Today's News

  • U.W. effort reflects concern for others

    The United Way of Lancaster County’s 2008-09 campaign fell shy of its $425,000 goal, but the overall effort was a plus.

    The economic downturn and rising unemployment had a major impact on annual UW giving, but pledges totaled $410,184.

    Carolyn Petroski, interim executive director for the United Way of Lancaster County, said she was pleased with the campaign results.

  • Open letter to Inspiration Ministries

    Dear brothers/sisters in Christ:

    It is with sadness of heart that I read the negative publicity concerning the City of Light, located in Indian Land.

    My concern is for the integrity of the Christian witness to the world and the glorification of our Lord Jesus and the edification of the saints in the eyes of man.

  • State forester discusses Horry County wildfire

    A forecast for dry, windy and hot days will always increase the chance for wildfires.

    Accooring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a wildfire is an uncontrollable fire spreading through vegetative fuels that exposes and possibly consumes structures in its path. They often begin unnoticed, spread quickly and are usually signaled by dense smoke that fills the area for miles around.

  • Pets benefit from kindness of residents

    The Humane Society of Lancaster would like to thank the many people who have helped us this past year. Their generosity has kept us going and made the lives of countless furry friends more bearable. There are too many to list, but you all know who you are.

    We appreciate all who donated their time, energy and money – even in these hard economic times. But our four-legged friends appreciate it even more.

  • Crenshaw's 35 highlights junior golfers' return at Bermuda Run

    Garrett Crenshaw paced play as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association returned to action after its annual mid-season break.

    Crenshaw, in the boys 10-12 age division, registered the chapter’s first sub-par showing for the 2009 season. Crenshaw shot a 35 over nine holes from the red tees.

    Crenshaw’s effort included an eagle and three birdies.

    Crenshaw’s effort pushed him to second overall in the points with 58.

  • Palmetto Lightning hooping it up in national tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning, a 10-under girls basketball team of Kershaw and Lancaster area players, are going strong in the Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) national championship tournament in Polk County, Fla.

    The Lightning, led by coaches Derek Vick and Jonathan Scott, rolled to their second straight win in pool play, taking a 35-23 win over the Georgia Xtreme on Tuesday morning.

    Elizabeth Scott, who hit eight first-half points, led the Lightning with 10 points.

  • Baker's win part of LMS exciting night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway featured an exciting night at the track Saturday.

    Austin Baker captured the checkers in the Young Guns main event to open action at the half-mile dirt oval. It was a spirited battle that took place between Baker and divisional rivals Nathan Geist and Andrew Yandle.

    Geist appeared to be well on his way to his first-ever dirt track win. The drivers battled often two- and three-wide en route to a thriller for the fans.

    Baker was the winner, Geist second, Yandle third, Brandan Blackmon fourth and Josh Langley fifth.

  • Ozone stars rally to stay alive in tourney

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone stars stayed alive in their quest for the district championship with an exciting 10-9 win over host Lockhart on Friday night.

    The Lancaster stars captured the extra-inning win in the eighth inning when Quadarius Fair singled home Deuce Dunlap for the winning run. Dunlap, who had three hits and drove in a run, drew a walk to open the rally and then stole second and third. Fair, who had two hits and a pair of RBIs, then singled home Dunlap to cap the win.

  • Recreation Department sets changes, registration for 2009 fall sports seasons

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department’s fall sports programs are just around the corner.

    The registration window for soccer, football and cheerleading takes place from July 27-Aug. 21. This year there will be some changes for soccer and football.

    The fall soccer program will have five age groups.

    The age groups are as follows: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. Cost is $50 per child.

    Ages 5-6 and 7-8 will play 7 against 7 and on a 135 x 90 field with 6 x 12 goals. All other age groups will play 11 against 11 on a regulation size field.

  • Seniors fall in game three

    West Columbia rallied from an early 1-0 deficit with a five-run fourth inning on the way to a 6-3 win over Lancaster Post 31 in game three of the American Legion baseball Upper State best-of-five first-round series on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, up 2-1 in the series heading to game four Thursday night at Lancaster, opened play with a 12-1 road win on Monday and a 6-2 victory on Tuesday night at Eggleton Field.