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Today's News

  • A pair of aces

    Local golfer Rodney Thomas shot his second-ever hole-in-one at the Lancaster Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Thomas aced the 155-yard, Par-3, 13th hole using a 5 iron.

    Ray Ackerman, Mark Logan and Ronnie Funderburk witnessed the shot.

    “I didn’t even see it,” Thomas said laughing. “My eyesight isn’t real good.

  • Column: Should S.C. consider not repaving all rural roads?

    South Carolina, like every other state, is in the business of building roads. It’s a big business: Four of the top 10 vendors for the state last year were roads contractors, accounting for $175 million in spending alone.
    And that doesn’t reckon the opportunity cost – all of the things that don’t get funded because roads do. I may say conservation, you may say law enforcement, but either way, there’s a magnified cost.

  • Column: Graham: Vet’s killing demands policy shift on Palestinian aid

    Editor’s note:  Sen. Graham spoke Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is considering the Taylor Force Act, a bill he introduced that would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if it does not end its practice of paying monetary rewards to the families of terrorists who kill Americans and Israeli citizens. Taylor Force’s father, Stuart, of Kiawah Island, was at the hearing. Here are excerpts of Graham’s remarks.

  • $5 charge for Panthers fan fest

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will charge fans $5 to reserve a seat at the annual preseason fan fest practice and fireworks show, which is 7:30-9:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.  

    According to NBC Sports, all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the team’s charitable division.

    “Due to increased demand and precautions for fan safety, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the event,” said Steven Drummond, Panthers director of communications.

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus bucks

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.

  • Cold bats doom Angels in state play

    DILLON – After scoring 25 runs in its first two games of state tournament play, struggles at the plate on Tuesday, bounced the Dixie Softball Angels 10U stars from contention.

    The girls lost to Florence 3-0 and then fell to Dillon by a 7-3 score in extra innings.

    “It happens,” said Angels coach Matt Harris. “It’s a bittersweet pill, but our girls played hard the entire time.”

    The Angels played two games Tuesday in the double elimination after rain washed out Monday action. 

  • Dixie Boys charge to state

    RICHBURG – Lancaster 14U Dixie Boys All Stars defeated Kershaw County 18-6 on Tuesday to win the 2017 S.C. Dixie Boys District 10 championship.

    With the 12-run win, the all-stars advance to state play on July 22 at Timken Park in Union. They will face District 3 champion Edgefield at 4 p.m. that day. 

  • Column: Yes, Mr. Carnes, all of us should be cooperative, open-minded

    I would like to call attention to Brian Carnes’ guest column in Sunday’s paper entitled “Carnes objects to council snubs of Holt, Wilson.”
    I agree with his statement: “We can only accomplish greatness by working together and by being open to the ideas of others.” This is a reasonable and rational position.

  • The Indigo opens in IL

    As Indian Land continues to grow, so does its need for a variety of housing options, such as The Indigo at Cross Creek, a new apartment complex that opened this summer.

    The Indigo’s first tenants moved into the complex at 2001 Cramer Circle on June 9. 

    Construction on the 303-unit complex of eight buildings began more than a year ago and should be completed this fall, said Charity Whitaker, Indigo’s property manager. 

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  • Dixie Softball all-stars strong in state tourney

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-star teams opened play in the state tournament in Dillon with an impressive showing over the weekend.

    The Darlings 8U stars rolled to an 11-0 win over Bluffton on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lancaster stars had their bats booming, with Makenzie Avant leading the way with three singles. Jaylin Larrimore had a double and two singles. Ava Vincent hit a double and a single. Cameryn Cauthen ripped a triple and drove in three runs.