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Today's News

  • LHS Bruins outlast Cavs, 10-7

    Lancaster boosted its Class AAAA baseball playoff hopes, taking a 10-7 win over Richland Northeast at Doomsday Corner on Tuesday night.

    Hunter Thomas, who worked 2.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Cavaliers, was the winner.

    Raul Garcia Mora went 4.1 frames before Thomas came on for the Bruins win.

    Jamias Shropshire led LHS with two hits and two RBIs. Sergio Vasquez had two hits.

    Matt Rogers ripped a triple and drove home three runs.

  • Column: Biggest threat to driver safety is cell phones, not bad roads

    In the seemingly interminable debate about funding for roads in South Carolina, with the latest gas-tax hike being debated this week in the state Senate, we’re often told that billions of dollars must be taxed or borrowed in order to make the roads safer and more efficient.

  • Column: Universities losing ‘unity of diversity’

    Recent events make me think back to my time in divinity school studying for my master’s degree.
    The university it was attached to was well-known as a theologically conservative institution, but the divinity school gained a reputation for being liberal-minded because it insisted we learn both sides of the argument.

  • Earth Day events include Seth’s 5K plus ‘sneak peek’ at greenway path

    Lindsay Pettus Greenway volunteers will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with outdoor activities and a “sneak peek walk” along the future greenway’s path.
    Events begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Seth’s Hope 5K run/walk at Lancaster High School, and other activities will continue into the afternoon.

  • LSS back in action Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing Saturday night with a full slate of action.

    Following the track’s Easter break last weekend, the LSS card features the SECA Crate Late Models with some new drivers in the mix Saturday night. These drivers will be preparing for the SECA bonus race next Saturday.

    The action will also feature the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • Ex-Gov. Hodges gets promoted to CEO of large lobbying firm

    Former Gov. Jim Hodges has been named president and CEO of one of the 20 largest lobbying and public affairs firms in the nation.

    The Lancaster native will take over daily operations of McGuireWoods Consulting on Jan. 12, 2018, the company announced Monday. McGuireWoods has offices in seven states, Washington, D.C., and Europe. 

  • Column: Pug Ravenel and the tragedy of what S.C. might have been

    Pug Ravenel died last month. He was 79. Most people living in South Carolina today don’t know who he was or what he did. But they should learn.

    Pug epitomized the triumphs and tragedies of what is and what might have been for South Carolina.
    Full disclosure: I worked for Pug for almost two years when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1978. I was a true believer.

  • Column: Send expert to Washington and restructure flawed system

    April 15 is a day most Americans dread. But for millions of hardworking taxpayers, the completion of tax returns is actually unnecessary.
    The government maintains records showing how much tax has been withheld from their paychecks. Their income is on file. The amount of tax they owe or tax to be refunded is on file, too. Yet tens of millions of hours are wasted with millions of Americans filing their tax returns with information the government already has.

  • Spring Fun Night at AJ State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park is holding its Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. this Friday.
    The event is free with park admission and will take place in the park’s main parking lot. Admission to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for ages 15 and younger.
    “All are welcome,” said State Park Ranger Kirk Johnston, adding that the event is especially aimed at kids ages 5 to 12.

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform this Sunday in Lancaster.
    He will be appearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.