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Today's News

  • Pope, Connelly court voters at Lancaster, Kershaw events

    The race for the 5th District congressional seat is in full swing, with two more candidates courting Lancaster County voters over the weekend.
    Chad Connelly and Tommy Pope appeared at campaign events in Lancaster and Kershaw. Sherri Few and Ralph Norman stumped in the county last week, and Tom Mullikin is coming this Thursday.
    The five are among the seven Republicans candidates in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney. The other two GOP candidates are Indian Land attorney Kris Wampler and Ray Craig of Lake Wylie.

  • Historic weekend for Gamecock basketball

    Agony and ecstasy in garnet and black.
    Gamecock fans endured a wild 24-hour swing during Final Four weekend, with the men’s team falling one step short and the women achieving their dream.
    The women’s team won its first NCAA National Championship Sunday, beating Mississippi State 67-55. Coach Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks were in control most of the game but allowed a 9-0 run by the Bulldogs late in the third quarter that brought them within 4 points. Once they beat back that challenge, USC cruised to the win.

  • Gamecock fans hoist school flag downtown

    Nearly 30 people wearing garnet and black celebrated Tuesday morning downtown as the Carolina Gamecock flag was raised in honor of the national champion Lady Gamecocks and the Final Four men's team.
    Most were lifelong fans who said they were proud of the Gamecocks – all of them!
    As the flag went up outside the county administration building, so did the fans' arms in victory, and when it reached the top they all cheered. A couple of motorists honked as they drove past.

  • Cougars take win over LHS

    The Lancaster Bruins dropped a 10-0 road loss to York High School on Friday night.

    The loss dropped LHS to 5-5 overall, 2-4 in region play.

    Austin Catoe led the Bruins offense with two hits. Jamias Shropshire, Evan Hardin and Logan Phillips each had a hit for LHS.

    Hardin went 2.1 innings and allowed three runs. Phillips went three frames and gave up three runs.

  • USC women’s team No. 1 in final poll

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    COLUMBIA – South Carolina women’s basketball continued to make history this week after earning the No. 1 ranking in the final USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll of the 2016-17 season.

    The top spot marks the highest finish ever for the Gamecocks, who downed Mississippi State 67-55 Sunday night to capture their first NCAA Championship.

  • Lancers sweep USCS Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers improved to 30-11 on the season, completing a four-game series sweep of USC Sumter on Sunday.

    The Lancers, 5-3 in Region X play, prevailed 12-1 and 3-1 over the USCS Fire Ants.

    In the nightcap, the Lancers laced Sumter, 12-1 behind a 14-hit attack.

    Nick Cicci led the USCL offense with three hits and drove in a run. Evan Flynn drilled two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs.

  • Lady Bruins trip York, 4-2 Friday night

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins softball team pushed their record to 10-0, 6-0 in region play with a 4-2 win over region foe York on Friday night.

    The game was originally set for Friday, but moved to Thursday with the forecast of rain last week. The game was switched back to Friday when LHS played one game.

  • School board names 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has identified three finalists for the next superintendent – Dr. Jonathan Phipps, Dr. Carlotta Redish and Dr. Matrell Sturkey.

    The three finalists all work in S.C. school districts – Phipps in Abbeville, Redish in Spartanburg and Sturkey in Florence. One has worked in Lancaster County before. Phipps, the only finalist who is currently a superintendent, was here for 19 years before leaving in 2014.

  • Weather service issues storm warning, tornado watch for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County until 5:15 p.m., as well as a tornado watch for the surrounding areas until 9 p.m. today.

    At 4:10 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms extending from Southpark Mall in Charlotte to 13 miles west of Winnsboro, moving northeast at 60 mph. The National Weather Service said those along the warning area could expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-size hail.

    A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.

  • Schools, county cancel activities as storm approaches

    Due to expected severe weather later today, Lancaster County has canceled all recreational programs, and the school district has canceled all after-school activities this afternoon and tonight.
    The Columbia office of the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County just before 4 p.m. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. The weather service issued alerts during a conference call with the county this morning. Two rounds of storms were expected to pass through the area beginning around 1 p.m.