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Today's News

  • Warriors salute diamond stars

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School baseball celebrated its record-breaking season, honoring a host of people who contributed to the Warriors’ 22-9 team this spring.

    The Warriors had four players selected to the All-Region IV-AAA baseball team, led by ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, named the Region IV-AAA Player of the Year for the 2018 season.

    Bolt hit .389 with 27 RBIs and 14 doubles. On the mound, the right-hander was 8-1 with an 0.89 earned run average.

  • Piranhas prevail over Camden

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team upped its record to 2-0 on the season, taking a 376-167 win over Camden at the Kershaw Pool in Stevens Park on Thursday.

    The Piranhas opened the 2018 season with a home win over Lake Wylie on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC girls outscored Camden, 188-87 and the LC boys outscored the Camden boys, 188-80.

    The Piranhas were paced by a host of swimmers in the 209-point win over the Kershaw County team.

  • Column: S.C. Supreme Court ruling allows money-laundering of tax dollars

    Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina’s legalization of video poker was that it provided a statewide network of money laundromats.

  • Column: Momentum is building for June 16 prayer rally

    People across our community are getting excited as they prepare for one of the largest prayer gatherings ever to be held in Lancaster.
    “Unity and Synergy” is the theme of this year’s Lancaster Citywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, on the courthouse grounds downtown.
    More than 70 local churches, evangelistic ministries and businesses are involved thus far and are participating in various ways. Our mission is to seek God’s help for our city and its people.

  • Column: Agonize, pray, repeat: School shooting routine never changes

    Relax, America. There is nothing to see here. This is who we are now.
    Sure, 10 more kids are dead at the hands of a schoolmate. But the news cycle will play out as it always does. Follow along in your program if you will.
    First will come the breathless news reports as reporters arrive on screen and snatch anyone who will be interviewed live on TV. They don’t even have to have witnessed anything. Second-hand information as well as rumor and innuendo are fine if they can speak somewhat coherently into the microphone.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) participated in the Charlotte Flights Invitational on May 5 at UNC Charlotte.

    The CPTC took 37 of the 42 athletes for 2018 and they competed against 1,000 athletes.

    This event was a developmental meet with AAU and USAT&F members competing together.

    The meet is a good indication of the talent we have on the team when the athletes do well at this track meet.

    Athletes had to place in the top six to receive an award and below are the winners.

  • ‘Wild Bill,’ ‘Big Show’ highlight Saturday night LMS racing action

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action with two highlights of the night Saturday evening.

    One track attraction is “Wild Bill” Knight and the other is Kenneth Deese, “The Big Show.”

    In the SECA Crate Sportsman Division, Knight has dominated the competition the past three races with three straight checkers.

    The rule has been the same for numerous years at LMS. If a driver wins three races in a row in any division, then the following race the driver has to start in the rear of the field.

  • Host of swimmers keyed Piranhas win

    The Lancaster County Piranhas opened the 2018 summer swim season with a home win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC Piranhas, in the win over the LW Gators, were led by Fletcher Armbrust, Isabella Ihm, Reece Walker, Nathan Reid, Devan R. Gelpke, Dabney Trimnal, Isabella Thorpe, Ryder Lucas and Bristol Glenn with three wins each.

    Matt Prete, Richard Gardner, Emmie Grace Johnson, Olivia Thorpe and Ashton Cutts each had two wins for the Piranhas.

  • Warriors honor wrestling stars

    Indian Land High School’s Solomon Cortez and Austin Ross earned top honors at the annual Warriors wrestling awards banquet earlier this spring.

    Cortez and Ross won the Warrior Wrestler of the Year Award.

    The Warriors, who posted a school-record 27-4 mark and won the Region IV-AAA championship and finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up, honored a host of wrestlers.

    Ross, a junior, captured the Class AAA 113-pound state championship after winning the 106-pound weight class as a sophomore.

  • Candidate column: Democrats have chance to change course of state with this election

    When I was born, my father was a Presbyterian minister in the Upstate.
    A few years later, he took a new church and moved us all to Alabama. It was there, at a very young age, I learned the most important lesson of my life.
    As a man of God with a civic conscience, Dad believed he was called to be a voice for civil rights and human dignity. In the beginning, I didn’t know that he realized what it would cost him.