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Today's News

  • Let's not regress to Third World status

    When I read the four letters to the editor in Wednesday’s paper, I thought of some lines from W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming.”

    “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

    At a time when our state’s reputation has reached its nadir in the nation and the world, there are plenty of people who want to drag us back to the Middle Ages and turn our affairs over to the generals and clerics.

  • First Amendment faces ongoing controversies

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    The First Amendment was written because at America’s inception, citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms.

  • Juniors going strong

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team shortstop Brien Clyburn has made his share of diamond deliveries this week in the opening round of the playoffs.

    His latest capped a 20-9 winner’s bracket victory over League V foe Gaffney on Wednesday night at Eggleton Field.

    Two nights prior, Clyburn unloaded a clutch, three-run home run to boost the Lancaster juniors to a 11-9 comeback victory over Rock Hill in the P-31 juniors’ playoff opener.

    On Wednesday, Clyburn capped the 11-run home win with a three-run double to seal the win under the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Lancers sign Lady Bruins' soccer pair

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer program tallied twice June 25.

    The Lancers program landed twin sisters Sidney and Samantha Teague, signing them in the USCL athletic department.

    “We’re always glad to get local talent, but when you can get two at a time and a couple of high caliber on and off the soccer field, then it’s a banner day for you,” USCL women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan said. “These two are going to be assets to our program.

  • County quintet honored at Sports Report banquet

    Five Lancaster County athletes were recently honored by the High School Sports Report at the publication’s annual spring sports all-state banquet.

    The quintet includes Andrew Jackson’s Tyler Bradley and Bobby Delly along with Buford High softball player Jena Hallman and Jackets’ baseball players Colt Ellis and Britt Wells.

    Bradley, Ellis and Wells were named all-state in baseball. Hallman was an all-state pick in softball, while Delly was named the Rookie Baseball Player for 2010.

  • No team finer than Carolina

    “We hail thee Carolina and sing thy high praise...”

    Those opening words to the University of South Carolina alma mater carry a little deeper meaning today.

    The USC Gamecocks, a never-say-die unit personified, are the toast of the college baseball world. The Gamecocks scratched and fought for their elite status, college baseball’s “Cock of the Walk,” if you will, with the 2010 NCAA national championship they won Tuesday.

  • Avoid problems caused by heat

    “It’s so hot I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking,” online commenter laconservative wrote on our June 25 story, “More hot temps in forecast.”

    Beamsabre chimed in, “I saw a pack of Cub Scouts lighting a bonfire to cool off.”

    “It’s so hot the boys in the hood are wearing short sleeve shirts,” reverind ike added.

  • Lancaster County swimmers cap season with win at Kershaw

    The Lancaster County swim team capped its regular-season schedule with a win at the Kershaw pool on Monday afternoon.

    The LCST Sharks defeated the Kershaw Stingrays 465-77.

    Lancaster County was led by Logan Phillips, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile who had four wins apiece.

    Lancaster County swimmers with three wins each included Jory Pettit, Elizabeth Catoe and Simon Wright.

    Double victors were Pagan Glenn, Grayson Young, Emily Durant, Kelly Sullivan, Isabella Ihm and Charlee Brooke Henry.

  • Writer: Join us at TEA Party on July 3

    The TEA Party of Lancaster County is having a rally at noon July 3 at the former Elrod GMC building, 845 Lancaster Bypass East.

    We are coming together to generate support for the nationwide effort to take back our country.

    As we all know, our country is in trouble. We pray constantly for God’s help in turning around the mess we are in, but it has often been said that God helps those who help themselves. And that is what we want to do – help our country.

  • Cauthen Motors claims Belles Softball crown

    Cauthen Motors captured the championship in the Lancaster Dixie Belles regular-season play with a 9-3 record.

    Kori Ballard led the team, batting .567, with two home runs, 18 runs batted in and 16 runs scored.

    Ballard led the team in doubles, five, and runs scored, 16.