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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors to battle Bearcats

    A late-season wake-up call is saying volumes about the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ soccer run to a first-ever Class AAA state title match Saturday.

    The ILHS girls, in their first season of Class AAA competition, are looking back to a 3-1 road loss to Region IV-AAA foe Camden High School as the key turnaround in their banner campaign.

    Since that loss to the Lady Bulldogs, Indian Land has reeled off seven straight wins and allowed only one goal.

  • AJ, LHS athletes qualify for state track meets

    The Andrew Jackson High School girls has a host of Lady Vols track athletes going to the Class AA state meet following the AA Upper State meet at Keenan High School in Columbia.

    Lady Volunteers’ sophomore athlete Niyana Jones led the AJ effort with a third in the girls high jump, 4-10, and a third in the long jump, 16-11.25.

  • County pool opens May 27

    The Lancaster County pool, at 106 South Wylie Street, opens for the 2017 season May 27.

    Vicki Robinson is the pool manger.

    Public swimming is Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 5, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway to host ladies night race

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting ladies night in honor of all mothers for Mother’s Day weekend Saturday night at the half-mile track.

    The track special is ladies grandstands admission $5.

    The LSS card will featured seven exciting divisions of racing action, with the headliner for the night Andrew Baker.

    Baker will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event, after capturing three straight wins as per track rules.

  • Bruins’ Miller signs with Saints

    Past experience is playing a key role in Lancaster High School senior Krista Miller’s future.

    Miller, who cheered in her first two years at LHS and had past dance experience, tried out for the Limestone College dance team on an April visit to the Gaffney school and did well enough to earn a scholarship on the Saints dance team.

  • Robinson aids Claflin in SIAC crown

    A former Lancaster High School softball star played a key role in Claflin University winning its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) softball championship.

    Kaela Robinson, a 2015 graduate of LHS where she played softball and basketball for the Lady Bruins, helped the Lady Panthers to the title with a 13-5 win over Miles College on Saturday at the Diamond Lakes Regional Park in Hephzibah, Ga.

  • Column: Small-town legislators are shaping S.C. agenda

    Editor’s note: Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) and House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-65) represent parts of Lancaster County.

    I was watching the Vincent Sheheen Show last week – also known as the gas-tax conference committee, which he was chairing – when I recalled a conversation I recently had with Sen. Sheheen.

  • Confederate flag-placers complain after their removal

    Leland Summers complained to county council Monday night that his First Amendment rights were denied when the county removed Confederate battle flags from a wreath placed at the Confederate memorial in front of the historic courthouse.
    “It has become obvious at this point that if you are a descendant of a Confederate veteran, you have no First Amendment rights,” Summers said. “We beg to differ.”

  • City buys ramshackle house so it can fix sewer-line issue

    Lancaster City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to pay $35,000 for an uninhabitable house it condemned almost two years ago, saying it needs the property to resolve a major sewer-line problem.
    The city set aside $12,000 for the purchase two years ago, which means another $23,000 was needed.
    The 1,945-square-foot house is at 212 W. Meeting St. and has been empty for some time. Built in 1944, it has several huge cracks in the foundation.

  • Man injured as card game ends in shooting

    An accusation of cheating at cards resulted in losing hands for two men in Lancaster Saturday, with one ending up shot and the other facing an attempted murder charge.  
    Roderic Jeriel McCullough, 33, of Chester is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. He is accused of shooting James Twitty, 47, of Charlotte.