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Today's News

  • A stars rebound for crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) all-stars came all the way back to win the District 2 Machine Pitch championship tournament with a pair of impressive wins over host Union at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Friday night.

    Lancaster dropped the best-of-three series opener, 19-14 Thursday night, but responded with two clutch wins – 14-7 and 22-5 on Friday.

  • Sports Talk: Daddy taught me spelling, and a little bit more

    Often when I write, or read the word – Lancaster – I think of that memorable night on Normandy Road.

     I can smile now in fond reflection, but it was anything close to grins – the proverbial “rainbows and butterflies” –that evening.

    From the time I was born to grade three, I lived with my family on Normandy Road before we moved to Sherwood Circle in Forest Hills.

  • Rain a pain for P-31 baseball play

    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball has been plagued by wet weather this week.
    Post 31, 2-2 on the season, had two game halted due to rain.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster was at Fort Mill for a League V game with host Post 43 and play was washed out in the third inning with the home team on top, 7-1.
    On Wednesday, a late afternoon thunderstorm canceled play at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster was slated to face Rock Hill Post 34 at home, but the storm halted the action before the opening pitch.

  • SECA Crate Late Models, Late Models headline racing

    Lancaster Super Speedway, coming off one of its top racing nights of the 2016 season, will feature the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Models racing together Saturday night.
    This combination is an idea LSS owner Doug McManus has been considering as some of the Late Model drivers have asked him to do this due to the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Model times are similar.
    The admission prices are $25 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for grandstands.

  • Dixie Softball stars set for tourney

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation girls softball all-star teams will open play in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Lancaster’s Springdale Park this weekend.
    Lancaster County will field three all-star teams – Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12).
    u The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are led by coach Gene Knight. He is assisted by Garrett Plyler, Darrell McManus and Chris Timmons.
    The Darlings stars open play Saturday at noon when they face Chester.

  • Lancaster Piranhas fall in home meet

    The Lancaster Piranhas fell to 1-2 on the season after dropping a 335-243 loss to the Lake Wylie Gators at home on Monday.
    Lancaster, in the loss, was led by Amelia Wright, Samuel Page and Alaina Houghtaling who had three firsts each.
    Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Isabella Thorpe, Charlee Brooke Henry and Tamra Tipton each posted two wins in the meet.
    Single winners included Alex Trimnal, Mallory McDow, Rose Ellis, Ryder Lucas, Will Wilson, Tyler Tipton and Matt Prete.
    Lancaster visited River Hills on Thursday in Metrolina League swim meet action.

  • Trio in all-star matches

    A trio of Lancaster County high school soccer stars will be in the state spotlight as they play in the annual North South All-Star soccer matches Saturday.
    Indian Land’s Bailey Penegar and Katherine Kilroy will play for the North team in the girls all-star match, while Lancaster High’s Zeke Williams will play for the North boys.
    Both matches will be played at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium on Cherry Road.
    The girls match is at noon, with the boys contest set for a 2:15 p.m. kickoff.

  • Column: Should officials spend campaign funds at their own businesses?

    S.C. Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supplies. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.
    The Walhalla resident owns Alexander’s Office Supply and has spent a good deal of his campaign funding at his very own store. The question arises, then, is there anything wrong with putting campaign funds into your own business?

  • Column: After circus of primaries, presidential stage is set

    The primary season is over (finally!) and the stage is set for November’s presidential election – unless, of course, something happens that would change the present set of circumstances.
    So, let’s look back on several months of debates, debacles and deliberations.

  • Machine catches fire at AkzoNobel

    Quick action and a fire-suppression system stopped a machine fire at AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings in Lancaster from spreading Wednesday night, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Blackwelder said the Riverside and Gooches fire departments were dispatched to the company at 1872 S.C. 9 Bypass West about 10:11 p.m. in response to an automatic emergency call from the manufacturer’s fire-alarm system.