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Today's News

  • ILHS dancer McCleod signs with Limestone

    For the second time in two years, Indian Land High School has a senior who will attend Limestone College on a dance scholarship.
    Courtney McCleod will follow in Jessica Crook’s footsteps when she attends the Gaffney-based college this fall.
    Both were members of the Indian Land High School dance team under the direction of Laurel Kaufman.
    McCleod celebrated her signing day Thursday, May 9, joined by family members James McLeod and Angel Mackey, along with siblings Destiney and Markese and cousin Joshua Jacobs.

  • Rock Hill downs P-31 in opener

    Rock Hill Post 34 broke to an early lead and stayed on top to take a 6-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion baseball League III play on Wednesday night.
    The game at P-31’s Harvey Eggleton Field was the opener for both teams to launch the 2019 American Legion baseball season.

  • Surratt: Bruins making strides

    Lancaster High School interim head football coach Marcus Surratt said he knows the Bruins have plenty of work ahead, but he’s pleased with the progress the team has made.
    “We made it through the spring,” said Surratt, who led the team through the workouts, which included Monday-Thursday practices over the last two weeks. “We got through it with few injuries, so that’s a plus.”
    The Bruins capped their drills with a filmed practice in Memorial Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

  • Cato nets region soccer honor

    Lancaster High School senior Jacob Cato heads the 2019 Bruins soccer awards, highlighted by his selection as the co-Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for boys soccer.
    Cato, who recently signed to play soccer at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, and York High School’s Mitchell Lane were named co-recipients of the region’s boys soccer top award.

  • Guest Column: Our elderly citizens need help to guard against abuse, neglect

    As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this promise when we allow older members of our society to be abused or neglected.  
    Older people are vital, contributing members of American society, and their maltreatment diminishes all of us. Just as we have confronted and addressed the social issues of child abuse and domestic violence, so too can we find solutions to address issues like elder abuse, which also threatens the well-being of our community.

  • Guest Column: Bad idea to shift gas-tax money away from repairs

    Among the arguments offered by opponents of South Carolina’s 2017 gas-tax hike was that the state’s highway-maintenance spending had historically been inefficient and poorly prioritized.
    They asked: Why should we believe these new tax dollars would be wisely spent?

  • Road-paving industry needs workers

    With S.C. roads in desperate need of repair, the state’s asphalt industry is just as desperate for employees to go out and do the work.
    The job market is ripe for those seeking employment in the road-rebuilding field, with more than 350 positions available across the state.
    Since the passage of the 2017 S.C. road-repair bill, which raised gasoline taxes gradually over six years to fund highway improvements, demand for asphalt workers has skyrocketed. The paving industry anticipates creating more than 1,000 jobs in the state within the next five years.

  • P-31 upbeat about new season

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 second-year coach Jimmy Jackson is optimistic about his P-31 team as it prepares to open the 2019 season tonight at home against Rock Hill Post 34.
    Jackson will guide the senior team and be assisted by Brian Sistare and Toby Taylor, who are back from last season.
    “Overall, we are excited in the direction of the program,” Jackson said. “We have brought the junior team back this season and we totaled over 40 kids that came out for Legion baseball.

  • Sports Talk: Clyburn deserving of county education hall of fame honor

    I easily recall that memorable Sunday morning at First Presbyterian Church some years back when Sarah Crolley told me her husband Don Crolley was going into the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame.
    “It’s about time,” was my quick reply forgetting for a moment I was at church that Sunday when I was ushering.
    I felt the same when news of the induction of Ernie Clyburn was recently announced.
    Ernie, well as I first knew him, “Mr. Clyburn,” is most deserving of the honor.

  • Racing back on track Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday night.
    LMS had an off week last Saturday and Mother Nature has not been to kind to the big half-mile race track over the past month.
    LMS has not seen a race in over a month because of rain and stormy weather, but this Saturday weather is looking favorable for a clear night of racing.
    The Saturday racing card has the Thunder Bomber $1,000 to win, Renegade $600, SECA Crate Sportsman $600, Super Stock (Brandy Baker to start in the rear after 3 straight wins), Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.