Today's News

  • Guest Column: Southern 500 getting plenty of tax dollars

    The thousands of fans who attended the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway this month aren’t the only folks supporting the annual NASCAR race.
    For years, taxpayers have subsidized the private stock-car racetrack dubbed “The Track Too Tough to Tame.” State comptroller general records, for example, show that the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) has paid the raceway a collective $500,000 since fiscal 2010, including $150,000 – the single-highest annual amount – last fiscal year.

  • Editor's Column: Moment of panic in the car wash

    I always take something to the car wash to keep me busy during the 10 minutes it takes for the equipment to drag my car through, foam it, scrub it, rinse it and blow it off, after which some energetic young people dry it with towels and wipe shiny stuff on the tires.
    The car wash I use doesn’t let you get out of the car, so I’m stuck there, needing to fill the time. God forbid that I lose 10 minutes of productive consciousness.

  • ‘A big day for us’

    About 150 supporters attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday that begins the transformation of the storied Cultural Arts Center on West Gay Street into a modern performance venue.
    In February, the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation announced its ambitious plan to add two additions totaling almost 1,800 square feet on the west side of the structure.

  • LMS Hall of Fame Race Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host its annual Hall of Fame Race on Saturday night.
    LMS will honor four local dirt track racing legends with the induction of Knox Bailey, Paul Croft, Mike “Wormy” Snipes and Maxcy Broome.
    The ace racing quartet has provided the track great memories down through the years.
    In addition to the hall of fame honors, the night’s highlight race is the M&M Garage Extreme 4 Shootout paying $1,000 to win.

  • Cubs to host semifinals

    The Lancaster Cubs have advanced to the Community All-Star Baseball League semifinals after taking the opening round best-of-five series, 3-0 over the Newberry Marlins.
    The Cubs wrapped up the first-round series with a 14-4 win over the Newberry Marlins last Sunday.
    The Cubs now advance to face the third-seeded Shelton Braves in a best-of-five series this weekend.
    The series winner advances to the CASBL championship series.
    The opening two games of the series will be played at Eggleton Field, Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball field.

  • Vols vault to No. 9 in AA state listings

    Andrew Jackson High School’s lopsided win over St. John’s helped the 2-0 Volunteers advance a spot in the SC Media Class AA state football poll.
    The Vols, who blitzed the Islanders 69-0 in their home opener Aug. 30, are rated No. 9 this week in the AA state listings.
    AJ, after its 37-0 road win over McBee High School to open the season, debuted in the poll in a tie for 10th with Whale Branch High School of Beaufort County last week.

  • LHS cross country off to solid start

    The Lancaster High School cross country program is off to a good start with two meets and solid performances in each event.
    The Bruins competed at Camden on Aug. 24 in “The Battle of Camden” invitational. Out of 14 teams, the LHS girls were seventh and the boys fifth.
    The Lady Bruins’ top finishers were Destinee Goshorn (24:41), Veronica Kail (25:56) and Sara Ava Shrum (26:56).
    The LHS boys were led by Matt Prete (19:05), Dylan Sutton (20:20) and Dexter Goshorn (20:56).
    LHS went to Great Falls on Sept. 3 for a 10-team meet.

  • Jayvee Football Roundup: Junior Vols skin Cats

    The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers made the most of their long road trip to Cherokee County on Thursday night.
    The Junior Vols evened their football mark at 1-1 with a 33-0 win over the Blacksburg Junior Wildcats.
    AJ built a 14-0 halftime lead and added three second-half scores on the way to the lopsided win.
    The Junior Vols opened the season last week with a 14-7 home loss to the Class AAAAA Clover Junior Blue Eagles.
    AJ, keyed by two Ely Sowell first-half scores, opened strong.

  • LHS swimmers roll to wins

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled to a win over the Governor’s School of Science and Math of Hartsville, 217-44 on Sept. 4. The LHS girls prevailed 108-25 and the Bruins took a 109-19 win.
    Camden was slated to compete, but didn’t attend.
    The LHS girls were led by Tamra Tipton and Makenzy Mills with two wins each. Isabella Thorpe, Isabella Ihm and Taylor Teague each had one first.
    Nathan Powell paced the LHS boys with two firsts. Tyler Tipton, Jacob Stadler, Matt Prete and Diego Caravaca each had one win.

  • Tri-County Coaches honor IL duo

    RICHBURG – A pair of Indian Land High School football players led the Division II honors during the second meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday.
    Warriors sophomore quarterback Blake Goode, who threw for 362 yards on 22-32 passing and three touchdowns in ILHS’s 43-0 road win over Buford, was honored as the Div. II Offensive Player of the Week.