Indian Land capped its regular-season home basketball schedule, cruising to a Region IV-AA sweep of North Central on Friday night.
The Lady Warriors, ranked eighth in Class AA girls, rolled to a 70-43 victory and the IL boys capped the hardwood broom job with a 108-60 win over the Knights.
The Lady Warriors, keeping pace in Region IV-AA play, took an early lead and steadily pulled away for the 27-point win.
IL led 20-11 after one period and held a 34-26 lead at the break.
Today is the anniversary of the death of Thelma Likens. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. I would be remiss if I did not make my thoughts known.
I moved to Lancaster in 2001 after meeting Thelma’s daughter Judy. We had a decade-long engagement and married in 2011.
This is my family now, and Lancaster has become my home. I have developed lasting relationships with many people here, and am a faithful Lutheran church member.
Each February, our nation takes time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our great country.
Black History Month allows each of us an opportunity to learn the stories of so many African Americans who sacrificed so much to contribute to that history – our shared history. From slavery to freedom, and from segregation to full integration, and now from access to success in every part of our society, it is vital that people hear that beauty and that struggle.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers had a super start on their 2016 baseball season with a series sweep of Catawba Valley Community College.
The Lancers capped the 4-0 sweep with two wins Saturday, prevailing 6-4 and 12-11.
On Saturday, the Lancers won, 7-6 and 8-2.
In the series finale Sunday afternoon, USCL rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to take the two-run win at the Lancaster High baseball field.
I am not a city resident but was a city employee for many years and retired as a department head. The city of Lancaster has fared much better than cities of similar size under the sound fiscal management of Joe Shaw and John Howard.
The Buford boys basketball team capped a solid week on the hardwood, taking their third road win in four days.
The Jackets, on the road to Pageland, posted a 66-59 win over the Central Eagles on Friday night.
Buford was coming off a 62-60 road win over fourth-ranked Andrew Jackson on Wednesday night.
The Jackets’ seven-point win over CHS gave Buford a region sweep after the Lady Jackets notched a 55-51 comeback win over the Lady Eagles in the varsity opener.
I am reminded of a story about Capt. William Swenson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009.
On that day, American and Afghan troops were making their way through a part of Afghanistan to help protect a group of government/Afghan officials, who would be meeting with local village elders. They came under ambush, and were surrounded on three sides.
“One of the first signs that a ‘society’ is beginning to decline, is the inability of its citizens to cope.” (Anonymous)
Can anyone see a parallel to that quote in what is happening throughout our nation and the world today?
As political correctness becomes the norm, we see more and more people becoming upset and offended by mere words. To me that is a perfect example of our society losing its ability to cope.
Thanks to all of the churches, schools and organizations that participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, is amazing because of everyone that continues to make it a success year after year! The gifts that we receive are sent out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also give gifts to our group-dining clients during a Christmas party held at each of our four sites.