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Today's News

  • Sowell signs with Savannah State

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School star basketball player Alexxus Sowell knew she wanted to go to Savannah State University and her recent visit sealed it in slam dunk fashion.

  • Lancaster County pool to open May 27

    The Lancaster County pool, at 106 South Wylie Street, opens for the 2017 season May 27.

    Vicki Robinson is the pool manger.

    Public swimming is Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 5, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30.

  • LHS Bruins outlast Cavs, 10-7

    Lancaster boosted its Class AAAA baseball playoff hopes, taking a 10-7 win over Richland Northeast at Doomsday Corner on Tuesday night.

    Hunter Thomas, who worked 2.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Cavaliers, was the winner.

    Raul Garcia Mora went 4.1 frames before Thomas came on for the Bruins win.

    Jamias Shropshire led LHS with two hits and two RBIs. Sergio Vasquez had two hits.

    Matt Rogers ripped a triple and drove home three runs.

  • Column: Biggest threat to driver safety is cell phones, not bad roads

    In the seemingly interminable debate about funding for roads in South Carolina, with the latest gas-tax hike being debated this week in the state Senate, we’re often told that billions of dollars must be taxed or borrowed in order to make the roads safer and more efficient.

  • Column: Universities losing ‘unity of diversity’

    Recent events make me think back to my time in divinity school studying for my master’s degree.
    The university it was attached to was well-known as a theologically conservative institution, but the divinity school gained a reputation for being liberal-minded because it insisted we learn both sides of the argument.

  • Earth Day events include Seth’s 5K plus ‘sneak peek’ at greenway path

    Lindsay Pettus Greenway volunteers will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with outdoor activities and a “sneak peek walk” along the future greenway’s path.
    Events begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Seth’s Hope 5K run/walk at Lancaster High School, and other activities will continue into the afternoon.

  • LSS back in action Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing Saturday night with a full slate of action.

    Following the track’s Easter break last weekend, the LSS card features the SECA Crate Late Models with some new drivers in the mix Saturday night. These drivers will be preparing for the SECA bonus race next Saturday.

    The action will also feature the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • Students and parents invited to Lancaster Literacy Night

    Lancaster’s Literacy Night this Thursday will give parents and students the chance to win prizes, play games and learn about how area schools are building reading and writing skills.
    Nine Lancaster-area schools will have booths with exhibits and activities, including book giveaways, student work and a photo booth.
    The event is from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster High School, 625 Normandy Rd., Lancaster.

  • Ex-Gov. Hodges gets promoted to CEO of large lobbying firm

    Former Gov. Jim Hodges has been named president and CEO of one of the 20 largest lobbying and public affairs firms in the nation.

    The Lancaster native will take over daily operations of McGuireWoods Consulting on Jan. 12, 2018, the company announced Monday. McGuireWoods has offices in seven states, Washington, D.C., and Europe. 

  • Column: Pug Ravenel and the tragedy of what S.C. might have been

    Pug Ravenel died last month. He was 79. Most people living in South Carolina today don’t know who he was or what he did. But they should learn.

    Pug epitomized the triumphs and tragedies of what is and what might have been for South Carolina.
    Full disclosure: I worked for Pug for almost two years when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1978. I was a true believer.