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Today's News

  • Saucier leads Crate Sportsman division

    Jody Bigham captured an exciting Super Street win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Super Street front row was Brandy Baker and Jake Gibbons.

    When the green flag fell, it was Baker, Gibbons, Jody Bigham and Timbo Mangum roaring into turn one for the lead. Exiting turn two, Baker and Bigham were side by side, with Mangum right behind them.

  • Advertising staff wins 20 awards

    The Lancaster News and Pageland Progressive Journal advertising staff won 20 S.C. Press Association awards this year. The same staff produces advertising for Carolina Gateway.

    The awards were distributed at the 30th Annual PALMY Awards and Advertising Summit on June 7 in Columbia.


    Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, said she was proud of the awards and those who won.

  • Four teams blazed to diamond success

    The summer of 2012 has been one to remember for shining efforts on the diamond.
    That’s the glowing performances of four area teams – three banner baseball teams and a stellar softball squad.
    Those teams include the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion team, the Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars, the Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars and the Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars.
    Each did well and produced their share of achievements.

  • Kudos to Gregory for stand on America’s growing waistlines

    It is not often that a politician will stick his neck out and address a problem that, although 100 percent correct, is not popular with the masses.
    Sen. Greg Gregory, I salute you. You have taken a position as a true leader and shown your constituency that not only do you recognize a health problem, but you have the courage to bring it forward to the people of your district with facts and directness.

  • Crenshaw signs to play at Toccoa Falls

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School baseball standout Jonah Crenshaw is headed to a national championship program.
    Crenshaw, who also played in the Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball program, has signed to play at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Ga.
    Toccoa Falls College has won back-to-back National Christian College Athletic Association Division II national crowns and three national titles in the last four seasons.

  • Seth Muennich will be the ‘Giving Tree’

    Life has a way of turning full circle.
    On Dec. 2, 2011, students planted a red maple tree in the Buford Middle School courtyard to remember the late Seth Muennich.
    Now it’s Seth's family doing the planting, through Seth’s Giving Tree, a local foundation with a goal to impact the lives of 12- to 16-year-olds in Lancaster County.
    At 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the foundation will host the Bear Hug Brawl Classic, a football jamboree for the county’s junior varsity football teams at Buford High School stadium.

  • Court upholds BZA ruling on concrete plant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A circuit court judge has upheld the Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals’ Oct. 11 ruling in the case of Thomas Concrete.
    The controversial ruling, which reversed a zoning department official’s determination revoking the company’s right to operate in the 521 Perimeter Commerce Park in Indian Land, represents an ongoing dispute between the concrete companies in the park and residents of nearby neighborhoods who consider the plants’ operations a nuisance.

  • County Council to discuss EMS volunteer project

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For those who participate, the intense obstacle course is designed to test human endurance and boost teamwork skills, all to support veterans with disabilities.
    The only obstacle now is the entry fee.
    At Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Aug. 13, council members will discuss assisting several Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services employees who will participate in this October’s Tough Mudder Challenge.

  • Teen-produced play to open Friday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A group dedicated to carrying on the dreams of a talented young Lancaster County actress taken before her prime is set to open the curtains on its first production this weekend at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium.
    “Word Wars” is a first-run original comedy produced primarily by local teens and proudly presented by the Kristen Alexandra Tinsley Theater Scholarship Fund (KATTS).

  • Stolarski shares CSF experience with movie star

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Tracy Moss Stolarski did what many women would love to do.
    She recently met George Clooney.
    “It was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done,” Stolarski said.
    Stolarski, a Great Falls native who now lives in Atlanta, is the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth “Lib” Moss.
    Stolarski and her best friend, Ann Winter of Augusta, Ga., attended the Brilliant Lecture Series (BLS) on May 3, at the Wortham Center in Houston.