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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ for AA Upstate title

    Buford earned its way back to defend its Class AA state softball championship.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets, facing rival Andrew Jackson for the fourth time this season, notched their third and most important win over the scrappy Lady Vols with a 3-0 victory at the BHS field on Friday night.

    Buford, 23-4, scored the only run it needed in the first inning and stayed in control behind senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who hurled a four-hitter and struck out five with three walks.

  • Baker posts fourth straight Renegade win

    Andrew Baker extended his Renegade Division victory streak to four to highlight  Lancaster Super Speedway action on Saturday night.

    On the Renegade front row for the highly anticipated race were Kody Roach and James Marion.

    At the green flag, Roach, Marion, Russell Kaye and Steve Hinson battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Marion led over Hinson, Roach, and Kaye.

  • S.C. 9 Bypass reopens after metal spill

    The eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass under the North Main Street overpass reopened to traffic about 4 p.m. Monday. The two lanes had been shut down for a little more than six hours after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m., strewing both eastbound lanes with shards of metal in all kinds, shapes and sizes.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. For more, see the Wednesday, May 17 edition of The Lancaster News.