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Today's News

  • LHS star Catoe receives Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
  • Helms Memorial race slated Saturday night

    Lancaster Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night with a special tribute race at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Renegade Division will feature the Robbie Helms Memorial Race, paying $1,700 to win.

    The 17-lap main event and the heat races will be paying $117 all for the Renegade Division.

    Helms, who died in December, raced in the Renegade Division for years.

    His driving style earned him his share of checkers as the veteran campaigner always put on the best show for the fans in his No. 17 car.

  • Carnes on track for The Citadel

    For an athlete who never considered running track, Buford High School senior track standout Jarrod Carnes has done quite well.

    So well that he will continue his education and track career in college.

    Carnes has signed to run track at The Citadel, the Charleston military college.

    “I know it’s going to be hard, but I’m always up for a challenge,” Carnes said.

  • Buford’s Justice signs with Indians

    Buford High School boys soccer has sent its share on to college soccer this spring, with the latest Zach Justice.

    Justice, a left back, has signed to play college soccer at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie in Allendale.

  • McKittrick, Crosby lead AJ honors

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School seniors Dalton McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby were tabbed as Most Athletic among the AJ 2018 senior class superlatives.

    The Volunteers’ 2018 athletic awards showed why both senior sports stars garnered the honor.

    McKittrick, who has signed to play football at North Greenville University, earned the AJ football MVP. An all-region and all-state selection, McKittrick also played in the annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach last December.

  • HOPE opens new Fort Lawn assistance center

    From release

    HOPE in Lancaster, which for 35 years has helped local residents with short-term emergency financial assistance, is setting up a satellite office in Fort Lawn.
    HOPE is partnering with the Fort Lawn Community Center to bring help to the town of Fort Lawn, which is in Chester County. HOPE has helped Fort Lawn residents for a number of years, but this new effort will allow them to get assistance without arranging transportation to Lancaster.

  • Greenway to host fun event on Trails Day

    From release

    While many students are eagerly awaiting summer break, volunteers from the Lindsay Pettus Greenway are busy planning a special outdoor event for the onset of summer.
    National Trails Day is the largest nationwide annual event celebrating outdoor recreation throughout the United States.

  • Storms expected through Memorial Day

    Memorial Day weekend is looking like a washout, as a tropical weather system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast.
    As of press time Thursday, the system had a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. Heavy rains and  flooding are expected across the Southeast this weekend into early next week as the system moves through.

  • Wild car crash nets repeat offender

    A Heath Springs man’s long arrest record got a lot longer Monday after a police chase that ended when he drove his car into a tree in Constitution Park and jumped into Gills Creek trying to get away.
    Quarnik Tirrell Haggins, 37, was charged with giving false information, driving under suspension, improper tag, failure to register a vehicle, reckless driving, operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, alighting from a moving vehicle and possession of marijuana.

  • Kershaw budget dips, but tax rate will inch up

    KERSHAW – The proposed 2018-19 budget for the town of Kershaw is about $120,000 less than this year’s, but residents are likely to see a slight tax increase anyway.
    Town council voted unanimously Monday night to raise the property tax millage rate to 85 mills from 82 mills in the current budget. The proposed budget is $3.9 million, compared to $4 million this year.