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Today's News

  • USC coach selects Bentley, Brunson and Edwards to attend

    University of South Carolina Gamecocks senior football players Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson and Bryan Edwards will attend the 2019 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days, along with head football coach Will Muschamp.
    Media days mark the unofficial start of the upcoming college football season. This year’s SEC press spectacle is July 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham, Ala., with reporters gathering to cover the conference’s 14 coaches and players.

  • Three Dixie softball teams start state play Saturday

    Darlings, Angels and Ponytails; don’t let those names fool you. When it comes to softball, the trio of Lancaster all-star teams that start state play Saturday are anything but genteel.
    All three teams have been working hard to get ready.
    Darlings
    The Darlings, ages 7-8, play Midland Valley at 2 p.m. July 13 in Moncks Corner.
    The Darlings averaged 10 runs a game in the district tournament, but coach Dillon Hydrick said that the local team’s strong suit is defense.

  • Guest Column: Santee Cooper has always been generous with rate-payer money

    As Santee Cooper was accumulating billions in debt for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project, the state-owned utility was doling out millions that benefited major corporations, local governments and economic-development groups, utility records show.
    From August 2010 to April 2018, at least $121 million in grants and no-interest and low-interest loans were approved for projects statewide, including:

  • Guest Column: Why must disagreement become us-versus-them fistfighting to the death?

    Two parents sat, discussing the best way to teach their son about money.
    The mother wanted to give the son an allowance each month so that he would learn the consequences of saving and spending. She wanted him to do chores, but not to be financially compensated.
    “Chores are his duty as a member of this family,” she said.
    The father understood this point of view but disagreed. He thought their son should earn his money for the chores that he completed.

  • Editor's Column: When will all the nonsense cease in Heath Springs?

    One of two things must be true about the bizarre procedural dysfunction of Heath Springs town government over the past four months.
    Either its officials are regularly disregarding multiple state laws, or they do not know what the laws require. Either way, there’s serious trouble in the town of 900 residents.

  • Post 31 steamrolls Gaffney 8-1, advances in state play

    The Post 31 Junior Baseball team steamrolled Gaffney, 8-1 on Wednesday night to advance in state tournament play.
    Lancaster combined solid defense and timely hitting with a complete game from starting pitcher Chas DeBruhl to win the best-of-three playoff series.
    DeBruhl handcuffed a hard-hitting Gaffney Post 109 team much of the night. The hard-throwing left-hander struck out five batters, allowing three walks and a scant two hits.

  • SC Works job fair Thursday at USCL

    From release
    Finding a job listing online and applying for it are simple tasks these days, but landing an interview or even a callback can be a big challenge.
    This week, job seekers will be able to meet face-to-face with decision-makers at a number of local businesses that are hiring now. The Lancaster County Welcome Home Job Fair will be held Thursday morning at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.
    While some businesses may offer on-the-spot interviews, others will be scheduling interviews.

  • 75% of Kershaw residents get Duke’s energy-saving review

    KERSHAW – Three-quarters of Kershaw’s eligible residents took advantage of Duke Energy’s free Neighborhood Energy Saver Program.
    Program manager Sue Dinnsen said the average participation rate is about 70 percent and Kershaw’s 75 percent set a new participation record for the utility in the state.
    The program was available to about 1,100 homes, and 786 of them participated between December and February.

  • Sweetwaters coffeehouse opens Aug. 3 at RedStone

    Indian Land residents will soon have a new place to get their caffeine fix with the arrival of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, a coffeehouse serving up premium drinks and baked goods.
    Sweetwaters will be going into the RedStone Development just off U.S. 521 and is scheduled to open Aug. 3. The franchise will be run by military veteran Ryan Harrah and his wife.

  • Guest Column: Recognizing journalists who gave their all

    WASHINGTON – World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle died during the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. 
    In his pocket was a draft of his last column, “On Victory in Europe.” He wrote, “...the companionship of two and a half years of death and misery is a spouse that tolerates no divorce. Such companionship finally becomes a part of one’s soul, and it cannot be obliterated.”