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Today's News

  • Watkins focused on Nov. 17 race

    The Rock Hill Bad Boy Ben Watkins has already established himself as one of the best to ever race at Lancaster Motor Speedway in any race car.
    Watkins has won numerous times from a stock body car to a Late Model, but there is another track that has been pretty good to the driver known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy.”
    The track is near the North Carolina coast, the Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
    Watkins should absolutely love the track.

  • Warriors teams 11th in state cross country meet

    The Indian Land High School boys cross country team finished 11th in the Class AAA 20-team field on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with 311 points, were led by junior Austin Reeves, who was 33rd in 17:32.91.
    Reeves was followed by junior Ben Elson, 17:58.48; freshman Maddox Yegge, 18:01; junior Noah Kiger, 18:36.79; and eigth-grader Jaxon Barringer, 19:25.04.
    The Warriors were the top finishers from Region IV-AAA.

  • Vols reset to Thursday

    Andrew Jackson High School’s first-round playoff game in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs has been moved to Thursday at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, 6-4 and an at-large entry in the Class AA Upstate playoffs, will battle an Abbeville team which is ranked No. 1 in Class AA with a 9-0 record.

  • Rams roll to unbeaten season

    The A.R. Rucker Rams made school history in their football regular-season finale with the rival South Middle School Mustangs on Thursday afternoon.
    The 7-0 Ram, with their second win over South Middle this season, wrapped up their first regular-season undefeated campaign.
    The Rams rolled to a 36-8 win over the Mustangs.
    The 28-point Rucker win gave the Rams the Lancaster County School District middle school football title.

  • Column: Honoring men who help lead our community

    Best practices in the prevention of rape and sexual assault often include strong messages to girls and women. Take care when walking alone at night. When out socializing, never let your drink out of your sight. Park in well-lit areas. Be aware of your surroundings.
    But what are men and boys being taught, as girls are given this advice?

  • Column: Thanks to local schoolchildren for remembering our veterans

    Each year at Veterans Day, the staff and students of Andrew Jackson Middle and High schools and Heath Springs Elementary entertain veterans with special programs.
    From viewing these programs, one can tell they put forth a lot of time and energy. Veterans enjoy and appreciate what they do and look forward to them every year.

  • IL man dies in house fire

    An Indian Land man died in a house fire on Camp Cox Circle early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Harold Kenneth Miller Jr., 51, died from carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal injuries.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, there were three adults in the house when the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday, but Miller never made it out.
    There were no working smoke alarms in the home, Rogers said. One of the family members woke to the smell of smoke and alerted the other two of the fire.

  • 1 victim dies, 2nd airlifted after Heath Springs wreck

    One person was killed and another severely injured in a two-car wreck at Kershaw Camden Highway and Ramblin Road just north of Heath Springs.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, an EMS crew pulled up on the wreck before it was called out and were able to get one victim out, but could not free the other before fire engulfed the vehicle.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 2015 Infiniti was attempting to illegally pass another vehicle heading north on Kershaw Camden Highway when it ran off the side of the road and hit a group of trees.

  • Incumbents Mackey, Taylor win city council re-election

    Lancaster City Council incumbents are safe this election cycle, with District 5’s Hazel Taylor and District 2’s Gonzie Mackey easily winning their races Tuesday.
    Taylor earned her first full term on Lancaster City Council, topping challengers Don Geraghty, Mike DeMarco and James “Butch” Flynn. She more than doubled the vote count of her nearest competitor.
    Taylor received 258 votes, 55 percent of the total. DeMarco was the next top vote getter with 100 votes. Geraghty totaled 63, and Flynn trailed the field with 44.

  • McMaster tops Smith

    Incumbent Republican Henry McMaster won the S.C. governor’s race in Tuesday’s voting, defeating Democrat James Smith and running mate Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster.
    The GOP ticket of McMaster and Pamela Evette, his pick for lieutenant governor, received 571,135 votes, 54 percent of the total, as of 11 p.m. Tuesday. Smith and Norrell received 489,963, or 46 percent.
    Turnout was heavy for a midterm election, with 34 percent of registered voters casting ballots statewide, as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.