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Today's News

  • Cyclones sweep Bruins from unbeaten ranks

    CHESTER – For the Lancaster Bruins, Hurricane Florence had an impact, but so did Cyclone Chester.

    Hurricane Flo, its powerful presence expected to be felt this weekend, was one factor, but the on-the-field beast was the Chester Cyclones.

    The unbeaten Cycs, 5-0 and ranked third in the latest Class AAA state media football poll, swept Lancaster from the unbeaten ranks Wednesday at the CHS field.

    Chester, starting fast and strong on both sides of the football, rolled to a 41-20 win over the Bruins.

  • Jackets rout CHS Rams

    The start of Buford’s 52-27 thrashing of the Chesterfield Rams was reminiscent of the previous week’s game against Parkwood High School.

    Buford had seven turnovers in the loss to the visiting Rebels, and on the opening kickoff, Jackets’ senior standout Justin Hayden was stripped of the ball and Chesterfield recovered at the BHS one-yard line.

    Two plays later, James McBride was in the end zone for a Rams’ touchdown. After the missed extra point, the Rams had an early 6-0 with 11:11 left in the first quarter.

  • Column: 3 S.C. members of Congress helped defeat newsprint tariff

    Only three of our state’s senators and congressmen actively worked to remove the tariff on newsprint, which threatened serious damage to the newspaper industry.
    Rep. Ralph Norman led the way. He sponsored the PRINT Act, testified before the International Trade Commission, and he was among several representatives who wrote a group letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in December.
    Rep. Mark Sanford also participated in the group letter that was sent to Ross.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham sponsored the PRINT Act and signed a joint Senate letter.

  • Column: Many counties miss out on spending from gas-tax hike

    In the first year of a controversial law hiking the state’s gasoline tax and other fees, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent no proceeds in 20 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, newly released records show.
    Overall, only about $7 million, or 2.2 percent, of $312.6 million in total revenues collected from July 1, 2017, through June 30 was spent on “external” projects, according to agency records.

  • Falcons blank Warriors, 28-0

    Indian Land fell to 2-3 on the season, dropping a 28-0 road loss to Class AAAAA Nation Ford on Wednesday night in Fort Mill.

  • Jackets jolt Rams, 52-27

    Buford opened Region IV-AA play, posting a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield on Wednesday night.

  • Cycs rip Bruins, 41-20

    Third-ranked Chester rolled to a 41-20 win over Lancaster to knock the Bruins from the unbeaten ranks on Wednesday night.

  • Knights crown Vols, 28-17

    AJ Volunteers drop first loss on the 2018 season, falling to North Central, 28-17.

  • State issues burning ban

    The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a statewide burning ban until futher notice.
    The ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including yard debris burning, campfires and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes in all unincorporated areas.
    While open-fire cooking isn’t part of the ban, the forestry commission is advising all citizens to be vigilant until the notification gets lifted.

  • LPR modifies evening schedule for Thusday, Friday

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation has cancelled all evening indoor and outdoor activities from Thursday through Sunday ahead of Hurricane Florence.
    The after school program will run Thursday as scheduled, but will be suspended Friday since schools classes have been cancelled for the day. For details, call (803) 285-5545.