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Today's News

  • 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.

  • And the winners are....

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    The audience has spoken and the winners are…
    On Saturday evening, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County held its annual  Rosie awards at the Carole Ray Dowling Center. 
    Each year, audiences at each performance vote for their favorites in a number of categories. These votes are tallied, awards are created and kept secret until the night of the Rosies.

  • 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.

  • Post 31 drops home opener

    Lancaster Post 31 fell to 0-3 on the season, dropping an 11-5 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 in the P-31 American Legion baseball League V home opener at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster stayed within striking distance for most of the night, but was unable to get the clutch hit in dropping the six-run loss to Post 43.

    Neil Taylor, coming off his freshman season at Erskine College after playing at Lancaster High in 2016, drilled a two-run homer in the Post 31 first inning.