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Today's News

  • Bear Hug Brawl in spotlight

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders take center stage for the sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday.

    The Bear Hug Brawl is held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.

    Following a short ceremony, play opens at 10:10 a.m. when jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster. Andrew Jackson faces Indian Land in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • Column: Avoid trouble: Update your address with tax officials

    At the end of September each year, Lancaster County mails property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
    While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important that they are sent to the correct address. Having the correct address on file is the taxpayer’s responsibility, and that prevents you from having a late fee due to never receiving the bill.

  • Column: Dismal S.C. ratings on income, education

    S.C. businesses are much more likely to be white-owned than businesses on average in the United States, and less likely to be owned by women.
    At the same time, businesses owned by men and by whites are more valuable than minority and female-owned businesses, and the difference in value in South Carolina is even greater than the average national difference.

  • Helping foster kids flourish as adults

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Surrounded by well-wishers gathered for prayer and food, one former foster child made a life-changing donation to another last Friday at J&J Autosports in Lancaster.
    J&J co-owner Jonathon Mobley presented a free 2004 Chevy Impala to recipient Alexis Buckley through On the Road Again, a program run by the S.C. Foster Parent Association.

  • Bonus money, non-winner Extreme 4 race at LSS Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be revving up Saturday night with bonus money night among a host of track highlights.

    The LSS action will also feature a non-winners race in the Extreme 4 Division.

    Sixteen drivers are eligible for the non-winners race in the Extreme 4 Division, including Kevin Woolford, Keith Woolford, Ben Hinson, Mike Slone, Zachary Hayes, Scott Carpenter, Chris Bowers, Dan Benson, Joyce Britt, Michael Davis, Chris Hunter, Lynn Mills, Floyd Marsh, Thomas Harvey, David Whitaker, Destiny Smith and Jaysen Liberatore.

  • Teams set for jamboree play

    The high school football preseason hits the jamboree phase with plenty of action ahead for county teams.

    Three of the four county squads will see jamboree play tonight, with all four in action Saturday.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson will venture to Camden to play in the 42nd annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium. Lancaster is headed to Chester to play in the CHS Cyclones Jamboree at Chester High.

    At Camden, Buford opens play at 6:30 p.m. as the Jackets face A.C. Flora, while AJ caps the action as the Vols battle the host Camden Bulldogs at 8:30.

  • Roberts to defend club crown

    Scott Roberts will defend his club championship at the Lancaster Golf Club this weekend.

    Play in the 36-hole, two-day tournament opens Saturday and continues through early Sunday afternoon.

    Club pro Phil Small said he regards Roberts as the man to beat as he defends his crown in a field of 15 players.

    “Scott had an outstanding tournament last year and he’s been playing on a regular basis to stay on top of his game,” Small said. “He’s been there before and knows the challenges which come over those two days.

  • Lancaster man charged in 11 property crimes

    A Lancaster man has been charged in a string of 11 thefts and burglaries across the county over the past two months.
    Christopher David Sims, 25, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Aug. 2  after deputies responded to a call on Country Club Drive, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    The homeowners reported that someone had tripped a motion-sensor alarm in the carport, and they saw a man running away and noticed a red Honda parked in a neighbor’s driveway.

  • Van Wyck vote next Tuesday

    Van Wyck residents will head to the polls next week to decide whether to remain an independent unincorporated community or join together to become the town of Van Wyck.
    Next week’s special election is scheduled for Tuesday at the Van Wyck Community Center at 5063 Old Hickory Road. The poll is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and voting is open only to the 271 registered voters who live in the community’s original incorporation area.

  • S.C. trade group tips its hat to Crenco

    Lancaster’s homegrown and family-owned Crenco Food Stores has been named 2017 Retailer of the Year by the S.C. Association of Convenience Stores.
    The award was announced Tuesday at the association’s annual convention in Columbia.
    “In our 38 years of operation, we’ve strived to be the best in all that we do,” said second-generation owner Hal Crenshaw. His father, the late Harold Crenshaw, started the stores in 1979 as a branch of Crenshaw Oil Co.