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Today's News

  • Lancaster High swim team sweeps in opener

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled in its opener Thursday, Aug. 30.

    The Bruins topped the three-way meet with 240 points, followed by Hartsville 42 and Chester 9.

    Following are the meet results:

  • I-77 Speedway hosting annual Chester Shrine Race on Saturday

     

    The annual Chester County Shrine Club Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at the I-77 Speedway.

    Race proceeds will go to the Shriners Hospitals For Children.

  • New field is a boost for USCL soccer

    Sometimes it’s not all about the wins and losses.
    Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, it was about a new start for the University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program.
    For the first time in the history of the school, the USCL Lancers teams were able to play matches on campus.
    As Lancers’ athletic director Rick Walters said, fans watching the matches were watching more than soccer, they were “watching history.”
    The Lancers’ women’s program is in its sixth season, while the USCL men are in their first campaign.

  • Snappy Orange Marmalade Cake

    Ingredients
    Cake:
    3 cups cake flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 and 1/4 cups sugar, divided
    3 large eggs, at room temperature
    1 tablespoon orange zest
    1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
    1 cup fresh orange juice
    1- 12 oz. jar orange marmalade

    Frosting:
    3/4 cup heavy cream, chilled
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3/4 cup sour cream, chilled

  • FWBC honors senior members with banquet

    From release
    The members of First Washington Baptist Church, 1300 E. Meeting St., honored their senior members at a banquet in June.

    In 1996, Rev. Frank Butler, pastor at First Washington Baptist came up with the idea of a program for senior members of the church.

    An advisory board headed by Mrs. Mary B. Mackey and Mrs. Reola McGriff brought the idea to life through The Golden Agers. McGriff served as The Golden Agers first president.

  • Isn't she lovely?

    On the night of Aug. 25, one man took home the title of Miss Elgin.

    Yes, you read that correctly.

    To raise money for Elgin Volunteer Fire Department projects and necessities, the department’s volunteer firefighters held a womanless beauty pageant at St. Luke Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road.

    The pageant, which was organized by the fire department auxiliary, featured a spaghetti dinner in addition to the pageant.

  • County set to curb public smoking

    Does the future of Lancaster County include smoke-free restaurants and bars, as smokers catch puffs of cigarettes outside?

    With Lancaster County Council approving first reading of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places at its  Aug. 27, meeting, that future is closer to becoming a reality. 

    Council approved first reading by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Cotton Cole cast the dissenting votes. 

  • Breakfast with dad

    As anyone with a busy family knows, the morning rush is usually not the most conducive time of day to stop and have a little quality time with the kids.

    Especially for working dads.

    Offering dads an opportunity to do just that was only part of the reason behind A.R. Rucker Middle School’s National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day breakfast Tuesday.

    But it was an important reason nonetheless for fathers such as Sam Prete of Lancaster.

  • Internet scam costs victim $60,000

    A rash of scams in the county, including one that swindled a resident out of $60,000, has local authorities warning people to be aware of online predators.  

    The warning comes after a Lancaster County resident was scammed after meeting an unknown suspect on an online Christian dating website, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Locals attending DNC in Charlotte

    Erica Simpson said if necessary, she probably would have paid for a ticket to Thursday’s Democratic National Convention event at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

    That’s where President Barack Obama will officially accept his party’s presidential nomination during a speech to culminate a week in which tens of thousands of people from around the country – and abroad – have descended on Charlotte.

    And Simpson has been right there in the mix.