Today's News

  • Dizzy bat race decides McMackin golf tourney victor

    The deciding dizzy bat race was the difference in the 12th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sept. 10.
    The gross score title ended in a tie, and as the tournament rules came into play was decided by the dizzy bat race.
    The dizzy bat race includes a member of the teams, which were tied at the end of regulation.
    The members each circle a bat and then race a certain distance and the first to cross the finish line is the winner.

  • Buford Middle rolls to win over Lewisville

    The Buford Middle School Jackets rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to post their first win of the season with a 20-8 comeback victory over Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Wednesday.
    Buford, down 8-0, rallied to slice the lead to 8-6 on Tyler Vespe’s 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion try failed.
    Buford came back to take the lead for good as quarterback Evan Teague tallied on a three-yard run. Teague’s scoring run was set up when he hit Dalton “Bubba” Catoe on a 25-yard pass.

  • Column: Just 1 God in the Bible, essential to our future

    Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? This seems to be a premise of William St. Louis’ Oct. 5 column, “My take on God, guns and Trump.”

  • Column: Gladys Cox, a teen at the piano, enthralled me in grammar school

    Mandy Catoe’s Sept. 30 feature story “Gladys Cox steps aside after 65 years as organist at Unity ARP” was delightful.
    Such a heartwarming story of a remarkable “musical and religiously faithful family” is so welcomed amid the often destructive and discouraging news we receive in today’s world.

  • DUI suspect had just dropped off 5-year-old child at school

    A Lancaster County man faces multiple charges after allegedly passing out behind the wheel near North Elementary School while dropping off a 5-year-old for class.
    The Lancaster Police Department arrested 36-year-old Jamy Kenneth Stacks of 2622 Deertrack Circle on a barrage of charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to surrender a driver’s license, and improper tag and no insurance. He was also charged with unlawful conduct on a child.

  • Planning board sends UDO rewrite to council, but without approval

    After working on the document for 20 months, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has sent the 54-page revised Unified Development Ordinance to county council with no recommendation, positive or negative.
    The motion to approve the UDO, the document that spells out the county’s zoning and development regulations, received a 3-3 vote in the commission’s special meeting Monday night. It was the second such meeting in two months.

  • Officials agree: Time to dissect financial woes, sift alternatives

    Consolidating some city and county services is possible, but starting the process will require exhaustive number-crunching and serious, “painfully tough” discussions.
    That’s the initial reaction from a number of city and county officials after Lancaster Mayor John Howard floated the idea that the city’s colossal financial challenges require drastic action.

  • IL landfill owner admits violations

    The owner of an Indian Land landfill and recycling center sanctioned by state environmental officials in 2012 has pleaded guilty to willfully violating the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act.
    Ron Olsen, owner of Pressley’s Recycling Center at 9531 Charlotte Highway, entered the plea in Lancaster County General Sessions Court Monday and received a 90-day sentence, suspended upon time served, and one year probation.

  • 280,000 flee S.C. coast ahead of Matthew

    More than a quarter million people had evacuated the S.C. coast by late Thursday, and Lancaster County began providing shelter for some of those fleeing the path of Hurricane Matthew.
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida Thursday afternoon ahead of the storm, which regained its category 4 strength during the day. The death toll has topped 100 across the Caribbean.
    Gov. Nikki Haley ordered more than 20 counties to evacuate in phases throughout the week, including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort along the coastline.

  • Track’s championship night highlights LSS’s 2016 finale

    LSS honored the track’s 2016 points champions Saturday night.
    The SECA Crate Late Models titlist is Benji Knight, and the Montgomery Towing Super Stock winner is Johnny Starkey. The Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman top spot went to “Wild Bill” Knight. The Cauthen Motors Renegade winner was “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson, The Vintage champ was Ron Geehring, and the M&M Garage Extreme 4 winner was Chris Hinson.