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Today's News

  • Wreck leads to Indian Land power outage

    An overnight power outage in Indian Land last weekend was caused by a wreck that took out a power pole, inconveniencing hundreds of customers and shutting down numerous businesses along a busy swath of the U.S. 521 corridor.
    In addition to the outage, which began Saturday evening and extended into late Sunday morning for some, a number of customers of Duke Energy Carolinas also reported that a power surge that occurred once electricity was restored fried their major appliances and electronics.

  • Horton’s new book recounts ‘a golden age of growing up’

    Columbia author Mac Horton just released his second book of short stories, most chronicling his upbringing in Heath Springs.
    It’s called “Shelter Rock Rides Again!” and follows a pattern similar to his first, “Tales from Shelter Rock and Beyond,” which he published last year.
    The new book contains 104 additional short stories about his youth in Heath Springs, his career and his travels.

  • Fresh from the fields

    The 2018 Ag+Art Tour kicked off with a Lancaster County-grown, farm-to-table dinner at the Springs House Thursday evening.
    “Take Me Home, Country Roads” welcomed folks when they walked in, with P.J. Brunson strumming the melody on her Martin acoustic guitar.
    The resounding “pop” of corks removed from wine bottles, the clinking of glasses and the drone of speech and laughter filled the stately mansion Thursday evening.
    For See Lancaster Coordinator April Joplin, this is her favorite part of the tour.

  • David Platts named county’s 2018 conservation educator

    From release

    David Platts has been named Lancaster County’s 2018 Conservation Educator of the Year.

    The award was presented May 17 at the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Affiliate Members Awards and Recognition Program.

    Each year, the soil and water conservation district recognizes a teacher in Lancaster County who is doing an outstanding job educating students about the importance of our natural resources. 

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday.

    Phillip Knight is my late father, and his race comes a day before my birthday.

    With Father’s Day this weekend and this race coming up, there’s a lot of emotion, to say the least.

    The race has major money on the line in every division racing that night.

  • P-31 pounds York 10-1

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team broke through in a big way, taking a 10-1 win over York Post 66 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, 2-4, built an early 3-1 edge and steadily pulled away for the nine-run win.

    Lancaster, earlier in the week, had dropped two games to York in League V Legion baseball play.

    York rolled to a 14-0 road win on Monday and took a 14-9 comeback win at the Post 66 field on Wednesday night.

    P-31 has two home games this week when it hosts Fort Mill Post 43.

  • Clinton leads LHS softball honors

    Senior players took the spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School softball awards.

    Senior pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for softball, earned the team MVP.

    An all-region and all-area pick, Clinton was the ace of the LHS staff, posting a 1.20 earn run average. She batted .461 with three home runs this spring.

    Clinton, who also played in the annual North-South All-Star game at USC-Aiken, earlier signed to play softball at the USC-Union.

  • Sports Talk: Glad we had Henry as a city father

    In just over a month, the City of Lancaster will have new leadership.

    That’s ahead, but today – Father’s Day, that annual mid-June Sunday, we tip our hat to dad, I’m thinking about a man, who was, among many, a fine father for our town, “The Red Rose City.”

    Back earlier this spring, we lost a couple of “good men,” who were solid leaders for Lancaster, within the same week – John Howard and Henry Johnson.

    I knew both of them well, but I go back a l-o-n-g way with Henry.

  • Column: Anyone watching as S.C. agency head takes job with a regulated contractor?

    Beverly Buscemi didn’t publicly – and apparently neither privately to key people – reveal specifics about her new job with her resignation at the end of last year as the longtime director of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
    “At this time, I feel it is important to move onto other opportunities outside of South Carolina while continuing to follow my passion of supporting individuals with disabilities,” Buscemi wrote in a letter to staff when her resignation was announced in October.

  • Breakers top Piranhas in meet

    The Tega Cay Breakers posted a 405-133 Metrolina Swim League win over the Lancaster County Piranhas at the Lancaster County Pool on Thursday night.

    The Breakers, in the meet breakdown, topped the LC girls, 185-94, and the TC boys won 220-39 in the meet, halted early due to lightning.

    The host Piranhas were led by Bristol Glenn, Isabella Thorpe, Makenzy Mills and Taylor Teague who had three wins each. Olivia Thorpe and Fletcher Armbrust had two firsts apiece in the meet.