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Today's News

  • Column: How to make America great again? There’s only 1 option

    Donald Trump says it every day: “Let’s make America great again.” The slogan adorns his hats.
    Hillary Clinton criticizes Trump for that, insisting America is already great. But she used the phrase herself in 2007, while making her case against the Bush administration.
    After a decade and a half of trouble on many fronts, most of us would love to see America restored to a former state of greatness – economic, military, political, moral or some combination of those.

  • Robbie Helms captures Renegade win

    Last Saturday’s races at Lancaster Motor Speedway included Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, M&M Garage Extreme 4 and U.S. Bonding Vintage.
    Montgomery Towing Super Stock finishing order was  Brandy Baker, Jason Gulledge, Joseph Engelbrecht, Elias Grant, Johnny Starkey, Andrew Winderl and Michael Stuart.

  • LHS swimmers top RNE

    The Lancaster High School swim team continued its winning ways, taking a lopsided 265-62 win over Richland Northeast on Thursday night.
    The LHS girls won 129-38 and the Bruins took a 136-24 victory over the Cavaliers.
    Lauren Spencer, Luis Bravo, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Jacques Caravaca each had two wins for Lancaster.
    Braydon Powers, Taylor Teague, Andres Cuella, Samuel Page and Simon Wright each had a first to aid the Lancaster win.
    The Bruins, after dropping a close loss to Blythewood, have reeled off three straight wins.

  • Lady Jackets look to rebound this week

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team will look to get back on track this week in Region IV-AA court play.
    The Lady Jackets, the defending region volleyball champions, dropped a 3-0 home match to North Central High School on Thursday.
    NCHS, the region runner-up last season to BHS, rolled to the win, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17. A year ago, Buford and North Central split in regular-season play, with BHS capturing the crown in a special playoff match at Central High School in Pageland.
    Buford will visit North Central for a Region IV-AA rematch Oct. 4.

  • County duo to open region play

    The 2016 Lancaster County high school football season is just into its first month of play, and two schools are looking at the “second season.”
    Buford and Andrew Jackson launch Region IV-AA play Friday night.
    The Jackets, 1-3, are home to battle Lee Central High School of Bishopville, while AJ has a short bus ride in store, with the 2-1 Volunteers venturing to Boonetown to face North Central in neighboring Kershaw County.
    Lancaster and Indian Land are still in non-region games.

  • Council puts Avondale on agenda for Sept. 26

    The Lancaster County Council voted Monday night to place the on-again, off-again Avondale development ordinance back on the agenda for its Sept. 26 meeting.
    Support is coming from those who previously opposed the 189-acre mixed-use development, located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads.
    The flip-flop of support comes from frustrated residents in Indian Land who see the development’s offer as their only chance for road and traffic improvements.

  • Harley runs off road, killing driver

    A single-motorcycle accident killed a Lancaster man Saturday on Suttle Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Rodney David Cauthen Sr. of Lancaster. Cauthen was pronounced dead at the scene. Police began their investigation at 4:45 p.m.
    Cauthen was traveling east on Suttle Road, near Port Side Road, 2.5 miles south of Lancaster. He drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a manhole, Miller said.

  • Churches preach unity on 160th birthday

    Douglas Presbyterian Church celebrated its 160th year on Sunday and invited its sister church Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian to share in the observance of the special day.
    Douglas Presbyterian is predominantly white, and Pleasant Ridge is mostly black. About 20 Pleasant Ridge members showed up and brought their toe-tapping, hand-clapping and amen-giving to the usually reserved Presbyterians of Douglas. Altogether, about 100 people enjoyed worshipping together.

  • After 30 years of barbecues, VFD expands

    After saving for 30 years, the McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department finally raised enough money to add on three new bays, and it moved into the space this month.
    The $150,000 construction project began in May, said Fire Chief Butch Ghent, who has been with the station for 36 years.
    “We are all so excited,” Ghent said Tuesday. “We have struggled for room and space the last 20 years…. Now that we’ve got it, we feel like we’ve opened up a new world.”

  • Biden stumps for ex-aide Fran Person

    Democratic congressional candidate Fran Person got heavyweight campaign help Monday as his former boss, Vice President Joe Biden, came to the 5th District for a fundraiser and a public event at a civil rights landmark.
    Person, 33, of Tega Cay, is running against three-term incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican.
    Speaking to reporters at Rock Hill’s downtown Five & Dine restaurant, Biden said Congress is gridlocked, and it will take people like Person to reach across the aisle and get it moving again.