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Today's News

  • LMS to host double Stock 4 main events

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting double main events for the Stock 4 Division on Saturday night.

    Ray T. Adams posted the win last Saturday night and will be a favorite to win this week.

  • Area Golf Notes

    Lancaster golfer Betsy Rushing registered a hole-in-one on No. 7 during a golf outing last month at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Rushing used a 4 hybrid to notch the ace.

  • LHS's Sylvia set for Clash on Saturday

    Lancaster High School soccer coach Bo Sylvia will be among the Carolinas prep soccer elite this weekend.

    Sylvia, who guides the Bruins’ boys and girls soccer programs, is a coach in the fifth annual Clash of the Carolinas boys all-star match on Saturday at Daniel Island’s Blackbaud Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery.

  • Post 31 juniors rebound

     

       

    The Lancaster American Legion junior team rebounded to keep alive its state tournament hopes Wednesday night.

  • Blue stars top Red, gain state bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys Blue all-star team used its rallying tactics to nail down a bid to the Dixie Boys state baseball tournament with a 10-9 comeback win over the Lancaster Dixie Boys Red all-stars on Wednesday night at Minuteman Field.

  • Rock Hill man dies after S.C. 5 crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    An 18-year-old Rock Hill man died early Wednesday morning only hours after his car collided with a logging truck along S.C. 5.
    Kenneth Steele Jr. died from injuries he received during the crash on the two-lane road Tuesday afternoon, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese.
    See Friday's edition of The Lancaster News for more information about the crash.

  • State issues burning ban for Lancaster County

    The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a burning ban for 14 Palmetto State counties, including Lancaster.
    State forester Gene Kodama issued the ban Tuesday, which prohibits all outdoor burning in unincorporated areas.
    The counties included in the burning ban are Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg.

  • Don’t let heat ruin summer for you

    We really don’t need the temperature, heat index and ozone forecast to tell us it’s hot. All we have to do is step outside and get slapped with heat and humidity.
    Weather forecasters could just hit rewind each morning for the next couple of months. But that is to be expected because it is summer – the time of the year that allows us to do so much of what we love to do outdoors – play ball, swim, camp, cook out and much, much more.

  • 12 S.C. school districts spend $87,000 on trip

    School districts across South Carolina spent more than $87,000 last April to send board members to a three-day conference in San Francisco.
    Board members from at least 12 different districts used public money to attend the three-day long National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference in California.
    Several brought spouses with them. Expenses included airline tickets, lodging, conference registration, meals, ground transportation and, in some cases, unitemized daily per-diem checks for the three-day event.

  • South Carolina needs CPAs in its government accounting positions

    As a certified public accountant (CPA) for a major international public accounting firm in the 1980s, I wrote a proposal to audit the state’s books for the first time ever.
    The proposal was accepted, and I assembled a team of CPAs to accomplish this colossal task.
    Needless to say, this experience gave me unique insights into state finances.
    One of those insights is that there are far too few professional accountants working in the accounting departments of government agencies.