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Today's News

  • Column: Send expert to Washington and restructure flawed system

    April 15 is a day most Americans dread. But for millions of hardworking taxpayers, the completion of tax returns is actually unnecessary.
    The government maintains records showing how much tax has been withheld from their paychecks. Their income is on file. The amount of tax they owe or tax to be refunded is on file, too. Yet tens of millions of hours are wasted with millions of Americans filing their tax returns with information the government already has.

  • Spring Fun Night at AJ State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park is holding its Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. this Friday.
    The event is free with park admission and will take place in the park’s main parking lot. Admission to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for ages 15 and younger.
    “All are welcome,” said State Park Ranger Kirk Johnston, adding that the event is especially aimed at kids ages 5 to 12.

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform this Sunday in Lancaster.
    He will be appearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • BHS girls soccer stays undefeated

    The unbeaten Buford High School girls soccer team blanked York Prep, 5-0 on Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Isabella Jones and Victoria Hinson led the BHS scoring with two goals each. Waverly Bundy had one goal for the winners.

    Buford High senior keeper Tory Knight notched eight saves and recorded her 11th shutout of the season.

    The Lady Jackets booters, now 14-0, play at Andrew Jackson on Thursday.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action Saturday

    After taking off the Easter weekend to give the drivers, fans and staff members time to spend with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway swings back into action.

    The big half-mile, located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road 29721, roars back into racing action Saturday night with seven exciting divisions.

    The card features the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • Bruins golfers third in Fleisher field

    Lancaster High School shot a two-day total of 612 to place third in the Tom Fleischer Invitational Golf Tournament at the Rock Hill Country Club on Saturday.

    Boiling Springs posted a 589 to win the two-day tournament, with defending tournament champion Gaffney High School second with a 600.

    Lancaster, unbeaten in match play at 13-0 this season, was third with a 612.

    The Bruins were led by junior standout Brady Hinkle, who carded a 142 (73-69).

  • Lancers keep pace in region race with two wins

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers captured two wins over host  Louisburg College (N.C.) on Friday.

    The Lancers, 36-11, 11-3, swept the Hurricanes 13-3 and 11-0 to keep pace in the Region X baseball race.

    The final two games of the four-game set were scheduled for Saturday, but rained out and will not be played.

  • Rain washes out Bruins-Vols game

    Rain washed out baseball play Monday night at Lancaster High School’s Doomsday Corner.

    The Bruins were hosting county rival Andrew Jackson High School for their second meeting of the 2017 prep baseball season, but a late evening rain halted action in the bottom of the second inning.

    Lancaster held a 2-1 lead on the Volunteers, but the game was stopped and won’t be reset due to region games to be played and no dates available to play a make-up game.

  • LHS’s Ames signs with Claflin

    Lancaster High School senior softball player Jada Ames’ dream became reality Tuesday afternoon in the LHS conference room.

    James, a star third baseman for the Lady Bruins, signed a scholarship with NCAA Div. II member Claflin University to continue her education and softball career at the Orangeburg school.

  • Column: Using home equity as retirement income

    An article from Investment News highlighted a recent study from the National Council on Aging that measured the interest in and understanding of home-equity products among both older homeowners and financial advisers.

    The study revealed that as retirees age their retirement concerns increase due to rising medical costs and the fear of outliving their retirement savings.