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Today's News

  • Column: Busy first few weeks in House

    Since I was elected to the vacant House District 45 seat, the last few weeks have been busy ones, both for myself as well as the General Assembly and the state as a whole.
    This is the first of many updates I will be providing about what’s going on at the State House, as well as what I’m doing to represent the people of this region.

  • Column: Leaning on divine guidance

    God desires to lead and direct his people. He told David, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).

  • Lancers unbeaten with home sweep

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers, 7-0, drilled 18 hits on the way to a 24-2 win over Southeastern Community College of Whiteville, N.C., to cap a three-game sweep of the Rams on Sunday at the Lancaster High baseball field.
    The game was halted in the seventh inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    Evan Edwards led the offense, which included seven home runs. Edwards had three hits, including a home run, and drove in a run.

  • Teams fall in mat playoffs

    Indian Land High wrestling coach Leon Boulware, despite seeing his Warriors’ team fall short in its quest to advance in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, was still proud of his squad’s effort.
    “All of our wrestlers laid it on the line,” said Boulware. “I felt we competed real well.”
    The Warriors, who finished 22-6 for the dual match season, opened the playoffs at Emerald High in Greenwood with an 84-0 forfeit win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity.
    Indian Land then faced host Emerald and dropped a 38-30 loss.

  • Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

    Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
    The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
    Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
    WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.

  • AJ Vols top Rams twice

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
    The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
    The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
    The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
    Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.

  • Pressley nets milestone in IL win

    The Indian Land High girls continued their stellar play, rolling to a 72-45 win over Camden on Warriors Senior Night on Friday.
    The ILHS girls’ 27-point win gave them a Region III-AAA split after the Warriors dropped a 71-58 loss to the Bulldogs.  The Lady Warriors, with their seventh straight win, are 10-7, 6-1 in region play atop the league standings.
    The Lady Warriors, up 12-10 after one period, ignited in the second quarter with a 20-9 surge to take a 32-19 halftime lead.

  • Column: How did state’s pension system end up broken?

    Last month, a state House and Senate panel offered its solutions to fix South Carolina’s pension system, which is anywhere from $20 billion to $74 billion in debt, depending on whom you ask. What isn’t being discussed much now is how the pension system got this bad, likely because a lot of legislative leaders have overseen its decline.
    There are a lot of reasons for this fiasco. Two of the biggest are poor investments and an unreasonably high assumed rate of return.

  • Column: Trump maligned, misrepresented

    I have been accused of defending Donald Trump, and I suppose I do, because the president is trying to accomplish certain goals with which I agree.
    The idea of making this country greater, safer and stronger does appeal to me. His methods of achieving that goal have been largely maligned and misrepresented in the press and by those who hate Trump on a personal level.
    Trump has been called xenophobic for his so-called ban on Muslim immigrants. This is not a Muslim or a religious ban.

  • RedStone signs 3 more restaurants

    The developers of Indian Land’s RedStone retail development said they have signed three more restaurants to the project’s growing list of businesses. 

    Charlotte’s MPV Properties announced last week that it had recently signed leases for Tropical Smoothie Café and Jackson’s Java, and sold a 1-acre outparcel fronting Charlotte Highway to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.