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Today's News

  • SECA Crate Late Models, Vintage Division set for LSS return

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back to action Saturday night.
    The LSS card is headlined by the popular SECA Crate Late Model Division.
    On July 30, “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, won the SECA Crate Late Model Division race at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Baker had to earn it though as Travis Steele pressured him the entire race for the lead.
    LSS racing fans can expect to see those  two drivers along with Hank Taylor, Timbo Mangum, Benji Knight, Mike Huey, Mac Huey, Manley Chaney and Charles Kluttz competing for the win.

  • Junior golfers focused on all-star tournament

    Lancaster junior golfers will be seeking top honors this weekend as they play in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six.
    The Lancaster chapter has 12 junior golfers competing in the all-star field Aug. 20-21.
    The LJGA members earned their shot to play with top showings in the chapter’s 2016 tournaments during the spring and summer.
    The annual Roy Small Junior Championship, held at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 25-26, capped the chapter’s season.

  • Fifth Bear Hug Brawl ready to roar

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders will be in the spotlight Saturday at Buford High School’s Jacket Stadium.
    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl is set with the opening action at 10:10 a.m.
    The Bear Hug Brawl, held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player. Muennich died in an auto accident near the school in 2011. He was 14 at the time of his death.

  • BHS duo big part of team

    Buford High School third-year head coach Tripp Watts regards senior running back Isaah Nesbit and wide receiver Rhylee Blackmon as a big part of the Jackets’ team.
    Watts is hoping Nesbit and Blackmon, who have missed much of the preseason with injuries, can make an impact in a hurry.
    Nesbit, who injured his neck in a preseason scrimmage at McBee High School, has been cleared to play and is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Jackets face Franklin Christian in their opener.

  • Column: I’m grateful to 3 officers for help in bad situation

    I would like to thank Sgt. Jeremy Lear with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, who was called to my home for a situation. All I can say is you are amazing, and I am grateful for you! Thank you for taking the time to listen and carefully make your decision for the wellbeing of the child.
    I will forever say God sent the right sergeant to my house that day. Sgt. Lear, you have a new friend.

  • Column: To improve society’s perceptions, we must fix destructive behaviors

    I tend to agree with Rudy Schmidt’s statement in Friday’s Lancaster News that “perception is subjective truth, not objective truth.”
    I do not propose to speak for Police Chief Harlean Carter when she was quoted as saying that “perception is reality.” Yet, I inferred her statement to mean that what one perceives becomes reality to him or her even though this perception may – or may not be – based on objective truth. If my inference of her meaning is correct, then I also agree with her.

  • Angie’s Closet gives away free clothes this Saturday

    Angela Porter of Lancaster is hosting her sixth clothing giveaway this Saturday, an idea that started with a spiritual inspiration.
    Angie’s Closet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Room of Jesus Outreach Tabernacle, 311 W. Gay St. in Lancaster.

  • Heath Springs will replace old, worn-out garbage truck

    The Heath Springs Town Council has decided it’s time to trash the old garbage truck and buy a new one.
    They don’t come cheap. A new truck will cost between $120,000 and $140,000, but the town had been expecting this and the money is already budgeted.

  • Lancaster gets 2nd big lottery win in 3 weeks

    Palmetto Cash 5 lottery tickets are hot in Lancaster, it seems, after a local player scored a six-figure win in Wednesday night’s drawing – the second big local win in less than three weeks.
    S.C. Education Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said the as yet unknown winner won $100,000 with the numbers 2, 3,11, 29 and 34, but also “Powered-up” for an additional $1, which doubled the win to $200,000.
    The odds of winning were 1 in 1,003,884.

  • 13K lose Comporium internet service

    An equipment malfunction caused a massive internet outage Wednesday for 13,000 Comporium Communications customers, many of them businesses that had to turn away customers of their own.
    Matthew Dosch, Comporium’s executive vice president of customer operations,  said the outage started shortly before 3 p.m. and ended about 5:15 p.m. It also cut service to about 7,000 cable TV subscribers.
    Dosch blamed the problems on a malfunctioning electronics card in a piece of equipment at a service node serving Lancaster County customers south of the Panhandle.