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Today's News

  • Promise Neighborhood tackles 15 homes on Clinton Avenue

    Mary Esther Culvert swept her front porch last Wednesday after volunteers had finished stripping her house to prep it for painting.
    A beaming smile spread across her face as she described the color she picked for the exterior of her home.
    “I’m so overwhelmed with happiness and gratefulness,” said Culvert.
    The Clinton Avenue resident was selected to have her home repaired and updated as part of Lancaster’s Promise Neighborhood project, which aims to improve the lives of residents in the Clinton Elementary attendance zone.

  • IL school sidewalk project is back on

    A derailed plan to build a sidewalk on the northwest side of River Road to improve student safety near Indian Land Middle and High schools may be back on track.
    The Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study committee (RFATS) tentatively agreed to pick up most of the cost at its May 18 meeting.
    “This is a great example of teamwork,” said Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes, who currently chairs RFATS.

  • Pausing to honor the fallen

    About 100 people assembled in the shade Sunday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Park – some in military uniforms, others wearing red, white and blue – to honor those who have served and sacrificed for their country.
    The city’s Memorial Day program included the Gold Star Mothers recognition of Nancy Walters and Doris Wilson, who both lost sons in Vietnam, and a memorial remembrance of local veterans who died within the last year.
    Another large gathering took place at the Buford Battleground site on Saturday.   

  • NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic slated for Saturday

    The NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic Natural bodybuilding championship, a Pro Qualifier, will be held at the Bundy Auditoriium at USC-Lancaster on Saturday.

    The event, held 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., will be the first pro bodybuilding show held in Lancaster.

    The fourth annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Bodybuilding Championships(pro-qualifier) is Oct 13.

    The NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic will feature a host of competitotors from across the nation, including a team coming from Texas.

  • Jackets honor ace golfers

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High School golf team honored a pair of BHS veteran golfers with the Jackets top awards for the 2018 season.

    Caleb Henson and “T” Sutton were named the BHS golf MVPs for the 2018 season.

    Henson, an all-state selection, carded a 73 to finish fourth in the individual medalist competition at the Class AA state golf tournament at the Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta earlier this month.

    Sutton, an all-region golfer, followed with a 79 during the Class AA state tournament.

  • Ronnie Mosley wins Helms Memorial Race

    Ronnie Mosley had the dominant car during the Robbie Helms Memorial race, but there was a sight to see during the pre-race lap.

    Robbie Helms’ race car, driven by his son-in-law Brent Hodges, led the field under a pre-race tribute to Helms.

    All who followed Helms career know he was a huge South Carolina Gamecock fan.

    Helms bled the Gamecocks colors, garnet and black.

    On this night at Lancaster Motor Speedway, fans might have thought they were in Columbia at 80,250-seat Williams-Brice Stadium.

  • P-31 splits to cap Union series

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team split in its final two games in the season-opening series with Union Post 22 on Saturday at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, in the opener Saturday, dropped a 4-3 loss, but rebounded in game two for the split in a 4-3 win in 11 innings.

    The first game was a completion of a game, which was halted in the top of the fifth inning Thursday when a late afternoon thunderstorm washed out the game.

  • Lancaster-native Sam Hagins is top federal energy engineer

    The Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas, is saving more than $245,000 in taxpayer money each year on its power bills, thanks to energy-saving systems designed by Lancaster native Sam Hagins.

    A 1977 graduate of Lancaster High School, Hagins has been named the 2018 Federal Energy Engineer of the Year.

    He figured out a way to use the 170-bed facility’s air conditioning system at night to create 32,000 gallons of ice slush every 24 hours and then use that stored slush to cool the hospital during the day under the baking West Texas sun.

  • Mom questioned after dead infant found

    Deputies from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office discovered the dead body of a 1-year-old child hidden in a diaper box about 1,000 feet from a home off Jackson Road East outside of Chesterfield on Tuesday afternoon.
    Sheriff Jay Brooks said the mother was taken into custody as a suspect in the child’s death, and she was being questioned at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The woman’s name was not immediately released, and she had not been charged as of press time.

  • Time to vaccinate horses

    From release 

    COLUMBIA — A five-milligram mosquito can slay a 1,000-pound horse in a matter of days. All it needs is the right virus.

    The horse can survive the attack. All it needs is the right vaccine at the right time.

    Now is the right time.

    “Last year in South Carolina, we had 10 cases of West Nile Virus in horses and another nine of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE),” said Sean Eastman, director of field services for the Animal Health Programs branch of Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health.