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Today's News

  • Filing ends Monday for Heath Springs council

    Noon on Monday is the deadline for individuals to file as candidates for the upcoming Heath Springs Town Council special election.
    A special election will be held April 17 to fill the unexpired two-year council term of Eddie Moore, who was elected as Heath Springs mayor last November. The at-large nonpartisan council seat became vacant in January after Moore was sworn in as mayor.

    Requirements
    To file, candidates must be a resident of Heath Springs and must be a legal resident of the town 30 days prior to the election.

  • Rick Quinn Jr. to be sentenced in corruption case

    Sentencing is expected Monday for former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn Jr., who pleaded guilty to corruption charges in December as the result of the State House corruption probe.
    Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen is expected to take up the case during a hearing in Beaufort at 9:30 a.m., according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

  • Giving up on private practice

    Dr. Kenneth Baker is giving up his OB-GYN practice in Lancaster and moving to Arkansas.
    The 59-year-old physician didn’t want to relocate, but the medical industry’s changing economics have left him little choice.
    A decade ago, Baker’s practice was earning him about $150,000 a year. Now, he says, that’s down to barely $60,000. To make ends meet, he has taken on work as a substitute physician, traveling across the Carolinas to do fill-in shifts.

  • Glitch causes $1M tax shortfall

    An unexplained computer glitch caused 24 Indian Land industrial properties to receive no county property tax bills, throwing off incoming tax revenues by more than $1 million and sending officials scrambling for answers.

  • Parnell rallies county Dems for rematch

    Local Democrats held their county convention Thursday night, electing officers, plotting election-year strategy and hearing from candidates for Congress and governor.
    Archie Parnell, running for the 5th District congressional seat for a second time, spoke briefly to the packed crowd at USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. So did Florence attorney Marguerite Willis and Kirkland Smith, the wife of state Rep. James Smith of Columbia.
    Willis, James Smith and Charleston businessman Phil Noble are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

  • A tradition of giving

    From release

    COLUMBIA – After a nationwide tour, a multimedia exhibit chronicling the tradition of African-American philanthropy will make its S.C. debut starting Saturday at the Richland Main Library.

  • West Oak halts IL’s state wrestling title run

    West Oak will defend its Class AAA state wrestling championship Saturday afternoon.

    The unbeaten WOHS Warriors, 26-0, won a battle of Warriors teams in defeating Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land, 49-15 for the Class AAA Upper State championship on Wednesday night at West Oak High School.

    The ILHS Warriors, who finished a school-record 27-4, saw their state title run end with the loss.

    West Oak, in the Class AAA state finals for the third time in four years, forged an early lead and stayed in control for the 34-point win.

  • Ussery’s clutch bucket lifts Lady Vols

    David Kellin

     

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Danielle Ussery’s clutch layup with eight seconds left gave the determined Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers a thrilling 47-45 win over Lee Central in Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols’ two-point win gave AJ a Region IV-AA road split. The win put AJ in position to take the region title with a home win over rival Buford High School tonight.

  • Liberty edges AJ for Upstate mat title

    Liberty High School senior grappler Jacob Rogers delivered a clutch pin to propel the Red Devils to a tough 40-35 win over Andrew Jackson for the Class A-AA Upper State wrestling championship on Wednesday night in Liberty.

    AJ, bidding for its first berth to the Class A-AA state championship round, held a 35-34 lead going to the final match, and Rogers came through with the pivotal fall at the 126-pound weight class to lift the Red Devils to the five-point win and a bid to the state title round Saturday at Airport High School in Columbia.

  • McKittrick to play for Crusaders

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football coach Todd Shigley said Volunteers star Dalton McKittrick’s work in the off-season led to his share of honors for the 2017 season.

    McKittrick said he plans to use that similar work ethic as he heads to the next level at North Greenville University in Tigerville.

    McKittrick, a two-way trenches ace and Volunteers’ team captain, signed with the NGU Crusaders in the AJ High media center on Wednesday afternoon.