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Today's News

  • Four Bruins sign for college football

    Even though school had already been dismissed for the day, the Lancaster High School auditorium was still abuzz Wednesday afternoon.
    The stage featured a showcase of Bruins’ football talent making its move to the next level.
    A throng of family, friends, school officials and coaches watched as four LHS football players made their intentions known for their next stop.
    LHS senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, defensive back Jaelan Harfield, offensive lineman Jalen Tatah and defensive lineman Melikeo Roseborough signed papers for their colleges of choice.

  • Speedway to have Relay for Life Night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, as the 2019 season draws closer, will have a major month of action with its June racing events.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the World Of Outlaws Super Late Model Series on June 1.
    After a week off June 8, LMS will have a regular night of racing June 15.
    June 22 features the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race.
    June wraps up with the June 29 race, which promises to be a huge event.
    LMS will host its first Relay for Life Night.

  • Warriors drop 2 in senior night loss

    INDIAN LAND – Warriors basketball senior night wasn’t much to celebrate in the Panhandle.
    Indian Land dropped both ends of their Region IV-AAA varsity doubleheader, falling to Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro on Thursday night.
    The Lady Griffins, in the opener, rolled to a 63-21 win over the Lady Warriors.
    In the nightcap, the ILHS boys dropped a 92-69 loss to the Griffins.
    Indian Land, in the boys game, fell behind early and battled to get back in the contest.

  • Warriors Tinsley, Snellings bound for college football

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades said the Warriors’ senior duo of Jiquese Tinsley and JaQuan Snellings each have their best football ahead of them.
    Tinsley and Snellings will have more football ahead of them after signing to play in college on Wednesday afternoon in the ILHS media center.

  • Phoenix Café debuts

    The culinary arts kitchen at the Lancaster County Career Center was abuzz late Friday morning, and will continue to stay busy every other Friday with the grand opening of The Phoenix Café.
    The café, named after the new school mascot, features made-from-scratch meals prepared in-house by students, and serves the staff at Lancaster High School, the school district HQ and the career center.
    Chef Scott Michaw is at the helm in the kitchen, with more than 10 years of experience as a professional chef, and he said his students love this opportunity to cook.

  • Column: Why I back long-overdue education reform

    Seldom does being the youngest member of the General Assembly give me insights that my colleagues lack, but as the legislature begins work on education reform, youth gives me a unique perspective on this important undertaking.
    I have seen firsthand the changes our school systems have gone through in the last two decades, and I understand what makes our schools great but also where we have failed. This is why I support House Bill 3759, the South Carolina Career Opportunity and Access for All Act.

  • Warriors win state title over Gilbert 44-12

    CAYCE- Fittingly at Airport High School in Cayce, the Indian Land High

    School wrestling team reached its zenith for ILHS male sports.

    Feb. 9, 2019 will go down in Warriors sports annals as a glorious royal blue and gold day as the Warriors rolled to a 44-12 win over Lower State champion Gilbert High School for the Class AAA wrestling state championship.

    Gilbert, which finished 35-9, opened the match with a Grayson Keisler pin at 182, but the determined Warriors won eight straight to take command at 31-6.

  • Fundraising dance night exceeds all expectations

    Local celebs and Andrew Jackson students twirled their hearts out at Saturday night’s sold-out Dancing With The Stars and raised $25,000 for local arts programs – topping last year’s total by more than $10,000.
    “It was just completely overwhelming,” said Ashley Collins, the program’s executive director. “This year’s dancers were so energetic and committed to the cause, and so many people came out to support them.

  • Column: Magistrates on short leashes with ‘holdover’ status in effect

    In South Carolina, state senators largely control the selection of more than 300 county magistrates, who handle thousands of relatively minor criminal and civil cases annually.
    That power is amplified when magistrates finish their terms without being reappointed, a period known as “holdover” status in which they can serve indefinitely – and potentially feel more pressure to please their local senators.

  • Research links past lynchings to today’s low voter turnout

    Rick Uhlmann
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections, according to research conducted by a Clemson University economic historian.