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Today's News

  • Angels all-stars finish third in state

    BLUFFTON – Gene Knight, head coach of the Lancaster Dixie Softball 10U All-Stars (Angels) is still smiling after his team finished third in this week’s state tournament. Aynor won, followed by Sumter, Lancaster and Byrnes.

    “Disappointed? Nah, not one bit,” Knight said. “This is a very special group of girls. When we go back next year, I feel good about our chances. And I believe we will be going back.”

  • New prep swim coach a familiar face

    The Lancaster High School swim team has a new coach with a familiar face.

    Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke is taking over for Charles Henry, who led the team for the past two seasons.

    A former competitive swimmer and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Sanchez-Gelpke has helped coach the Lancaster Piranhas swim team for two years. She is also a volunteer elementary swim instructor at Gregory Family YMCA on the USC Lancaster campus.

    “I guess you’re kinda stuck with me,” she said, laughing. “Swimming finds me out, no matter where we live.”

  • Column: Are you a conscience voter or a party voter?

    “The South will rise again” is a phrase referring to a possible uprising of the South. It is used to imply that someday the South will again rebel against the United States. It is imperative that we always remember and understand that “United we stand, divided we fall.” Where do you stand?

  • Inmates set fire at Kershaw prison

    A fire broke out at the Kershaw Correctional Institution early Sunday afternoon.

    According to S.C. Department of Corrections Communications Director Jeffrey Taillon, the lunchtime blaze was just a small fire started by a few of the inmates.

    While one of the dorms was being cleaned after lunch and empty food containers were being piled together, some of the inmates lit pieces of paper on fire and threw them from their cells, Taillon said. The paper ignited the small pile of containers.

  • SECA Crate Late series invades LMS

    The SECA Crate Late Model division will take center stage at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night with its biggest local payday of the season. 

    The SECA SRI Topless Tour feature, which pays $2,000 to win, will draw some of the biggest names in the Carolinas. 

    In the topless tour, teams remove the roofs from their racecars, exposing the roll bar cage that protects drivers.

  • Lancaster 10U Ponytails win district crown, advance

    JEFFERSON – The Lancaster Dixie Softball 10U All-Stars (Ponytails) fought their way out the losers’ bracket in late June to win the district title and advance in state play.

    The ponytails beat Blythewood twice on the last day of the district tournament to advance. 

    They topped the Blythewood stars 7-1 in a winner-take-all finale after winning the seesaw first game by a 6-4 margin.

  • A NASCAR 'ROVAlution'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The unknowns of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sept. 30 could become the wildcard for those in contention for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR CUP Series crown.

    “A lot of fans have said for years we should have a road course race in the playoffs,” said Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. SMI owns eight tracks including Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Column: Heart goes out to children on border, but what to do?

    Lots of outrage has been seen and heard around America over the treatment of families illegally entering the United States.
    After initially separating thousands of children and parents at the border, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together.
    I’m not sure where Americans want to keep these families who took a great risk to enter our country hoping to gain entrance quickly and illegally. It did not work out for them.

  • Column: Here’s why we need the Conservation Bank

    In a recent guest column (July 6), S.C. Rep. Brandon Newton discussed the status of the final state budget and key investments in the state’s future. One of the programs that survived the budget process is the Conservation Bank, which had been on the chopping block earlier in the year. Kudos to all of our local legislators who supported this important legislation.

  • 2 new hotels target Richburg

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    There will soon be more places for people to live in Richburg, but there will apparently also be more places for folks who are just passing through. 

    The Chester County Zoning Board of Appeals recently heard plans for another new hotel and some extended-stay suites. According to minutes of the June 14 meeting, applicant Edlin Monsour addressed the commissioners and asked to have the developer introduce the proposed project.