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Today's News

  • At 105, the best-looking voter in the polling place

    At age 105, Fred Rom could pass for 30 years younger.
    The Sun City resident, whose hat boasts “105 and still the best-looking guy in the room,” walked into the elections office at the Lancaster County Administration Building on Wednesday to cast his ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

  • Norman decries ‘vile’ behavior that pervades national politics

    INDIAN LAND – Campaigning Thursday with Sen. Lindsey Graham at Sun City Carolina Lakes, Rep. Ralph Norman railed against the lack of civility that is destroying American political discourse.
    Norman, a Rock Hill Republican seeking his second term in the U.S. House, reached inside his coat pocket to illustrate his point while speaking to an audience of 250-plus constituents.
    But first, the congressman asked the audience to shield youngsters from what he was about to show them.

  • Parnell: Justices on Supreme Court should be limited to 20-year terms

    Reacting to the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Democratic congressional hopeful Archie Parnell proposed Tuesday night that U.S. Supreme Court justices’ lifetime appointments be reduced to 20-year terms.
    “That would take a lot of pressure off of… these generational changes that are being debated,” Parnell said during a debate sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and The Lancaster News.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway hosts Race 4 Rowan on Saturday

    A benefit race – Race 4 Rowan – is Saturday at Hanging Rock Kartway, 1082 Horton Rollins Road in Kershaw.
    Rowan was diagnosed with AML M7 on Oct. 5.
    Rowan, age 3, is battling AML M7, an aggressive and rare form of child leukemia.
    The Hanging Rock Kartway race Saturday is to help Rowan’s family raise money to help with her medical expenses.
    Chris Hunter, a HRK race director, said “a record number of go kart racers and spectators are already committed to come to Hanging Rock Kartway.”

  • Seniors top juniors in LHS powder puff game

    The seniors captured the win in the 10th annual Lancaster High School powder puff game at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 18.
    The seniors topped the juniors, 35-21 after leading 14-7 at the half.
    The LHS seniors struck first as Re’Kia Polk scored on a seven-yard run with 7:50 left in first half for a 7-0 lead.
    The juniors tied the game at 7-all on a 15-yard run by Kiara Roberts with 2:45 in the opening half.
    The seniors responded as Lydia Plyler scored as time expired on a 56-yard run to put seniors up 14-7 at the half.

  • Sistare has shining week in Picks

    Lori Sistare “Bright,” mired in the middle for the better part of the football season, made her move in the Pigskin Picks last week.
    Lori soared with a panel-best 16-4 showing to bolt into third place, passing defending champion Dandy Mandy Catoe.
    Lori was beaming about her shining showing, which featured two prized picks for the season – Panthers over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, marking two straight years the Panthers have defeated the defending SB champs at their stadium.

  • Records fall in ninth Run with the Bruins

    Saturday marked the ninth running of the Run with the Bruins 5K.
    A gathering of 200-plus came together on Stadium Drive to run, walk and cheer for each other on the 5K course of the LHS cross country team.
    This year, back by popular demand, was a start and finish in the beautiful new stadium.
    Starting and finishing on the 50 yard line added a bit of excitement to the race. The morning started with a quarter-mile kids fun run, and then came the 5K run/walk in which two course records were set.

  • Lady Jackets dash to cross country crown

    The Buford High School girls cross country team is making quite a name for itself.
    The Lady Jackets captured the Region IV-AA championship at Central High School in Pageland on Oct. 16, giving BHS its second region crown in the last three seasons.
    Buford took the 2016 region title.
    Junior Catherine Snuffer placed second in the meet with a time of 25:04.
    Autumn Rollings, a junior, was third in 25:55. Freshman runner Lillian Campbell finished seventh in 26:50.
    Snuffer, Rollings and Campbell were all-region selections.

  • County trio advance in volleyball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County high school teams advanced in the opening round of the state volleyball playoffs on Wednesday.
    Indian Land and Buford, as host teams, moved to second-round play, while AJ, on the road to launch postseason play, advanced.
    The Lady Volunteers, the third-place team in Region IV-AA, rolled to a 3-0 win over host Abbleville. The Lady Vols prevailed 25-14, 25-17 and 25-20 over the Lady Tigers.
    AJ, 10-3, hosts Greer Middle College on Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Tatah goes all out for Bruins

    Much of the success of the 2018 Lancaster High School football season could well be linked to the Bruins’ offensive line.
    Lancaster, 6-3 and playoff-bound, is averaging 29 points a game. The Bruins’ three losses have been to Region IV-AAA champion Chester High School, and York and South Pointe who will battle for the Region III-AAAA title game tonight.