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Today's News

  • Lancers unbeaten in drive for region title

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers posted their third straight win, rolling to an 11-1 win over Guilford Tech in the Region X baseball tournament in Kinston, N.C., on Monday.
    Cordes Baker, a second team Region X selection, hurled a complete game with 12 strikeouts. Baker, 7-1, allowed an earned run, four hits, three walks, and hit a batter.
    The Lancers’ attack backed him with a 10-hit offensive.

  • Speedway features exciting racing night

    Lancaster Super Speedway featured an exciting night of racing Saturday night.
    The highlight race was the M&M Garage Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown.
    Mel Privette won feature B and Christopher Barrett took the checkers in the other feature.
    Barrett placed fourth in the Xtreme B feature. Chris Hinson was fifth in both Xtreme 4 races.
    u Super Stock – Brent Hodges, Justin Norwood, Johnny Starkey, Matthew Cauthen, Joseph Engelbrecht
    u SECA Crates Sportsman – Bill Knight, Kevin Blackwell, Jeffrey McGuirt, Travis Payne, Jacob Catoe

  • IL Warriors rally to earn AA Upstate title shot

    Indian Land had a fine finish to fuel its state soccer playoff hopes with a 6-3 comeback win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity on Saturday at IL’s Reservation.
    The match, tied 2-2 at the break, saw the Warriors pick up the pace in the second half on the way to the three-goal win.
    The Rebels actually took a 3-2 lead on a Miguel Gonzales goal, but the fast-finishing Warriors rallied for the win.
    Henry Suvillaga tied the match at 3-all to ignite the Warriors’ late charge.

  • LHS seeks to rebound in Upstate series

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ softball team will have to battle back in the Class AAA Upper State softball playoffs.
    Lancaster, in its Class AAA Upstate title series opener, dropped a 6-2 road loss to Chapin High on Monday.
    Lancaster, 20-7, will host Daniel of Clemson in an elimination game today at 6.
    Ariana Ealy, who went three frames, took the loss, allowing four runs, six hits and struck out one. Summer Clinton, in the final three frames, gave up two runs and two hits.

  • Lady Jackets blank Tigers

    The diamond beat goes on for the surging Buford High Lady Jackets’ softball team.
    The 21-4 BHS girls remained the lone unbeaten in the Class AA Upper State tournament, taking a solid 2-0 home win over Crescent of Iva on Monday at the BHS softball field.
    The win, Buford’s fifth straight postseason shutout victory, puts the Lady Jackets in the Upstate title game at BHS on Friday.
    The Buford girls will host the Crescent vs. Chesnee winner on Friday at 5 p.m., needing a win to move on to the Class AA state title series.

  • Arts Scene: Summer smarts: Arts and sciences camps

    Our 2016 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer. Here’s why you should consider registering your child(ren):
    Thanks in large part to foundation support, arts and sciences camps concentrate on current issues for children, as well as providing a popular, fun summer experience. Our intentional wellness component, including games, intentional activities, healthy snacks and prizes for healthy “homework” assignments, is going beautifully after our third year.
    Our goals for this program are:

  • Man charged in strange library incident

    A Heath Springs man was arrested for an inappropriate act at the Kershaw library, and it wasn’t because he was talking too loud.
    Damion Scerenio Anthony, 24, of 5666 Kershaw Camden Highway, was arrested April 29 for indecent exposure.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said library staff members were reviewing surveillance video April 26 about a different incident when they saw Anthony pull up in his car, come inside and sit down at a table.

  • Kershaw’s new garbage truck on the way

    KERSHAW – Before the end of summer, the town of Kershaw will have a new, much-needed 15-ton garbage truck.
    After looking a several options, Kershaw Town Council opted to buy a 2016 Freightliner chassis from Christopher Trucks in Greenville.
    The chassis was ordered May 1 and will be taken to Amick Equipment Co. in Lexington, to be outfitted a garbage platform, toolbox, water cooler and strobe lights required to work onsite at Haile Gold Mine.

  • Firefighters going door-to-door checking carbon monoxide alarms

    Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, members of the Lancaster Fire Department will go door-to-door to homes in the University Drive and East Gay Street areas to make sure carbon monoxide alarms have been installed and are working properly.
    Fire Marshal Tom Lever said the one-day blitz is funded through a joint grant from the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  
    The 11-year-old Williams died from noxious gas poisoning while staying in a Boone, N.C., hotel room in June 2013.

  • Deputies find working meth lab on Summit Avenue

    During the search for a suspect wanted for second-degree domestic violence, sheriff’s deputies discovered an active meth lab on Summit Avenue near Brooklyn Springs Elementary and arrested three Lancaster residents.
    Robert Bennie Sims, 41, of 1763 Summit Ave., Christopher Dale Robertson, 29, of 449 Sunnybrook Lane, and Deana Renee Gibson, 33, of 1454 Winthrop Ave., were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.