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Today's News

  • Rain brakes racing action

    Rain put the brakes on racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    LSS was gearing up to start hot laps when the rain came. Mother Nature took the win with the race rained out.

    LSS will host Ladies Night and seven divisions Saturday night.

    Andrew Baker headlines the night as he will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event. Baker has captured three straight wins, and according to track rules, he will start in the back.

  • Lancers drop two Sunday in Region X tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dropped a pair of losses Sunday to see their hopes of winning the Region X tournament end with the two defeats in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 39-15, opened the double-elimination tournament with a 8-6 win over USC Sumter on Saturday, but dropped the two losses Sunday when USCL fell to Florence-Darlington Tech, 8-4 and Spartanburg Methodist College, 16-3.

  • Wren ends LHS softball drive

    Wren ended the Lancaster Lady Bruins’ Class AAAA postseason softball run, taking a 4-1 win over the LHS girls on Monday at WHS.

    Lady Hurricanes’ Brianna McBride led WHS with a hit, two RBIs and scored a run.

    WHS pitchers Emma and Ashley Collins combined to hold LHS to four hits and struck out six.

    Sydney Cauthen led the Lady Bruins with a hit and a walk. Ashley Abbott had a hit and a sacrifice.

  • Panthers halt Jackets’ playoff run

    Buford’s banner run in the Class AA baseball Lower State championship playoffs ended with a tough 5-4 loss to host Batesburg-Leesville on Monday night.

    The Panthers, up 5-2 going to the top of the seventh, held off the Jackets’ valiant charge to take the narrow win to stay alive in postseason play.

    BLHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-2 edge.

  • LASS raises $13K for animal shelter

    Animal lovers raised $13,000 at The Ivy Place on Sunday in a fundraiser sponsored by the Sun City group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters.
    More than 250 people attended the event, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
    Arlene McCarthy, LASS president, and cofounder Sue White shared the story of the group and how it grew in four years from two concerned women to a community of activism and inspiration.

  • Lady Jackets win, advance to Upstate championship game

    Buford won a nail-biter to hold the upper hand in the Class AA softball Upper State championship series.

    The Lady Jackets, with a 7-6 comeback win over Landrum in extra innings, are the lone unbeaten team in the Class AA Upstate softball playoffs.

    BHS, down 6-5, rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to notch the one-run comeback win.

  • Lady Warriors Upstate champs

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors, with their deft feet, wrote some ILHS girls soccer history on Monday at the Reservation.

    The Indian Land girls, in their first season in Class AAA soccer, made it memorable with a 5-0 win over Pendleton to earn a first-ever state title match bid.

  • Unknown virus shuts down animal shelter

    The Lancaster County Animal Shelter has been shut down and quarantined, and it will accept no strays until further notice, County Administrator Steve Willis said Tuesday.
    He said the shelter has been working for about two weeks to contain an outbreak of some undetermined respiratory virus, but has not been successful.
    "We are closing the shelter, not taking any dogs or cats in and not letting any dogs or cats out," he said.

  • Finance chief Absher quits, mayor blames petty squabble

    The city of Lancaster is losing its finance director in the middle of budget season, and Mayor John Howard is unhappy about that, calling the departure “devastating” and blaming it on petty squabbling by city council members.
    James Absher Jr., who has been in the position since 2010, submitted his resignation May 3 in a letter to Howard, city council members and City Administrator Flip Hutfles. His last day is June 5.

  • Legislative panel OKs Van Wyck town vote

    The Van Wyck incorporation question is heading for the ballot box, after the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation approved the community’s effort during a hearing in Columbia Tuesday.
    Incorporate Van Wyck Committee spokeswoman Linda Vaughan said legislative committee members voted unanimously to approve the plan after grilling incorporation supporters for more then an hour on details of the plan.