Today's News

  • Column: The inherent risk of specialization in school sports

    One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts or strapping on a bike helmet.
     And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt.

  • Column: Panhandle town proponents, just leave the rest of us alone

    Were you surprised with the outcome of the March 27 vote on Indian Land becoming a town – 1,853 yes votes and 9,086 no?
    Many of us who voted against incorporation could not believe over 1,800 voted for the proposed town.
    Why were many of us opposed? Well, it was more dealing with the unknown rather than knowing what to expect if it should pass.
    The big unknown was what the yearly tax bill would be. Those living in subdivisions such as Sun City did not wish to have another bill each year in the form of a city tax.

  • Misspelling on macro scale plagues Red Rose promoters

    Newspapers have to be self-aware when writing about other people’s typos.
    As embarrassing as ours are, they’re usually in tiny type, but readers still have no trouble picking them out.
    For Lancaster’s Red Rose Festival organizers this week, the typo was gigantic, towering above one of the city’s busiest intersections.
    “May 18 & 19,” screamed the billboard on S.C. 9 Bypass near McDonald’s. “Downton Lancaster.” Ugh!

  • Mulvaney land deal attracts scrutiny

    Mick Mulvaney, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land and current Trump administration official, is drawing fire from a national government-watchdog group.
    The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), has asked the heads of a congressional committee and the inspector general of the Federal Reserve System to investigate one of Mulvaney’s Indian Land real-estate investments.

  • 24-hour Give Local total rises to $147K

    Give Local Lancaster raised $147,075 for 50 area nonprofits in its third-annual 24-hour online fundraiser.
    As of Thursday morning, the total was slightly less than last year’s final tally of $155,164, but that figure is expected to be surpassed by the end of Second Chance Giving, which is open through Monday, May 7.
    “We are humbled to see the giving spirit of our community,” said Holly Furr, Give Local Lancaster coordinator.

  • Lancaster High netters win, advance

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team is moving on.

    The Bruins, the back-to-back Region III-AAAA tennis champions, advanced to the third round of the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs with a 4-2 win over Wren High School of Piedmont on Tuesday at the University of South Carolina Lancaster tennis courts.

    LHS moves on to play the winner of South Aiken and Greenville.

    Lancaster opened the playoffs with a 5-1 home win over Airport of Columbia last Thursday at the USCL courts.

    LHS 4 Wren 2


  • Junior Lady Vols post unbeaten season

    The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Lady Volunteers soccer team capped a perfect season with a 5-2 win over the rival Lancaster High School Junior Lady Bruins on April 26 at Memorial Stadium.

    The AJ girls’ win gave the Junior Lady Vols a 14-0 record for the season, their fifth playing junior varsity girls soccer.

    The AJ jayvee girls booters, with two wins over rival Buford, also captured the region title this season.

  • LMS ready to rumble

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be “ready to rumble” for the  Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble on Saturday night.

    The headline race will be the Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble, paying $2,000 to win, $1,000 for second and third $500 at the half-mile track.

    With that kind of money on the line and with Carolina Speedway off tonight and Cherokee Speedway off Saturday night, the Renegade Division will likely see some new drivers here on Saturday to compete against the LMS regulars for a chance to win $2,000.

  • Lady Warriors drill Crescent

    The defending state champion Indian Land Lady Warriors continue to roll in the Class AAA Upper State girls soccer playoffs.

    The IL girls opened the postseason with a 14-0 win over Southside of Greenville on Monday and followed with an 8-0 rout of Crescent of Iva on Wednesday at the ILHS Reservation.

    Indian Land led 2-0 at the half and added six second-half goals on the way to the win over CHS.

    Kelsey Long and Shelby Ryberg each netted three goals, and Summer Bishop added two goals.

    Emily Gerdes and Carleigh Werner each had an assist.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, win district title

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors posted a split, but it was good enough to have them advance to the Class AAA Upper State softball championship series.

    The ILHS girls, unbeaten in the Class AAA Upstate District IV tournament, dropped a 9-7 loss to Broome, but rebounded to take an 8-3 win to capture the crown in the double-elimination district tournament Wednesday at the Lady Warriors field.

    The Lady Warriors’ five-run win advances them to the Class AAA Upper State title round to face Woodruff today in a 6 p.m. game at WHS.