Today's News

  • Vols fall to War Eagles in state final

    COLUMBIA – Gray Collegiate Academy's War Eagles soared late to capture their second straight Class AA boys basketball state championship.

    The 21-10 War Eagles, up 50-37 after three periods, finished on a pivotal 29-1 surge to seal the 79-38 win over Class AA Upper State champion Andrew Jackson on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. AJ's Jalen Robinson hit a free throw at 7:39 of the final quarter, but the Vols didn't score again and GCA rolled.

  • Column: Why I support the president’s declaration of emergency on the border

    Any American who has turned on their TV or glanced at a newspaper over the past few weeks knows that border security and maintaining our national sovereignty have been at the top of the news.
    This debate has raged on for years, for decades even. But as the matter at hand has become a crisis, the actions we take now are more important than ever.

  • Column: Limit teens’ access to e-cigs

    Vaping. How bad is it?
    The creation of electronic cigarettes quickly captured the hearts and minds of young impressionable teens. But what exactly are electronic cigarettes, and how are they used?
    E-cigs were created for adults who desire to stop smoking but not quit cold turkey. E-cigs are battery-operated and fueled by pods, which contain a mix of nicotine and other chemicals. Each pod is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, and many teens go through a pod or two a day.

  • Head of the class

    Sixteen-year-old Grayson Sanders is extraordinary, according to her teachers, and she’s making sure everyone knows it.
    Just a sophomore at Buford High School, Grayson has been running a business, Sweet Roots Bakery, out of her home for the past few years. One of her teachers, Kendall Horne, recently decided to put Grayson’s skills to the test by asking her to help teach the baking portion of her family and consumer science class.

  • Greenway gets $1 million infusion

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is growing thanks to Lancaster leveraging $1 million that will connect the trail to downtown.
    Both the city and Lancaster County will receive $400,000 in Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funding from the S.C. Department of Transportation. The program provides opportunities for local governments to pursue pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities and pedestrian streetscaping projects.

  • Spearman declares emergency in Sumter School District

    From release

    COLUMBIA – State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman has declared a fiscal emergency in the Sumter School District due to noncompliance with the district’s financial recovery plan.

  • IL post office inching forward

    The U.S. Postal Service is finally moving forward with its plans for the construction of the new Indian Land post office.
    The chosen site, which was identified in late 2017, is near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 on a parcel immediately west of Lowe’s Home Improvement.
    More than a year after the site was first identified, the lease for the facility is currently under negotiation, and its design and layout are being finalized, USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said Tuesday.

  • BB gun suspected in shattered bus window

    A school bus carrying 20 Andrew Jackson middle and high school students had to make an emergency stop Wednesday afternoon when a window was shattered by a projectile on East Third Street in Kershaw.
    Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety and transportation director, said no students were injured, and based on evidence at the scene, authorities believe it was a BB or pellet gun that shot the window.
    The bus had stopped on East Third for just a few moments when the driver heard a loud noise and saw that the window had been shattered, Vaughn said.

  • County OKs townhome project on busy IL road

    INDIAN LAND – A 235-townhome project along one of the Panhandle’s busiest roads won approval in a narrow county council vote Monday night, despite opposition from Indian Land’s two council representatives.
    The Harrisburg Road plan passed 4-3 after the developer, Arizona-based Suncrest Real Estate, agreed to pay the county $2,000 for each unit, a total of $470,000. Indian Land’s Brian Carnes and Terry Graham voted against the resolution, as did Allen Blackmon of Kershaw.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway returns to action Saturday

    Hanging Rock Kartway had another rained out race Saturday, and now HRK has a new race set Saturday.
    The Saturday schedule will have the Clone Classes of Clone 325 paying $200 to win, Clone 350 $300, Clone 375 $500, Clone 425 $500, Clone 425 $500, Amateur Clone 350 $100. Predator classes are Predator 325 $200, Predator 350 $300, Predator 375 $500, Predator 425 $200. Amateur Clone 350 $100. Junior Classes Red Plate, Jr. 1 Green Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. 2 Purple Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. 3 Blue Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. Predator II, Pee Wee Predator, Champ 425 Predator, FH 375.