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Today's News

  • ‘Big E’ making his move in picks

    Just when you thought it was time to dismiss defending Picks champ Ernie Rowell from 2017 contention, he deals a winning hand.

    Rowell, the “Big E,” was singing a victory song last week with a stellar 17-3 effort in the Picks.

    He still has ground to make up, but he said he’s making headway.

    “Yep, I’m picking with my head now, not my heart and I’m moving north instead of south in the Picks,” Ern said. “Going south in the picks is getting way to close to Eddie Land.”

  • River Wars, Baker bounty highlight LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting the SECA Crate Sportsman River Wars paying $1,500 to win Saturday night.

    The SECA Crate Sportsman is a highly competitive LSS division nearly every Saturday night, but this season one driver – “Wild Bill” Knight has dominated the LSS SECA Crate Sportsman Division.

  • O’Shields has hopes for LHS volleyball

    Lancaster High School veteran volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is confident the Lady Bruins will come around this season.

    LHS, 3-7, 1-1 in the region, returns a solid veteran cast to lead the 2017 campaign.

    The returning players include senior libero Ashley Abbott, senior setter Keiana Howze and junior Lydia Plyler, a middle hitter.

    Those three players are the LHS captains for the 2017 season.

  • Charges dismissed against USC’s Felder

    Charges against University of South Carolina basketball player Rakym Felder, stemming for a June 30 incident in Columbia, have been dismissed.

    Felder, a former Indian Land High School basketball star, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery, Richland County court records indicated at the time.

    The charges stemmed from a Five Points fight in the early hours of June 30, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report.

  • South, Rucker take wins

    The South Mustangs evened their record at 1-1 with a 22-0 win over Buford Middle School.

    Ryland Bell returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    Zy Moffatt scored on a 45-yard run and Jamarcus Elder added the two-point conversion.

    South coach Marion Stephens saluted Fred Twitty, Jamez Dye and Bell with solid defensive games.

    Rucker rolls

    The A.R. Rucker Rams upped their record to 2-0, taking a 46-12 win over Great Falls Middle.

  • Great Falls needs volunteers for next Riversweep on Nov. 4

    From release

    The next Great Falls Riversweep, sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association, and Catawba Riverkeeper, Duke Energy and Palmetto Pride, is planned for Nov. 4.
    Volunteers are needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon that Saturday. The clean-up will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir.

  • The Springs Co. moving headquarters to Fort Mill

    The Springs Co., which oversees all of the non-manufacturing interests of the former Springs Industries, is moving its headquarters from Lancaster’s Main Street to Fort Mill.
    The company plans to build a 17,100-square-foot building on Fort Mill’s North White Street, according to the Rock Hill Herald.
    Dehler Hart, president of Springland Inc., a division of The Springs Co. that deals with real estate development, told The Herald about the move.

  • Irma make-up day Oct. 9

    The Lancaster County School District has scheduled Oct. 9 as a make-up day for the day missed because of Hurricane Irma.
    School was canceled Sept. 11 as winds and rain from Irma passed through the Palmetto State.
    Oct. 9 was the next day students were not scheduled to be in school. It had been had been planned as a teacher workday.
    “We believe it’s important to use it as a make-up day,” said LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We still face the possibility of winter weather and more missed days.”

  • County seeks $500K grant to renovate Humana site

    The Humana Building on White Street still belongs to Humana, but county officials have already applied for a $500,000 federal grant to renovate it to house the S.C. Department of Social Services.
     “It is a little of the cart before the horse,” said County Administrator Steve Willis, noting that the grant application was filed Sept. 12. He said the county still hasn’t acquired the building, but could in coming months.

  • Mayor suffered stroke – ‘I dodged a bullet’

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard suffered a hemorrhagic stroke last week and spent four days at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    He was released Monday and says doctors expect a full recovery.
    “I dodged a bullet,” Howard, 67, said Wednesday, after springing the news on his fellow members at the Breakfast Rotary Club and then being swamped by their well-wishes.
    “I am fine,” he said in an interview. “I’m weak – I’ll be the first to tell you that – but I am cognizant and confident.”