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Today's News

  • LMS ready to rumble

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be “ready to rumble” for the  Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble on Saturday night.

    The headline race will be the Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble, paying $2,000 to win, $1,000 for second and third $500 at the half-mile track.

    With that kind of money on the line and with Carolina Speedway off tonight and Cherokee Speedway off Saturday night, the Renegade Division will likely see some new drivers here on Saturday to compete against the LMS regulars for a chance to win $2,000.

  • Lady Warriors drill Crescent

    The defending state champion Indian Land Lady Warriors continue to roll in the Class AAA Upper State girls soccer playoffs.

    The IL girls opened the postseason with a 14-0 win over Southside of Greenville on Monday and followed with an 8-0 rout of Crescent of Iva on Wednesday at the ILHS Reservation.

    Indian Land led 2-0 at the half and added six second-half goals on the way to the win over CHS.

    Kelsey Long and Shelby Ryberg each netted three goals, and Summer Bishop added two goals.

    Emily Gerdes and Carleigh Werner each had an assist.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, win district title

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors posted a split, but it was good enough to have them advance to the Class AAA Upper State softball championship series.

    The ILHS girls, unbeaten in the Class AAA Upstate District IV tournament, dropped a 9-7 loss to Broome, but rebounded to take an 8-3 win to capture the crown in the double-elimination district tournament Wednesday at the Lady Warriors field.

    The Lady Warriors’ five-run win advances them to the Class AAA Upper State title round to face Woodruff today in a 6 p.m. game at WHS.

  • Lady Vols win two, take district crown

    The Region IV-AA champion Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers did it the hard way, but the determined AJ girls got it done on the diamond.

    AJ, in a do-or-die situation, notched two wins over host Liberty High School to capture the Class AA Upper State District IV softball championship on Wednesday.

    The 17-9 Lady Vols, who fell to Liberty 9-7 at home Saturday, came back to sweep the Lady Red Devils on Wednesday.

    AJ captured the district title to advance to the Class AA Upstate title series, downing Liberty 8-3 and 10-9.

  • Buford sweeps district championship

    BUFORD – Buford, with three straight wins, is headed back to the Class AA Upper State title series to defend its softball crown for the third straight season.

    The Lady Jackets, 15-8, blanked Ninety Six, 4-0 to earn a bid to the Class AA Upper State championship series Wednesday at the BHS field.

    BHS, the Region IV-AA runner-up, won three straight to notch the crown, including the home shutout of the Lady Wildcats.

  • Revels’ blast lifts LHS to district title

    Lancaster used a fourth-inning power surge to secure the Class AAAA District III softball championship Wednesday at the LHS field.

    The LHS girls, 16-3, snapped a scoreless draw in one big swing, with senior catcher Gracie Revels belting a two-run homer in the fourth inning to spark the Lady Bruins to a 2-1 win over Travelers Rest.

    The Lady Bruins’ win sends them to Union County to face the UCHS Lady Yellow Jackets in the Class AAAA Upper State double-elimination tournament title round today at 6:30 p.m.

  • Mayoral candidate arrested

    One of the five candidates running for Lancaster mayor in the upcoming special election has been arrested.
    James “Butch” Flynn, 47, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding family court bench warrant for failure to abide by a court order.
    He was also cited for second-offense driving under suspension, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. His first offense was in 2011, according to court records.
    The incident report did not say what court order Flynn was alleged to have violated.

  • Watchdog group demands Mulvaney investigation

    Mick Mulvaney, a former District 5 congressman from Indian Land and current Trump administration official, is under fire from a national government-watchdog group.
    The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), has asked the heads of a congressional committee and the inspector general of the Federal Reserve System to launch an investigation into one of Mulvaney's Indian Land real-estate investments.

  • Column: Lots of costly consulting on nuclear fiasco

    Three out-of-state consulting businesses hired by the S.C. legislature to provide “advice” on the V.C. Summer fiasco have submitted bills totaling more than $230,000, though only one firm has produced a written report.
    To put the $232,379 public tab in some perspective, it could cover the failed nuclear project portion of about 8,600 monthly bills for typical South Carolina Electric & Gas residential customers, based on 1,000 kilowatt hours used in a month.

  • Column: Background, mental checks on 1st Amendment tools as well?

    In his April 25 guest column, Rudy Falkenberg suggests that we need to place limits on ammunition, since a firearm without ammunition is no more useful than a club.
    I suggest that we should accept the liberal position, first espoused by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” This being the case, should we not then apply to the tools of the First Amendment (i.e., pens, pencils and keyboards) the same constraints that the liberals seek to impose upon the tools of the Second Amendment (i.e., firearms and ammunition)?