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Today's News

  • Heath Springs hires painters for train depot

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously selected a painting contractor for the historic railroad depot at a special meeting Wednesday.
    After discussing four contractors, town council accepted the $6,500 bid of B&W Painting Co. of Charlotte.  The work includes pressure-washing, priming, a new coat of slate-gray paint, and reglazing windows where needed.
    B&W Painting repainted Springs House on West Gay Street in downtown Lancaster last month.

  • Haley signs roads bill, fumes about half measures

    COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley signed S.1258 – legislation that allows the state to borrow more than $2 billion to rehab its crumbling roads and deteriorating bridges – but she was not pleased with the outcome.
    While it does move the state forward, Haley said in a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman and House Speaker Jay Lucas that the progress was “little more than window dressing.”

  • Holt booted from planning board

    An Indian Land representative on the Lancaster County Planning Commission has been booted from his seat for missing meetings, and says he believes his removal was in retaliation for questions he has raised about development matters.
    Jerry Holt, a three-year commission member representing Indian Land’s District 7, was notified June 3 in a letter from Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis that his appointed seat had been vacated automatically after he missed his fifth meeting this fiscal year.

  • Miles set for all-star play

    Buford High School baseball star Eric Miles is beachbound for a weekend of elite baseball play.

    Miles will be among the state’s diamond best, playing in the annual North-South AllStar baseball game in Myrtle Beach this weekend.

    Miles, who signed with Presbyterian College in the fall, will play for the North Class AA-AAA all-star team at the Ripken Experience.

    Miles, an ace right-hander, is coming off a banner senior campaign where he was 7-1 with 88 strikeouts in 62 innings of mound work with 10 walks.

  • Post 31 rallies for split with Fort Mill

    Lancaster Post 31 capped a long night with a walk-off home win in extra innings Wednesday.

    P-31, in the nightcap of a League V twin bill at Eggleton Field, avoided a diamond nightmare – getting swept – with a 4-3 win over Fort Mill Post 43.

    P-43 opened the doubleheader with a 5-3 win in nine innings.

    Regulation Legion baseball games are nine innings, with doubleheaders each seveninning contests.

  • CPTC strong in state qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Track produced an outstanding performance at S.C. state qualifier with 21 medals. 
    The state qualifier was June 4-5 at Eastside High School in Taylors.
    Nygel Moore, 13, was the boys top winner with three gold medals.
    Top medal winner for the girls was Keanna McDuffie, 14.
    She won gold in the javelin and earned a silver medal for the race walk to help position the CPTC for a third-place ranking in the girls age 14 division.

  • Racing returns Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action with the weather forecast looking much better Saturday night.

    LSS fans and drivers with rainout tickets from the May 28 race will need to bring their tickets/arm bands from that race to be admitted free Saturday night.

    The track has been idle for the last two weekends with back-to-back rainouts.

    The admission prices are $25 for the pits and $12 for the track grandstands.

    LSS pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • County to get 17 bridges

    Lancaster County will get $21 million for road resurfacing and bridge replacement and repair over the next 10 years under the just-approved roads bill, plus an immediate, one-time infusion of $950,000 to jump-start the work.
    “That should be about 65 miles of road work on state secondary roads,” County Administrator Willis said Thursday. “This is not for county roads.”

  • Storm halts racing action again

    Rain dominated for a second straight week as racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway was washed out.
    The LSS hot laps for the June 4 action were about to get rolling when the rain picked up and forced the LSS staff to cancel the racing night.
    Racing action returns, with the future cast for the weather looking much better.
    Fans and drivers with rain-out tickets from the May 28 race will need to bring their tickets/arm bands from that race for free admission Saturday night.
    The admission prices are $25 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands.

  • Piranhas' swim home opener Thursday

    The Lancaster Piranhas dropped a close loss to the Fort Mill Sharks in the LCST’s practice meet for the new Metrolina Swim League on June 2.
    Fort Mill took a 312-302 win over Lancaster.
    The Piranhas were led by Isabella Thorpe, Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Samuel Page with three wins each.
    Double winners included Bristol Glenn, Ryder Lucas and Charlee Brooke Henry.