Today's News

  • Column: Loftis: How to get the most value from tax-free weekend

    It’s that time of year! The season of searching for No. 2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so-special book bag is here.
    It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents.
    But as the first day of school approaches, families often find shopping for crucial school supplies comes with a heavy price tag. Parents can end up unloading hundreds of dollars on back-to-school gear. Fortunately, with our state’s Sales Tax Free Weekend coming up Aug. 3-5, you can save even more.

  • LDB AAA all-stars fall in state tournament

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a short stay in the state tournament at Moncks Corner over the weekend.

    The AAA stars opened with an 11-1 loss to District VII champion Mount Pleasant of Charleston on Saturday afternoon and then dropped a 5-1 setback to Orangeburg on Sunday.

    In the AAA stars four-run loss to the District 6 champion, Lancaster pitcher Jake Milhorn worked five and two-third innings and hurled a no-hitter.

    Orangeburg ignited for five runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on for the win.

  • Dixie Boys 14U stars win district, earn state bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars will open play in the state baseball tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park on Saturday.

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U stars earned a bid to the state tournament, winning the District 10 tournament in Chester County earlier this month.

    The LDB 14U stars defeated Kershaw County twice to win the district crown and gain a bid to the state tourney.

    Lancaster wrapped up the state bid with an 8-7 win over Kershaw County.

  • USC Aiken riders fare well in Virginia

    From release

    AIKEN – The University of South Carolina Aiken eventing (riding) team, which included an Indian Land native, finished the year strong, placing third in the collegiate championships May 24-27 at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va.

  • USCS Sprint Cars set for LMS Saturday

    One of the most popular races of the Lancaster Motor Speedway season will be at LMS on Saturday night.

    Area dirt track racing fans always look forward to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars when they invade the half-mile dirt oval of Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars will be a popular sight to see with the speeds they can carry around LMS, reaching speeds up to 140-150 miles per hour.

    Sometimes fans will see one car do a wheel stand with both front tires coming off the ground roaring down the front straightaway.

  • Promenade nears completion

    Lancaster County’s largest current retail construction project is closing in on completion.

    Work at The Promenade at Carolina Reserve, located in southern Indian Land, is on schedule with the first stores slated to open later this summer, said Brad Combs, vice president of real estate for Hutton, the Tennessee-based project developer for property owner Lennar Corp.

  • Commentary: Gowdy: Probe not witch hunt, but Strzok bias tainted process

    Editor’s note: Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy chaired a congressional hearing at which Peter Strzok, who once led the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, was questioned about his text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the campaign that harshly criticized Donald Trump. Gowdy appeared Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.


  • Column: Leatherman’s influence evident in $7M boost for hometown college

    S.C. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman – arguably the state’s most powerful lawmaker – has a science building on Francis Marion University’s campus named after him.
    The Florence County Republican is an emeritus member of the university’s board of trustees. His daughter has been an at-large board member since 2016 after the legislature easily elected her over an incumbent.

  • Gamecocks trio make awards watch lists


    COLUMBIA – Three University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.

    Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver/kick returner Deebo Samuel are among those in contention for the Maxwell Award.

    Defensive end D.J. Wonnum is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award.

  • Wemes leads Lady Jackets softball awards

    Buford High School senior student athlete Kristin Wemes led the Lady Yellow Jackets softball awards for the 2018 season.

    She was selected earlier this summer to play in the annual North-South All-Star softball games at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    In 2018, Wemes hit .393 at the plate with 35 hits, including a home run, four doubles and only struck out only five times She also drove in 31 runs and scored 26 runs.

    Wemes also played volleyball and basketball at BHS and is an outstanding student at the Class AA high school.