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Today's News

  • Commentary: Haley to graduates: Be ‘actively grateful’ for America’s blessings

    Editor’s note: Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, now President Trump’s representative at the U.N., gave a commencement address and received an honorary doctorate Thursday at Clemson University. She is a 1994 graduate of the school. Here are excerpts of her speech.

    It’s a great day at Clemson University! And it’s a great day in South Carolina!
    Congratulations to the College of Business and the College of Education Class of 2018. And thank you for this amazing honor.

  • Mom follows her kids’ lead, now they’re karate kinfolk

    Some mothers shop and dine with their daughters, but Kathy Faulkenbury spins and spars with hers.
    Two to three times a week for almost four years, Faulkenbury and her daughters have dressed out in martial arts uniforms, practiced and sweated together and advanced through the ranks.
    This past Thursday night, she and her middle daughter, MaryJoe, 11, were presented with their black belts at Kenaki Karate in Lancaster.

  • Teachers’ shirts spell out messages to kids

    Lancaster High School teachers celebrated teacher appreciation week by giving a little appreciation and encouragement back to their students.
    Each day of the week, they had an activity to celebrate. One day was hat day and on Thursday it was Scrabble day.
    Each department at the school created a message for students and wore a Scrabble letter cutout, or a shirt with the letter to school. When all the teachers stood together, it would spell their message out.

  • LMS racing off May 19

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be taking a vacation weekend with no race set for May 19 at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The break will allow LMS drivers, fans and staff members to take a vacation, or work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 LMS season.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will return to racing action May 26, hosting the Robbie Helms Memorial race on the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem.
    Helms of Heath Springs died last December.

  • Post 31 opens season at Union

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team will open its 2018 season May 21 with a League V game at Union Post 22.
    The game will launch a three-game season-opening series with Union.
    Union will host game one May 21, with game two in Lancaster at Eggleton Field on May 23.
    The series caps with a road game in Union on May 24.
    Lancaster Post 31 opened practice for the 2018 season with try-outs and registration on Thursday.
    Lancaster Post 31 will draw players from Lancaster, Buford, Andrew Jackson and Lewisville high schools.

  • Sports Talk: Mama’s your best friend

    Remember at one time when a camera panned a sideline during a college or pro football game, a wide-grinning player often greeted the shot with a warm “Hi Mom.”
    You recall that?
    You couldn’t watch a game without that memorable scene.
    I know why.
    My father, the late Jim Howey, once told me your mother is your “best friend.”
    She’s why you’re here today; no matter if she isn’t a part of your life now, and you wear a white rose to honor her memory today – Mother’s Day.

  • LHS second in Class AAAA Upstate golf field

    The Lancaster Bruins golf team shot a 294 to place second in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley on Monday.
    The Bruins, the Region III-AAAA golf champions, were led by senior Brady Hinkle and freshman Trey Crenshaw who each shot a 72.
    Mason Tucker carded a 73, while Simon Wright posted a 77.
    Nick Mangano finished with a 78 for the 18-hole round.
    Wren topped the field with a 291, with Brandon Masters leading the Hurricanes with a 69.

  • Saints sign IL’s Daley

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School star wrestler Kyle Daley will be on the mat at the next level.
    Daley, a three-time all-state wrestler, will be competing in college at Limestone in Gaffney.
    “I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to wrestle in college,” said Daley, who signed with the Saints on May 3 in the ILHS media center. “I like the coaches and Limestone has a good, strong wrestling program.

  • S.C. receives millions under tobacco settlement

    The state is receiving millions of dollars as part of its yearly share of settlement funds stemming from the anti-smoking wars of the 1990s.
    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the state has secured $81.1 million in its annual share of funds under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), approved by the courts in 1998.
    “These payments are incredibly important to the taxpayers of South Carolina, because they mean the tobacco companies are repaying the state for some of the costs related to smoking,” Wilson said.

  • Man charged in theft of money, checks from business drop box

    A Lancaster man turned himself in to authorities May 4 on charges that he fished checks and cash out of a business mail slot last month.

    Phillip Perry Craig of McIlwain Road in Lancaster was charged with second-degree burglary after he was identified on surveillance video from local business Lancaster Financial.
    The thefts at Lancaster Financial began in February. The incident Craig is charged in occurred April 9. Craig was a customer of the business.