Today's News

  • USCL launches Lancers baseball

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster got the jump on a new era in Lancers' athletics just after midnight Monday.

    The Lancers, who are fielding a baseball team for the first time in school history, opened their practice for the fall. The official opening of fall practice was Monday.

    The Lancers, with 54 players in the fold, played two five-inning games.

    Fans were filing in by around 11:30 p.m. and the group number reached as high as 75 at one point, including a group tailgating in right center field.

  • All-stars teams made us proud

    This summer will be forever marred by memories of the cowardly burn-and-run actions of what appears to be an ax-to-grind arsonist.

    The late-summer burning of the Lancaster County Courthouse and an ensuing fire at the nearby solicitor’s office will be the major headlines when this dark period is revisited in years to come.

    On a much more positive note, the effort of some Lancaster County youngsters at nearly the same time as the fires provided us something to be proud of this summer.

  • Buck's drop lands bucks for Barnes

    Success came quicker this year in the annual Sooper Dooper Pooper at the annual Meet the Bruins on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.Buck the bull made his winning “drop” in a matter of minutes in the featured event, the cow patty bingo.The winner was Doug Barnes, who had the winning ticket for the “spot” on the east end of the field.Barnes said the Pooper win was somewhat of a bargain for him.“I had just paid $1,000 for a corporate sponsor ad with the booster club, but I really didn’t expect a trade-off like th

  • Honor brave citizens by building a museum

    Yes, the courthouse must be repaired. It would be a grave disservice to the brave citizens of Lancaster, who 143 years ago turned Sherman's hoard of criminals away from Lancaster and spared the courthouse, not to repair it. These citizens of Lancaster were not regular army, but a local militia of young boys and old men who stood their ground against a trained army. To repair the courthouse and make it the museum of Lancaster would be the supreme honor to these men.

  • Blackwood captures late model checkers

    Late model driver Andy Blackwood notched a solid win at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night to highlight an action-packed night.As soon as the late model green flag flew, Blackwood did not let anything get in his way.He took the lead and as soon as he did, his crew and family were on their feet in support of Blackwood.Blackwood knew Mike Huey was second, and every lap Huey tried to get Blackwood, but Blackwood was determined and took the checkers.Blackwood was followed by Ron Parker, Huey, Daniel Tucker and Chris Hargett.u I

  • Madness launches Lancers' baseball

    The dawn of a new era in University of South Carolina at Lancaster athletics came just after midnight Monday.The USC-L Lancers Midnight Madness ushered in the school’s new baseball program at the Lancaster High School baseball field.Monday was the first day National Junior College Athletic Association teams could open practice, and the Lancers, wearing royal blue T-shirts which said “Midnight Madness A New Beginning,” took the field just after midnight.“There was a degree of excitement in the air,” USC-L baseball coach Mike

  • Authorities say progress in being made

    Authorities have confirmed that the fire at the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s office last week was indeed arson. However, no arrests have been made in either that fire or the one Aug.

  • Coaches note progress

    Lancaster County teams saw their first scrimmage action Friday and the four county coaches said there was progress.Lancaster scrimmaged at Chesterfield, while AJ and Buford competed in a four-way scrimmage at Lewisville.Indian Land was part of a three-way scrimmage at Class A foe Whitmire where Dreher High of Columbia also participated.

  • School district to sell $10 million in bonds

    The Lancaster County School District will soon sell bonds that will bring in nearly $10 million to help pay off a loan that was used to complete major school projects over the last few years.

    The school board voted 6-0 at its July 29 meeting to sell general obligation bonds that will total $7.8 million. Board member Mary Etta Taylor was absent.

    The resolution also includes the sale of $1.9 million in bond anticipation notes, which won't be issued until 2009.

  • Grandmother, granddaughter get degrees at same time

    Zsaneal Benson didn't have to look far to find motivation to do well in school.

    Her grandmother, Margaret Dixon, proves every day that you can reach your goals if your strive hard.

    In May, Dixon, 52, earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Her concentration is in social work and psychology.

    A few weeks afterward, Benson graduated from Lancaster High School, and now she's about to start college at Francis Marion University in Florence.