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Today's News

  • Baker returns to victory lane for Super Stock Division win

    A lot of dust has settled at Lancaster Super Speedway since the driver known as “The Gambler” visited victory lane in the Super Stock Division at LSS.

    With Ronne Mosley dominating the division over the past month, Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” was determined to take back his throne as the dominating Super Stock car at Lancaster on Saturday nights.

    On Saturday night, the Super Stock Division was loaded with 15 strong drivers.

  • Rec softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-stars are off to a solid start in District II tournament play at the Larry Doby Sports Complex in Camden.

    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) are 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring three opponents in the district field, 57-3. The Darlings have hit 10 home runs, including a grand slam.

    The Darlings stars rolled to their third straight win, taking a 22-3 win over Lugoff on Monday.

  • American stars win tourney

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Intra-league All-Star series was played last week at Wylie Park.

    The American  League all-stars won two straight games to claim the best-of-three  series.

    The American League stars won the series opener, posting a 6-5 win.

    The game ended in dramatic fashion as the National League stars had the tying and game-winning run in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t get the runners home.

  • Piranhas fall to Dolphins Monday on night

    The Lancaster County Piranhas fell to 2-2 on the season, dropping a 317-271 loss to the host Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins on Monday night.

    The LCST was led by Alex Trimnal, Fletcher Armbrust, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who had three firsts each.

    Ryder Lucas, Bristol Glenn and Makenzy Mills each had two wins.

    The Piranhas close their season Saturday with the Metrolina Championship/Invitational meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The championship meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with only qualified swimmers.

  • CPTC solid in district qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club produced a solid effort in the AAU Region 8 District qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg.

    The CPTC racked up their share of honors with 51 athletes placing in one of more events to move forward to the regionals June 29-July 2 in Taylors.

    The number represents the largest number of athletes to make the regionals in the last five years.

    The CPTC, out of 24 teams, placed seventh overall in the district qualifier.

    Nygel Moore, 14, and Demyius Blair, 9, were the top individual scorers for the CPTC.

  • Bustling Benford Brewing

    Benford Brewing Co., Lancaster's own craft brewery, has grown from a backyard hobby to a supplier of beer from the Carolinas coast to Nashville.

    The brewery is on a farm located at 2271 Boxcar Road, just off Riverside Road in western Lancaster County. Bryan O'Neal, 42, runs the one-man operation, which continues to grow due to hard work, creative marketing, the farm appeal, and the natural spring water that flows from three springs.

  • Column: We just can’t seem to avoid S.C. cronyism

    The state’s Judicial Merit Selection Committee screens and nominates judicial candidates. Its members are picked by the House speaker and the Senate president pro tem. State law requires that four of the 10 members be “selected from the general public,” while the other six must be sitting legislators.
    That takes us to former Sen. Wes Hayes of Rock Hill. It’s not our intent to denigrate him in any way – for all we know, he may be an ideal JMSC member. But there are two things wrong with his recent appointment.

  • Column: Rejecting simple, easy, wrong answers

    “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”  – H.L. Mencken
    The S.C. legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our lawmakers are masters at coming up with clear, simple, wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.
    Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to educate our children and to keep us safe. Figuring out how to pay for these things is the challenge.

  • Weekend Recap: June 19, 2017

    Last weekend’s annual Ag+Art Tour across Lancaster County featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens, and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.

  • Column: Trump right to abandon Paris accord

    I am frustrated after reading Phil Noble’s June 11 column, which criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris “climate” accord.
    Based on what he wrote, I suspect that Mr. Noble has not read and does not understand the agreement.
    It is not a climate treaty or an environmental treaty. It is an economic treaty. And it would be a disaster for America. The agreement helps the economies of all other nations at the expense of the U.S. economy.  
    Consider the following: