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Today's News

  • SECA Crate Late Models return to LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night.
    The return of the SECA Crate Late Model Division headlines action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The SECA Crate Late Model is a fan favorite at LSS due to some of the fan favorite drivers being in there. The racing card also has the Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    All divisions will be heat racing.
    Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • Bruins golfers 5th in Upstate, net state bid

    The Lancaster Bruins, paced by junior links standout Brady Hinkle, are headed to the Class AAA state golf tournament.
    The Bruins, the back-to-back Region III-AAA champions, placed fifth in the Class AAA Upper State tournament at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation on Monday. The Bruins, led by Hinkle’s 72, shot a 328 as a team.
    Hinkle was second overall, while Chapman’s Jacob Bridgeman was the Class AAA Upstate medalist with a 67.

  • Warriors Upstate champs

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High’s comeback soccer ways have the Warriors going for the Class AA state title for the fifth consecutive season.
    The Warriors, who rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit against scrappy Powdersville, charged back for two second-half goals to win the Class AA Upper State soccer crown for the fifth straight season at IL’s Reservation on Tuesday night.
    The Warriors, 17-5, face Lower State champion Bishop England, 22-2, for the Class AA state soccer title tonight at 7 at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

  • Remember When: Imagination to the rescue on rainy days

    You folks in Lancaster have been lucky with all the sun and warm weather. While visiting in Maryland, I have been basking in the cool breezes and raindrops.
    The last 18 days have each included a shower or two. In a friendly way, the rain isn’t too unpleasant.
    Seems like it always rained on my birthday and Christmas morning, so a fella just learns to do some adjusting.

  • Column: Marriage rate one of S.C.’s biggest issues

    Tackling big issues is tough. It’s far easier for policy makers and politicians to make a speech or issue a press release with a few snappy phrases and then claim they are doing something.
    And if you really want to make things difficult, add in such volatile and emotional issues as race, culture, sex and money – then it becomes a “really big tough issue.” Who wants to take this on? It’s easier to talk about transgender bathrooms.

  • Man charged with assaulting police

    A Lancaster man was accused Friday of assaulting and spitting at police officers when he was arrested and then kicking at another when he was placed in a cell at the Municipal Justice Center.
    Edwin Ramon Aguirre Fernendes, 22, no address given, was charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West, about 4 a.m. Friday and found Fernendes sitting on a bench in the lobby.

  • Postal carrier food drive is Saturday

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive on Saturday and they need your help.
    Now in its 24th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
    Local contributions to the Lancaster Post Office will benefit HOPE in Lancaster. Contributions to the Kershaw/Heath Springs post offices will go to KARE in Kershaw. Both organizations assist county residents with food and other needs.

  • Kershaw Spring-A-Thon brings rides, food, dancing in streets

    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s annual Spring-A-Thon will celebrate its 37th anniversary this weekend.
    Organized by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, the annual weekend of downtown family fun kicks off tonight from 7-10 p.m. on Hampton and Cleveland streets.
    Tonight’s activities include a street dance and various stage performers headlined by The Fantastic Shakers.
    Known as the “South’s Finest Show Band,” The Fantastic Shakers have performed at more than 6,000 engagements since 1978 and are Grand Strand headliners each summer.

  • Schools honor top students and educators

    Lancaster County School District honored its finest students and educators during the 19th-annual Celebration of Excellence banquets held this week at the Second Baptist Church Family Ministry Center.
    “I really enjoy joining you in celebrating great things these students do in classrooms across our district. These students truly represent excellence in academics,”  said Dr. Gene Moore, district superintendent.

  • County OKs traffic impact-fee study

    Traffic and growth in the Panhandle was the focus at Monday night’s Lancaster County Council meeting, where the council moved forward with an impact-fee study for transportation.
    The council’s vote added traffic to the study, which is already looking at recreation, public safety, EMS and other factors that might be addressed with impact fees paid by residential developers. To enact an impact fee, an impact fee study has to be done. In particular, this study will consider a fixed fee amount to deal with transportation issues caused by new developments.