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Today's News

  • Column: Norman’s affinity for Trump good reason to back Parnell for House

    On June 20, the citizens of South Carolina¹s 5th Congressional District have an opportunity to send a message to the country.
    Are the people of this district content to sit silently by and watch a president embarrass himself and the nation, undermine our most important alliances, level unsupported charges against a former president, make baseless claims of voter fraud, and continually tell lies to the press and the public?

  • Weekend Recap: June 12, 2017

    Obituaries include Robert Johnson, James Lambert Jr. and Miriam Powers. Click here for a complete obituary listing.

     

    Today's Events

    Literacy Splash-Out Event

  • Sports Talk: Jackson earned his stripes in one season with Tigers

    Clemson baseball fans were obviously disappointed that the host Tigers fell in the NCAA regional tournament championship game last weekend, but they had to be elated Sunday night with the effort of senior right-hander Tyler Jackson.

    Jackson, a graduate transfer from USC Upstate in Spartanburg, hurled a two-hit shutout in the Tigers’ 6-0 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores to force the title game Monday, when Vandy wrapped up the tourney with a win for a berth in the Super Regional at Oregon State this weekend.

  • Post 31 falls to Fort Mill

    Lancaster Post 31 will return to Legion baseball League V play Monday when P-31 faces Chester Post 27 in week three of the regular season.

    Lancaster, 0-5, is still in search of its first win on the 2017 Legion baseball campaign.

    The League V regular season, in a new format, has a best-of-three series each week between two league teams. Lancaster went 0-2 with York Post 66 in week one, with a game rained out that week. The contest with York, a P-31 home game, has not been reset.

  • Scholarship to honor Thornwell

    Staff, news reports

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina athletics department has announced a drive to fund the first endowed scholarship for a men’s basketball student-athlete in honor of Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School basketball star.

  • 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.”