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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pageland updates street closing list

    The Pageland Town Council changed the streets it will close for special events during a special town council meeting May 21. 

    Streets that will be closed for events such as the monthly Cruise In and the Parade of Power are the 100 block of Pearl street and the 100 block of east and west Maynor street.

  • Weed worse than kudzu? If you see it, call experts

    Tom Hallman
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Just as the weather warms, they pop their ugly heads out of hiding. But thank goodness they do, because now is the best time to find them so they can be destroyed.
    The flowers of cogongrass are in bloom now, helping the invasive weed resume its aggressive spread to new fields and forests. Left unchecked, cogongrass will form dense stands over large areas and choke out native plants, doing untold damage to local ecology and to farmers’ fields.