Today's News

  • Speedway to host opening of new Mud Bog track Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the grand opening of the LSS’s new Mud Bog track Nov. 21.
    The opening includes the new Lancaster Super Speedway ATV endurance and obstacle 8.8 acre complex and the Lancaster Super Speedway 280-foot Mud Bog competition pit.
    The official opening of the ATV Complex is at 10 a.m.
    The charge is $25 for all-day passes, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The mud bog registration begins at 11 a.m.
    The mud bog area is open to the tire sizes 33- 35, 36-38, 40-42 and 44-46.

  • Small fry stars open with 46-6 in Central District playoffs

    The Lancaster County small fry all stars, ages 9-10, opened Central District play, rolling to a 46-6 win over Kershaw County-Camden on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Chester.
    The Lancaster small fry stars had plenty of contributors in posting the 40-point win over Kershaw County-Camden.
    Zi Moffett paced the Lancaster County stars with three touchdowns to lead the win.
    Kaden Sapp scored a pair of touchdowns and added a two-point conversion.
    Fuller Sims returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown and Kenyon Blair had a 90-yard touchdown run on a sweep.

  • Lady Jackets fall short

    LEXINGTON –  Bishop England, in historic fashion, garnered a national record 16th straight state volleyball championship, but with more effort than it had needed before.
    The 35-9 Lady Bishops did post their familiar sweep – 3-0 – but Upstate upstart Buford High School made the BEHS girls earn another court crown jewel.
    The Lady Bishops, who have a national record 26 state titles, earned another national mark with their 16th straight state volleyball crown.

  • Sideline report on the political game

    The workings of a legislature can appear mysterious to those watching in person or at home. While the minutia of political issues is sometimes described as “inside baseball”, the game more closely resembles a defensive struggle in football. Taking that analogy further, one could characterize the four main issues the S.C. Senate dealt with this year as resulting in a touchdown, a field goal, a punt and an overtime period no one saw coming. Here I’ll break down those issues and tell you my position on each, along with what resulted.

  • Council discusses residency requirement again

    A month after a proposed residency requirement for county department heads stalled, county leaders resurrected the idea during Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 9 meeting.
    Councilman Larry Honeycutt, one of the council members who brought the idea back for consideration, said it should be a major condition of employment that county managers and directors live within the county’s borders.
    “Employees who have an impact on how our tax revenue is spent should be residents of Lancaster County,” Honeycutt contended.

  • Unplanned repairs impact Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – There are some things you just can’t budget and plan for, no matter how much you’d like to.
    One of them is damage from lightning strikes.
    Kershaw Town Administrator Joe Boyes told town council this week the 2015-16 budget for the Kershaw Recreation Center is out of balance, thanks to Mother Nature.
    The matter came up during the administrator’s monthly financial report at the Nov. 16 town council meeting.

  • Faulkenberry Christmas Basket under way

    The staff of HOPE (Helping Other People in Lancaster) no longer waits until Thanksgiving to start the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket.
    The agency is already taking monetary donations for the annual holiday effort, which buys Christmas meal food boxes for about 300 of the county’s neediest families.

  • Hutfles takes over as city administrator

    The first item on the agenda for new Lancaster city administrator Steven James “Flip” Hutfles is teaching people how to properly pronounce his name.
    “You say it pretty much like it looks. It’s Hutfles (HUT-fless). That’s the reason I always answer the phone, ‘Hello, this is Flip. How can I help you today?’ It’s also why I made sure they included Flip on this,” he said, laughing while he picked up his nameplate.

  • Buford volleyball fans proud of Lady Jackets

    LEXINGTON – Buford High School volleyball fans saw the Lady Jackets fall short in their state title quest, but they were still enthusiastic in their praise of the team's banner season.
    In Saturday's contest in Lexington, the team fell to Charleston's Bishop England High School, which has won a national record 26 state titles in the 46-year-old Palmetto State volleyball championship tournament, including the last 16 in a row.

  • 2 men shot in Miller St. gunbattle

    Two men were injured in Lancaster Sunday morning during a shootout on Miller Street in which more than 50 rounds were fired.
    The next day, the Lancaster Police Department arrested a man for burglarizing the house where the shooting occurred. And the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine if a shooting in its jurisdiction Sunday morning is connected to the Miller Street shooting.
    Lancaster police were called to a small tan and white-trimmed house at 406 Miller St. about 6 a.m. Sunday, where they found a man inside with a gunshot wound.