Today's News

  • Hope on the Hill almost ready to open family, recreation center

    The smell of fresh paint is everywhere as you walk through the building that once housed Barr Street High School.

    In just about every room, you can see where many renovations have taken place, all in an effort to prepare the facility to once again serve the community.

    Hope on the Hill, a local group that provides services for youth, has planned to turn the building into a recreation and family life center. Family reunions, talent shows, stage plays and basketball tournaments are just some of the events in mind, said Wayne Murray, chairman for Hope on the Hill.

  • Extortion threat made in e-mail to local man

    A Lancaster man reported to sheriff’s deputies that someone sent him an e-mail claiming to be a hit man.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man said he received the e-mail on June 24.

    The sender claimed to be a hit man hired to kill the man and his family if he did not comply with a $30,000 extortion request.

  • Little League all-stars in pool play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Little League all-star teams launched postseason tournament play this week.

    In pool A, Lancaster National lost to Fairfield 9-8 on Tuesday.

    On Wednesday night, Lancaster National fell to Tega Cay/Fort Mill C, 15-5 at Runde field in Tega Cay.

    The Nationals played Tega Cay/Fort Mill A on Thursday night in the final game of pool play.

    In Pool B Lancaster American beat Tega Cay/Fort Mill B, 16-9 in its first game on Wednesday night. The Americans met Lake Wylie on Thursday.

  • Dixie Softball district tourney opens play

    The Dixie Softball District II tournament opens today and is scheduled to continue to Tuesday at Springdale Park at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission office.

    Four Lancaster teams will be involved in all-star softball play.

    The Lancaster all-star teams include the Darlings, ages 7-8; Angels, ages 9-10; Ponytails, ages 11-12; and Belles, ages 13-15.

    The Belles’ field includes Chester and Lewisville. Greg Robinson is the Belles all-star coach.

    Games in the district tournament are slated for 6 and 8 p.m.

  • 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.