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Today's News

  • Lancaster man charged in Chesterfield slaying

    A Lancaster man is one of three people charged Thursday in the killing of a Chesterfield County man whose body was found Monday morning in a field near Chesterfield.

  • Kids enjoy funny Grimms theater

    “Do you know how to cry?” Lenny asked the audience of children, ages pre-K to fifth grade.
    The kids, who filled half of USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, began doing their best impression of a baby crying.
    “Do you know how to laugh?” Lenny asked, followed by children’s laughter filling the large space.

  • Norman won big in rural precincts

    An analysis of Lancaster County voting in Tuesday’s congressional election shows that the most rural precincts and the fast-growing Panhandle went strongly for Republican Ralph Norman, and the greater Lancaster area swung hard for Democrat Archie Parnell.
    Norman won the day overall in the county – 55 percent to 44 percent – helped by the expected huge turnout in Sun City Carolina Lakes, which had more than twice as much voter turnout as the whole county, at 41 percent.

  • Column: Negativism, resistance to president must end so we can solve problems

    The recent shootings of unarmed members of Congress on a baseball practice field in Virginia is just the latest, but most serious, of a series of reactions to the election of our president.
    The shooter was dispatched by two brave security officers on the scene and will be no cost to the taxpayers while he awaits trial.
    This behavior must cease, and we need to face up to the atmosphere that feeds this kind of cowardly action by misfits in our society.

  • Column: Thornwells looking for exciting day

    Sharicka Thornwell, mother of University of South Carolina basketball star and Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, says these are exciting times.  The excitement is building to Thursday night when her 6-5 son with a 6-10 wingspan is expected to be taken in the annual NBA draft.  Most draft projections have Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference MVP, going in the second round.

    The Thursday draft has two rounds starting at 7 p.m. in the  Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

  • Baker returns to victory lane for Super Stock Division win

    A lot of dust has settled at Lancaster Super Speedway since the driver known as “The Gambler” visited victory lane in the Super Stock Division at LSS.

    With Ronne Mosley dominating the division over the past month, Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” was determined to take back his throne as the dominating Super Stock car at Lancaster on Saturday nights.

    On Saturday night, the Super Stock Division was loaded with 15 strong drivers.

  • Rec softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-stars are off to a solid start in District II tournament play at the Larry Doby Sports Complex in Camden.

    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) are 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring three opponents in the district field, 57-3. The Darlings have hit 10 home runs, including a grand slam.

    The Darlings stars rolled to their third straight win, taking a 22-3 win over Lugoff on Monday.

  • American stars win tourney

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Intra-league All-Star series was played last week at Wylie Park.

    The American  League all-stars won two straight games to claim the best-of-three  series.

    The American League stars won the series opener, posting a 6-5 win.

    The game ended in dramatic fashion as the National League stars had the tying and game-winning run in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t get the runners home.

  • Piranhas fall to Dolphins Monday on night

    The Lancaster County Piranhas fell to 2-2 on the season, dropping a 317-271 loss to the host Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins on Monday night.

    The LCST was led by Alex Trimnal, Fletcher Armbrust, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who had three firsts each.

    Ryder Lucas, Bristol Glenn and Makenzy Mills each had two wins.

    The Piranhas close their season Saturday with the Metrolina Championship/Invitational meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The championship meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with only qualified swimmers.

  • CPTC solid in district qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club produced a solid effort in the AAU Region 8 District qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg.

    The CPTC racked up their share of honors with 51 athletes placing in one of more events to move forward to the regionals June 29-July 2 in Taylors.

    The number represents the largest number of athletes to make the regionals in the last five years.

    The CPTC, out of 24 teams, placed seventh overall in the district qualifier.

    Nygel Moore, 14, and Demyius Blair, 9, were the top individual scorers for the CPTC.