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Today's News

  • Post 31 falls to Fort Mill

    Lancaster Post 31 will return to Legion baseball League V play Monday when P-31 faces Chester Post 27 in week three of the regular season.

    Lancaster, 0-5, is still in search of its first win on the 2017 Legion baseball campaign.

    The League V regular season, in a new format, has a best-of-three series each week between two league teams. Lancaster went 0-2 with York Post 66 in week one, with a game rained out that week. The contest with York, a P-31 home game, has not been reset.

  • Scholarship to honor Thornwell

    Staff, news reports

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina athletics department has announced a drive to fund the first endowed scholarship for a men’s basketball student-athlete in honor of Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School basketball star.

  • Dixie Baseball honors top performers

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 63rd season June 1 when the LDB city tournament championship games were completed at the Wylie Park Complex.

    “We’ve had a great season.  There were more postponements than usual, due to the rain, but overall it was a success,” Lancaster Dixie Baseball chairman Dale Laney said. 

    “Our older age groups even got to play some games with our neighboring communities, like Lewisville and Fort Mill.  

  • Local junior golfers launch 2017 season

    Lancaster High School standout golfer Trey Crenshaw shot an even-par 72 to take a one-shot win to highlight action in the boys 13-14 age group at the 2017 Lancaster chapter opener of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at Lancaster Golf Club.

    Crenshaw’s 72 gave him a narrow win over fellow LHS golfer Mason Tucker, a close second with a one-over 73. Tucker tallied four birdies.

    Crenshaw’s effort included a 35-37 with five birdies and nine pars on the day.

  • Four grads get Teacher Forum scholarships

    Four Lancaster County School District graduates received Teacher Forum scholarships, bringing them one step closer to teaching in Lancaster County schools.

    This year’s winners are Andrew Jackson High graduate Hailley Burton, Buford High grad Madison Adams, Indian Land High grad Amber Lennox, and Lancaster High grad Nataly Knight.

    “We’re very excited these outstanding young people have committed to come back after college to teach in our county,” said Lisa Hallman, 2016-17 Teacher Forum chair. 

  • Fidget Spinner mania

    Today’s hot new toy is a tiny piece of plastic that spins.

    It’s called a Fidget Spinner.

    “This is what the kids are into these days,” South Middle teacher Holly Miranda said, as sixth-grader Dylan Rowell walked to the front of the room to demonstrate how to use the spinner. 

    “You hold it like this,” he said, using his thumb and index finger, “then just spin it with your other hand.”

  • Column: McMaster, Trump and saving the planet (and state)

    On Saturday morning, June 3, the newspaper landed with its usual thud on my front porch. As I bent over to pick it up, I saw the headline, “McMaster backs Trump’s exit from climate accord.”
    Instantly, I remembered the words from a radio interview the day before with English businessman Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines and Records et. al) about President Donald Trump’s action. He said, “When the leaders won’t lead, the people will have to just get on with saving the planet; we have no choice.”

  • Column: Study shows why state’s pension fund is so troubled

    Legislators finalized a budget deal this week that was thought to have patched up the underfunded public employees’ pension plan. While it goes some way to addressing funding, it doesn’t do much to address the fund’s investing and spending.

  • Column: Why I’m not voting for Ralph Norman

    Hm! U.S. House District 5 Republican candidate Ralph Norman is endorsed by the Koch brothers’ Club for Growth super PAC. He voted against relief aid to South Carolina farmers who had major crop damage during the 2015 floods and against an infrastructure bill that would improve South Carolina roads and transportation.
    And the police officers – are you kidding me? He voted against workers’ compensation if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • All LSS eyes on Mosley Saturday

    The eyes of Lancaster Super Speedway will be focused on one driver at the race track Saturday night.

    Fans will be watching Ronnie Mosley, the driver of the No. 9 Super Stock race car.

    Mosley has gone five for five in his visits to Lancaster, undefeated on the 2017 LSS season.

    Mosley has also won three straight races at Lancaster, which by rule he will have to start in the rear of the field Saturday.