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Today's News

  • Cherokee Speedway to cap Madness March racing today

    Cherokee Speedway will wrap up the annual Gigi Strong March Madness today at the Gaffney dirt track.
    Racing action today will be headlined by the Southern All-Stars Series, paying $12,000 to win and $600 to start the race.
    The Cherokee Speedway racing card today will also feature the SECA 604 Crate Late Models $1,200 to win, Crate Sportsman $700, Stock 4 $700, and Thunder Bomber $700.
    Track gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m.
    The driver’s meeting is at 12:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

  • Landing Museum Photo Punch
  • BHS has solid hope for baseball season

    There’s a new look with the Buford High School baseball team, and the Yellow Jackets are hoping to continue their old ways of solid baseball play.
    BHS has a new head coach in Michael Adams, who served as a Jackets assistant coach last season.
    “We’re very excited about our team this season,” Adams said.
    A bulk of the Buford High baseball optimism centers on five seniors, who will play roles in the Jackets’ hopes for the 2019 season.
    The senior group is led by Brett Sistare, a BHS veteran who will serve as a team captain.

  • Bruins honor hoops standouts

    The Lancaster High School Bruins took to the court of the LHS Multipurpose Building to honor a host of players at the LHS boys’ basketball banquet Thursday night.
    Standout members of the Bruins varsity and junior varsity basketball teams were saluted during the event.
    Lancaster High School sophomore sensations, guard Omazeon “Dude” Tinsley and forward Janyle Pittman, led the Bruins honorees.
    Tinsley and Pittman were named to the All-Region III-AAAA team as selected by the league coaches.

  • Thread Trail segment for Great Falls?

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – Great Falls has pledged $15,000 and Chester County Council an additional $75,000 to help secure a 3.5-mile stretch of old CSX rail bed for a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail.
    At last month’s meeting, the Great Falls Town Council got an update on the project from Glinda Coleman, executive director of the Great Falls Hometown Association.
    She said the stretch of walkway could serve a dual purpose.

  • Lancaster saves money on sewer rehab project

    It’s rare for a project’s final price to cost less than its bid, but Lancaster City Council members graciously accepted the savings.
    The West Arch Street and Poovey Farm sewer rehabilitation project is the last of three major sewer basins the city had to repair to follow a federal Environmental Protection Agency consent order.

  • TV sportsman Hank Parker here for shooting tourney, evangelism

    Professional bass fisherman and TV host Hank Parker was in Lancaster this week visiting Nutramax Laboratories before the eighth-annual Hank Parker Celebrity Invitational Shoot, which was held at Meadow Wood Farms Thursday and Friday.
    Nutramax sponsored the event this year, which featured quail shoots, flurry and sporting clays competitions, and live and silent auctions to raise money for a number of faith-based charities and organizations.

  • Sindarius will fix up Barr Street gym, bring stars here

    Lancaster’s NBA star Sindarius Thornwell has scheduled some hometown hoops for this summer, and he’s bringing five other basketball big names with him.
    The Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard will host the second Kuntry Classics men’s basketball league at the Barr Street School gym, which he is planning to renovate for the event.
    Thornwell played for Lancaster High’s Bruins and in 2017 took the USC Gamecocks to the NCAA Final Four and was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

  • Abandoned, emaciated, inching his way back

    A profoundly emaciated pit bull dumped on a Lancaster County roadside has become an internet sensation, drawing gifts from all across the country and slowly being nursed back to health.
    “We’ve had some bad ones come in lately, but he’s probably the worst,” said Diana Knight, director of the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA).
    “Things in our county don’t seem to be getting better for these animals. It’s getting worse.”

  • MUSC christens Lancaster Medical Center

    It’s official. At 8:16 p.m. Thursday, the Medical University of South Carolina signed the closing documents to purchase Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Friday morning, MUSC leaders welcomed hospital staff and elected officials in the lobby of the newly christened MUSC Lancaster Medical Center.
    Dr. Patrick Cawley, MUSC Health CEO, said the mission of the Charleston-based medical university is to improve the health of all South Carolinians.