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Today's News

  • A league stars capture district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Machine Pitch All-Stars recently won the District 2 tournament in dominating fashion at Rodman Park in Chester.
    The A-League teams use a motorized wheel pitching machine that pitches the ball at 35 miles per hour.
    The Lancaster stars outscored their opponents in three games by a score of 57-2.  In game one, the Lancaster team was matched up against the Jefferson stars. The Lancaster All Stars scored early and often on their way to a convincing 15-0 win.

  • Junior golfers blaze in return to links

    CHESTER – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association matched the weather with a blazing return to the links at the Chester Golf Club on July 10.
    The juniors, despite some sweltering playing conditions, posted some stellar scores in their first tournament coming off the chapter’s annual two-week break.
    Buford High School star golfer Caleb Henson captured the win in the boys 15-18 age group, shooting an even 72 (35-37) to take a two-shot win over Nick Mangano, who finished with a 74, 37-37, over 18 holes.

  • Thornwell makes Clippers cut

    Sin’s glittering “Sin City” showing has played a key role in Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell officially making the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Thornwell, known as “Sin,” was officially introduced as a member of the Clippers during a Tuesday team press conference in Los Angeles.
    “It’s great, really great,” Thornwell said of making the NBA Western Conference  Pacific Division team.

  • Gunfire in the street, caught on video

    A woman suffered nonfatal injuries during a dramatic shooting in Lancaster Wednesday evening that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at 139 Melton Park Circle, just off West Meeting Street across the road from the old Joslyn Clark Controls building, according to Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    The woman, who was shot twice, was the only victim in an incident that began as a fight and ended with at least 30 shots fired at a fleeing vehicle.

  • Another rainout at Lancaster Speedway

    Late evening showers continue to hamper local dirt racing at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway.
    On Saturday, the track experienced its sixth rainout of the 2017. There was one in March, two in May, one in June and so far, racing action has been canceled twice in July.
    At least one local driver – Travis Steele – raced elsewhere.
    Steele took the roof off his late model and competed in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models field at the half-mile Antioch Speedway in Morganton, N.C.

  • New state rules for upcoming deer season

    S.C. hunters will see two big changes in regulations for the upcoming deer season.
    State game laws now require every deer harvested to be tagged at the point of kill with tags issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, according to Charles Ruth of the department’s Big Game Projects staff. In the past, some kills did not require tags.
    The other change is where you can get tags. You’ll no longer be able to get them from retail stores that sell hunting licenses. You will have to get them directly from DNR.

  • Column: Bad stuff can happen if state twists policies to attract jobs

    As the S.C. Policy Council has been compiling this year’s “Best and Worst of the General Assembly,” I couldn’t help noticing a recurring theme: economic development-related bills.
    Some are overt, like one that would create two new grant programs and a grant fund to further integrate economic development into the state’s school system.
    Others are not, such as the bill that offers a tax credit for purchasing S.C. produce. The credit is capped, which means not everyone who applies will get it.

  • Column: Graham: Take Obamacare funding and give it to states as block grants

    After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday night that he lacked the votes to proceed on the latest plan to replace Obamacare, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged him to consider an alternative that Graham released last week with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Here’s a statement Graham released about the Graham-Cassidy plan:

    It’s time for a new approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare. I have worked with Sen. Bill Cassidy, a medical doctor, on this latest proposal.

  • Buford grad Jayson Jordan Young Engineer of the Year

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Buford High School graduate Jayson Jordan has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the S.C. Society of Professional Engineers.
    Jordan, 31, received the award June 9 at the group’s annual conference and trade show.
    Jordan, who lives in Lexington, is technical director at the S.C. Asphalt Pavement Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University.

  • Clemson, Auburn lead effort to save wild tiger populations

    Michael Staton
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Clemson University and Auburn University have joined forces to throw the weight of multiple academic disciplines behind efforts to save wild tiger populations worldwide.
    The two universities, along with Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri, are leading the efforts of the newly formed U.S. Tiger University Consortium, so named for the sports mascots the institutions share.