. (That means the middle class has been shrinking and the few very rich have been getting richer. Also, real wages have been decreasing.)