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Today's News

  • AAA stars open strong in district tournament

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars (ages 10U) are going great guns in the District Two tournament at the Rodman Complex in Richburg.
    The AAA stars are 2-0 after ripping Gaffney, 24-3 and York, 20-0.
    The Lancaster stars routed Gaffney by 21 runs on Monday night at the Rodman Complex.
    Toby Taylor paced the AAA stars with a single, double and a triple and scored two runs.
    Kaden Sapp supplied two hits and a double and tallied a run.

  • P-31 team in busy week

    Lancaster Post 31 is in a busy week of League V baseball play as it looks to take the league title as it heads to the Legion baseball Upper State playoffs.
    Lancaster, in a rare Sunday game, dropped a 6-5 home loss to Rock Hill Post 34 at Eggleton Field.
    P-31, up 3-0 at one point in the game, saw Rock Hill P-34 rally to take the one-run win.
    Lancaster, 7-3, battled to the wire, scoring two runs in the final frame.
    Brady Horton opened the Lancaster ninth with a hit and Druw Rollings drew a walk to put runners at first and second.

  • Alexus Motes captures first career win

    Alexus Motes highlighted racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway, taking her first career win in the M&M Garage Extreme 4 non-winners race Saturday night.
    Motes and the W12 car of Keith Woolford battled for the top spot when the green flag waved. Woolford grabbed the early lead, while Motes gave chase.
    As the laps ticked off, Motes started to run down Woolford.
    Coming to the white flag, Motes was all over Woolford’s back bumper, pushing him down the front straightaway.

  • Coming Events

    Fourth of July celebrations

    - The 37th annual Charlesboro July 4th parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 4. The pledge of allegiance and prayer will be held at New Haven Baptist Church on Taxahaw Road at 10:15 a.m. Lineup is also at the church. There is no need to reserve a space. Safe vehicles displaying an American flag from families, churches and other community groups are welcome. 

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible Schools

    - Crestview Baptist Church, 2228 Douglas Road, will conclude VBS for kindergarten through fifth grade from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. today. The theme is “Fun Run.” For details, call or text (803) 804-1717.

  • News Briefs

    County offices close July 4

    Lancaster County offices will close Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

    Development review committee to meet 

    The Lancaster County Development Review Committee will meet at 9 a.m. June 28 in the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

    County Fire Commission meets

  • Column: S.C. moving in right direction on race

    In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they won a major victory defeating Gen. Rommel’s forces in North Africa.
    In reporting this victory to the House of Commons, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

  • Column: We don’t need the disaffected

    Is there a point in everyone’s life where you just sit back and say, “Enough is enough?”
    It seems that with every news cycle, there is another story about an American finding fault with this country. Does anyone but me see this?
    We achieved our reputation and world standing through the generations that America has existed due to our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Column: Tanner responds to Evans’ column

    I just want to let Dianne Evans, who serves on the Lancaster County Library Board, know that I believe rules need to be applied and followed. (Evans wrote the column, “Some think rules don’t apply to them,” in last week’s Gateway.)
    What many residents don’t realize is that all the county boards and commissions are different and, therefore, their rules need to be written accordingly.

  • Column: Lancaster County has best government money can buy

    “We have the best government that money can buy.” Was Mark Twain a resident of Lancaster County? I don’t think so, but at times his famous quote seems to fit our system of government.
    Here are but two examples:
    ◆ You may recall this past December when an out-of-state developer was caught violating the laws of Lancaster County. Those laws, adopted in 2007, were to protect the endangered natural habitat of the Carolina heelsplitter mussel on Six Mile Creek.