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Today's News

  • Helms posts exciting win at LSS

    Robbie Helms captured an exciting win in the Cauthen Motors Renegade main event at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 15.
    Andrew Baker and James Marion were on the front row for the Renegade race.
    When the green flag waved, it was Andrew Baker, Marion, Brandy Baker, Russell Kaye and Helms battling for the lead entering turn one.
    When the field came out of turn two for the lead, it was a dogfight, as all drivers had a chance for the lead.
    As the laps ticked off, it was soon Baker, Marion and Helms battling for the lead.

  • USCL ready for new year

    According to the tenets of our general education goals, the University of South Carolina Lancaster “seeks to make education accessible, affordable and convenient; encourages teaching innovation and adaptation; encourages participatory student learning; provides a supportive educational climate that actively and positively addresses intellectual and cultural diversity; and responds affirmatively to the needs of its students.”

  • Both Tarzan yells, probation at the farm

    Even though Fat Boy and Slick Willie had taken a hard tumble at the Tarzan vines, they were determined to get a ride on the vines and get their hands on me, as well.

    Willie was unable to shake off his groin injury, but agreed to hang in there to save face. I gave the duo of “Dumb and Dumber” instructions to go upstream 200 yards to a crossing that would lead them on a trail along a ridge to the vine location.

  • Stallions edge Vols for 6-0 win in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson opened the 40th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree against Class AA foe Lee Central of Bishopville.
    The Stallions scored on their initial possession to edge the Volunteers, 6-0.
    The two quarters of play were marred by 14 penalties between the squads.
    AJ first-year coach C.J. Frye lamented the penalties committed by the Vols at crucial times in the clash with the LC Stallions.
    “We have to continue to work on technique and not put ourselves behind the chain,” Frye said,

  • Jackets top Knights in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – The Buford Yellow Jackets defense stopped North Central’s JJ Stevens on a two-point conversion try with just over three minutes left in the game to preserve a 7-6 win in the second “mini-game” of the 40th annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.
    “We played with a lot of heart tonight on both sides of the ball,” said Buford High head coach Tripp Watts. “We played 100 percent better than we played on Tuesday (scrimmage) at Whitmire.”

  • Bruins rally, tie Bearcats

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins fell into a hole early, but by the end of the night they were on even ground in the annual Chester Jamboree at Chester High School on Friday, Aug. 14.
    The Bruins, who went down 14-0 against Class AAAA Rock Hill High School early on, charged back to forge a 14-all draw with the Bearcats.

  • Officers arrest two in shooting

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County deputies arrested a 37-year-old man and a juvenile Wednesday, Aug. 12, who shot at each other during an argument in the Mill Village area of Kershaw earlier this week.
    Bryan Javon Williams, of 190 Third St., Kershaw, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on warrants for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.

  • Filing ends for councils

    Candidate filing ended at noon Friday, Aug. 14, for the November 2015 non-partisan town council races in Heath Springs and Kershaw.
    Non-partisan means candidates don’t run with a political party.
    Three people – newcomer Tracy Benton and incumbents the Rev. Eddie Moore and Iva Lee Drakeford – filed for the two at-large seats on Heath Springs Town Council.
    In Kershaw, two candidates filed to run for mayor.
    Incumbent Mayor Wayne Rhodes will seek another term.

  • Community involvement at Clinton Elementary School

    When the 350-plus Clinton Elementary students walk through the entrance for the first day of classes on Monday morning, Aug. 17, they might notice more changes in addition to the principal who greets them.
    There’s some new landscaping via a partnership.
    On Thursday, Aug. 6, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer program, showed up with wheel barrows, edging, lawn tools and mulch to help with a beautification project at the school.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: Aug. 16, 2015

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • Robert Edward Leaphart Jr., 56, 1126 Meadow Drive, was charged Aug. 2, with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. According to the report, a family member found a plastic bag containing 1.87 grams of cocaine and notified authorities.