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Today's News

  • Vols net region golf title

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers golf team is “fore real.”
    The Vols, who went unbeaten in regular-season Region IV-AA play, kept it going in the region tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday, May 8.
    AJ, 25-4, posted a 657 team score to top the six-team field for its first region golf championship since 1982.
    Freshman Logan Sowell led the Vols’ effort, shooting a 149 (73-76) to earn medalist honors for the one-day, 36-hole tournament.
    “I hit the ball well and putted well,’ Sowell said.

  • Weather Service issues flood warning

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flood warning for portions of Lancaster County along the Catawba River until late Sunday, May 12, or until the warning is canceled.

    According to the weather service, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, the flood stage of Lake Wateree was at 101.9 feet.

    Flood stage is the level at which a river, stream, ocean or other body of water has risen to cause sufficient inundation of areas not normally covered by water that threatens or causes inconveniences to life and property.

  • Schoolyard gardeners

    BY Barbara Westbrook
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    “Helping hands and linking arms” describes the recent Day of Service project performed by 19 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lancaster branch. The members assembled five Master-Gro Gold greenhouses.

  • Armed robbers hold up Antioch Grocery

    At least two men, possibly three people, are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Antioch Grocery on Wednesday, May 8, in which a clerk was injured by a masked gunman. 

    Then, a customer, who walked into the store while the crime was in progress, had a gun pointed at him, according to witnesses at the scene.

  • Walnut Creek Park a welcome addition

    After more than four years of waiting, the excitement was palpable as Lancaster County officials cut the ribbon April 24 to officially open Walnut Creek Park.
    The event, originally slated for last October, but delayed due to legal issues, drew local officials and residents, all eager to see the new 60-acre, $7 million county park complex in Indian Land.

  • Local Republican Party making accomplishments

    At our recent convention, a record-breaking turnout of Lancaster County Republicans elected a new slate of officers, giving me a second term as the county chair along with re-electing John Plyler as our treasurer and Diane Swofford as our secretary.
    Also elected at the convention were several new faces: Brandon Newton as first vice chair, Jerry Holt as second vice chair and Earl Capps as state executive committeeman.

  • Anxiety and Anticipation

    There was no “Bones” about it for Gisselle Cabrera on Monday night.

    The 13-year-old South Middle School seventh-grader went to bed just after 8 p.m., missing this week’s TV episode for good reason.

    That’s because she is one of the county’s 6,220 third- through eighth-graders who are now taking South Carolina’s annual Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test, which started Tuesday, May 7.

  • Deputies charge two men for string of break-ins in Kershaw

    Two Kershaw men remain behind bars a week after they were arrested in connection with a burglary spree in the southern end of the county.

    Therine Junior Miller, 23, 141 Conally St., and Andre William Stewart, 21, 623 E. Richland St., were each charged April 25 with multiple counts of burglary related to a string of burglaries the week before, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • See Lancaster SC announces Performing Arts Series

    Nationally acclaimed acts in country music, R&B, pop and even tap dance and comedy are all coming to town for the 2013-14 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series. 

    Jimola Wade, who manages the series, recently announced next season's schedule, which runs from September to April. 

    Country and gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys kick things off Sept. 6. 

    The next show is Oct. 26 for Tap – The Show, which features a group of tap dancers. 

  • Langley’s win streak continues at Speedway

    Pure Street Division driver Josh Langley captured his third win in a row Saturday, May 4 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Langley was on the front row with Matthew Cauthen. When the green flag dropped, it was Langley, Cauthen, Jesse Carson and Steve Hinson roaring into turn one battling for the lead.
    Exiting turn two, the Langley Rocket Ship took command and never looked back for his seventh win this season.