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Today's News

  • Washington was here

    In 1791, 59-year-old George Washington found himself in an unusual Southern quandary, according to historians Louise Pettus and Martha Bishop.
    The American Revolutionary War hero and first president was being worshipped, backslapped, saluted, wined and dined by the upper crust of the young nation, but an air of genuine distrust of anyone in government still permeated the Carolina backcountry.

  • Buford wins softball title

    The Lady Jackets are South Carolina’s queen bees of Class AA softball.
    Buford High School, in a winner-take-all game, brought home the state softball championship Friday night with a 2-1 win over Dillon at South Florence High School.
    It was Buford’s first Class AA softball crown. The school won a state softball championship once before, in 2009, when Buford was in Class A.

  • Partiers pack Main Street as soggy weather eases up

    While the 2016 Red Rose Festival got off to a soggy start Friday, Main Street was a busy, vibrant place Saturday.
    By lunchtime, the Ferris Wheel was turning, with riders waiting in line.
    “I’m so glad the rain’s not here,” said Mark Barrett, who was manning the Christian Services information tent. “It’s starting to break up and the skies are getting brighter.”
    Children of all ages were enjoying the downtown fun.

  • Remember When: Summer’s here: Clean porches, open windows, stow itchy undies

    The change of seasons was an old family tradition when I was growing up, something that happened the same way every time.
    It would be almost the middle of May, with a few really hot days already, but Mama had her way of doing things and nothing ever seemed to change.
    To tell the truth, I was a-itching and a-sweating, still stuck in my thick, itchy winter underwear. And that wool double blanket was still between the sheets.

  • Monster Mini’s set for Saturday run at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway action was rained out Saturday night, but a special attraction is on tap this week after the May 28 postponement.
    LSS racing Saturday was halfway through the heat races when the rain came.
    Following the rain out, track officials are focusing on Saturday, June 4 when Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host one of the most popular series in the Carolinas, the Race Engineering Monster Mini’s 4-Cylinder Series.

  • Elliott says USC working for success

     The University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football program isn’t dwelling on the past.
    USC posted a 3-9 mark last season, but Gamecocks’ offensive line coach Shawn Elliott says the future is bright for the SEC East team.
    Elliott, the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting May 16 at the Catawba Fish Camp, said despite the tough campaign in 2015, the Gamecocks will benefit from the challenges they endured.

  • Four in final soccer poll

    Four Lancaster County high school soccer teams finished the season ranked in the final EurosportScoreboard state soccer polls.
    The EurosportScoreboard is the scoreboard for S.C. scores and updates on soccer teams.
    Both Indian Land teams capped the season with a top three ranking in Class AA soccer.
    The Indian Land High School boys of veteran coach Adam Cole finished No. 2 in the final Class AA boys state poll.
    The Warriors, who were 17-6 on the season, fell to Bishop England for the Class AA boys state title May 13 at Irmo High School.

  • Column: Blackmon: Consider my experience, community service in auditor’s race

    The Republican primary is June 14. I am a candidate in the county auditor race.
    It is important for everyone to know the candidates. I graduated from Clemson University in 1978. I married Jane Bridges and we settled in Heath Springs. We have raised two very successful children who are happily married and have two wonderful grandchildren.
    Lancaster County has been a fantastic place to live. During this time, I have been involved in community service.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Summer library programs kick off

    The Lancaster County Library and Kershaw Branch Library will begin their summer events with the summer reading kick off party for all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. today in Kershaw at 3855 Fork Hill Road and from 2 to 6 p.m. June 2 in Lancaster at 313 S. White St. To see a schedule and details of library events for children, teens and adults, visit www.lanclib.org.

    Summer concert series kicks off

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible Schools

    - Carolinas Cowboy Church will have VBS at 9 a.m. June 4 at the Ben Snipes Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Road. Registration is 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Code of the West – Settin’ Things Right.” For details, call (704) 282-6519.