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Today's News

  • Lancers bats boom in tourney win over Owls

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster used blazing bats to post a 17-7 win over Harford in the opening round of the NJCAA Easter District baseball tournament at Sparrow Stadium in Florence on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 40-15, drilled 11 hits on the way to the 10-run rout of the Fighting Owls, the NJCAA Region 20 champions.

  • Buford 5th, AJ 8th in state golf tourney

    Three months ago, two Lancaster County Class AA schools were ranked in the S.C. High School Golf Coaches Association preseason Class A-AA state poll.

    Region IV-AA champion Buford and region runner-up  Andrew Jackson stayed on course, with each finishing in the top eight at the Class A-AA state golf tournament held at the Mt. Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta earlier this week.

  • Column: When you fall in life, fall forward every time

    Editor’s note: Breanna Pittman, a senior at Andrew Jackson High School, is graduating with the highest GPA in the Lancaster County School District. Here are excerpts from her speech at the county’s Celebration of Excellence this month.

    Tonight I want to talk about a topic that many people overlook and others just choose to ignore – failure.
    Failure is inevitable. It will happen at least once in every person’s life. Most of the time you don’t even see it coming, and it hits you like a freight train.

  • Column: Youth Leadership grads spend 7 months learning about county

    The Lancaster County Youth Leadership program graduated 38 students this month. The program, a collaboration between the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster County School District, is designed to teach leadership skills and raise awareness of job opportunities and community challenges in Lancaster County, in hopes that these students will return to Lancaster after graduating from college to live and work.

  • Latta sweeps BHS for state title

    LATTA – Latta swept away Buford’s hopes for a repeat Class AA softball state championship Wednesday night.

    The host Lady Vikings, with back-to-back wins, captured the Class AA state crown with a decisive 8-1 win after a 6-5 victory Monday to take the best-of-three series, 2-0.

  • Bruins fifth in state golf tourney

    The Lancaster High School golf team earned a fifth-place finish in the Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course at Hilton Head on Tuesday.

    Lancaster, the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up, shot a 614 (303-311) over two days to finish in the top five.

    A.C. Flora of Columbia posted a 592 to take the Falcons’ eighth straight links crown.

    Flora was followed by Myrtle Beach 602, Wren 604, Hilton Head 611 and LHS at 614.

  • Sports Talk: ILHS girls’ state victory cry heard statewide

    The post-match words of Brookland-Cayce High School girls soccer coach Emily Heise didn’t fall on deaf ears.

    A marathon match to decide the Class AAA girls state soccer champion – which went 110 minutes and the decisive penalty kicks – was a classic “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” finish.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway taking a pit stop Saturday

    With the NASCAR race in Charlotte and drivers seeking an early-season break with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway officials decided during the offseason to take this Saturday off at the speedway.

    The LSS is taking a pit stop for Saturday night action.

    Racing is slated to return at the half-mile dirt oval May 27.

  • Column: Confederate flag means death and destruction

    I am writing in response Sunday’s column by Athena Redmond, headlined “I’m no fan of the Confederate flag, but I offer this narrow defense of it.”
    One thing about the Confederate flag – you are either for it or against it. You can’t be both. Don’t be a fence swinger. Either be on the left or the right side of anything, but not in the middle.

  • Column: S.C. lawmakers improve some FOIA provisions

    It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.
    For seven years, the legislature has for one reason or another not passed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform bill. They did so on the last day of the session this year, and it offers some real improvements in our state’s open-government law.