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Today's News

  • Hampton halts U14 all-stars’ run

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars team saw its state championship hopes dashed with an 11-6 loss to an undefeated Hampton team on Tuesday night at Citizens Park.
    Hampton, of the Edisto area, built an 8-1 lead and held on for the five-run victory.
    “I’m proud of these guys because after they fell behind 8-1 in the game tonight [Tuesday].  They showed a lot of grit and battled all the way to the final out,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U manager Jimmy Jackson. “We gave it a good shot.”

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • Southern Wisteria: Personal chef ramps up service to Lancaster area

    If you think a personal chef is only for the rich and famous, think again. Southern Wisteria owner, Jackie Starnes, is out to change your mind and maybe even bring her culinary skills to your table. 

    Based in Kershaw, Starnes turned a personal passion into a business. For the last seven years, she’s been providing personal chef service, catering and making custom baked goods. She’s now ready to offer her service to more folks in Lancaster County.

  • Column: Here’s how our system works: Vote or shut up

    The final phase of this political season has officially begun. I think we can all agree to a great big “amen” here.
    The presumptive candidates have been selected, and there are less than four months left for the candidates to dazzle us with their brilliant rhetoric, snide remarks, denials of culpability and other as yet unknown items that will surface before November and be thrown as broadsides against the opposition.

  • Column: County Council: Confusion, lack of understanding or just unprepared?

    Which was it during the July 18 Lancaster County Council meeting? There was much discussion and some opposition to Councilman Jack Estridge’s motion to undo or rescind the approval of a June 13 motion to renew a motion that was never made.
    The June 13 actions were a clear violation of the council’s rules of parliamentary procedures.
    Estridge’s motion itself was really quite simple – “a motion to rescind (cancel) the approval of a motion to renew an ordinance or, if you prefer, to renew a motion.” That was it.

  • Column: Let’s Talk About It

    Yes, let’s talk. Not only to ourselves, not only to people who look like us, not only to people who go to church with us, not only to our friends and family, but also to our community members, clergy and law enforcement officers.  
    In order to start to heal from the tragedies that have occurred throughout our country, we must have an open and honest dialogue with folks who do not look like us. We need to understand why we do not trust each other. We need to understand we all hurt when our loved ones are killed.

  • 13U All Stars fall in state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Jr. Dixie Boys (13U) All Stars got off to a red-hot start in state play before back-to-back losses in the double-elimination tournament knocked them from contention.
    On Saturday, the local stars topped perennial power Sumter, 6-4.
    The Lancaster stars then fell to Bamberg, 14-11, on Sunday in the second round and were eliminated Monday in a 5-3 loss to Hilton Head.
    Lancaster manager Bryant Neal said his team had its chances Monday, but couldn’t get runs across the plate.

  • Riggins Jr. rolls at LSS

    In perhaps one of the most action-packed USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Southern Thunder Series features ever at Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Riggins Jr. worked his way past the field Saturday for the win.
    When the green flag dropped, Morgan Turpen, who won at Carolina Speedway on Friday, roared into the lead with series point leader Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss and Riggins Jr. close behind.
    Early on, Turpen, the “Queen of the Wings,” stayed at the front of the pack until Snyder’s car came to life.

  • 14U boys pound Aiken, stay alive

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Boys (14U) All Stars team stayed alive Monday in its quest for a state title with a 14-3 win over tournament host Aiken at Citizens Park.
    Lancaster’s 11-run win came after the local Dixie boys stars fell to Sumter, 14-4, for their first loss in the double-elimination field, as well as in all-star play.
    Aiken broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lancaster answered with a flurry and scored nine runs on seven hits to take a 9-3 lead after one inning.

  • Team’s 44 tops par-three field

    Teamwork and steady play sparked the winning team in the Lancaster Golf Club’s par-three tournament July 23.
    The winning foursome of Skip Small and Jason Blakley, along with the father-son duo of William Pate and Junior Pate, posted a 10-under 44 to notch a one-shot win.
    “It was fun and quite different, very challenging,” said Small, the team’s A player.
    Each team in the field included an A, B, C and D-level player.