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Today's News

  • Gold Award valuable tool for girls

    What’s a Gold Award? In the past year, I have encountered this question countless times. As a Girl Scout, the Gold Award is the gold standard. But very few people know what it is or if brought up in passing conversation, the organization with which it is associated.

    However, if you mention its equivalent, the Eagle Scout Award, the Boy Scouts of America immediately springs to mind.

  • All-stars state-bound

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars captured the District 10 championship and a berth in the state tournament, taking a 19-16 win over York at the Rodman Recreation Complex in Chester County on Sunday, July 6.

    The 13 all-stars’ three-run win capped a 2-0 sweep of York in the district tournament.

    The Lancaster team opened the tournament with an 18-1 win over York on Saturday, July 5, at Rodman.

  • P-31 juniors earn playoff win

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Post 31 juniors team needed extra innings and key hitting to win game one of the American Legion first-round playoff series with Post 20 of Greenwood.

    Lancaster Post 31, the runner-up in Region V, hosted game one of the best-of-three playoff series with Greenwood, from Region VII on Monday night at Harvey Eggleton Field.

  • Hodges wins two in July 5 race

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Brent Hodges was in the spotlight at Lancaster Super Speedway with two wins Saturday, July 5.

    Hodges took the checkers in the Pro Street and Crate Sportsman divisions.

    In the Pro Street main event, the front row was Brent Hodges and Joseph Richardson.

    When the green flag fell, Hodges, Richardson, Brandy Baker and Andrew Baker battled for the lead in turn one. Exiting turn two, Hodges had the lead, with Baker and Richardson right behind him.

  • 'He was my heart'

    Casting his gaze toward the small, white house where his three-year-old grandson Logan Cox lived, Jimmy Clevinger doesn’t know how he’ll ever go back inside again. 

  • Creighton raises $1,900 for FCA mission trip

    Dalton Creighton left Charlotte Douglas International Airport early Tuesday, July 8, headed for the Dominican Republic thanks to $1,900 in local contributions received in less than a week.

  • Woman dies in Fort Lawn accident

    FORT LAWN – A Lancaster woman was killed in an early morning accident on Monday, July 7, when she crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Police officers hit by vehicle

    A manhunt is underway for a Lancaster man wanted for striking two officers with his car at the site of a traffic collision Sunday, July 6.

  • How widespread is corruption in South Carolina?

    After six years of peeling back layers of our corrupt state government, nothing should surprise us. And yet Judge Casey Manning’s ruling was still a shock – it didn’t seem possible for a judge to shut down a grand jury investigation into alleged corruption by the speaker of the house and argue that Bobby Harrell’s staff and colleagues on the House Ethics Committee must first decide if he had committed a crime.

    But it happened.

  • Red Rose girls, best in the world

    Every day on social media, I see posts bemoaning our young people and the future. It’s easy to join in and criticize a different generation. However, the majority of the young people I know are pretty remarkable. And there are two prime examples calling the Red Rose City home of whom I am extremely proud.

    Both Paige Duke and Julie Roberts found success nationally. Both faced adversity that could have ruined their careers, but each one has emerged victorious.

    Duke two-time victim