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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Column: We must talk about the turmoil to heal it

    Editor’s note: This column ran in USA Today on Thursday.

    Our American family is experiencing turmoil we have not seen in a generation.
    Two weeks ago, a tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed and seven more wounded, closed a disturbing week that began with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castille. Then, early this past Sunday, three Baton Rouge police officers were ambushed and killed.

  • Lancaster's art scene grows 'a little'

    Elementary art teachers Melissa Caughman and Lisa Stamper decided in January as they were walking down Lancaster’s Main Street to bring more art to town. 

    While brainstorming ideas, they named their new studio “a little art studio” with the intention to have their own storefront one day. Since January, Caughman and Stamper have been raising money through workshops and selling artwork to put toward a lease in downtown Lancaster. They’re halfway there. 

  • Crenshaw wins at White Plains

    Lancaster High School golfer Trey Crenshaw won the boys 13-14 age group in the Lancaster chapter tournament of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
    Crenshaw posted a three-over 75 (37-38) to notch a one-shot win, his top finish with the LJGA this season.
    Crenshaw’s round included two birdies and 11 pars.
    Buford High golfer Caleb Henson was a close second, shooting a 76 (38-38). Henson’s effort featured a pair of birdies to go with 10 pars.

  • Buford 6th in Director’s Cup

    Buford High School’s success in high school sports during the 2015-16 school term has earned the Yellow Jackets a top 10 finish in the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup.
    Buford High School, a Lancaster County Class AA high school, finished in a tie for sixth with Landrum High School among the state’s Class AA high schools.
    BHS and Landrum were tied as the second highest finishers among Class AA Upper State schools. Pendleton, which placed fourth overall, was the top finisher among Class AA Upstate schools.

  • Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars headline LSS racing

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be playing host to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Shootout Round 4 on Saturday night.
    Some of the country’s top 360 Sprint Car drivers are set to invade the LSS big half-mile where the cars will bring their 140-plus mile per hour Outlaw cars.
    The field will be led by the ever-popular Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Jake McLain, Brandon Taylor, Danny Sams III, Lance Moss, Derek Hagar and Johnny Bridges.

  • Oliver solid in junior golf play

    David Oliver continued his stellar play in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament which was played July 11 at the Chester Golf Club.
    Oliver shot a five-over 41 over nine holes to take a five-shot win.
    Oliver’s stellar effort included two pars to go with a birdie. Oliver held a 45-point lead in the boys 10-12 age group after the Chester tourney.
    Braden Small posted a 46 to place second, which included a par.
    Toby Willis and Luke Benfield each carded a 51 to place in a tie for third.

  • AAA stars third in state field

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars finished third in the state tournament after being eliminated by a red-hot Blythewood team on Wednesday night at the Timken Complex in Union.
    Blythewood, the lone unbeaten in the state field, used blazing bats to score 11 runs in the first inning and added eight more in the second frame in taking a 19-0 win over the Lancaster stars.
    Lancaster opened the double-elimination tournament with a 9-4 loss to Sumter, but reeled off three straight wins before falling to Blythewood.

  • Column: Interest rates this low kill the incentive to save, invest

    In 2014, Janet Yellen was named chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, succeeding Ben Bernanke.
    Under Bernanke the Fed failed to exhibit the leadership necessary to maintain the independence Congress intended. Instead, the board became a partner to the White House, correlating the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve with the administration’s fiscal policies.
    The result has been a disastrous federal debt of over $19 trillion and monetary policies that will ultimately lead to inflation pressures or worse when we finally deal with it.

  • Column: Tragedy 101: We must treat cause, not result

    As I sit here, at my desk, on July 8 with a blank page in front of me, I am trying to organize my thoughts and emotions, in  order to convey some level of objectivity and sense, to events that have just transpired. I have tears in my eyes and in my heart for the tragedy that has just taken place in Dallas, Texas.