Today's News

  • The Great Pretender

    Summer squash is a great pretender.

    It’s true that a 1-cup (boiled, drained and lightly salted) is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol. It’s a good source of vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and cooper.

    But it doesn’t end there.

    When you include dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamins, B1, B2, B6, folate, potassium and manganese, along with omega-3 fatty acids, squash is a little yellow nutritional powerhouse.

    But at the same time, it’s the biggest liar in the garden patch.

  • 'Gamecocks need to finish'

    FORT LAWN – University of South Carolina assistant head football coach Ellis Johnson said the Gamecocks’ ability to finish the season will have a major bearing on the Gamecocks’ 2009 fortunes.

    A year ago, USC soured down the stretch, finishing 7-6 with three blowout losses after being 7-3.

    “We need to finish,” said Johnson, the guest speaker at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Monday night at the Catawba Fish Camp where 125 fans turned out for the meeting.

  • Robinson leads LJGA stars

    Corey Robinson leads the Lancaster chapter all-stars for the S.C. Junior Golf Association state tournament in Pickens on Aug. 15-16.

    Robinson, who won a chapter-high five season tournaments and was named the Wendy’s Player of the Year, is one of 14 LJGA all-stars who will play in the two-day tournament at the Pickens Country Club.

    All-star selections are based on overall season play in each of the chapter’s seven age divisions eligible for the state tournament.

  • AA NL stars fall

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA National League stars were eliminated from the Dixie Youth Regional held in Enterprise, Ala., after losing their first two games.

    In Sunday action, the Lancaster stars lost, 6-3, to Municipal Park of Montgomery, Ala.

    William Wrape had one hit and one run. Griffin Gardner, John Michael Faile and Connor Killough had one hit apiece. Ethan Funderburk scored one run. Austin Catoe had two hits and one run.

  • Groups collecting school supplies

    A number of drives are being held throughout the county to help area children get what they need for the start of school next week.

    Here’s information about a few:

    Gonzie’s & Son Assembly Shop

    Gonzie’s & Son Assembly Shop began a school supply drive in July that will run through Friday, said shop owner Gonzie Mackey. The target group is from kindergarten through third grade.

  • Munn shines for Lexington swimmers

    Former Lancaster resident Erin Munn, 14, now swims for the Country Club of Lexington and Lexington High School.

    During the recent Columbia city swim meet, Munn’s team finished second overall.

    The annual meet, held July 12, featured swimmers from the Midlands subdivisions in Columbia, Lexington and Irmo.

    Munn had a solid meet for the Country Club of Lexington.

    Munn’s time in the butterfly was 30.22 seconds and she placed ninth out of 57 swimmers.

    In the freestyle, she posted a time of 26.34 seconds and placed third out of 100 swimmers.

  • Arrants Memorial has plenty of track action

    Saturday night marked the biggest night of racing Lancaster Speedway has seen in over three years with the running of the Johnny Arrants Memorial Race.

    The grandstands were at near capacity as a huge crowd attended this special night of racing. The NDRA Johnny Arrants Memorial featured 37 of the best NDRA GM Performance Crate Late Models in the Southeast. These stars were vying for over $7,500 in total purse money and bonuses.

  • Breaking News James Bradley dies

    One of Lancaster's most well-known civic, business and education leaders has died.

    James “Jim” Bradley, 92, died Sunday.

    Bradley moved to Lancaster in 1947 and served as an executive for Springs Industries, the former textile giant that was once the leading employer in Lancaster County.

    Bradley was active in the community from the start. He served on the Lancaster Board of Education, during school integration and consolidation.

    For more than 36 years, he dedicated his time and talents to the University of South Carolina.

  • Stars' Series hopes fade

    The Lancaster Southern Belles’ drive for a World Series’ title was halted by the Halifax County, Va., all-stars on Monday night.

    Halifax County rallied for a run with an out in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 win over the Lancaster Belles’ stars, ages 13-15.

    Halifax County, which blanked the Belles 4-0 in the Series opener Saturday, held a 7-2 lead after three innings, but the local stars battled back to tie the game.

  • Man dies in wreck near Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The driver of a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup died early Saturday morning after he lost control of his truck on Flint Ridge Road.

    The man, whose name hadn’t been released by The Lancaster News’ Saturday afternoon press time, was traveling east on Flint Ridge Road when he ran off the right side of the road, overturned and was ejected from the pickup, said Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.