Today's News

  • Belk leads LHS region track effort

    Lancaster High School’s Tierra Belk led the Lady Bruins effort in the Region III-AAAA track meet at York High School on April 25.
    Belk, who tallied 22 points, won the triple jump and placed third in the 100- and 200-meter dash. She also ran a leg on the girls 4 x 100 relay, which included Ya’dynasty Douglas, Mahongany Perry and Rekia Polk.
    Polk, a senior who scored 12 points in the individual events, was second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.

  • Lady Warriors capture region title

    The Indian Land girls captured the Region IV-AAA track crown and the ILHS boys were a close second at the region meet in Camden on April 24.
    The Lady Warriors topped a five-team field with 124.5 points to finish ahead Fairfield Central 82, host Camden 77.5 points, Keenan 24 points and Chester with 19 points.
    In the boys meet, Keenan High School of Columbia edged the Warriors 92-91 in a tight finish. Fairfield Central tallied 76 points to take third, with Chester 41 points and Camden 40 points rounding out the boys field.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, win District IV title

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors Varsity went 1-2 Wednesday at the ILHS softball field, but it was enough to earn the Class AAA Upper State District IV softball crown and a bid to the Class AAA Upper State title series.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-4, faced Woodruff High School in the double-elimination district title game, needing one win over the Lady Wolverines to move on to the Class AAA Upstate title round.
    Woodruff forced a decisive game two with a 9-6 win to open play Wednesday.

  • Muschamp: 3-month stretch key

    FORT LAWN – South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp, facing one of the nation’s toughest schedules next season, said work over the next three months will play a key role in the 2019 USC football hopes.
    The Gamecocks’ upcoming schedule, according to Bleacher Report, is rated the second-toughest in the nation. The Gamecocks face three of the nation’s top four teams — according to ESPN’s offseason Top 25 — in Clemson, Alabama and Georgia. They also play at Texas A&M and host Florida.

  • Vols hold off Wildcats

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, on a late power surge, advanced in the winner’s bracket of the Class AA Upper State championship baseball series with a 7-6 win over Blacksburg High School on Thursday night at the Volunteers’ field.
    AJ senior designated hitter Brett Percival, a Clemson University baseball preferred walk-on, blasted a towering two-run home run to left field to give the Vols a 7-4 edge in the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Heath Springs health fair a success

    Heath Springs’ “Get Healthy . . . Stay Healthy” Mega Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday was a huge hit for the small community.
    More than 300 people showed up to take advantage of over 40 vendors offering free screenings, samples and demonstrations at the inaugural event downtown.
    Heath Springs native Dr. Zora Smith Denson, who organized the fair, said she was thrilled with the event’s success.
    “It just exceeded what I expected,” she said.

  • On faith: Beloved brother prospers spiritually in dedication to God’s truth

    3 John is the apostle John’s personal letter to Gaius. This man was “the wellbeloved,” meaning that many believers loved him, and John added that he loved him according to the truth of God’s word.
    John knew that Gaius was prospering spiritually, and he prayed that he would prosper and be in health to the same degree as his soul prospered. For some that would be a dangerous prayer!

  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

    For over 20 years, Mariachis Mexican Restaurant has been the hotspot for Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Lancaster County.  
    Mariachis manager Louis Linarez is expecting a big crowd this weekend. As customers dine on Mexican cuisine they can listen to live entertainment from Mister Pleaze on Saturday, 5-10 p.m., and Phazar on Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
    “It’s a good way to look forward to summer,” Linarez said. “It’s like the gate to summer.”

  • Giving it their all

    No athlete held back at the second annual Lancaster County Special Olympics on Friday.
    About 500 special education students competed at the Springdale Recreation Center, and more than 500 volunteers stepped up to help with the event.
    Buford Middle School special education teacher Mary Beth Mize, who coordinated the event, said it went smoother than she had hoped.

  • Anna Fleming, who secures Capitol, named agency’s Officer of the Year

    After a decade working for the S.C. Bureau of Protective Services, Lance Cpl. Anna Blankenship Fleming of Lancaster has been named the agency’s Officer of the Year.
    “Anna is always professional in what she does and how she carries herself,” said BPS Assistant Chief Matthew Calhoun. “She is just a huge asset to the department.”
    The Bureau of Protective Services maintains the safety of the buildings, employees and visitors at the Capitol complex, as well as guarding the governor and lieutenant governor.