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Today's News

  • Cherokee Speedway to Host Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100 this weekend

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney will host one of the Carolinas biggest races in dirt track action this weekend.

    The Blue Gray 100 is now being called the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100.

    Duvall, regarded as one of the most famous drivers in dirt track racing, lost his battle with an illness earlier this year.

    Duvall made his car, the Flinstone Flyer, famous across the nation.

    Racing fans used to say when Duvall pulled onto a race track, drivers knew they were racing for second.

  • 1967 State Football Championship

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News


    Editor’s note: These are the thoughts and expressions of the football players who  met November 10, 2017 in Heath Springs, just a few football fields away from where many of the Blue Devils’ special memories are still fresh


    The picture from the Heath Springs High yearbook tells more than the story of the school’s 1967 Class C state tootball championship.

    The special memories include:

  • Catoe, Sistare in tie at the top

    As the 2017 football season winds to its final weeks, those gallant girls of gridiron forecasts are in a deadlock – alive and picking and in a dead heat.

    It’s been close all season and now they’re even.

    Mandy Catoe and Lori Sistare “Bright,” a game apart last week, are tied at the top.

    Sistare, in the mix for top honors since joining the Pigskin Picks, posted a 14-6 effort to Catoe’s 13-7 showing last week.

    When all was said and done, the girls are deadlocked at 187-72.

  • Jackets host preseason hoops tournament

    The high school hardwood takes center stage tonight for three nights of action as Buford High School hosts its annual preseason basketball tournament in the Jackets gym.

    The Buford Preseason Tournament opens today with varsity play at 5:45 p.m. when Indian Land faces South Pointe of Rock Hill.

    Game two, at 6:50 p.m., has the Governor’s School meeting tournament host Buford.

    The evening finale today has Oceanside Academy of Charleston meeting Lancaster at 7:55.

  • Column: Odd approach to legislative power-sharing

    At a meeting last week, the S.C. House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee was talking about restructuring the state’s Public Utilities Review Committee, which oversees or influences every area of the energy industry, including the failed V.C. Summer nuclear construction project.
    Rep. Nathan Ballantine, a Richland County Republican, brought up the PURC’s legislator-to-citizen ratio.

  • Column: Democrats back policies that help America’s middle class

    Last Saturday at noon, my wife Mary and I rode in the Lancaster Veterans Day parade in the back of Keith Grey’s pickup truck with Tom and Judy Langston. Keith also pulled a trailer with more members of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.
    The LCDP trailer was entry number 59 in the parade. Tommy Myers and his family walked behind our trailer as entry number 60. Even though Tommy is a Democrat, he was not in the parade as a Democrat, but as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

  • Brooks new LMS race director

    Chester Brooks is the new race director for Lancaster Motor Speedway, the half-mile dirt track.

    Brooks has worked for numerous tracks and racing series during his racing career.

    He previously worked for Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and with the 525 Fuel Series, a traveling Late Model Series.

    The track staff of Lancaster Motor Speedway is excited to bring Brooks on board for the 2018 racing season.

  • Evans signs to play at UNCA

    Lancaster High School girls golf star Baylee Evans is going to the Dogs, but in a doggone good way.

    Evans, an all-region golfer during her LHS career, has signed to play for the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs.

  • All-star football teams launch play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth football teams will launch postseason all-star play in the Central District playoffs on Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

    The 11-12 mites age division all-star team will play the Rock Hill YMCA to open play at 1 p.m. at the LEHS Demons Stadium.

    The Lancaster vs. Rock Hill winner will advance to play the Fairfield County vs. Kershaw County winner at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.

    Fairfield County meets Kershaw County in the 11-12 division playoffs at 2:30 at the Lugoff-Elgin High field.

  • Camp Creek Road bridge to be replaced

    The S.C. Department of Transportation intends to close the aging two-lane Camp Creek Road bridge over Gills Creek in 2020 and replace it with a new one.

    SCDOT officials have scheduled a drop-in style informational public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Middle School to unveil their $2.8 million plan.

    While construction is two years away, those impacted motorists will have to find alternative routes once it starts.