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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.

  • 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.

  • BHS girls soccer stays undefeated

    The unbeaten Buford High School girls soccer team blanked York Prep, 5-0 on Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Isabella Jones and Victoria Hinson led the BHS scoring with two goals each. Waverly Bundy had one goal for the winners.

    Buford High senior keeper Tory Knight notched eight saves and recorded her 11th shutout of the season.

    The Lady Jackets booters, now 14-0, play at Andrew Jackson on Thursday.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action Saturday

    After taking off the Easter weekend to give the drivers, fans and staff members time to spend with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway swings back into action.

    The big half-mile, located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road 29721, roars back into racing action Saturday night with seven exciting divisions.

    The card features the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • Bruins golfers third in Fleisher field

    Lancaster High School shot a two-day total of 612 to place third in the Tom Fleischer Invitational Golf Tournament at the Rock Hill Country Club on Saturday.

    Boiling Springs posted a 589 to win the two-day tournament, with defending tournament champion Gaffney High School second with a 600.

    Lancaster, unbeaten in match play at 13-0 this season, was third with a 612.

    The Bruins were led by junior standout Brady Hinkle, who carded a 142 (73-69).