Today's News

  • July 4th Parade

     McKenna Phillips of Elgin community waves to the crowd during the annual Charlesboro Fourth of July parade on Saturday. Charlesboro, Heath Springs and Rich Hill each held their Independence Day parades Saturday. They were held a day early since July 4 is on Sunday this year.

    A group of four-wheelers makes its way down Taxahaw Road in the Charlesboro parade Saturday.

  • Pageland Watermelon Festival starts today

    The Pageland Watermelon Festival 2010 will be spectacular, offering a variety of fun-filled, family entertainment and events for the young and the young-at-heart.

    Thousands of visitors from throughout the Southeast travel to Pageland every summer to enjoy one of the largest festivals in South Carolina.

    The downtown festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. today. You can enjoy amusement rides, magic shows, the balloon man and other live entertainment in Moore’s Park at the gazebo.

  • Midenna Anderson is swim team's queen shark

    Some 19 years ago, Midenna Anderson showed up at the Lancaster County Pool to watch her daughter, Emily Anderson McCain, practice for an upcoming Lancaster Swim Team meet.

    The longtime McDonald Green Elementary School kindergarten teacher said she plopped down in a lounge chair to observe.

    “That was all I was here for,” Anderson said.

    All of that changed when former swim team coach Lynn Hammond saw Anderson sitting there. Anderson readily admits that at that time, she knew little about triple kicks, arm flies and negative splits.

  • 105 fans blow at research center

    GREAT FALLS – It’s been a hot summer and many people have been using fans to keep comfortable.

    But in one location, 105 fans were turned on at the same time.

    Dr. Anne Cope, director of research at the Institute for Business and Home Safety, spoke with Chester County Chamber of Commerce members and guests Wednesday about the new institute’s new test center on S.C. 99.

  • Incumbency not the problem, rather it's the complacency

    Due to frustrations about the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the country’s continued bleak economic situation, being an incumbent officeholder has become a dicey proposition.

    No matter what you stand for, if you’re currently a governor or in Congress, you’re in trouble because you’re an insider and thereby part of the problem.

  • Angels Nationals all-stars launch state softball play

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels National League all-stars will open play in the state tournament in Dentsville on Saturday morning.

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels Nationals all-stars face Landrum in a 10 a.m. clash.

    The local Angels stars earned a bid to the state tournament with a 6-4 win over the Lancaster American League all-stars last week at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars capture district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14-year-old all-stars posted their fifth straight win to capture the District 10 tournament at the Timken Baseball Complex in Union on Wednesday night.

    The Lancaster 14 stars blanked York 7-0 behind the pitching of Doopy Cloud and Chandler Neal.

    Cloud hurled three innings and struck out three in the shutout. He allowed three walks and four hits. Neal, in four frames, struck out 10 and allowed a walk.

  • Writer questions cost of ankle bracelets

    Everybody has an opinion and I am expressing mine which no doubt will leave me wide open to the regulars who load up the The Lancaster News’ Web page comments. One detractor suggested I return to my “Remember when” days and leave the governing to adults.

    Well, sir, look at the kind of job the adults are doing.

  • Life's lessons learned through childhood play

    The year 1959 is best remembered in Lancaster as the year the University of South Carolina at Lancaster was founded. That same year, however, Wylie Park was created by the Richards-Wylie family as part of the development of Forest Hills in the city of Lancaster.

  • Dixie stars rolling in tournament play

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 all-stars notched their third straight win in the District 10 baseball tournament at the Timken Baseball Complex at Union on Monday night when they blanked unbeaten York 10-0.

    Chandler Neal, the winning pitcher, and Doopy Cloud combined to toss a one-hitter and notch 12 strikeouts.

    Neal, who worked two and a half innings, fanned seven. Cloud, in two and half frames, whiffed five.

    Neal ended the game, halted due to the 10-run mercy rule, with an inside-the-park home run. Neal also had a hit for the winners.