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Today's News

  • Douglas and Esther Horton celebrate 60 years

    Douglas Garland and Esther Lee Wolfe Horton celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 6, 2018. 

    A reception was given in their honor on April 15, 2018, by their children, Ricky Horton and his wife, Ann, Chet Horton and his wife, Ami, and Jill Horton Lowe and her husband, David. 

    The Hortons were married April 6, 1958, in Kershaw. 

    They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

    Douglas retired from National Linen Service in Columbia.

    Esther retired from Kendall-Bethune and Lancaster County.

  • Christopher and Brenda Burns celebrate 54 years

    Christopher Harper Burns and Brenda Cauthen Burns celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2018. 

    They have one son, Christopher Tyron Burns, and a Goddaughter, Tina Catoe Ross, both of Camden. 

    They had brunch at Camden Waffle House on Highway 521, their favorite place to eat.

  • USCL sets volleyball camps

    From release

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program will offer two volleyball camps, a middle school camp and high school skills camp at the Gregory Family YMCA in August.
    The middle school fundamental camp is Aug. 3 for girls ages 11-13.
    The camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
    The price is $60 person, with a discount of 15 percent with a team registration of six players or more.

  • Economic impact of 2018 CIAA Tournament up from prior year

    From release

  • LMS hosts Huey Knight Memorial Race

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of the track’s all-time greats in Huey Knight on Saturday night.
    Knight was a fixture at LMS for many of years, and his two sons, Jeff and Dennis Knight, are racing legends at LMS.
    Many call Jeff Knight the best there ever was at LMS, but on Saturday, it will be a night to remember the late, great Knight.
    Knight along with his sons were inducted into the LMS Hall of Fame on Sept. 12, 2015.
    Knight worked on many race cars over the years and also raced some.

  • Davis, Henry pace ILHS track awards

    Class AAA individual state track champions Marlin Davis and Leah Henry led the 2018 Indian Land High School track awards.
    Davis, a junior sprinter who garnered the ILHS boys track MVP, captured the 200 meters state crown in 21.64 at the Class AAA boys meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on May 12.
    Davis had a stellar day at the state meet. In the 100 meters, he dashed a 10.70 effort to place second for a silver medal.
    Davis was also fourth in the 400-meter dash, posting a 49.46, followed by teammate Coby Hall in fifth with a 50.99 finish.

  • Edwards to lead Warriors athletics

    INDIAN LAND – For the third time in two years, Indian Land High School has a new athletics director.
    Mike Edwards, who has extensive prep coaching experience in the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) schools, is the new Warriors’ athletics director.

  • Column: Small-town news people are cut from the same cloth

    Overworked, underpaid, unappreciated outside a building with no windows and borderline burned out, I come close to quitting my job at least once a week.
    I have a wife and daughter, and most days I don’t see them long enough to have a conversation.
    After 20 years in this newsroom, I drink too much coffee and eat too many sandwiches at my desk.

  • Column: The killings have shaken every newsroom family

    For years, newspaper men typed “-30-” when they were done writing their stories. It was a signal to copy boys, copy editors and typesetters that they had reached the end of the story.
    -30- also seems to be the most fitting tribute to the five employees murdered Thursday at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
    Combined, Gerald Fischman, Carl Hiaasen, James McManus and Wendi Winters had more than 100 years of journalism experience. The fifth person, Rebecca Smith, was a sales assistant.

  • Column: We get into this business to tell our readers the truth

    A dedication to the truth and the communities we serve – that is what journalism is all about. A commitment to the people’s right to know.
    That idea is out of public favor these days.
    President Trump has led the charge against the news media. At one campaign rally, he jokingly imitated a journalist’s physical disability. Now he routinely labels accurate reporting as “fake news.” He calls the press pool that covers him “the most dishonest people.”