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Today's News

  • Robinson 4th in discus at state meet

     

       

    Lancaster High School sophomore field events standout Yasmine Robinson turned in her personal-best effort to place fourth in the Class AAAA state meet at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins on Friday, May 10.

  • Crescent ends Buford's season

    Buford High’s run to the Class AA Upper State softball championship was halted on Friday, May 10.

    Crescent High School of Iva, 23-5, blanked the Lady Jackets, 10-0 in six innings.

  • 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.