Today's News

  • Commentary: Graham talks tariffs, guns, Mideast policy

    Editor’s note: In one of the most tumultuous Washington weeks in recent memory, President Trump bucked many in his own party on gun control, saw the departure of one of his closest aides and announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum that roiled global markets. Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.

  • Column: We must heed warning signs to stop our repeated atrocities

    I am not joining the gun-control debate. There are enough well-informed, reasonable people and ill-informed, unreasonable people participating in that.
    In addition to guns, there are other variables to consider in the horrendous, long-lasting tragedy that recently overtook unprepared students and staff at the Florida high school. I believe this dreadful happening could have been averted if proper procedures had taken place.

  • Jo Dee Messina brings feisty country to USCL

    More than two decades ago, Jo Dee Messina became a country music-chart topper with a feisty, slightly rebellious sound, willing to leave her fate to the toss of a coin as in her first hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”
    Messina is a little less carefree now but still feisty. These days, it’s more about holding on than letting go. She has two children and runs her own music label, Dreambound Records.

  • Speedway hosts car show, open practice Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up for the 2018 racing season with the track’s annual car show and practice Saturday.

    The track’s opener is set for March 16-17, a two-day show.

    The popular Lancaster Motor Speedway car show is set to take place in the track grandstands parking lot Saturday.

    Drivers take pride in their cars at the car show because the event gives them a chance to display their sponsors and talk to their fans and spend time with their families.

  • Lady Bruins belt Buford, 21-3

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team, fresh off winning the title in the annual Buford Preseason Softball tournament with a 4-0 run, rolled to a 21-3 win over the Buford Lady Jackets on Wednesday night at the BHS softball field.

    Lancaster High senior pitcher Summer Clinton hurled the win, notching two strikeouts in the victory.

    Clinton aided her cause with three hits and drove in a run.

    Ashley Abbott supplied three hits and drove in three runs.

  • Jackets blank Bruins, 3-0

    The Buford High School men’s varsity soccer team won its first home match of the season, taking a 3-0 win over Lancaster on Wednesday night.

    The match was the first contest on the new artificial turf, installed last summer.

    In the first half, BHS senior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a goal around the 20th minute off an assist from fellow senior Bryton Davis, who had just returned from a serious toe injury suffered in the pre-season Capital City Cup Tournament in Columbia.

  • Jackets sweep Stallions

    The Buford Yellow Jackets opened Region IV-AA baseball play, taking a sweep of host Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Monday.

    The Jackets prevailed 8-2 in five innings, and 11-1 in three innings.

    The region doubleheader was set for two five-inning games.

    Noah Vincent led the Buford attack in the six-run win with a double, single and a RBI. Andrew Wright had a hit and two RBIs.

    Andrew Allen belted a two-run home run and drew a walk.

  • Veterans play key role in Lady Bruins hopes

    Lancaster High School first-year softball head coach Erin Walker sports a solid cast of players for the 2018 season and high hopes.

    LHS, 20-4 last season when it went 19-2 in regular-season play, features a strong host of returning starters to the blue and gold fold.

    “I am truly looking forward to this season and I am excited as a first year coach to be with this group of girls. I think we have a great road ahead of us and I am glad I get to be a part of this with them,” Walker said.

  • Warriors hopes high for baseball

    Diamond hopes are high for the 2018 Indian Land High School Warriors baseball team.

    After finishing the 2017 season with a 14-11 record as the Region IV-AAA runner-up and losing the first two games of the Class AAA Upper State district playoffs, the Warriors have something to prove in 2018.

  • Lady Warriors top York in 4-1 win

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors upped their record to 3-2-1, taking a 4-1 win over Class AAAA foe York High School on Wednesday at the Lady Cougars’ field.

    Summer Bishop netted three goals and Emily Gerdes added a goal for the Lady Warriors.

    Brianna Bishop posted three assists, while Samantha Ammann added an assist.

    Indian Land outshot York, 22-6.

    ILHS’s Emma Thompson tallied four saves and Shelby Ryberg added five saves.

    The York girls fell to 2-1 with the loss.