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Today's News

  • Buford 6th in Director’s Cup

    Buford High School’s success in high school sports during the 2015-16 school term has earned the Yellow Jackets a top 10 finish in the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup.
    Buford High School, a Lancaster County Class AA high school, finished in a tie for sixth with Landrum High School among the state’s Class AA high schools.
    BHS and Landrum were tied as the second highest finishers among Class AA Upper State schools. Pendleton, which placed fourth overall, was the top finisher among Class AA Upstate schools.

  • Goal: Ease fears on race, policing

    In the wake of violent incidents across the country involving police and young black men, Lancaster County leaders are joining together to hold a public forum Aug. 1 to discuss race relations and police practices.
    The leaders include Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff, Sheriff Barry Faile, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter and other county officials, clergy and young people.
    The “Let’s Talk About It” forum will be 6-8 p.m. at Lancaster High School.

  • Big Kershaw water-line project awaits final OK

    KERSHAW – Town officials hope that another big utility project – running a 12-inch water line to Haile Gold Mine – can begin once the town gets the go-ahead from L&C Railway.
    “All the in-town construction easements have been obtained,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “They’ll be filed with the clerk of court’s office by the end of the month.”
    The town is still awaiting official confirmation from L&C Railway for a construction easement to cross under the railroad tracks along Church Street.

  • Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars headline LSS racing

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be playing host to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Shootout Round 4 on Saturday night.
    Some of the country’s top 360 Sprint Car drivers are set to invade the LSS big half-mile where the cars will bring their 140-plus mile per hour Outlaw cars.
    The field will be led by the ever-popular Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Jake McLain, Brandon Taylor, Danny Sams III, Lance Moss, Derek Hagar and Johnny Bridges.

  • Oliver solid in junior golf play

    David Oliver continued his stellar play in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament which was played July 11 at the Chester Golf Club.
    Oliver shot a five-over 41 over nine holes to take a five-shot win.
    Oliver’s stellar effort included two pars to go with a birdie. Oliver held a 45-point lead in the boys 10-12 age group after the Chester tourney.
    Braden Small posted a 46 to place second, which included a par.
    Toby Willis and Luke Benfield each carded a 51 to place in a tie for third.

  • AAA stars third in state field

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars finished third in the state tournament after being eliminated by a red-hot Blythewood team on Wednesday night at the Timken Complex in Union.
    Blythewood, the lone unbeaten in the state field, used blazing bats to score 11 runs in the first inning and added eight more in the second frame in taking a 19-0 win over the Lancaster stars.
    Lancaster opened the double-elimination tournament with a 9-4 loss to Sumter, but reeled off three straight wins before falling to Blythewood.

  • Column: Interest rates this low kill the incentive to save, invest

    In 2014, Janet Yellen was named chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, succeeding Ben Bernanke.
    Under Bernanke the Fed failed to exhibit the leadership necessary to maintain the independence Congress intended. Instead, the board became a partner to the White House, correlating the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve with the administration’s fiscal policies.
    The result has been a disastrous federal debt of over $19 trillion and monetary policies that will ultimately lead to inflation pressures or worse when we finally deal with it.

  • Remember When: Orange box, rut in grass, but I’m not complaining

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away last month, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them until we run out, in his honor.

    It has a bright orange color, so we sort of want it hidden out of sight. At least it ain’t as bad as them pink flamingos a neighbor once had.
    Mine used to be red, but it’s a bit faded now. The orange box is there so my newspaper carrier knows where to deposit my paper.

  • 9-hole disc golf comes to Springdale Complex

    The Springdale Recreation Complex is home to a new 9-hole disc golf course friendly to all ages.
    The 3-par course was funded by a grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
    Disc golf sets were donated to middle schools in the county and Springdale was given an extra set, said Hal Hiott, the county’s parks and recreation director.
    The set was installed in two days by the staff and Lancaster resident Steve Lambert, who designed the course.

  • County receives $40K federal grant for emergency food, shelter programs

    Lancaster County has been awarded $40,181 in federal money to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a national board headed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and involving a number of nonprofit groups including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide. The federal program is intended to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.