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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Column: To leapfrog progress for S.C., focus on innovation/digital

    For hundreds of years, we in Western society have thought about things with a linear and incremental mindset. Progress – in society, commerce, science, engineering, etc. – was believed to be something that happens sequentially, usually slowly, with one step leading to another. This mindset is embedded in how we think about things and express ourselves – “steady as she goes… one step at a time… the tortoise wins the race.”

  • Local 4-H summer camps cover all ages, many topics

    Numerous activities are available for the youth of Lancaster and Chester counties this summer, thanks to a collaborative effort from the counties’ 4-H programs.
    Offered through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, programs are available for every age group.

  • 4-H on the rise

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – More youth across South Carolina are turning to 4-H to stoke their interests in science, new data show.
    Participation increased 12 percent last year in the state’s 4-H program, the youth-development arm of the Clemson Cooperative Extension. That follows growth of nearly 10 percent the year before.
    4-H programs cover animal science, agriculture, science, engineering, natural resources, healthy living, leadership and more.

  • District offers free meals for low-income youth

    Free meals for youth ages 18 and younger will be available at four Lancaster County schools throughout June.
    The program is funded by the S.C. Department of Education’s Seamless Summer Option, a USDA meal program that provides meals for children in low-income areas during the summer.

  • Breathless moments boarding cruise ship

    For a hairdresser, the most important skill is wielding scissors and a blow dryer. The second most important is storytelling.
    Cindy Rodgers, owner of Cutting Edge Beauty Salon in Lancaster, is good at both. And she brought a real tale back from her vacation in the Bahamas last month.
    If you run into her, get her to tell you all about it. But in case you don’t….
    “Here I am, this hairdresser from this small town…. Then I get into this major mess!”

  • Christian Services, HOPE sharing old bowling alley

    In a spirit of collaboration, two nonprofits have joined forces to expand their services at the former Lancaster Bowling Alley, which has been empty since last July.
    Christian Services and HOPE have begun sharing the building to broaden their reach to those in need.

  • Kershaw OKs $148K contract for fire service

    Kershaw Town Council renewed the town’s fire service contract with Lancaster County during Monday night’s special called meeting.
    The contract – projected to be $148,922 for the 2017-18 fiscal year – provides the town with two fulltime firefighters for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.
    Mitch Lucas, Kershaw town administrator, said the town gets the “most bang for our buck” from this contract.

  • Yarbrough posts Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model win at LSS

    Adam Yarbrough highlighted action at Lancaster Super Speedway, capturing the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models win Saturday night.

    Yarbrough and David Yandle were on the front row for the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models main.

    As soon as the green flag dropped to start the race, Yandle, Yarbrough, Timbo Mangum and Brandon O'Neil roared into turn one battling for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, Yandle, Yarbrough, Mangum and O'Neil  battled for the lead.

    As the laps ticked off, Yarbrough took the lead from Yandle.

  • FM swimmers top Lancaster

    Fort Mill downed Lancaster 578-494 in the Piranhas opener June 1 at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Lancaster Piranhas girls prevailed 320-227 over the Fort Mill girls, but the Fort Mill boys won, 351-174.

    Lancaster was led Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling who each had three wins in the meet.

    Ryder Lucas, Taylor Teague, Blaine Plyler and Makenzy Mills each had two wins in the Lancaster.

    Lancaster also posted seven wins in the relay events.