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Today's News

  • Local 4-H summer camps cover all ages, many topics

    Numerous activities are available for the youth of Lancaster and Chester counties this summer, thanks to a collaborative effort from the counties’ 4-H programs.
    Offered through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, programs are available for every age group.

  • 4-H on the rise

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – More youth across South Carolina are turning to 4-H to stoke their interests in science, new data show.
    Participation increased 12 percent last year in the state’s 4-H program, the youth-development arm of the Clemson Cooperative Extension. That follows growth of nearly 10 percent the year before.
    4-H programs cover animal science, agriculture, science, engineering, natural resources, healthy living, leadership and more.

  • District offers free meals for low-income youth

    Free meals for youth ages 18 and younger will be available at four Lancaster County schools throughout June.
    The program is funded by the S.C. Department of Education’s Seamless Summer Option, a USDA meal program that provides meals for children in low-income areas during the summer.

  • Breathless moments boarding cruise ship

    For a hairdresser, the most important skill is wielding scissors and a blow dryer. The second most important is storytelling.
    Cindy Rodgers, owner of Cutting Edge Beauty Salon in Lancaster, is good at both. And she brought a real tale back from her vacation in the Bahamas last month.
    If you run into her, get her to tell you all about it. But in case you don’t….
    “Here I am, this hairdresser from this small town…. Then I get into this major mess!”

  • Christian Services, HOPE sharing old bowling alley

    In a spirit of collaboration, two nonprofits have joined forces to expand their services at the former Lancaster Bowling Alley, which has been empty since last July.
    Christian Services and HOPE have begun sharing the building to broaden their reach to those in need.

  • Kershaw OKs $148K contract for fire service

    Kershaw Town Council renewed the town’s fire service contract with Lancaster County during Monday night’s special called meeting.
    The contract – projected to be $148,922 for the 2017-18 fiscal year – provides the town with two fulltime firefighters for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.
    Mitch Lucas, Kershaw town administrator, said the town gets the “most bang for our buck” from this contract.

  • Yarbrough posts Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model win at LSS

    Adam Yarbrough highlighted action at Lancaster Super Speedway, capturing the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models win Saturday night.

    Yarbrough and David Yandle were on the front row for the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models main.

    As soon as the green flag dropped to start the race, Yandle, Yarbrough, Timbo Mangum and Brandon O'Neil roared into turn one battling for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, Yandle, Yarbrough, Mangum and O'Neil  battled for the lead.

    As the laps ticked off, Yarbrough took the lead from Yandle.

  • FM swimmers top Lancaster

    Fort Mill downed Lancaster 578-494 in the Piranhas opener June 1 at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Lancaster Piranhas girls prevailed 320-227 over the Fort Mill girls, but the Fort Mill boys won, 351-174.

    Lancaster was led Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling who each had three wins in the meet.

    Ryder Lucas, Taylor Teague, Blaine Plyler and Makenzy Mills each had two wins in the Lancaster.

    Lancaster also posted seven wins in the relay events.

  • McMurray inducted into S.C. Baseball Coaches Hall

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, who built powerhouse baseball teams at Lewisville and Buford high schools, was inducted to the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 23.

    McMurray, who won 419 games as a high school baseball coach at three different schools, was enshrined along with the late Strother Sligh (Irmo High School), Jerry Stoots (Stall High School of Charleston) and Forrest “Whitey” Kendall of Parker High School in Greenville.

  • Post 31 returns to League V play Monday

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 will look to get on track Monday when P-31 returns to League V play.

    Lancaster, 0-2 on the season, will open the second week of League V Legion baseball play with a game with Fort Mill Post 43.

    Lancaster, off last week with the 2017 high school graduation, opened play the week of May 22 when it dropped two road losses to York Post 66.

    York, in the first meeting, took a 10-0 win over Lancaster.

    In the second game at York, P-31 dropped a 7-0 setback to Post 66.