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Today's News

  • Column: Scott: Barring new evidence, I will vote for Kavanaugh

    The past few weeks have been gut-wrenching for our nation, and for the families of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
    We continue to confront how we can move forward as a society after looking the other way as women have been mistreated and abused for generations, and how that interacts with available evidence and the ability to determine culpability for past actions.

  • USCL takes road win over USC Sumter

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster men’s soccer team rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to take a 2-1 road win over USC Sumter on Tuesday.
    Nick Beauchamp and Giancarlo Marin each had a goal in the second half to lift the Lancers to the Region X comeback win.
    Beauchamp scored on a penalty kick from 30 yards out and Marin tallied on an assist from Fernando Gonzalez.
    USCL keeper Austin Gunnels notched 27 saves in the Lancers’ win.

  • Tri-County Coaches honor LHS’s Stevenson

    RICHBURG – Lancaster High School junior center R.J. Stevenson was the lone Lancaster County prep football player honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Stevenson, in a solid game in the trenches, graded 94 percent with three pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Bruins’ 38-0 win over Richland Northeast in the LHS Region III-AAAA opener.
    He was named the Class A-AAAA Offensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Lancaster drivers venture to other tracks

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is idle this weekend, but LMS drivers will compete at a couple of regional tracks.
    Lancaster drivers will be racing at East Lincoln (N.C.) Motor Speedway, or Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney this weekend. At East Lincoln Motor Speedway, the track will be hosting the second annual Fall Brawl Race on Oct. 6-7.
    Divisions racing will be Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Lightning Late Models, Thunder Bombers, FWD/Extreme 4, Renegade, Stock 4, Pro 4,

  • Pigskin Picks still a close battle

    There was a slight change in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks this week.
    Eric “The Red” Rowell said last week something had to give and it did.
    Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” was able to use his oversized horseshoe, one which might fit a Clydesdale, to gain a game edge.
    Other than that, it’s still tight at the top.
    Howey, the panel rascal, holds a narrow two-game edge, with Eric Rowell second and his bro and former champion, Ernie “Big E” Rowell, a close third.

  • Lancaster swimmers strong in region meet

    The Lancaster Bruins swim team posted a strong showing in the Region III-AAAA meet on Saturday at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.
    The Bruins, who went unbeaten during regular-season competition, were led by Makenzy Mills, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who each had two firsts.
    Isabella Ihm, Samuel Page and Jacques Caravaca each had one first in the meet.
    Lancaster, in a solid overall performance, had 13 firsts, six seconds and eight third-place finishes in 22 events. The field included South Pointe, York, Richland Northeast, Ridge View and Lancaster.

  • Vols’ Funderburk contributing kicks

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers aren’t blessed with a large senior class this football season, but the ones they have are making key contributions to the AJ team.
    One in particular is Vols’ senior kicker Avery Funderburk, a team veteran who has become most reliable when summoned.
    Funderburk, a 6-3, 160-pounder, is a three-year player for the AJ football team.
    He recalls in his early days of kicking for the Vols, he was “extremely nervous.”

  • Firefighter descends 42-foot pit to rescue injured kitten

    Landmark News Service

    The Richburg Fire Department lowered a firefighter into a 42-foot-deep pit at an industrial site Tuesday in an attempt to save a weeks-old kitten that had fallen into the hole.
    Firefighter Scotty Hill hauled up the kitten and rushed it to a veterinarian, but the animal died Wednesday from injuries suffered in the fall.

  • Fill the Boot raising money for muscular dystrophy aid

    The Lancaster Fire Department is collecting donations for its Fill the Boot fundraiser at Walmart on the bypass Friday afternoon.
    The annual fundraiser collects money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which helps kids and adults struggling with muscular dystrophy, ALS and any related muscle-debilitating diseases. It also contributes to groundbreaking research, support groups and care centers.

  • Resolute selling Catawba plant for $300 million

    Resolute Forest Products is selling its Catawba paper mill – the old Bowater plant, a major regional employer since the 1950s – to a California-based maker of cardboard-box materials for $300 million.
    Under the agreement’s terms, buyer New-Indy Containerboard will offer employment to all 460 Catawba employees when the sale is finished, likely around year-end, Resolute said in a statement.