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Today's News

  • Jackets rally to down Rebels

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford rallied in the second half to take a 77-69 win over Parkwood High School on Monday night to give the Jackets a split at the Union County, N.C., school.

    In the opener, the Buford girls dropped a 62-23 loss.

    In the nightcap, Buford, down 41-37 at the half, rallied to take a 54-53 lead after three periods.

    The 3-5 Jackets then used a 23-16 run in the final period to post the eight-point win over the Rebels.

  • Warriors drop two at Marvin Ridge

    Indian Land had a tough night Monday as the Warriors lost two games at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C.

    The Warriors, in the nightcap, dropped a 71-25 loss to the Mavericks.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 49-9 in the opener.

    In the boys game, MRHS held a 49-13 lead at the half on the way to the lopsided win.

  • Column: Government isn’t meant to tax away income inequality

    In his Friday opinion column, Bobby Collins made an impassioned argument concerning income inequality, a common Democratic talking point.
    The Declaration of Independence asserts that certain rights are unalienable, and “that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution asserts that you will be happy or that you will achieve your desires.

  • Column: George Washington got it right: Religion, morality indispensable

    American morality is crashing down around us today in our government officials, entertainment moguls and media stars. Why is that?
    George Washington was a very wise man. To understand his wisdom and its source, read his farewell address of 1796. He said in part, “…of all dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports…. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be managed without religion.”
    Washington knew why things went wrong over 200 years ago.

  • Giti plant impresses Sen. Scott

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    “Breathtaking” is not a word normally applied to tire manufacturing, but that’s what U.S. Sen. Tim Scott called the Giti Tire plant outside Richburg on Monday.

    Scott, a Republican from Charleston, got a firsthand look at the economic progress in Chester County as he toured the facility, which plans to employ 1,700 over the next few years, and spoke to some of the workers and officials there.

  • Man robs Dollar General in Buford

    A man robbed the Dollar General store in Buford Sunday night, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect from surveillance video.

    The crime happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the store on Pageland Highway, said Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The suspect was recorded by a camera at the nearby Buford Express store minutes before the robbery occurred. He was seen leaving the scene in a dark four-door sedan, believed to be a Honda.

  • Column: Legislature must address long-term fix for pensions

    Editor’s note: In a column Friday, Rep. Newton addressed changes needed after the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant. Here is Part Two of his preview of the legislative session that begins in January.

    Flying under the radar this offseason has been the second half of state pension reform.
    While legislators passed a fix for the current system this year that keeps the plan solvent for the next couple of decades, this was a temporary solution and not the end of these reform efforts.

  • 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.