Today's News

  • P31 hosts state games

    Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, the No. 1 seed in one bracket and No. 2 overall seed, will play the winner of Camden and Marlboro County at 8 p.m. today at Eggleton Field.

    West Florence, the No. 1 seed in the other bracket, is the No. 1 overall seed. Post 31, the League 5 champion, qualified for state tournament play by winning three games last week, as they beat Rock Hill, 11-9, on Monday, Gaffney, 20-9, on Wednesday and York, 15-2, on Saturday.

    Post 31 Junior manager Sam Sinclair says the team’s success is based on their skills at the plate and on the mound.

  • Track club wins 43 medals

    The Columbus Parker Track Club competed with about 2,600 athletics at the National Qualifier meet   at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., June 24-27. The club members earned 43 medals. The athletics qualified as the district qualifier meet held June 5-6 in Spartanburg.  In Augusta, the club received two gold, five silver, four bronze and 32 copper medals.

    The following are first- through sixth-place results:

    1500 Race Walk

    9-10 girls – 3. Infinity McWhirter (9), 3. Journei Spratt, 5. Kiara Catoe

    9-10 boys – 2. Tyrek Salley

  • Exciting night at Lancaster Speedway

    There was plenty of racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Following is a breakdown of the Speedway action.

    NDRA Crate Models

    Timbo Mangum and Brandy Baker had fans on their feet during the NDRA Crate Late Model Heat Race on Saturday. Baker has gotten the best of Mangum this year at Lancaster Speedway.  When the green flag dropped, Marty Deas and Shaun Medlin made contact entering turns 1 and 2, sending Medlin flipping in the middle of turns 1 and 2.

  • Should Sunday sales of alcohol be OK’d?

    INDIAN LAND – It happened one Sunday while Elissa Boyet was looking for something to eat.

    The Belair resident was on the hunt for a restaurant in Indian Land, but with so many Lancaster County establishments closed on Sunday, she finally gave up.

    After a little research, Boyet found that since the county prohibits the sale or serving of alcohol on Sundays, many business owners take the day off.

  • Several expensive mowers stolen

    Police have recovered several stolen pieces of expensive lawn care equipment, but are still looking for a person of interest in the thefts.

    On July 2, two zero-turn lawnmowers, each valued at $9,000, were reported stolen from the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation building on 15th Street. The street is in the Lancaster Police Department’s jurisdiction. A pickup truck was also stolen at the time.

  • Juniors in state play

    Lancaster Post 31 juniors, looking for the top seed in the upcoming state tournament, have swept through the playoffs with ease.

    The Lancaster Juniors (20-2) drilled York Post 66, 15-3, on Saturday night at Eggleton Field, for their third straight playoff win.

    The league V junior champions wasted no time against York, scoring nine runs in the first inning. Trai Sanders had a grand slam home run in the inning and Jonah Crenshaw also contributed a solo home run in the inning. Sanders had five RBIs on the night.

  • Plyler to compete in Wyoming rodeo

    Andrew Jackson High School senior Ronnie Plyler is headed west in hopes of rounding up some major rodeo accolades.

    Plyler, who earned a position with the South Carolina high school rodeo team, will join his fellow teammates in Gillette, Wyo., July 18-24 for the 62nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo. It is the world’s largest and U.S.’s oldest youth rodeo.

    Plyler will compete in bull riding.

    Plyler earned the chance to compete in the national rodeo after placing fourth in the state competition held at Clemson earlier this spring.

  • Officials hope to tap stimulus bonds to build natural gas pipeline

    The county has approved a bond resolution that could eventually lead to lower costs for natural gas customers in the county.

    Patriots Energy Group, a public body created by the Natural Gas Authorities of Chester, York and Lancaster counties, recently asked Lancaster County Council to allocate a benefit from the federal stimulus bill to their organization.

    Patriots requested a bond allocation that could help fund its construction of an almost 40-mile natural gas pipeline.

  • Aquatics cap season

    Lancaster County wrapped up its swim season this week with the Aquatics held Wednesday and Thursday.

    Several swimmers notched multiple first places. For the Lancaster Sharks, Lauren Spencer had six firsts; Pagan Glenn, along with Jonah Faile, had five; Emily Durant and Charlee Brooke Henry had four; Elizabeth Catoe, Jory Pettit, Coulter Jackson, Kelly Sullivan, Grayson Young, Kailee Glover, Simon Wright and Jonathon Wade had three and MaKenzie Henry, Georgia Moore and Isabella Ihm had two.

    Gracie Scott and Emma Higgins  had one first each.

  • Council names panel members

    Lancaster City Council made some changes to its hospitality tax committee last week.

    Council members have sparred recently over which projects to fund with the city’s hospitality tax funds, which are generated by the sale of prepared food and hotel stays in the city limits. The money, by statute, can only be spent on projects that will bring in tourism to the city.