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Today's News

  • Getting young adults prepped for entering local workforce

    While many young adults are planning for college in the fall, some of their peers will soon be actively seeking employment. To meet their needs, ResCare Workforce Services, along with partnering agencies, is planning two job recruitment and resource fairs.

    The first event will be held this Friday, May 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chester YMCA. The second event will be next Friday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Lancaster Adult Education building.

  • Gas-tax hike heads to governor backed by veto-proof majorities

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. gas-tax increase looks like a done deal, even if Gov. Henry McMaster vetoes it later this week.
    The S.C. House passed a compromise plan Tuesday that raises the state’s gas tax by a total of 12 cents a gallon over six years and increases other driving fees to create long-term funding for road repairs across the state.
    House Speaker Jay Lucas called the legislation the most significant infrastructure bill to pass the General Assembly in three decades.

  • Connelly endorses Norman in runoff

    NEWBERRY – The businessman who finished fourth in last week’s seven-candidate 5th District Republican Party primary has endorsed fellow businessman Ralph Norman in the upcoming May 16 GOP runoff.
    On Monday, Chad Connelly announced his support of Norman, who faces Tommy Pope in next week’s runoff.
    A former member of the S.C. House, Norman is a real estate developer from Rock Hill.
    “They say nobody likes losing, but if you’re gonna lose, you ought to lose to somebody who thinks like you,” Connelly said.

  • Community’s donations go to Burgess family

    Nearly $3,000 raised across the community over the past month was delivered to Jim Burgess on Tuesday.
    R.L. Parham and Burgess met in the front yard of his damaged home on S.C. 9, which was crushed by a huge oak tree during a storm April 6. Burgess’ wife, Coleen, died in the wreckage that evening.
    Parham handed Burgess a check for $2,871 and a $100 Visa gift card. Ryan’s Tree Service and Bethany Presbyterian Church equally split the $1,000 to pay for the crane and tree removal.

  • Rain brakes racing action

    Rain put the brakes on racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    LSS was gearing up to start hot laps when the rain came. Mother Nature took the win with the race rained out.

    LSS will host Ladies Night and seven divisions Saturday night.

    Andrew Baker headlines the night as he will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event. Baker has captured three straight wins, and according to track rules, he will start in the back.

  • Lancers drop two Sunday in Region X tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dropped a pair of losses Sunday to see their hopes of winning the Region X tournament end with the two defeats in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 39-15, opened the double-elimination tournament with a 8-6 win over USC Sumter on Saturday, but dropped the two losses Sunday when USCL fell to Florence-Darlington Tech, 8-4 and Spartanburg Methodist College, 16-3.

  • Wren ends LHS softball drive

    Wren ended the Lancaster Lady Bruins’ Class AAAA postseason softball run, taking a 4-1 win over the LHS girls on Monday at WHS.

    Lady Hurricanes’ Brianna McBride led WHS with a hit, two RBIs and scored a run.

    WHS pitchers Emma and Ashley Collins combined to hold LHS to four hits and struck out six.

    Sydney Cauthen led the Lady Bruins with a hit and a walk. Ashley Abbott had a hit and a sacrifice.

  • Panthers halt Jackets’ playoff run

    Buford’s banner run in the Class AA baseball Lower State championship playoffs ended with a tough 5-4 loss to host Batesburg-Leesville on Monday night.

    The Panthers, up 5-2 going to the top of the seventh, held off the Jackets’ valiant charge to take the narrow win to stay alive in postseason play.

    BLHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-2 edge.

  • LASS raises $13K for animal shelter

    Animal lovers raised $13,000 at The Ivy Place on Sunday in a fundraiser sponsored by the Sun City group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters.
    More than 250 people attended the event, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
    Arlene McCarthy, LASS president, and cofounder Sue White shared the story of the group and how it grew in four years from two concerned women to a community of activism and inspiration.

  • Lady Jackets win, advance to Upstate championship game

    Buford won a nail-biter to hold the upper hand in the Class AA softball Upper State championship series.

    The Lady Jackets, with a 7-6 comeback win over Landrum in extra innings, are the lone unbeaten team in the Class AA Upstate softball playoffs.

    BHS, down 6-5, rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to notch the one-run comeback win.