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Today's News

  • Take a trip to Congaree Swamp National Park

    Did you know that South Carolina is home to the largest old growth bottomland forest left in North America?
    The Congaree Swamp National Park protects a primeval forested floodplain intermittently washed by the Congaree and Wateree rivers. This flooding carries nutrient rich sediment that feeds an amazingly diverse ecosystem, including 75 protected tree species and world record trees. Among the national champions is the country’s tallest loblolly pine, standing as high as a 16-story building.

  • Teamwork key in USC’s return to World Series

    The University of South Carolina baseball team, in recent seasons, has seemingly become a fixture in Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.
    The Gamecocks are bidding for their third straight national crown after winning in 2010 and 2011.
    Getting there is sweet, but it’s not a given.
    When you’re the king of the hill, or in baseball terms, the man on the mound, it gets tougher each time. Along with that shining national championship trophy at the end of the season comes a major target on the team’s back for the following campaign.

  • LMS hosting Crate Sportman Summer Slam on Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the Deal 1 Auto Sales in Lancaster Summer Slam for the Crate Sportsman Division on Saturday night.

    The winner earns $1,000, with $500 for second place.

  • County stars in N-S games

    A trio of county players will be involved in the North-South All-Star soccer matches at the College of Charleston Soccer Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The county trio includes Lancaster High School’s Ashley Cauthen, Andrew Jackson High’s Leah Kennington and Indian Land’s Jonathan Rowe.

  • Lancaster Tigers win over Chester

    The Lancaster Tigers swim team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 325-211 win over the Chester Waves on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.

    Charlee Brooke Henry, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile each had four firsts to pace the Tigers.

  • Post 31 team remains unbeaten

    The Lancaster Post 31 baseball team remained the lone unbeaten team in American Legion League V play, taking a 6-2 win over Fort Mill Post 34 on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, 5-0, built a 4-0 lead through seven innings before Fort Mill answered with two runs in the eighth inning.

  • Little League crowns champs

    The 2012 Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Little League baseball program featured 25 teams throughout the county this season. The leagues were coach pitch, ages 7-8; minors, 9-10; and majors, 11-12.

  • Dirt Diamonds defend title

    The Dirt Diamonds 14-under softball team opened the season May 11 with a second-place finish, 5-2 record, in the WFC spring World Series in Sumter.

  • Busy burglary suspect charged again

    A month after being released on bond in connection with multiple thefts from a UPS trailer, a Lancaster man was arrested twice in four days for another string of burglaries.

    Timothy Eric Shrader, 29, 2726 Rolling Hills Road, was first arrested June 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods $2,000 or less, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • City Council passes first reading of budget

    More financial support for Hope on the Hill and the Olde Presbyterian Church has been built into the city of Lancaster’s 2012-13 budget.

    The inclusion came during a discussion of the budget at City Council’s meeting Tuesday, June 12.

    Councilwoman Sara Eddins began the talks by listing some of her concerns with the initial draft of the budget. City support for Hope on the Hill and the historic church highlighted Eddin’s budget punch list.