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Today's News

  • East-west split seen in voting on alcohol

    Support for Sunday retail beer and wine sales in Lancaster County broke largely by geography during Tuesday’s election, with voters to the west approving the ballot measure and voters to the east rejecting it.  

    But retailers all over the county are eligible to apply for the retail permits as soon as the S.C. Department of Revenue makes them available.

  • Miracle Bikes are back!

    A week ago on this front page, a dejected Gonzie Mackey delivered sad news – thieves had stolen 30 refurbished bicycles, and there would be no Miracle Bikes for Kids this Christmas.

    You can imagine what happened next.

    Within days, Mackey was swamped with dozens of bikes donated from the community, most of them new, and his annual grassroots giveaway is back on target. 

  • Protest against Blackmon rejected

    Defeated city council incumbent Jackie Harris filed an election protest Thursday, alleging that her opponent Linda Blackmon committed fraud, bribery and coercion in Tuesday’s election.

    At a hastily arranged hearing Friday afternoon, the Lancaster County Election Commission heard the complaint and Blackmon’s flat denial of wrongdoing.

  • Cato glad he returned for Jackets

    Buford High School senior right guard Cannon Cato was hoping for a better record in his final football season, but he’s still glad to be with the Jackets’ squad.
    Cato, who didn’t play last season, is pleased he returned to the maroon and gold fold.
    “I’m glad to be out there and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Cato, who played as a sophomore.
    “This was my last year to play and I wanted to be out there,” he said.
    Cato said he enjoys being with his teammates.

  • Roses win Southern Region

    The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.
    
The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.
    
The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.

  • Roses win Southern Region

    The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.
    
The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.
    
The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.

  • Two Carolinas tracks set to hold racing events

    A pair of Carolinas tracks are slated to host racing events this weekend.
    Sumter Speedway will hold championship night Saturday along with a full racing program.
    Sumter Speedway is honoring its division champions.
    Divisions racing Saturday night will be Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8, Stock 4 and Extreme 4.
    Admission prices are $20 for the pits and $10 for the grandstands. Gates open at 5 p.m.
    Sumter Speedway is located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.

  • Rec football stars to open play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams – 9-10 small fry and 11-12 mite stars – will open the Central District playoffs Nov. 19 at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill.
    The 9-10 small fry all-stars will play Lugoff-Elgin at 10 a.m., with the 11-12 mite all-stars to play the Rock Hill YMCA at 1 p.m.
    The winners will advance to second-round play in Chester on Nov. 29.
    The small fry stars will play at 6 p.m., with the mite stars game at 7.

  • Column: We can agree on goals, but policy approaches differ

    I am a conservative because I believe in the limited role of government, so I would like to comment on Keith Grey’s Nov. 2 article defending “progressive left” principles. 

  • Column: Guardian ad Litem Program needs you

    You may not know it, but right now there are many abused and neglected children living in our community. According to Kids Count data, more than 250,000 children nationwide are placed in foster care each year.