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Today's News

  • Murphy to play at Ithaca College

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School star student and football player Alex Murphy was looking for the unique combination to top-notch academics and football for his future school.
    He found it in Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.
    Murphy, a four-year starter for the Warriors, is taking his game to the NCAA Division III school, which competes in the Liberty League.

  • Girls prep soccer Lady Jackets blank AJ

    The Buford High School girls’ soccer team stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA play with a 5-0 home win over county rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night.
    Marisa King, on an assist from Emma Larson, tallied to give BHS a 1-0 lead at the half.
    The Lady Jackets, 7-3, 4-0 in region play, broke open the match in the second half with four goals.
    Chaney Smith, on an assist from Larson, tallied two goals. Smith was assisted by Izzy Jones for her second goal.

  • Volunteers down Lions, 3-1

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson captured a 3-1 home baseball win over Lewisville High School in dramatic fashion on Thursday night.
    Volunteers senior designated hitter Brett Percival blasted a two-run home run to lift AJ to the Region IV-AA win over the Lions in eight innings.
    Connor Killough reached on an error ahead of Percival, who belted a 2-2 pitch for the game-winning homer in the walk-off win.

  • Column: Lawmakers debate how to spend surplus

    The 124th General Assembly has convened in Columbia to take up the people’s business in the first year of the two-year session. The slate is wiped clean from last session, so all matters not resolved then must start over.
    In addition, Gov. Henry McMaster has begun serving a new term along with all House members. After spending most of last year addressing the debacle of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear power project, the issues on the front burner this year are education reform and increasing teacher pay. Following are details on those matters and others before us.

  • KES construction begins soon

    KERSHAW – The preliminary work has begun to update the Kershaw Elementary School campus.
    Construction crews have been onsite for several weeks removing trees in front of the school along Matson Street near the existing bus loop.
    “The trees are gone. The road is being prepared. And we hope it’s going to be completed by the start of the next school year,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Column: Congress should up protections for whistleblowers, reporters’ sources

    Each day, journalists throughout the country are working tirelessly to inform their readers what the government is up to.
    The free press is one of the most important pillars of American democracy. By reporting the truth, reporters allow the citizenry to elect leaders who represent their values and ideals and craft laws and policies that they believe in.

  • Column: Things I’ve learned to never do

    In my 74 going on 75 years, there are many things I have learned through experience that you just do not want to do.
    Do not eat ice and crunch it up. You just might break off your tooth doing this. Then you might swallow that tooth while eating a salad. I did this. It felt like a piece of glass in the salad, but it was my cracked-off tooth.
    If you have a pretty little bobcat kitten come to your back porch, do not start feeding it. It seems tame enough. You think you can take it in the kitchen and make this pretty little thing your housecat.

  • The legacy of Leigh Anne's

    Margie Points worked for three years without a single day off when she opened Leigh Anne’s Restaurant in Lancaster nearly 40 years ago.
    “I was told I would never make it. Restaurants have come and gone in this town,” Points said. “But I said if guts and hard work will do it, then we’ll do it.”

  • Surratt Bruins interim football coach

    Lancaster High School is moving forward in filling the void with its vacant head football coach position.
    Marcus Surratt, who has coached in the Bruins football program and served as a high school head coach, is the interim LHS head football coach.
    The job came open earlier this week when Bobby Collins, the Bruins’ head football coach the last five years, was named the head football coach and athletics director at Class AAAA Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville.

  • Fuel Late Models head LMS action Saturday night

    The Fuel Late Model Series highlights the racing card at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
    The Fuel Late Model Series is paying $2,000 to win the 30-lap race, with $250 to start.
    Among the drivers expected to be here from the Fuel Late Model Series points standings are one of the best late model drivers to compete at Lancaster Motor Speedway and the early favorite to take home the $2,000 check Saturday night is Steve Banal.