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Today's News

  • BHS falls in semis

     

       

    Buford’s run for the Cheraw Spring Break softball tournament championship ended in the semifinals on Tuesday.

    Class A Chesterfield edged the Lady Jackets, 4-3 in six innings.

  • Warriors have high hopes for postseason soccer run

     

       

    The Indian Land Warriors are wrapping up regular season play in hopes of making a strong run in the Class AA Upper State playoffs this spring.

  • Track expects extra drivers

    Saturday action at Lancaster Motor Speedway promises a packed field of cars for dirt track racing at the half-mile oval.

    Some new drivers are expected with an area track not scheduled to run this weekend.

    Young fans will be treated to a visit from the Easter Bunny.

  • Lightning strikes gold in Hilton Head hoops tourney

    The Palmetto Lightning girls 12-under basketball team captured the championship in the Hilton Head Takeover AAU tournament on April 9-10.

    The Lightning captured the crown with a 42-39 win over the SC 76ers in Hilton Head on April 10.

  • A sagging problem: Council looks at baggy bottoms

    Fashion trends come and go, but there’s one fad several Lancaster County Council members would like to see eliminated – baggy pants.  
    Councilman Cotton Cole broached the subject at County Council’s April 5 meeting after a conversation he had with a constituent. Cole said it was just one of many calls he’s received from residents tired of seeing people wearing pants too low on their hips.  
    Cole asked his fellow council members to consider adopting some sort of ban on baggy pants.

  • New congressman making waves in Washington

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney stuck with his pledge to shake things up in Washington, D.C., last week, voting along with fellow House Republicans to approve a budget proposal that aims to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade.
    The vote came after the congressman supported even steeper cuts as co-author of a proposed Republican Study Commission budget and bucked Republican leadership by voting against a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Man flips car on Doc Garris Road

    A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
    The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
    “The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.

  • Partners for Youth invests almost $2M in county

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Red Cross wants building

    The building has mold problems and water pours from the ceiling whenever it rains, but one local group is still interested in moving into the current home of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Representatives from the American Red Cross of Lancaster County recently asked Lancaster County Council to consider letting their group move into the building when LCEDC moves out. The county-owned LCEDC building is on West Gay Street, while the Red Cross now rents space off Woodland Drive near S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Doster working with marketing group for city

    A familiar face has joined the city of Lancaster’s promotions team.
    Local artist Cherry Doster was hired last month as the city’s marketing and development manager. She now works as part of See Lancaster SC – the city’s marketing arm that promotes business and tourism throughout the county.
    In addition to promoting the city, Doster will help recruit new businesses, retain existing businesses, evaluate properties for potential development and develop marketing materials.