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Today's News

  • Lancaster Debs fall in World Series

    Defending Debs World Series champion Alexandria, La., halted the Lancaster County Debs U18 softball all-stars’ postseason run with an extra-inning 3-2 win Tuesday, July 29, in Atoka, Tenn.
    Alexandria, which defeated Lancaster County, 6-3, to open its tournament run Saturday, July 26, scored the winning run Tuesday night as a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home the winning run.

  • State antler records down slightly this year

    from S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) revealed more than 200 new records, including one Boone and Crockett Club qualifier.
    Each spring, DNR Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia.

  • Limited Late Models headline Saturday dirt-track races

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back into racing action Saturday, Aug. 2, with six exciting divisions. The Late Models (Limited Late Models) will headline the program.
    Other divisions racing will be Pro Street, the ever-popular Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, the fan-favorite Super Street, the wild M&M Garage Extreme 4 and U.S. Bonding Vintage.
    Lancaster Super Speedway admission for Saturday, Aug. 2, is $20 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4 p.m., with the grandstand gates to open at 5 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs 8-1-14

    LHS Bruins set fall sports practices
    Lancaster High School athletics director Mark Strickland announced starting practice dates for all Bruins’ fall sports.
    LHS varsity, junior varsity and freshman football begins at 9 a.m. today, Aug. 1.
    Cross country opens at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 1.
    Volleyball for varsity and junior varsity players opens at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
    Swim team practice begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
    Girls tennis starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Set up real worker visitor program for immigrants

    Compassion is feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others; uninformed means not having or showing awareness or understanding of the facts and ignorant equates to lacking knowledge, information or awareness about something in particular.

    These three words are at the heart of the immigration debate. People scream compassion for immigrants and reveal their status of being uniformed and ignorant of the issue. America is not the pot of gold or Land of Oz where the wizard grants all wishes.

  • Walker wins Buddy Crook Memorial race

     For the $2,500-to-win Monster Mini’s Buddy Crook Memorial race, the front row was pole sitter Nick ‘Hotrod’ Walker and track veteran Wes Helms. 

    When the green flag dropped, Walker, Helms, Austin Mintz and Jamie Mattison roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Walkder’s No. 4 poweredout to the lead over Helms, Mintz and Mattison. 

  • Debs notch third straight win in series

    The Lancaster County Debs U18 softball all-stars notched their third straight win, rolling to a 12-0 win over Magee, Miss., on Monday, July 28.

    Lancaster County was led by right-hander Kayla Price, who hurled a one-hitter in six innings in the game halted due to the mercy rule.

    Price also homered in the rout, one of three Lancaster County players to clear the fences.

  • Byrd inducted into hall of fame

    KERSHAW – S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Famer John Byrd, as one would expect, had his share of stellar teams in his 30-year coaching career, but he has one which stands out in his memory.

    “If I had to pick one, I’d say that 1975 team,” said Byrd, the legendary Andrew Jackson High School boys basketball coach who was among the latest class of inductees into the SC Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the TD Convention Center in Greenville on Sunday, July 27. 

  • Capital sales tax proposal returns to commission again

    Grabbing numbered tickets from fire officials as they entered Lancaster County Council’s chambers, a long line of residents showed up to speak their mind about the fate of the county’s capital project sales tax proposal on Monday night, July 28. 

  • ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ seeks photos of local soldiers killed in Vietnam War

    An urgent appeal is being made to the families of South Carolinians who died fighting in the Vietnam War to help honor their loved ones through photographic memories.