Today's News

  • Scoping out great ideas for libraries

    With a deadline looming for $8 million in upgrades at Lancaster County’s libraries, a local delegation hit the road this week, looking for best practices and architectural ideas at Richland County’s gleaming downtown showplace.
    They walked beneath an indoor tree canopy and gazed from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown. They saw giant murals of characters from Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” not just on walls, but freestanding in the middle of rooms.

  • Column: Is Sean Hannity a journalist? Ask ‘who, what, when, why, where, how’

    For a brief period recently, it was a burning national question. Is Fox News star Sean Hannity a “journalist” or not?
    Let’s use the long-held set of journalistic questions to investigate: The proverbial who, what, when, where, why and how?

  • Column: Yes, let’s look at many issues – Democrats veer hard to the left

    Alert the media! It is not often that I have agreed with a Democrat on much of anything lately.
    William St. Louis’ column in Wednesday’s paper said we should not choose candidates based on one issue. He is right.
    We need to examine many issues the candidates support, and the first step is to examine the party of that candidate. The party ideology comes first, says Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

  • Our assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ

    Genuine Christians who read 1 John can find assurance that they are really saved.
    In 1 John 2:3-6, two trademarks of real Christians are mentioned. The first is that “we keep (obey) his commandments.” This is a reference to Christ’s commandments, such as his commandment to “love one another, as I have loved you.”

  • Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series headlines LMS racing action Saturday

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, regarded as one of the most popular racing series at LMS, heads back to the half-mile track Saturday night.

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is paying $4,000 to win.

    “Downtown” Michael Brown and “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins will be in action at LMS.

    Both are hometown drivers, regarded as crowd favorites, with their share of wins at the dirt oval.

  • Flynn to play at Cape Cod

    Lancaster County native Evan “Buckshot” Flynn is completing the remainder his 2018 summer college baseball season with the Brewster Whitecaps in the elite Cape Cod League.

    Flynn, a junior at Francis Marion University in Florence, has spent the bulk of his summer baseball season with the Staunton (Va.) Braves of the Valley League. He was assigned to the Whitecaps on July 30.

  • Collins likes LHS scrimmage start

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High School fifth-year head coach Bobby Collins said he was pleased with the Bruins following their opening scrimmage at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill on Thursday morning.

    The two-hour session opened with the Bruins meeting host Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    LHS, coming off a 3-7 finish last season, also battled Blythewood High School and Woodmont High School of Piedmont.

  • 14U stars to battle Bama champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars hope to continue their success as they open play in the 2018 Dixie Boys World Series on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST when they face Alabama state champion Opelika at the Tinsley Athletic Complex in Bossier City, La.

    The unbeaten Lancaster stars, 12-0, are coming off a 6-0 run in the state tournament at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

    The Lancaster stars wrapped up the state title with an 8-1 win over Aynor on July 25.

  • Column: I’m focusing on our citizens, our employees, moving city forward

    It’s been three short weeks since this summer’s special election for mayor, and filing for November’s race has already opened.
    Since my swearing in on July 13, I have, along with other city representatives, attended the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting, presided over my first Lancaster City Council meeting, met with city employees, and listened to constituent concerns.

  • Column: 1st Amendment: Few Americans can even recall what it contains

    The majority of Americans are supportive of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, but are also unaware of exactly what those rights are, according to the recently released 2018 State of the First Amendment survey by the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute.