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Today's News

  • Remember When: Another dose of ‘war is hell’ at Gettysburg

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away last week, 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.

    No matter where you are, you need some old work clothes. An old Stetson that I’ve been holding onto for years is ideal to shade my brow, and those Red Camel faded blue work pants and old Air Force blue dress shirt pretty much takes care of it for me.

  • 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.

  • News Briefs

    Development review committee to meet 

    The Lancaster County Development Review Committee meeting is 9 a.m. July 26 in the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

    Library board to meet July 26

    The Lancaster County Library Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the Caroliniana Room of the Lancaster Library, 313 S. White St. 

    Dixon to address IL Democrats

  • 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.

  • Column: Tragedy 101: We must treat cause, not result

    As I sit here, at my desk, on July 8 with a blank page in front of me, I am trying to organize my thoughts and emotions, in  order to convey some level of objectivity and sense, to events that have just transpired. I have tears in my eyes and in my heart for the tragedy that has just taken place in Dallas, Texas.

  • Rain postpones Crook Memorial at LSS

    A late-afternoon thunderstorm in the area forced the Monster Mini Stocks Association to postpone the July 16 running of the third-annual Buddy Crook Memorial at Lancaster Super Speedway until later this month.
    A four-cylinder race car series, the MMSA races at various dirt tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia. The $2,500 event here is one of the highest-paying stops on the series tour.

  • Softball fundraiser to help Charlee’s family

    Three-year-old Charlee Rivers is developing quite a following.
    Charlee, who was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, may need a new heart.
    A group of supporters led by local youth coach and official Fuzzy Bass are holding a two-day softball fundraiser in Heath Springs later this month to help her family with medical costs. Charlee is the daughter of Chucky and Dustee Rivers.

  • Bamberg ousts Lancaster Ponytails from state tourney

    MARION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails all-stars saw their state title hopes end Monday with a 17-6 loss to Bamberg.
    The ponytails all-stars rebounded to stay alive in state tournament play Sunday with a resounding 18-2 win over host Marion.
    In Monday’s game, the ponytails, ages 11-12, trailed Bamberg, 5-0, but rallied in the third inning to tie the score at 5-all.
    However, Bamberg answered with five runs to build a 10-5 advantage and then kept it for the 11-run victory.