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Today's News

  • Missions Day event is Saturday

    The Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship in Lancaster is hosting an effort to raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and crime in Lancaster during its 2016 Missions Day event Saturday.
    Scheduled for 1-6:30 p.m. at 1789 Lynwood Ave., the event is intended to be an afternoon of cookouts, family-friendly activities, gospel music, preaching and presentations by various public safety departments and community organizations.

  • Born to write

    It's not unusual to spend the first day of summer vacation at Walmart with your family. It is unusual if you are holding a book-signing. It's even more unusual if you are 12.
    That is exactly how 12-year-old Christina Moses spent last Saturday. Surrounded by family and friends, she sat at a table selling and signing copies of her book, "Camp Sweet Tea – Adventures of Christina and Friends."
    She signed and sold over 30 books in the first hour of the four-hour event. By the end, the total was almost 60.

  • Lancaster native targets Food Network

    Chef Blair Mingo returns to his Charleston home after work.
    He drops three bags from a local farmer’s market on his kitchen counter and begins unloading the night’s dinner, reflecting on the day as he rolls out an onion and begins to chop.
    At work he gave about 35 tourists a cooking lesson with a little Lowcountry history. The Lancaster native works at Charleston Cooks, which sells high-end kitchen gear and teaches cooking lessons.

  • Monster Mini’s set for Saturday run at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway action was rained out Saturday night, but a special attraction is on tap this week after the May 28 postponement.
    LSS racing Saturday was halfway through the heat races when the rain came.
    Following the rain out, track officials are focusing on Saturday, June 4 when Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host one of the most popular series in the Carolinas, the Race Engineering Monster Mini’s 4-Cylinder Series.

  • Elliott says USC working for success

     The University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football program isn’t dwelling on the past.
    USC posted a 3-9 mark last season, but Gamecocks’ offensive line coach Shawn Elliott says the future is bright for the SEC East team.
    Elliott, the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting May 16 at the Catawba Fish Camp, said despite the tough campaign in 2015, the Gamecocks will benefit from the challenges they endured.

  • Four in final soccer poll

    Four Lancaster County high school soccer teams finished the season ranked in the final EurosportScoreboard state soccer polls.
    The EurosportScoreboard is the scoreboard for S.C. scores and updates on soccer teams.
    Both Indian Land teams capped the season with a top three ranking in Class AA soccer.
    The Indian Land High School boys of veteran coach Adam Cole finished No. 2 in the final Class AA boys state poll.
    The Warriors, who were 17-6 on the season, fell to Bishop England for the Class AA boys state title May 13 at Irmo High School.

  • Column: Blackmon: Consider my experience, community service in auditor’s race

    The Republican primary is June 14. I am a candidate in the county auditor race.
    It is important for everyone to know the candidates. I graduated from Clemson University in 1978. I married Jane Bridges and we settled in Heath Springs. We have raised two very successful children who are happily married and have two wonderful grandchildren.
    Lancaster County has been a fantastic place to live. During this time, I have been involved in community service.

  • Remember When: My dog Tiger: Practical joker, not-so-fierce tent protector

    Come on, be truthful and tell me when was the last time you saw a boy and his dog walking down the street or along a country road?
    Where are the herds of young folks riding bicycles or walking along with a bamboo cane fishing pole over their shoulder and beside them the best friend in the world, their dog?
    Now, dogs come in all kinds of packages, just like their young masters. I gotta admit, at times, both look pretty scruffy.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident

    A Heath Springs businessman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on S.C. 9 Memorial Day afternoon.
    Tracy Clyde Baker, 49, was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on S.C. 9 about 1.5 miles outside Fort Lawn at about 2:50 p.m., according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Baker ran off the right side of the roadway near Nectar Road just inside Lancaster County and overturned, throwing Baker from the motorcycle.
    Baker, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe head injuries.

  • Rescheduled Cops on Top event today

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold its Cops on Top fundraiser for the S.C. Special Olympics today at Chick-fil-A in Indian Land.
    The third-annual fundraiser runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with deputies raising money primarily through the sale of Special Olympics hats and T-shirts. Those who buy T-shirts will get a free sandwich meal combo.
    The fundraiser was originally set for April 22, but was canceled due to inclement weather.