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Today's News

  • Veterans, newcomers vital in LHS volleyball hopes this fall

    The Lancaster High School volleyball team is in a new season with its share of new faces.
    Veteran LHS coach Betsi O’Shields does return two veteran players in senior captain Kailee Glover and junior captain Ashley Abbott.
    “These two young ladies are two huge assets for this season,” O’Shields said. “They have naturally stepped into the leadership role of captain and are more vocal and focused than ever.

  • Junior golfers shine in all-star field

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association didn’t disappoint in the annual Thomas D. Todd All-Star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six over the weekend.
    The Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said he expected a stellar effort and the juniors delivered.
    “Those guys were steady and consistent in their play on a tough golf course,” Chisom said. “Our juniors took on the challenge and handled it well.”

  • Haven's Vols hard hitter

    KERSHAW – After a disappointing season-opening 36-6 loss to Lewisville, the Andrew Jackson High School player named “Tex” might be the one to give the Volunteers a much-needed shot.
    Dalton “Tex” Haven, a 6-1, 205-pounder, is regarded by AJ coach C.J. Frye as the team’s “most physical player.”
    “He leads our defense with his toughness and strength,” Frye said.
    “I try to give it all I got and push my teammates to give our best effort,” said Haven, a three-year AJ starter.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Izzard reunion

    The Izzard family reunion is Aug. 27-28 at the Leroy Springs Recreation Center in Kershaw. The activities will begin with a walk/run at 8 a.m. Aug. 27. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.

    Sickle cell walk and family day

    The Missionary Auxiliary of Mount Nebo Baptist Church will host the “Dr. James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Walk” on Aug. 27 at the Lancaster High School track, 617 Normandy Road.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Yard sale, bake sale, breakfast

    Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will have a youth fundraiser for winter camp beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 27. Breakfast items include sausage and ham biscuits, grits and coffee. Proceeds will benefit student ministry. For details, call (803) 285-0645.

    Group yard sale

  • News Briefs

    IL VFW to meet

    The Indian Land VFW meeting is 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. New members and guests should arrive at 9 a.m. and veterans should bring their DD 214. All members and officers are encouraged to attend. For details, contact James Taylor at (803) 493-4361 or jstaylor43@yahoo.com.

    IL Auxiliary to meet

  • Column: Rep. Clyburn’s earmarked road projects trump state priority list

    Last week, the S.C. Transportation Commission voted to spend $21.5 million in federal money on a list of projects associated with Congressman Jim Clyburn.
    The commission-approved project list looks very different from the state Department of Transportation’s road project priority list, however. It includes, for example, $11.5 million for a Main Street revitalization project in Sumter and about $360,000 for pedestrian facilities in Anderson – neither of which are anywhere on DOT’s priority list.

  • Column: The Postal Service is in trouble, and we need Congress to fix it

    I got the mail today.
    A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)
    Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

  • Lindsay posts first-ever win at LSS on Saturday

    Saturday night was a beautiful evening at Lancaster Super Speedway, with blazing racing, lower temperatures and heated tempers flaring.
    The SECA Crate Late Model main front row had Pat Lindsay and Benji Knight.
    At the green flag, Lindsay, Knight, Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Lindsay led, while Knight, Baker, Mangum, Travis Steele and Manley Chaney contested for second.

  • Tarque signs to play at USCL

    Florencia Tarque is returning to Lancaster to play for the USC Lancaster women’s soccer team.
    Tarque, the daughter of USCL soccer coach Alex Tarque, played high school soccer for the Lancaster Lady Bruins.
    She was the 2012 LHS girls soccer Defensive Player of the Year.
    She was attending the College of Charleston, but has returned to USCL to play for the  Lancers this season.
    Coach Tarque said she is excited about bringing her Argentine soccer technique to the field.