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Today's News

  • 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.)

  • Jackets split pair with Lions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford’s girls opened regular-season play, posting a 60-36 road win over Lewisville High School of Richburg on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets, 3-1, opened an early lead and cruised to the 24-point win over the Lady Lions.

    The Buford girls’ win gave BHS a split with Lewisville as the BHS boys dropped a 54-35 loss to the Lions.

    BHS senior Payton Howell netted a game-high 28 points, 17 in the first half. She drilled two treys.

  • Mandy’s dandy as Picks champ

    During the course of the 2017 Pigskin Picks season, dandy has been used to describe second-year panelist Mandy Catoe.

    The tag fits to a “T” today since Mandy is in the dandy spot of The Lancaster News’ Pigskin Picks champion.

    Mandy said early on she felt it was her year. An avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, Mandy said she felt KC and she were on their way to the top.

    The Chiefs, at 6-5, have a ways to go, but Mandy is at the top with a 217-82 record for the season.

  • Lady Bruins win for split at Northwestern High School

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their regular-season basketball schedule, posting a split with host Northwestern of Rock Hill on Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 1-2, took a 53-43 win in the opener, but the Bruins dropped a 72-61 loss to the Trojans in the nightcap.

    The LHS girls, who dropped a pair of losses in a preseason tournament at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C., last week, rebounded to take the 10-point win over the Lady Trojans.

    Lancaster, up 6-5 after one period, pushed its lead to 23-16 at the half.

  • LMS points awards Saturday

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant, 775 Lancaster Bypass 9 East.

    The banquet begins at 6 p.m.

    Cost is $10 person for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

    The LMS 2017 season awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award. LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.

  • Warriors split with Rebels

    Indian Land had mixed results in its 2017-28 home hoops opener Tuesday night.

    The host Warriors split a varsity twin bill with the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 68-20 loss in the opener, but the ILHS boys rallied to rebound for the hardwood split with a 65-59 win.

    The Warriors, down 13 at the half – 36-23, rallied in the pivotal third period, outscoring the Rebels, 21-5 to take a 44-41 lead.

  • Jackets open wrestling season with mat wins over Bruins, Spartans

    BUFORD – Buford opened its wrestling season, taking a pair of convincing mat wins Wednesday night in the Jackets gym.

    BHS opened with a 63-12 win over Camden Military and then downed county rival Lancaster, 63-18.

    The Jackets swarmed the Bruins, taking 11 wins – four pins, a decision and six forfeits.

    BHS pin winners included Devin Jenkins (113), Blake Bailey (145), Kenneth Barrett (152) and Avery Mahaffey (220). Webber Moore, at 170, posted a decision.

  • IL Warriors face challenging season

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School basketball teams are looking to return to the playoffs this season, but each faces a challenge on the court to accomplish the feat.
    The Warriors, led by veteran coach Nate Smith, have a solid cast, but Smith is looking to find the right mix to reverse ILHS’s 6-17 mark of last season.
    The Lady Warriors, who earned a playoff bid as the runner-up team in region play, will also search for the right combination after losing five seniors off the 2016-17 squad.

  • LMS points awards this Saturday

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway annual points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant located on 775 Lancaster Bypass E, Lancaster, SC 29720.
    The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10:30.
    The cost is $10 per person for the all-you-can-eat buffet.
    Awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award.
    LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will be at the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.