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Today's News

  • LHS fills spring sports coaching posts

    Three Lancaster High School spring sports teams will have new leadership next season.
    Bruins teams in baseball, softball and girls soccer will sport new coaches, including two squads led by former Bruins players.
    Trevor Hammond, who has previously served as an LHS baseball assistant, is the new Bruins baseball head coach.
    Erin Walker, a volunteer assistant with the 2017 Region III-AAAA champion Lady Bruins, will lead the LHS softball team.
    Sal Estrada, who formerly coached the LHS girls soccer team, is again in charge of the Lady Bruins booters.

  • Column: Studying the world’s best schools

    Did you ever wonder what a truly great school looks like?
    In doing research with the U.S. News and World Report rankings of high schools, I learned that the top three high schools, and five of the top seven in the country, were run by BASIS – a chain of 27 tuition free, charter, private and international schools in five states, Washington, D.C., and China.

  • Column: Busy session addressed festering problems

    Here’s my final legislative summary for you regarding the just-finished General Assembly session.

    Roads funding and restructuring
    After years of inaction, the General Assembly passed a roads bill that reforms both the DOT and the State Infrastructure Bank, as well as provides a major increase in funding for long-overdue maintenance needs. The governor now has the authority – and responsibility – to appoint, oversee and, when necessary, fire the nine SCDOT Commissioners.

  • Police Blotter: June 25, 2017

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • A trampoline, a utility trailer and a green metal cattle gate were stolen from a home on the 900 block of Flint Ridge Road in Heath Springs between 5 p.m. June 2 and 8:25 p.m. June 8. The trampoline is valued at $2,000, the utility trailer, which has rust on it, is valued at $600, and the cattle gate is valued at $100.

  • Column: County GOP looks ahead to ’18 cycle of elections

    With 2018 coming quickly, Lancaster County Republicans are gearing up for another successful year, following a number of historic wins in 2016 – including seating our first Republican auditor and coroner, and seeing Sheriff Barry Faile win by the largest-ever general election margin in a local sheriff’s race.

  • Baker, Knight look to extend LSS streaks

    Two Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will highlight racing action at the big half-mile oval Saturday night.

    “The Nature Boy” Andrew Baker and “Wild Bill” Knight will each have to start in the rear of the field for their respective divisions.

    Baker has dominated the Renegade Division at LSS this season as well as the Renegade Division at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on Friday nights.

    Baker is having a stellar year of dirt track racing, racking up wins at the Carolina and LSS tracks.

  • Dixie Baseball stars launch district play

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball will have five all-star teams in action this weekend as the S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 tournaments open play.

    The A-League (6U) machine pitch team will be in action at Rodman Park in Richburg as the Lancaster all-stars battle Jefferson at 6:30 p.m.

    The A-League all-stars are Hunter Starnes, Arione Truesdale, Kolby Avant, Michael Hinson, Reno Blakely, Samuel Hunter, Lance Whitaker, Colton Helms, Aiden James, Brendan Horton, Carson Robertson and Cade Ghent.

  • County duo in North-South match

    Saturday marks the final high school match for a pair of Lancaster County participants in the 21st-annual North-South girls all-star match at Anderson’s T.L. Hanna High School.

    Lancaster High School girls soccer coach Ed Humphrey and Indian Land High School senior midfielder C.C. Thompson will be capping their prep careers at the annual match, which features the state’s top senior soccer players.

  • Column: Negativism, resistance to president must end so we can solve problems

    The recent shootings of unarmed members of Congress on a baseball practice field in Virginia is just the latest, but most serious, of a series of reactions to the election of our president.
    The shooter was dispatched by two brave security officers on the scene and will be no cost to the taxpayers while he awaits trial.
    This behavior must cease, and we need to face up to the atmosphere that feeds this kind of cowardly action by misfits in our society.

  • Column: Thornwells looking for exciting day

    Sharicka Thornwell, mother of University of South Carolina basketball star and Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, says these are exciting times.  The excitement is building to Thursday night when her 6-5 son with a 6-10 wingspan is expected to be taken in the annual NBA draft.  Most draft projections have Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference MVP, going in the second round.

    The Thursday draft has two rounds starting at 7 p.m. in the  Barclays Center in Brooklyn.