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Today's News

  • Column: Americans with ‘invisible credit’ deserve a shot at home-buying

    In a bipartisan effort to help more everyday Americans achieve homeownership, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and I have introduced legislation to include some of the 26 million “credit invisible” individuals in the housing market.

  • Column: Thanks to all who helped make Habitat fundraiser the best ever

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County wants to thank all who helped us make our fifth-annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building (BBB) a big success.

    The event, held Aug. 26 at USC Lancaster, netted just over $15,000 after expenses to support our mission here – an increase of $3,000 over the last event. 

  • AJ Vols’ McKittrick, Hinson earn Tri-County Football Coaches honors

    Two Andrew Jackson High School football players were saluted for their play in week two at the meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern Restaurant in Fort Mill.
    The Volunteers’ Jamie Hinson and Dalton McKittrick were honored for their play in AJ’s 19-14 home loss to Providence Day of Charlotte last Thursday.
    McKittrick was selected as the Class AAA-AA-A defensive lineman of the week with 10 tackles, including seven solos, and a sack.

  • LSS hosts double points night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action with double points night.
    The race will likely shake up the points in numerous divisions.
    On the Saturday night card will be SECA Crate Late Models ($200 new winner bonus), Super Stock ($200 new winner bonus), SECA Crate Sportsman ($200 new winner bonus), Renegade ($200 new winner bonus), Extreme 4 ($200 new winner bonus), Pure Stock V8 ($100 new winner bonus) and Vintage.
    The pits admission is $25 and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • LHS duo is trench tough

    Lancaster High senior defensive linemen Blake Payne and Rodrick Johnson are in the “step-up” mode at this point in the Bruins’ season.
    Payne, a two-year starter at defensive end, and Johnson, a four-year starter at tackle, had their roles enhanced with the loss of senior star Markees Watts with a season-ending ACL injury early in the Bruins’ opener with Indian Land.
    Lancaster won the game, but lost the star defender, a two-time Region III-AAAA and Tri-County Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Pettits hold 50-year football connection

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.

  • White recalls stadium opener as game of missed chances

    Floyd White recalled the first game at Memorial Stadium as “the one that got away.”
    White, an assistant coach to Barr Street High School head football coach W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, said he remembered the game on Aug. 31, 1967 for its squandered chances.
    Barr Street, the then all-black high school in Lancaster prior to total integration, battled old rival Granard High School of Gaffney to a 12-all tie.

  • Irma evacuee, 77, found safe after disappearance

    A Hurricane Irma evacuee from Florida, waiting out the storm with family at Sun City Carolina Lakes, disappeared Thursday afternoon, prompting the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to ask for the public's help in finding him.

    The man, John D. DePasquale, 77, was located Thursday night and is safe and uninjured, sheriff's spokesman Doug Barfield said in a Friday morning release.

  • Price-gouging law in effect

    From release

    COLUMBIA – State Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday that South Carolina’s law that prevents price gouging is now in effect, since Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency.

     “With the possibility that Hurricane Irma could make landfall in South Carolina, our people have already started making preparations,” Wilson said. “We can expect normal price increases, but we may see businesses and individuals looking to unfairly take advantage of the situation.”

  • Governor declares state of emergency

    COLUMBIA – Gov. Henry McMaster issued a state of emergency for South Carolina at noon Wednesday as Hurricane Irma took aim at the east coast of Florida.

    The latest National Weather Service data shows that the storm’s outer bands could start tracking northward into South Carolina’s Lowcountry near Beaufort and Jasper counties about 8 a.m. Monday.