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Today's News

  • Column: University spends tax money meant for veterans’ care on bus, furniture

    Over the last four fiscal years, $1.4 million in tax dollars flowed through three state social-service agencies to an equestrian center operated by Lander University in Greenwood.
    But relatively little was spent to directly help S.C. citizens served by those state agencies. In fact, not one cent of $500,000 that the small, public liberal-arts school received last fiscal year was spent for a mandated veterans’ therapy program that was supposed to operate at the equestrian center but never was implemented.

  • Column: You might be shocked by how lively your library is

    When you walk into the Lancaster County Library on a Monday evening, you might see people carrying guitars to the meeting room, or you might hear faint music floating down the hall as participants learn South Carolina’s state dance – the shag.
    At a library? Absolutely!

  • Landrum wins Class AA state crown

    Landrum High School, ranked No. 1 in the final regular season SC Baseball Coaches Association state poll, proved its top diamond billing a bull’s-eye, winning the 2019 Class AA state baseball championship.
    The Landrum Cardinals, forced to a final game in the double-elimination Class AA Upper State championship series by Andrew Jackson High School, won the state title in two games.

  • ILHS fishing duo finishes strong in PBC field

    Indian Land High School students Christopher Daniels and Calvin Currie fished in the 2018-2019 Palmetto Boat Center High School Classic this past weekend and performed well on Lake Keowee in Pickens County.
    This was the high school state championship and determined the winning team overall for the season.
    Currie, an ILHS senior, and Daniels, a junior, compete with the York County High School Anglers team, which also includes team members from Clover, Fort Mill, Nation Ford and York High School.

  • LMS returns to racing action May 25

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be roaring back into racing May 25.
    The LMS track was off May 18 due to numerous drivers and fans on vacation to the Myrtle Beach area for Bike Week.
    All the details for the May 25 race are still to be announced, but the race many fans are talking about is set for June 1 at the half-mile dirt oval.
    That is when the big dogs of the Super Late Model racing scene invade Lancaster Motor Speedway for the first time ever.
    The World Of Outlaws Super Late Model Series is the top notch Super Late Model Series in the country.

  • Jackets’ Henson in All-Star golf matches

    Buford High School senior golfer Caleb Henson is playing among the senior elite prep linksters this weekend.
    Henson is one of two Class AA golfers selected to play in the North-South All-Star golf matches this weekend at the Litchfield Country Club in Litchfield.
    Henson and Colin Trahan of Fox Creek High School are the only Class AA golfers on the North team.

  • Sutton signs to play at Anderson University

    The Buford High School golf team has a solid connection to the Anderson University golf program.
    Last fall, Jackets’ star golfer Caleb Henson joined the AU Trojans’ golf program.
    “T” Sutton, a Jackets juggernaut on the links, is following to give Anderson University a solid pair of golfers from the BHS team.
    Sutton, a six-time all-region golf selection for the Jackets and the 2019 Region IV-AA medalist, has signed to play golf at the NCAA Div. II school in Anderson and South Atlantic Conference member.

  • Foursome’s 48 tops Blackwell tourney field

    Storm-threatening skies greeted supporters of the 18th-annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday.
    But the skies parted and everyone was treated to a wonderful day at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    As always on this day, scores were close, amazing shots were made, and, most importantly, smiles, laughter, and even a few tears were shared as the life of a very special young man, Matt Blackwell, was remembered.

  • Lady Warriors honor soccer stars

    Carleigh Werner was honored as the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors Player of the Year at the annual ILHS girls soccer awards night Tuesday.
    Werner and all-region pick Isabel Winert were also honored as Coaches Award recipients.
    Werner, for the 23-game ILHS girls’ season, tallied eight goals and had three assists.

  • Bruins have tough showing in state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team, bidding to defend its state championship, didn’t fare as well in the 2019 Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course in Hilton Head.
    The Bruins, in what coach Joe Adams called a “disappointing showing,” tailed the 16-team field with a 677.
    Hilton Head High School topped the field with a 607. A.C. Flora of Columbia followed with a 610 and Myrtle Beach had a 613, followed by Eastside of Taylors with a 617.
    Lancaster, for the two-day tournament Monday and Tuesday, carded a 345-332.