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Today's News

  • USC golfers prevail in scholarship tourney

    The Gamecocks have plenty to crow about, at least when it comes to the annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The USC golfers, comprised of area Gamecock fans, prevailed for the sixth time in the seventh annual Big Thursday tournament which is annually held prior to the Clemson-USC football game.

    As has been the norm in the golf tournament, if the Gamecocks win, then Clemson prevails on the gridiron.

  • Ashley Hagins keeps her talent in perspective

    It’s been a little more than 10 years since the death of the late Helen “Miss Helen” Robinson.

    But the legacy – and the piano she left behind – is still making its mark in the lives of others.

    It was evident on Wednesday afternoon when Ashley Hagins sat at the keyboard of the Yamaha grand piano in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church.

    Ashley, 17, was preparing for Sunday’s Helen Robinson Memorial Concert there that features performances by her and several local musicians.    

  • Bruins clip Eagles 14-10

    GREENWOOD – The gutsy Lancaster Bruins delivered on a do-or-die drive to keep alive their postseason football hopes.

    Resilient Lancaster extended its season Saturday night when the Bruins clawed out a 14-10 win over Greenwood in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State Division II football playoffs at J.W. Babb Stadium.

    The 9-3 Bruins, down 10-7, drove 41 yards for the winning score as junior tailback Zedrick Truesdale bolted in from a yard out to lift LHS on top with 45 seconds to play.

  • Hornets foil Devils' hopes

    There was repeat of last year’s regular-season success and a repeat of the all-out effort, but there won’t be a repeat of last year’s Class A Upper State championship for the Great Falls Red Devils.

    Some big plays, a few mistakes and some questionable calls led to a 31-21 loss Saturday for the Devils at Ware Shoals in a second round playoff.

  • North small fry, mite stars roll in postseason openers

    FORT MILL – The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation North small fry all-stars launched their recreation football postseason play in impressive fashion, rolling to a 42-0 win over Tega Cay in the Central District tournament on Monday night at Fort Mill High School.

    Markthian Watts keyed the North stars of coach Sammy Lathan with a pair of touchdowns to spark a 14-0 start.

  • Local churches filling shoe boxes with gifts

     Think of all the children around the world whose conditions are so dire that they don’t have clean water and other necessities, let alone toys to play with.

  • Sumner a man of his word; committed to citizens

    I would like to start by saying how proud I am of Bill Sumner. He ran an honest campaign with no deceit or underhandedness.

    I am biased because he is my dad. I can only hope for the citizens of City Council District 4 that your new council person will be willing to give up family obligations for the city of Lancaster. My dad always responded to the calls of District 4 citizens because when he became a city councilman he made a commitment to you. He is a man of his word, no matter what was going on.

  • Heath Springs Elementary first class everyday

    During the recent political campaign I heard candidates mention the local school districts as the city of Lancaster, Indian Land and the rural districts of Buford and Kershaw. I wanted to remind them that we are in reality, one district. Most of us feel very positive about the school our children or grandchildren attend, and so do I.

  • Writer: Obama not black; he’s biracial

    Please explain to me and your readers why the news media insists on calling Barack Hussein Obama the “first black man to take the presidential oath.”

    He isn’t anymore black than white. He is biracial.

    Rob Emory’s column, “Let’s hope America hasn’t been fooled,” in the Nov. 7 edition of The Lancaster News, hits the nail on the head and accurately alerts everyone to what we may be facing.

    Your newspaper staff is obviously caught up in the moment.

  • Lancaster fortunate to have such great volunteers

    I have been very saddened recently to see the obituaries of two of my good friends, Connie Francavilgia and Sarah Hunter. I worked with the two ladies as volunteers at Springs Memorial Hospital during my early teen years. They as well as my late grandmother, Reba Ballard, gave countless hours to serve as volunteers at the hospital.