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Today's News

  • School registration dates set

    Lancaster County School District

    Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2018-19 school year.

    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

    School insurance will not be sold during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Ray Faulkenberry an 8-time ace at LGC

    Ray Faulkenberry registered his eighth hole-in-one July 2 at Lancaster Golf Club, while playing a round with Mark Logan, Ken Boucher and Haskell Faulkenberry. 

    Faulkenberry got the ace on the par-3 seventh hole with a 7-iron. 

    “It was roughly 135 yards,” he said. “No. 7 is an island hole and is always a little intimidating to me, so I really never expected to get one there.” 

  • Winged Outlaw series returns

    Drivers in the popular USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be in action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night after their first scheduled stop here was canceled earlier this year.

    The tour was set to race April 7, but the event was rained out.

    The 360 Winged Sprints are always a fan favorite at the high-banked, half-mile dirt track with straightaway speeds that approach the 150-mph mark and slide job passing.

  • Bear Hug Brawl gets ‘Thursday Night Lights’

    For the past six years, junior varsity football teams from the county’s four high school have played a preseason jamboree under a scorching Saturday afternoon sun.

    But no longer.

    The 7th annual Bear Hug Brawl is moving to Thursday night. This year’s game is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Buford High School Stadium on Tabernacle Road. Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the gate.

  • 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?

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Crestview Baptist VBS ends July 15

    Crestview Baptist Church, 2228 Douglas Road, Lancaster, will host a “Polar Blast” Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. July 15. Pre-register at vbspro.events/p/crestviewpolar. For details, call or text (803) 804-1717. 

    Calvary Baptist hosts guest speaker

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Library children, teen programs

    Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster, will host children’s (age 3 and up) and teen programs throughout July as part of the summer reading program. 

    Children’s programs at each of the branches are 10 a.m. at Lancaster, 2 p.m. at Kershaw and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Indian Land. 

    Childen’s programs include: 

  • News Briefs

    Council on Aging meets 

    The Board of Directors of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, Inc., will meet at 3:30 p.m. July 16 at the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    County council meets July 16