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Today's News

  • Sports Talk: AJ’s body of work was all about Vols pride

    The body of work is a term often heard this time of year, March Madness.
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers basketball team experienced the hoops postseason wonderment, making a landmark run to the Class AA state title game.
    The Vols’ drive didn’t end the way they wanted, falling to a talented and top-rated Gray Collegiate Academy team in the state championship basketball game, 79-38 last Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

  • Vols open region play routing Knights

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play, rolling to a 12-0 win over North Central High School at home Tuesday night.
    Brett Percival and Colby Jackson combined on a one-hitter in the AJ win.
    Percival, the winner, went three innings and fanned eight Knights.
    Percival allowed no hits and two walks.
    Percival aided his cause with a three-run homer and a walk.
    Jackson, in an inning of work, whiffed three and allowed the lone Knights hit.

  • Green signs with Lancers

    Outside the rain poured and the day was gray, but on the inside in the Lancaster High School conference room, the mood was much brighter.
    Most of those in attendance donned special T-shirts in celebration of LHS senior soccer player Mason Green’s big moment – his signing day – March 1, 2019.
    Green, a four-year member of the Lancaster High School boys soccer team, was sporting a smile as he signed the scholarship to set the course of his future.
    Green signed with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • Passion for painting

    Rebecca Wilson didn’t know she liked to paint. When she started hosting painting classes to draw more traffic into her consignment shop in Kershaw, she stumbled upon her favorite hobby – and her next business venture.
    “There was a girl who sold her paints in my store at the time. She was a Dixie Belle retailer,” Wilson said. “She showed me some tricks of the trade about the paint, and once I started painting furniture, I found that I loved it more than the painting parties.”

  • Column: MUSC brings Lancaster its track record of excellence

    What an exciting week we just had at both MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center and MUSC Health Chester Medical Center.
    It is an honor and a privilege that our communities are able to join this prestigious health-care organization, MUSC Health.
    MUSC Health is the No. 1 hospital system in South Carolina, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Its education, research and evidence-based care are nationally and internationally recognized.

  • Column: It’s time for spring cleaning to put our best foot forward

    Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning, and as I ride the streets here in Kershaw, there’s plenty of cleaning needed.
    In my earlier days, I had the opportunity to travel across our country through many towns large and small, from one-stoplight towns to major cities. I remember we commented on most all of them, giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down based on their appearance.

  • Leaders unite in prayers for county

    About 60 community members, including civic leaders and elected officials, got up early Saturday morning for a designated time of prayer for Lancaster County.
    The second-annual Unity Prayer Breakfast was held at 7:30 a.m. at Mount Zion AME Zion Church in Lancaster.
    “It was early in the morning (Jesus) went to talk to his father,” said the Rev. Lemuel Washington of St. Paul AME Church. “What a blessing it is that we can talk to the same father.”

  • ‘Sea of orange’ buoys AJHS as title run comes up short

    COLUMBIA – Andrew Jackson High fell short in its first state championship basketball game in 39 years, but its horde of orange-clad fans said the Volunteers can hold their heads high.
    The Vols lost to Gray Collegiate Academy of West Columbia 79-38 in the Class AA boys title game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. They ended their season with a 17-5 record.

  • 6-laning U.S. 521 ahead

    It’s rush hour in Indian Land, and as dusk falls, headlights flick on, stretching hundreds of yards at major intersections.
    With more subdivisions announced every month, the gridlock will get progressively worse, says Brian Carnes, one of the Panhandle’s county council representatives, and it’s time we talked about the inevitable consequence.
    U.S. 521 must become six lanes.

  • Legion chief visits IL post, notes growth, involvement

    While many veterans’ organizations around the country are facing declining membership and dwindling participation, American Legion Indian Land Post 250 is swelling its ranks.
    On Monday, the post was honored by a visit from National Commander Brett Reistad, in his mission to discover how successful posts increase and retain their membership.