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Today's News

  • Palmetto State 50 set for Nov. 17

    Lancaster Motor Speedway co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn have released full details on one of the biggest races in the history of Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On Nov. 17, Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Palmetto State 50, the headlining race for the night will be the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series paying $10,000 to win.
    Fans can expect to see some of the best Carolinas Late Model drivers, as well as those from across the Southeast, to come to the big half-mile track dirt track.

  • Junior Vols rally for 30-20 win over NCHS

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers, locked in a 20-all tie at halftime, ignited in the second half to post a 30-20 win over rival North Central on Thursday night.
    The game was canceled earlier this season due to weather-related concerns and reset to cap the 2018 AJ junior varsity football campaign.

  • Rally for the Cure Golf honors winners

    The Edgewater Golf Club’s seventh annual Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament honored a host of golfers at the tournament Oct. 20. The men’s team of Robert Bradley, Harold Cook, Steve Threatt and Larry Snyder shot 17 under to take the win.
    The ladies team of Joanne Reeves, Martha Blackman, Phyllis Brown and Nancy Morris prevailed with a three under.
    The mixed team of Eric and Margaret Pierce and Duane and Rita Kohari shot 11 under for the win.
    The closest-to-the-pin winners were Steven Threatt and Rita Kohari.

  • Sports Talk: No surprise McManus was top-notch coach

    Lancaster native Harold McManus had a long and distinguished career in high school coaching, and many of those early seeds were planted when McManus made a name for himself as a Lancaster Blue Hurricane basketball and baseball star.
    McManus is remembered here today following his passing earlier this fall.
    “He was always directing things, like a coach on the floor,” said former teammate Gerald Parker, who played with McManus on top-notch basketball teams at LHS under former coach Tom Hendrix.

  • Jackets, Vols garner all-region football honors

    Region IV-AA football champion Buford High School earned its share of awards as the Class AA Upper State league honored its all-region team for the 2018 regular season.
    BHS fifth-year head coach Tripp Watts, who guided the Yellow Jackets to an unbeaten mark in Region IV-AA play at 6-0, was named the Region IV-AA Coach of the Year.
    He guided BHS to the region title for the first time since the 1997 season and first as a Class AA school.
    Two county athletes, one from Buford and one from Andrew Jackson, were honored as the Region IV-AA Players of the Year.

  • Our View: Let’s support the rec bond, create a better place to live

    If you’re like 78 percent of Lancaster County residents, you live in an owner-occupied dwelling, which probably means you have a mortgage or had one in the past.
    Borrowing to buy a home is a normal part of American life. Almost no one saves up for 30 years, then buys a house for cash. We would rather live in the house as we pay for it. Life is just more pleasant that way, for us and our families, and that’s one of the benefits of living in a country with a well-established system of borrowing for long-term needs.

  • Column: 10 reasons to vote for appointing the S.C. schools superintendent

    If you like having politicians run important state agencies instead of professionals who actually know what they’re doing, you should vote “no” on Constitutional Amendment 1 on Tuesday’s S.C. election ballots. Ditto if you think it makes sense that the governor has no more control over South Carolina’s most important duty than any one of the 124 House members.

  • Lancaster teens win top honors in poultry, garden competitions

    Lancaster County teens Daniel Hilgendorf and Charis Grabbe both won top awards in statewide competitions this year for their respective expertise in poultry showmanship and gardening.
    Daniel and Charis are both participants in the 4-H program delivered by the Cooperative Extension Service, which provides opportunities for kids and young people to “learn by doing” in areas such as health, science and agriculture.
    The Lancaster County 4-H Program has served almost 2,000 youths throughout the county over the past year.

  • Students face discipline for possessing pellet gun

    Two A.R. Rucker Middle School students may be expelled for exchanging an airsoft pellet gun on school grounds Thursday afternoon, the second incident involving a pellet gun at the school this year.
    Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety director, said a tip was sent in about the transaction and the gun was recovered after a search of the boys’ bookbags. The boys were then turned over to the school resource officer for having a weapon on school grounds.

  • Midterm vote draws heavy early turnout in Lancaster and statewide

    Going into Friday, more absentee votes had already been cast in Lancaster County and across South Carolina than in the entire 2014 midterm election – and there were still three days of voting to go.
    “Based on absentee, I feel like we will be busy on Tuesday. That usually mirrors Election Day,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.
    As of Friday, according to the S.C. Election Commission, more than 260,000 absentee ballots had been issued across the state, 80 percent more than in 2014 and an absentee voting record for a midterm.