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Today's News

  • J.R. Wilt cast a long shadow

    One of Lancaster County’s most outspoken community advocates and government watchdogs, J.R. “Jack” Wilt, died Saturday.
    Tim Wilt said his father died at his home of a heart-related issue after lying down for a nap on his 78th birthday.
    Wilt and his wife, Shirley, had five sons.

  • Thornwell rockets to top

    Lancaster native and Gamecocks leader Sindarius Thornwell ascended another rung on the ladder of basketball stardom Tuesday, honored as Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in his senior season at USC.
    “I hollered when I heard the big news,” said Thornwell’s mother, Sharicka, who still lives in Lancaster. “Me and my son Tay were in the car a little after noon on Tuesday when we got the news. Tay said, ‘I knew it!’

  • Warriors edge Stallions for Comporium crown

    Indian Land completed a 4-0 run to win the annual Comporium Preseason Invitational baseball tournament, defeating South Pointe, 9-8 in the championship game Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High School.

    ILHS shortstop Daniel Gueldner, an all-tournament selection along with Warriors’ ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, drove in the winning run with a walk.

    Gueldner, on the day, had a hit, RBI, two walks and scored two runs.

  • Spencer’s HBP lifts Jackets by Bruins, 3-2 in Monday victory

    Buford High School batter Spencer Funderburk took one for the team and it resulted in a 3-2 win over rival Lancaster High School at Buford Park on Monday night.

    Funderburk, with the bases loaded and two out, was hit by a pitch to force home Noah Vincent with the winning run in the victory over the Bruins.

    Ryan Moore, Dylan Sistare and Brett Sistare each had two hits to lead the Jackets’ attack. Moore drove in a run.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway to host car show, open practice

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will open the 2017 racing season with the annual LSS car show and open practice Saturday.

    The car show has been very popular with the LSS drivers, fans and staff members.

  • Boxing exhibition aids KLS Foundation

    Solid punches were landed in support of the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation of Lancaster on Saturday at the old Barr Street High School gym.

    A boxing exhibition, led by Lancaster boxing champion Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, featured rounds of sparring and training at the gym handled by Hope on the Hill.

    Mingo, a retired boxer and a member of the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame with a 28-9-1 pro record, took to the ring in the event.

  • Buford girls win, go to 2-0

    The Buford High School girls soccer team upped its record to 2-0 with a 2-0 win over the Governors School on Friday night.

    Payton Howell scored the winning goal in the 27th minute off a cross from Victoria Hinson.

    Hinson scored the second goal in the second half at the 57th minute.

    Keeper Tory Knight posted her second shutout of the season.

    The Jackets played Andrew Jackson at home Tuesday.

  • Heath Springs man dies in house fire

    HEATH SPRINGS – A fatal house fire that killed a Heath Springs man Saturday remains under investigation, public safety officials said Tuesday.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Arthur Leon Southern of 6067 Flat Rock Road.
    An initial release Saturday on the fire said Southern was home alone.
    The 56-year-old Southern died of smoke inhalation, according to a preliminary autopsy performed Monday.

  • Column: Take redistricting out of legislature’s hands

    It’s a given that South Carolina’s State House politics is dysfunctional on a good day and thoroughly corrupt on most days.
    There is a big reform idea that has surfaced that may be the single biggest thing we could do to reform this broken system – and it’s getting some traction.
    The big reform idea is an independent reapportionment commission that would draw the lines for legislative districts.
    OK, I can hear the yawns and the mumbles. “What kind of arcane policy wonk stuff is he talking about now?”

  • A Real Treat

    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com

    The art students at USC Lancaster were delighted to show off their artwork Thursday during a public reception in the ground floor art gallery of Founders Hall.
    One of Antonio Cherry’s paintings was a portrait of his daughter, Kylie.
    Cherry, who left the military to spend more time with his daughter, said he chose to paint her because of the impact she has had on his life.