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Today's News

  • Sports Talk: Tigers roar, rip Tide in title game

    Back in the opening week of the 2018 college football season, I recall a telephone conversation I had with my brother Bill, an avid Clemson fan who lives in Jacksonville, Fla.
    It was early September and he along with his wife, Frances, an Alabama graduate, had attended the Crimson Tide’s opener in Orlando, Fla.
    The Tide rolled to an impressive 51-14 win over Louisville in one of those opening week classic match-ups.
    Bill said Bama was simply on “another level.”
    The Tide, he said, was here, and all the rest was below Bama.

  • Spotlight on gliding duos

    It’s time to gather round at Lancaster High School and watch your hometown favorites boogie down in Lancaster’s own Dancing With The Stars competition.
    This year’s event is Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., with an art auction and AJMS chorus and band performances starting at 6 p.m.
    This year’s contestants are:
    ◆ Harlene Carter and Rendell Mingo.
    ◆ Amanda Ghent and Jason Hall.
    ◆ Lisa Hallman and Bobby Parker.
    ◆ Ryan Jones and Sh’kur Francis.
    ◆ Keishea Mickles and Dr. Lee Easterwood.

  • Garbage backlog plagues Kershaw

    KERSHAW – One sure way to get citizenry fuming at local government is by not picking up their trash, especially during the holidays.
    “It couldn’t have occurred at a worse time of the year, when more garbage accumulates. I’ve lived here all my life, and I don’t ever recall this happening,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Man wanted in girlfriend’s kidnapping

     A Lancaster man is wanted for kidnapping and the Lancaster Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models set to headline March 23 race

    Coming fresh off the two-day racing event on March 15-16, which will be Pepsi night at Lancaster Motor Speedway, the following Saturday will be headlined by another premier Late Model Series that travels the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will be coming to LMS for the first time on the 2019 racing season on March 23.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series has become popular over the past four years at LMS, with the racing fans getting used to seeing the series here on a regular basis.

  • Time for a treat!

    Lancaster County is about to get a lot sweeter as Girl Scouts in the area begin their annual cookie sale next month.
    Twenty-two troops made up of about 275 young girls will take part in the sale, which this year begins Feb. 22 and ends March 17.
    This year the groups will be selling a new cookie, the gluten-free chocolate chip caramel, which the girls got to taste test Saturday during a cookie rally.

  • Vols jolt Jackets in mat split

    Andrew Jackson, ranked fourth in Class A-AA wrestling, split a pair of matches at county rival Buford High School on Thursday night.
    The Vols, 9-5 on the season with a 3-2 region record, topped match host Buford, but fell to CATA, Central Academy of Technology and Arts of Union County, N.C.
    CATA also topped Buford to go 2-0 on the night.
    AJ, in the match with the host Jackets, posted a 57-21 win over Buford.

  • A citizen’s guide to state FOIA protections

    South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes records and meetings of public bodies open and available to citizens and their representatives in the press.
    This openness is important because it allows the public to learn about the performance of public officials and the expenditure of public funds.

  • LCPRC stars state runner-up

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 9-10 soccer all-stars gave a valiant effort and fell just short in their quest for a state championship last month in Walhalla.
    The Lancaster County stars, who represented the district that included Lancaster, Buford, Heath Springs and Kershaw, dropped a tough loss on penalty kicks to finish as the state runner-up to Bluffton, the Southern District champion.
    The Lancaster County 9-10 stars, who won the Central District title to qualify for the state tournament, opened play in the tourney facing host Walhalla.

  • Sports Talk: Tide has link to Tigers’ football success

    Clemson and Alabama have history.
    Really, the Tide and the Tigers do.
    Stop playing Tiger Rag and doing the well-known Clemson cadence for a moment, you know 1-2-3-4, C-L-E-M-S-O-N and consider the facts.
    The national title game Monday is the 19th meeting between the two schools, with Bama holding a 14-4 edge. Of course, it has been tighter as of late, 2-1 in the last three clashes, with Clemson’s win two years ago giving the Tigers their second national crown in college football.