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Today's News

  • 'The perfect career'

    Thirty-eight years ago, Chuck Small became a firefighter for the Lancaster Fire Department at age 19, though he had no idea he wanted to be one.
    Always a great storyteller, Small, who retired last week at 57, still recalls his initial March 8, 1978, interview with the late Donald Adams, the city’s fire chief at the time.

  • Economic development director hired

    Lancaster County announced Friday it has hired a 25-year economic development veteran to head its new in-house department that will handle business recruitment.
    Jamie C. Gilbert comes from Chester, Md., where he has been executive director of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic Development for 15 months. He starts work in Lancaster July 18.
    County officials said Gilbert’s credentials and experience made him a great candidate for the job, but his people skills, high energy and enthusiasm sealed the deal.

  • ‘Mule Train’ run legendary

    Bill “Mule Train” McGuirt is regarded as one of the best, if not the best football player to ever play at Lancaster High School.

    It has been 58 years since he played his last game at Lancaster High School, but longtime LHS football fans still recall his gridiron exploits.

    McGuirt is remembered today since he died May 8 at the home of his son Mark in Charleston.

  • Post 31 returns to play Monday at Fort Mill

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team resumes play on the 2016 season as P-31 ventures to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday for a League V twin bill.

    Game one begins at 6 p.m., with game two to follow after a short break between the games.

    Lancaster P-31, 1-1 on the season, split in League V play to open the season.

    Lancaster dropped a 9-8 road loss to Clover 38 to open the season May 18, but rebounded to take a 12-2 win over Rock Hill Post 34.

  • North stars win A League tourney

    The North all-stars won the best-of-three game series between the Lancaster Dixie Baseball ‘A’ League (6U) all-stars Friday night.

    On Thursday evening at Wylie Park, the North all-stars battled back from a 5-0 deficit to win the series opener, 16-12.

    Action continued Friday night for game two, which was a back-and- forth affair with many lead changes.

  • Lancaster junior golfers open season

    The Lancaster chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association (SCJGA) opens play Monday with a tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament is the first of six on the 2016 LJGA season, its 21st overall.

    “I feel it’s going to be a good season,” said Raymon Chisom, the Lancaster chapter director. “We will have between 40-55 kids playing this season. That’s a solid number.

  • Man with shotgun robs Buford store

    A man with a double-barrel shotgun robbed a convenience store at Buford Crossroads early Friday morning.
    Using surveillance video, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Joshua Duane Smith, 35, of 1722 Cabarrus Crossing Drive in Huntersville, N.C. Warrants were obtained charging him with armed robbery in the 4:30 a.m. holdup at the Buford Express Mart, at the intersection of S.C. 9 and Rocky River Road.

  • LDB honors top players, coaches, teams

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball recently honored its top players, coaches and teams for the 2016 season at the Wylie Park Complex.
    A League (6U)
    Regular season champions– Burgess Funeral Home Yankees
    City Champions – Burgess Funeral Home Yankees
     The A league has two all-star teams – North and South – and they play each other in a best-of-three-game series at Wylie Park’s Ronnie Gandy Field. The tourney opened Thursday, with game two today at 6 p.m. and a third game, if needed, set for tonight at 7:30 p.m.

  • Trapps to play at NCCU

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Ron Trapps earned his undergraduate degree May 7 at Coastal, but he still has eligibility.
    Trapps, as a graduate transfer under NCAA regulations, is going to take that extra year and play at N.C. Central University in Durham, N.C.
    Trapps is pursuing a graduate degree not offered at Coastal and as a CCU graduate can transfer and be eligible at another school for the 2016-17 season.
    Trapps had a serious knee injury in his freshman season that severely hampered his college hoops career and led to a redshirt season.

  • Column: Let’s pull together for a day of unity

    Lancaster is one of the most beautiful cities in the South and is known as the “The Red Rose City.”
    When people identify a town, city, state or a nation, they’re not just talking about buildings, streets, businesses, churches or schools. They’re talking about the people of that city.
    Lancaster is my hometown. As a citizen and minister of the Gospel, I have a great love and compassion for all people, especially hometown folks.