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Today's News

  • Clinton leads LHS softball honors

    Senior players took the spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School softball awards.

    Senior pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for softball, earned the team MVP.

    An all-region and all-area pick, Clinton was the ace of the LHS staff, posting a 1.20 earn run average. She batted .461 with three home runs this spring.

    Clinton, who also played in the annual North-South All-Star game at USC-Aiken, earlier signed to play softball at the USC-Union.

  • Sports Talk: Glad we had Henry as a city father

    In just over a month, the City of Lancaster will have new leadership.

    That’s ahead, but today – Father’s Day, that annual mid-June Sunday, we tip our hat to dad, I’m thinking about a man, who was, among many, a fine father for our town, “The Red Rose City.”

    Back earlier this spring, we lost a couple of “good men,” who were solid leaders for Lancaster, within the same week – John Howard and Henry Johnson.

    I knew both of them well, but I go back a l-o-n-g way with Henry.

  • Column: Anyone watching as S.C. agency head takes job with a regulated contractor?

    Beverly Buscemi didn’t publicly – and apparently neither privately to key people – reveal specifics about her new job with her resignation at the end of last year as the longtime director of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
    “At this time, I feel it is important to move onto other opportunities outside of South Carolina while continuing to follow my passion of supporting individuals with disabilities,” Buscemi wrote in a letter to staff when her resignation was announced in October.

  • Breakers top Piranhas in meet

    The Tega Cay Breakers posted a 405-133 Metrolina Swim League win over the Lancaster County Piranhas at the Lancaster County Pool on Thursday night.

    The Breakers, in the meet breakdown, topped the LC girls, 185-94, and the TC boys won 220-39 in the meet, halted early due to lightning.

    The host Piranhas were led by Bristol Glenn, Isabella Thorpe, Makenzy Mills and Taylor Teague who had three wins each. Olivia Thorpe and Fletcher Armbrust had two firsts apiece in the meet.

  • Pelham Carolina League All-Star

    Former Lancaster High School three-sport star C.D. Pelham is one of six Down East Wood Ducks selected to play in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic.

    The annual CLASC will be played Tuesday at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., at 7 p.m.

    The Down East Wood Ducks, members of the Carolina League’s Southern Division, are a High-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in Kinston, N.C.

    Pelham, 23, entered the season as a highly touted prospect in the Rangers organization. 

  • Column: Don’t just complain! Change broken politics at ballot box

    Dear voter, you are the reason why America is broken.
    You have no right to complain about your government not working. You have the right every two or four years to overthrow your government and ensure that your government will work. Yet you usually choose the status quo, and the only reason I can see for this is so that you can complain about it.

  • Column: We need help to fight off depression in everyday life

    The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade shocked us this month, highlighting yet again that even the most talented, famous and wealthy among us can suffer unbearable depression. 
    At some point in our lives, we all feel helplessness and despair. I am no stranger to those feelings.
    My house was one of many that became part of the Saluda River in the 2015 floods that swept through Columbia.

  • Robertson moving to Northwestern

    Coach Sha’Ron Robertson’s hoops success has her moving on and moving up.

    Robertson, who guided the Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers to back-to-back region basketball championships in two seasons leading the program, is leaving AJ to head a Class AAAAA girls basketball program.

    Robertson, who has been at AJ nine years, eight seasons with the Lady Vols basketball program, is the new girls basketball coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

  • York tops Post 31 in comeback win

    The result was the same, but Lancaster Post 31 first-year coach Jimmy Jackson could see some progress in P-31’s 14-9 road loss to York Post 66 on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, after dropping a rain-shortened 14-0 League V loss to York at home on Monday night, rebounded to battle Post 66 in the five-run loss.

  • Huey looking for repeat BROLM win

    The popular Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will be back at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    In the BROLM’s last visit to the half-mile oval, Matthew Nance and Mike Huey battled for the lead for most of the race in a tight track battle.

    Nance crossed the checkered flag in first, but after the post-race inspection by Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series owner Jason Smoot, Nance was disqualified.

    That gave the win to fan favorite and track veteran Mike Huey.