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Today's News

  • Gamecocks hope to profit from challenging schedule

    The 2019 edition of the University of South Carolina football team might be Coach Will Muschamp’s best team in his four seasons, but it might not be reflected in USC’s final record.
    Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central and the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s football kickoff cookout at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said he feels Muschamp might be fielding his best overall team, but the challenging schedule might play in USC’s final record.

  • Teams set for Classic clashes

    After tonight, it all counts on the scoreboard, so the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic is the final tune-up heading into regular-season high school football play.
    Andrew Jackson High School hosts the annual jamboree, which features all four Lancaster County teams against different squads.
    Play opens with Indian Land High School battling Monroe High School (N.C.) at 6 p.m.
    Lancaster follows as the Bruins battle West Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

  • Sports Talk: Loss of Kellin leaves a void

    There’s a void as the 2019 Lancaster County high school football season nears.
    With each season and each team, there’s always holes to fill, but the gap I’m thinking about is the loss of a fixture on the Andrew Jackson High School football sidelines.
    That’s David Kellin, who died last month at his Kershaw home.
    When I say a void, I truly mean it.
    A few seasons back, we lost our AJ Vols sports correspondent just before the season began.
    We were in a bind as the season was quickly drawing close.

  • Vespe named Buford High’s valedictorian

    After graduating as salutatorian from Buford High School at the end of the school year, Kaitlyn Vespe was surprised to see that one of the grades on her school transcript was wrong.
    That grade, when corrected, makes Vespe her school’s valedictorian instead.
    “I was still happy to graduate as salutatorian,” Vespe said this week, but noted that she is relieved that the mistake has now been corrected and she has an updated transcript and a valedictorian medal.

  • Guest Column: Critique of my name-calling ignores facts that back it up

    As I read Wednesday’s column regarding opinions versus facts by Dianne Evans, I had to somewhat agree.
    However, when I read the following – and I quote – I was a bit perplexed: “When one has no facts to contradict intelligent disclosure, one easily gives way to name-calling. Name-calling – such as “deplorables,” “racists,” “homophobic,” etc. – should be recognized often as an easy way to respond to an argument when one knows no logical way to refute its claims.”

  • Guest Column: Update: Roads my Facebook posters want to know about

    South Carolina’s fuel tax has increased by a total of 6 cents over the last three years. Hopefully, the cost seems justified now that resurfacing projects are seen in every direction.

  • CrossRidge picks designer, contractor for office project

    INDIAN LAND – Design and development firms have signed on to create the high-end office building that CrossRidge Center is planning near the new YMCA site in Indian Land.
    When government officials gathered May 31 to break ground on the Upper Palmetto YMCA, CrossRidge Center chief operating officer Ben Cerullo announced plans to develop a 75,000-square-foot Class A office building as part of the CrossRidge Center complex.

  • Comporium offers faster internet in Kershaw, Heath Springs areas

    Comporium customers in Kershaw and Heath Springs will soon have access to internet download speeds significantly faster than the national average.
    Comporium plans to complete a system upgrade in early August that will enable approximately 2,500 customers served by the company’s cable system to access internet download speeds of up to 750 megabits per second.

  • Knight Memorial features exciting night

    The second annual Phillip Knight Memorial Race provided area race fans with another thrilling night of dirt track racing action.
    - In the Vintage main event, the Ford of Johnny Starkey notched a hard-fought win over Shaun Crook.
    Top 5: Starkey, Crook, Michael Deese, Andy Templin and Joe Howie.
    - The Super Stock saw Timbo Mangum dominate on his way to picking up his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win.
    Top 5: Mangum, Andrew Baker, Brandy Baker, Michael Chaney and Andrew Winderl.

  • Vought commits to play at Akron

    Indian Land High School junior volleyball player Baylee Vought has verbally committed to play volleyball for the University of Akron (Zips).
    Akron, a NCAA Division I school, competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
    Vought is a premier setter and versatile hitter for the Indian Land Warriors.
    In 2018, as a sophomore, Vought was selected Class AAA all-state, Region IV-AAA Player of the Year and All-Area, as well as the Warriors Offensive MVP.
    Vought said she loves and is committed to the sport of volleyball.