Today's News

  • Dixie all-stars to begin play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars, ages 7-8, open play Monday at Chester in best of three tournament.

  • USC fans savor national championship victory

    Area University of South Carolina baseball fans are basking in the glow of the Gamecocks’ greatest diamond coup.

    USC captured the baseball program’s first-ever NCAA national championship, sweeping the best-of-three College World Series with a 2-1, 11th-inning win over UCLA at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium on Tuesday night.

    The one-run win came a day after the Gamecocks topped the Bruins, 7-1, to set the stage for the title-clinching victory in the final College World Series game at Rosenblatt.

  • Juniors roll in League V Legion play

    The Lancaster Legion Post 31 junior team opened the week with a tough one-run road loss to Pineville, but rebounded to net two solid wins in League V play.

    The juniors, 13-2 overall, improved to 11-1 in league play with a 17-6 win over York Post 66 at Eggleton Field on Wednesday night.

    The night prior in Union, Lancaster rolled to an 11-1 win in six innings.

  • SMC signs Bruins' duo

    Spartanburg Methodist College doubled up on Monday in the Lancaster High School media center.

    SMC added a pair of LHS basketball standouts to the Pioneers’ fold with the signing of guards Xavier Holloway and Tracey Ingram.

    “This is a great day for Lancaster High School and Lancaster Bruin basketball,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “I’m extremely proud of Xavier and Tracey for all the dedication and commitment they have displayed since being at LHS.

  • Caseloads could increase

    A commission created by the General Assembly recommended changes to laws regarding property and violent crimes and drug offenses that could have County Council voting to add more local judicial staff in the coming year.

  • First Citizens donates to campaign

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster has received another sizable contribution that will help pay for a future classroom building.

    First Citizens bank has pledged $100,000 toward the structure, which will house faculty, staff and students in the general curriculum of the arts and sciences.

    USCL officials hope to begin construction on the $6.8 million building in 2011.

    First Citizens made its check presentation last week inside USCL’s Starr Hall.  

  • Sentencing law affects county budget

    The effects of a newly passed state Sentencing Reform Act had County Council divided over accepting its proposed budget on Monday night.

    Before voting to approve the county’s 2010-11 budget, several council members debated the addition of two new items for the county’s magistrates court system.

  • Bank overdraft laws to take effect Thursday

    A new law goes into effect Thursday that may affect how you use your debit card.

    A Federal Reserve regulation will change the way banks assess fees when a person overdrafts during debit-card purchases or ATM withdrawals.

    Many financial institutions charge between $10 and $38 per transaction when a person uses his or her card after their checking account reaches $0. That overdraft protection is in place as a default action.

  • Reflecting on 100 years of living

    INDIAN LAND – Sitting in the small living room of the house he built in Indian Land more than 60 years ago, Andrew Potts crosses his legs and glances at a cabinet packed full of family photos.

    There’s a hinged frame with black and white photos of Potts and his first wife, Jessie Bell, whom he married in 1932. A faded color snapshot from the 1980s shows Potts with his second wife, Juanita, years after they wed in 1970. And on the rest of the shelves are various color pictures of his two children, three step-children, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

  • Seniors blast Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team broke out the bats and battered Rock Hill 19-6 in League V play on Monday night.

    Lancaster, 5-8, 4-8, ignited for 24 hits in taking the 13-run win over Post 34. P-31 scored at least two runs in every inning but one.

    “Our bats came alive and it was at a good time,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Tyler Anderson said. “We had our game working in all phases and that was needed.