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Today's News

  • Column: The world I grew up in is long gone

    What is truth? It seems a simple question, and yet truth is the elusive puff of smoke everyone is seeking through layers of rhetoric and excuses.
    Why is there no beacon of truth anymore? Once we thought that electing good, honest leaders and trusting them assured a great society, and justice would be served by a Supreme Court if all other courts in the land failed. But now we see judges appointed based more on their political leanings than their interpretations of the law, and those good, honest leaders seem to be out of touch with their constituents.

  • Column: My friend needs Mulvaney to try again on Medicare fight

    I am writing about a problem involving Sandra Knight Howard, who now lives in Winnsboro.
    Sandra grew up in Lancaster and attended schools here until her marriage. She still has two brothers in Lancaster.
    Many Lancastrians know of her brother Richard Knight and his many helpful deeds with the Red Cross and other local organizations. Sandra’s other brother, Carl, works at the local courthouse as court bailiff. Sandra loves Lancaster and visits here often.

  • Column: Legislature defies Supreme Court ruling

    In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie “Unforgiven” won the Oscar for the Best Picture.

  • Piranhas post swim over Sharks

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted a road win over River Hills to cap their 2016 Metrolina League swim meet regular season.

    The Piranhas, 2-2, downed River Hills Sharks, 350-226 on Thursday at the River Hills pool.

    Lancaster, in the 124-point win, was led by Samuel Page, Isabella Thorpe, Amelia Wright, Brayden Russell, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Tamra Tipton, who notched three wins each.

    Lancaster double winners included Bristol Glenn and Blaine Plyler.

  • Junior golfers compete in second tourney

    Michael Long carded an even par 72 to capture the boys 15-18 win in the second tournament of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    Long’s two–shot win featured four birdies and 10 pars over 18 holes, He had a 36-36.

    Mason Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High golf standout, was a close second with a 74 (36-38). Sowell had four birdies and eight pars on the day.

  • A stars rebound for crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) all-stars came all the way back to win the District 2 Machine Pitch championship tournament with a pair of impressive wins over host Union at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Friday night.

    Lancaster dropped the best-of-three series opener, 19-14 Thursday night, but responded with two clutch wins – 14-7 and 22-5 on Friday.

  • Sports Talk: Daddy taught me spelling, and a little bit more

    Often when I write, or read the word – Lancaster – I think of that memorable night on Normandy Road.

     I can smile now in fond reflection, but it was anything close to grins – the proverbial “rainbows and butterflies” –that evening.

    From the time I was born to grade three, I lived with my family on Normandy Road before we moved to Sherwood Circle in Forest Hills.

  • Rain a pain for P-31 baseball play

    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball has been plagued by wet weather this week.
    Post 31, 2-2 on the season, had two game halted due to rain.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster was at Fort Mill for a League V game with host Post 43 and play was washed out in the third inning with the home team on top, 7-1.
    On Wednesday, a late afternoon thunderstorm canceled play at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster was slated to face Rock Hill Post 34 at home, but the storm halted the action before the opening pitch.

  • SECA Crate Late Models, Late Models headline racing

    Lancaster Super Speedway, coming off one of its top racing nights of the 2016 season, will feature the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Models racing together Saturday night.
    This combination is an idea LSS owner Doug McManus has been considering as some of the Late Model drivers have asked him to do this due to the SECA Crate Late Models and Late Model times are similar.
    The admission prices are $25 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and 5 for grandstands.

  • Dixie Softball stars set for tourney

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation girls softball all-star teams will open play in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Lancaster’s Springdale Park this weekend.
    Lancaster County will field three all-star teams – Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12).
    u The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are led by coach Gene Knight. He is assisted by Garrett Plyler, Darrell McManus and Chris Timmons.
    The Darlings stars open play Saturday at noon when they face Chester.