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Today's News

  • 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.

  • McMurray inducted into S.C. Baseball Coaches Hall

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, who built powerhouse baseball teams at Lewisville and Buford high schools, was inducted to the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 23.

    McMurray, who won 419 games as a high school baseball coach at three different schools, was enshrined along with the late Strother Sligh (Irmo High School), Jerry Stoots (Stall High School of Charleston) and Forrest “Whitey” Kendall of Parker High School in Greenville.

  • Post 31 returns to League V play Monday

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 will look to get on track Monday when P-31 returns to League V play.

    Lancaster, 0-2 on the season, will open the second week of League V Legion baseball play with a game with Fort Mill Post 43.

    Lancaster, off last week with the 2017 high school graduation, opened play the week of May 22 when it dropped two road losses to York Post 66.

    York, in the first meeting, took a 10-0 win over Lancaster.

    In the second game at York, P-31 dropped a 7-0 setback to Post 66.

  • Hinson leads BHS girls soccer honors

    Buford High School senior striker Victoria Hinson led the Lady Jackets’ soccer honors for the 2017 season.

    Hinson, the team MVP, was also selected as the Region IV-AA Player of the Year for girls soccer. 

    Hinson, an all-region pick, led the Lady Jackets of coach Bob Bowen with a team-high 36 goals and eight assists on the BHS girls’ 16-1 season.

    Buford posted a 16-0 mark in regular-season play.

  • Tar Heels’ Paul named ITA National Coach of the Year

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On the heels of the University of North Carolina men's tennis program’s landmark 29-5 season, Tar Heels head coach Sam Paul, a Lancaster native, has been honored as the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year.

  • Kershaw eyes expense hikes, but fixing leak to yield savings

    KERSHAW – Town officials hope that finding and fixing a gigantic water leak will save Kershaw enough money to offset several unavoidable expense increases in the proposed $3.9 million budget for 2017-18.
    The budget, which passed first reading May 15, does not include a property tax increase at this point, though that might change before second reading. The town is awaiting information on how much it will get through the local-option sales tax.
    “It’s going to be tight again. It always is,” said Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • S.C. traffic deaths up slightly from last year

    South Carolina has seen a slight increase in the number of traffic fatalities statewide so far this year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    As of May 29, 2016, there have been 402 deaths reported on the state’s roadways, up from 396 a year earlier. This year seven have died in Lancaster County.