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Today's News

  • Pitt Bulldogs blunt Lancers’ tourney title hopes

    The Pitt Community College Bulldogs halted the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s hopes of repeating as the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament champion.
    Third-seeded Pitt topped USCL, 11-6 to take the title and a bid to the Eastern District baseball tournament.
    USCL, which finished 38-21, entered the field as the fifth seed and reeled off three straight wins before falling to Pitt, 7-5 on Tuesday night at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C. The Bulldogs’ two-run win forced a second game Wednesday and the Bulldogs prevailed to take the tourney title.

  • Kids winners in Fore the Kids golf tourney

    The real winners in the sixth annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament were the children in the Lancaster community.
    Kicking off the 2016 tournament, chairperson Marshall Benson began with prayer, thanking God for providing the volunteers, churches, schools and supporters during the past year.
    Benson said over 1,000 area children heard the good news of Christ’s salvation and 53 accepted Christ as their savior.
    Many families were strengthened in a positive manner, Benson said.

  • Johnson signs to play for Wolves

    Newberry College picked up a big signee on May 6 when Lancaster High School star football player Lewis Johnson signed with the Wolves.
    Johnson, a 6-3, 230-pounder, made his decision official in the LHS conference room, signing with the South Atlantic Conference member.
    “I like the school and I feel I will fit in well there,” he said. “I’m glad I have the opportunity to go there and play.”
    Johnson, a two-sport performer for the Bruins, played football and basketball.

  • 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.