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Today's News

  • AJ's Truesdale signs with Allen

     

       

    KERSHAW – The Allen University men’s basketball team was looking to fill a need and Andrew Jackson High School senior hoops standout Avalon Truesdale was the answer.

  • IL advances in playoffs

     

       

    Indian Land High School’s boys soccer team, 17-4, posted a 6-1 Class AA Upper State playoff win over Landrum High School on Thursday, May 9.

  • Mrs. Criminger, like many moms, close to perfect

     

       

    Each time I head down U.S. 521 South for an athletic event at Andrew Jackson High School, I always have memories of the late Andrew Jackson HighVolunteers’ correspondent Mike Criminger.

  • Keep alcohol away from young people

    Cinco de Mayo. High school graduation parties. Fourth of July cookouts. College football tailgating. What do all of these have in common?
    All are terrific opportunities to gather together with friends and family. Unfortunately, these activities can also present an increased risk of alcohol-related problems such as underage drinking or driving under the influence. Not here you say? Nothing can be further from the truth. Almost half, 47 percent, of high-school age students report having used alcohol at least once in their lifetime and 20 percent have used in the past 30 days.

  • South Carolina must address its road issues

    What is the most pressing issue facing South Carolina? Is it attempting to nullify Obamacare? Is it the question of whether to expand Medicaid coverage? Is it putting up legal barricades to block possible federal curbs on gun rights? While my email inbox would seem to indicate so, I believe our No. 1 concern is addressing the dire condition of the state’s roads and bridges.

  • Managing preserves resources

    A few weeks ago as I was buying greeting cards, I noticed this statement on the backs of several: “This card is made with paper from sustainably managed forests.”

    What exactly does that mean?

    Sustainable forest management (SFM) is a complex concept, but essentially its goal is to make certain that the forest resources the world enjoys today will continue to be available in the future.

    SFM promotes practices that generate timber and non-timber forest products with respect for the highest ecological, ethical and social standards.

  • Church News 5/10/13

    Week ahead

    Gospel choir concert
    Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, 1852 Flat Creek Road, will hold a gospel choir concert at 7 p.m. today, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The concert will celebrate the choir’s 57th anniversary and includes singing, fellowship and food. Other guest groups will appear. For details, call Gen Harris at (803) 283-4947 or Brenda Chisholm at (803) 286-4731.

  • USCL commencement salutes hard work, support systems

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster kicked off the graduation season for all USC campuses and Lancaster County on Saturday, May 4, with commencement exercises honoring 96 students.

    The ceremony in the James Bradley Arts and Sciences Building’s Bundy Auditorium drew a packed house of faculty, friends and family members to honor the graduates on their academic successes.

  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lancaster man was jailed on an attempted murder charge Thursday, May 9, a day after another man reported he was attacked with a knife.

    Police arrested Noel Sanchez, 40, 1030 Sara Drive, about 11 a.m. Thursday on charges of attempted murder and malicious injury to property, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

    The arrest came within a day of a 34-year-old victim reporting the alleged attack about 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man pleads guilty on federal gun possession charge

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man faces at least 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge Thursday, May 2.

    William I. Satterwhite, 52, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of the federal Title 18 law, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

    Nettles said U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted the plea and will impose a sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.