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Today's News

  • Don’t stop concealed weapon training

    Face it, folks. Some people don’t need to carry guns – openly or concealed.
    Recent tragedies, where innocent people sitting in classrooms, a shopping mall and movie theater were slaughtered by crazed, gun-toting fanatics, are a testament to that fact.
    We don’t think anyone with common sense will deny that those perpetrators should not be allowed to own or carry a gun for obvious reasons.

  • Why sequester important

    The recent experience with the “sequester” in Washington, D.C., revealed in many ways what is wrong with Washington. But it also contains a silver lining that I hope bodes well for the future.

  • Smoke signal of a lifetime

    A steady drizzle fell on the packed crowd in St. Peter’s Square, raindrops bouncing off a sea of umbrellas, as Jordyn Faile turned her gaze upwards in search of white smoke.
    The third-year University of South Carolina Lancaster student, only hours away from the end of a week-long class trip through Italy, had been waiting patiently March 13 outside the Vatican in Rome for any signs that the Catholic Church’s 266th pope had been chosen.

  • Kershaw pledges support for L&C

    KERSHAW – Kershaw officials are onboard with a plan to provide substantial tax relief for L&C Railroad.
    At its Monday, March 18, meeting, Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously to accept L&C’s request to return to taxing levels before 2010.
    The vote was 6-0. Councilman Morris Russell was absent from Monday’s meeting.
    Because of state legislation (Act 388), the taxes L&C owes in the county have increased 450 percent since 2010, according to Steve Gedney, who oversees the railroad.

  • Lancaster County not immune from weekend wildfires

    South Carolina suffered a rash of wildfires across the state last weekend, three of which occurred in Lancaster County.
    In all, South Carolina firefighters and Forestry Commission personnel battled 131 wildfires over the weekend.
    Officials attributed the state’s dangerous fire conditions to a combination of low humidity, warm temperatures and wind gusts of up to 30 mph, conditions that prompted the Forestry Commission to issue a Red Flag Fire Alert.

  • Sims Foundation awards $908,0000 in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  
    Ten organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $908,605.

  • Speedway’s 2013 opener slated for Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway opens its 2013 season Saturday night, March 23.

    After hosting the car show and track practice last Saturday, March 16, the drivers, fans and LSS officials are more than ready to see racing around the legendary half-mile dirt oval.

  • Lancers split with Pioneers

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster split four Region X games with eighth-ranked Spartanburg Methodist on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

  • AJ Vols edge LHS in golf win

    The Andrew Jackson High School golfers improved to 6-1 on the season, taking a 170-171 win over Lancaster at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday, March 18.

    AJ, which had recently won its region preseason tournament, was led by Logan Sowell, who posted a 41 over nine holes.

  • Saints sign Blackmon

     

       

    BUFORD – Limestone College, which is starting a football program, is the right place for Buford High School senior football player C.J. Blackmon.