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Today's News

  • Bundy, Gregory recall boom times for county after WWII

    Episode two of Travis Bell’s documentary film series “Lancaster: Our Stories” has been released, with another installment of the online time capsule for viewers to enjoy.
    The documentary was filmed by the Columbia photographer and Lancaster native last year at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center. It focuses on preserving local history through interviews with a number of Lancaster residents.

  • Traffic stop begets drug seizure for 2 on bypass

    In a cascading series of offenses, a suspended driver’s license led to a traffic stop, and a gun beside the seat prompted a search that uncovered a cache of illegal drugs, digital scales and cash.
    The car’s occupants, a Lancaster woman and Rock Hill man, were arrested Feb. 25. Rachell Nichole House, 30, and Ted Williams Long Jr., 28, were both charged with trafficking 200-400 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, clonazepam and marijuana.

  • Threat-alert system installed at USCL

    USC Lancaster has installed a system of high-powered sirens to alert the campus – and as far away as downtown Lancaster – when a public-safety emergency occurs.
    The sirens will sound during weather crises such as tornados or if an active shooter is on campus, sometimes followed by recorded messages with instructions to take shelter immediately or that a lockdown is in place.

  • Lancers host Indians for Region X weekend series

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers launch NJCAA Region X baseball play Saturday afternoon when they host USC Salkehatchie Indians.
    The four-game series features two doubleheaders at the LHS baseball field.
    Game one each day – Saturday and Sunday – is set to begin at 1 p.m.
    “We have created some key momentum heading into Region X play, and we have to keep it going,” Lancers coach Nick Calhoun said. “We have been boosted by strong pitching, key hitting and our solid defense.

  • Lady Jackets booters beat Lewisville

    The Buford High School girls soccer team opened Region IV-AA play  play Tuesday night when the Lady Jackets topped Lewisville, 5-1 at the Lions’ field in Chester County.
    BHS’s Kalyn Stroud scored the first goal four minutes into the match. Lewisville tied the match in the 14th minute.
    Peyton Deese scored in the 23rd minute to put Buford ahead. In the second half, Marisa King scored two goals and Emma Larson added one to give the Jackets the 5-1 win.
    Buford played at AJ on Thursday night.
    Lady Warriors win

  • Fans to view Speedway upgrades

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway track has been silent since late last fall, but the dirt track racing facility has been quite busy during the LMS off-season.
    This off-season, even though it has been a wet and rainy period, has seen the LMS staff hard at work making improvements to the race track and the facilities.
    Some of the highlights for the track include the purchase of a crash truck with a Jaws of Life system for quickly freeing trapped victims in a wrecked car.
    The track also has purchased new radios for the track crew/staff.

  • Sports Talk: AJ’s body of work was all about Vols pride

    The body of work is a term often heard this time of year, March Madness.
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers basketball team experienced the hoops postseason wonderment, making a landmark run to the Class AA state title game.
    The Vols’ drive didn’t end the way they wanted, falling to a talented and top-rated Gray Collegiate Academy team in the state championship basketball game, 79-38 last Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

  • Vols open region play routing Knights

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play, rolling to a 12-0 win over North Central High School at home Tuesday night.
    Brett Percival and Colby Jackson combined on a one-hitter in the AJ win.
    Percival, the winner, went three innings and fanned eight Knights.
    Percival allowed no hits and two walks.
    Percival aided his cause with a three-run homer and a walk.
    Jackson, in an inning of work, whiffed three and allowed the lone Knights hit.

  • Green signs with Lancers

    Outside the rain poured and the day was gray, but on the inside in the Lancaster High School conference room, the mood was much brighter.
    Most of those in attendance donned special T-shirts in celebration of LHS senior soccer player Mason Green’s big moment – his signing day – March 1, 2019.
    Green, a four-year member of the Lancaster High School boys soccer team, was sporting a smile as he signed the scholarship to set the course of his future.
    Green signed with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • Passion for painting

    Rebecca Wilson didn’t know she liked to paint. When she started hosting painting classes to draw more traffic into her consignment shop in Kershaw, she stumbled upon her favorite hobby – and her next business venture.
    “There was a girl who sold her paints in my store at the time. She was a Dixie Belle retailer,” Wilson said. “She showed me some tricks of the trade about the paint, and once I started painting furniture, I found that I loved it more than the painting parties.”