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Today's News

  • County wrestlers in individual tourneys

    Lancaster County high school wrestling teams will launch their hopes for individual state wrestling championships this weekend at different locations throughout the state. Following is a breakdown for each school.
    ILHS has 14 in   Upstate field
    Indian Land, 22-6 on the season, has 14 wrestlers who have qualified for the Class AAA Upper State tournament in Camden on Friday.
    Chad Milasauskas, 34-0, leads the Warriors as the top seed in the 126-pound class.
    Indian Land has a pair of second seeds in Kyle Daley (145) and Wesley Johnson (152).

  • Column: Honoring Rep. Neal for a life of service

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of state Rep. Joe Neal of Hopkins.
    First elected to the S.C. House in 1992, Rep. Neal represented District 70 in Richland and Sumter counties. He also served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Chester.

  • Column: County tax deadline is almost here

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2016 tax books, which takes place on March 16.
    This is a key step in the annual budgeting process for our county government, as it allows those who serve on county council, the school board and the town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2017-18 budgets.

  • Column: 3 things to fix in S.C. education

    Today I bring you some thoughts from Jon Butzon, who has spent years working to improve and reform education in South Carolina. He believes that not only should we have great schools but we can have great schools for every child in South Carolina. Here is what he thinks we should do.
    There is no waltzing around it. K-12 public education in South Carolina is not working.

  • USCL Lancers win weekend series, but drop first setback

    The University of South Carolina Lancers took two of three games from visiting Brunswick Community College, N.C., over the weekend at the Lancaster High School baseball field.
    The Lancers won the first two games, but fell in the Sunday finale, 6-0.
    USCL won 12-3, 7-6 on Saturday, but the visiting BCC Dolphins snapped the Lancers’ win streak at nine games with the shutout win.
    USCL swept Catawba College Community College, 4-0 to open the season Jan. 28-29 in Hickory, N.C.

  • Lady Vols region champs

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson High girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson flashed a victory grin, as bright as Lady Volunteers orange, Friday night.
    As it turned out, there were plenty of smiles to go around among the Vols faithful Friday night in the packed BHS gym.
    AJ, on a visit to county rival Buford, came away with a tough win over the scrappy Lady Jackets to complete regular-season play.
    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols, with their 46-34 win, captured the Region IV-AA championship.

  • Lady Bruins win, look to postseason

    Lancaster High School girls basketball coach Ronnie Robinson said the Lady Bruins created a little momentum for the Class AAAA Upstate playoffs with a tough win over region rival South Pointe in Rock Hill on Friday night.
    The Lady Bruins, 7-11, 4-6, notched a 49-42 win over the Lady Stallions to earn a split with SPHS.
    The Stallions, in the nightcap, edged the Bruins, 62-56.

  • SEC honors Thornwell for play

    South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell is the SEC Player of the Week after averaging 36 points, 12.5 rebounds and three assists per game last week versus Alabama and at Mississippi State.
    The weekly honor is the third Player of the Week award of his career, and the second this season.Thornwell was named SEC Freshman of the Week three times during his rookie campaign of 2013-14.

  • Lady Warriors finish strong for playoff win

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors finished strong to advance to round two in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs with a 54-38 win over Mid-Carolina of Prosperity on Monday night in the Lady Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls, co-champions of Region IV-AAA, closed out the win over the Lady Rebels with a key 18-9 final period run to seal the 16-point win.
    Indian Land, 11-8, was sparked by all-region selection Tianah Miller, who scored nine of her 13 points in the final period.

  • Volunteers defense delivers victory over Jackets

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson High boys basketball coach Danny Wright expected a tough night, and got it and also got a win.
    The seventh-ranked Volunteers, with their share of tough defense, proved too strong in taking a 53-42 win over the scrappy Buford Yellow Jackets on Friday night.
    “I was happy to get this rivalry win,” Wright said. “I was proud of my guys for playing hard because we knew that is what it would take.”