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Today's News

  • Oh, no! Dismal festival forecast

    This weekend’s Red Rose Festival is going on as scheduled, despite a dismal weather forecast.
    “It’s rain or shine,” said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. “The one thing we know how to do around here is wear rain boots.”
    Friday’s weather forecast is calling for rain late in the day and overnight. Saturday’s forecast calls for heavy rain in the morning.
    Timmons said he’s been checking weather forecasts almost hourly this week, hoping they will change.

  • ‘We played our hearts out’

    IRMO – As the state runner-up Indian Land Warriors received their silver medals at Irmo High’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium on Friday night, proud IL soccer supporters found the silver lining for the royal blue and Vegas gold faithful.
    Indian Land, for the fifth straight season, finished as the state runner-up in the Class AA state title soccer match, falling to Lower State champion Bishop England 4-1.
    Senior captain Garrett Gerdes had mixed emotions over the loss.

  • William Witherspoon to lead S.C. Bar

    A Lancaster High School graduate and former Lancaster sheriff’s deputy is set to take the helm of the South Carolina Bar as the attorney organization’s new president.
    William K. Witherspoon is to be sworn in during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting in Columbia Thursday, an S.C. Bar release said. S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Costa Pleicones will administer the oath of office.

  • Spearman: Federal directive won’t change much in S.C.

    Little is expected to change in S.C. public schools in response to the recent directive from the Obama administration on the civil rights of transgender students, according to state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman.
    The federal directive, in the form of a May 13 letter from the Justice and Education departments, told public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The Obama administration said the letter was in response to school leaders seeking direction on the matter.

  • Animal shelter probe will last weeks

    The state investigation of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter will likely continue for at least a couple of weeks, County Administrator Steve Willis said Tuesday.
    The shelter will continue to respond to calls from rescue groups and the public and will open today with an abbreviated schedule, Willis said.

  • Buford Battleground filming rescheduled

    Filming of a documentary on the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution by SCETV at Buford Battlefield this Saturday has been rescheduled because of the likelihood of rain.
    Ken Obriot, president of Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield, said production of the program will instead be moved to Saturday, June 11, with crews filming throughout the day.
    Obriot said with a 100 percent chance of rain this weekend, Friends and SCETV made the call to cancel this Saturday’s filming.

  • Remember When: Counting on Blue Horse for a bicycle

    A brand new bike topped my want list. But the bombing of Pearl Harbor just about wiped me out of any hope to have a new bicycle, complete with battery, horn, headlight and custom luggage carrier.
    To this very day, I don’t really believe the government “froze” delivery on all the bicycles that Sears, Roebuck had in stock to help out the war effort.

  • Racing is back on track Saturday night at LSS

    Racing action is slated to return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS action will feature six divisions of racing on the card.
    The action will be highlighted by the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $800 to win.
    The SECA Crate Late Model Division is regarded as one of the fan favorites due some of the track’s most popular drivers racing in the division each week.

  • Vols’ Norville signs to play golf at Hiwassee

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Chandler Norville is ready to move on, so he’s taking his game to Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn.
    Norville, a five-year member of the Volunteers’ golf team, will continue his education and golf career at the NAIA school, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

  • LHS Bruins honor spring standouts

    The Lancaster High School spring sports awards honored spring stars at the event held Tuesday in the LHS auditorium.
    The Lancaster Bruins soccer program took center stage as the teams each posted region championships for the first time this season.
    Zeke Williams, the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, was named the Co-Region III-AAA Player of the Year.
    Williams will also play in the annual North-South All-Star Soccer Match in Rock Hill next month.