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Today's News

  • Local film almost set for release

    The newest short film made in Lancaster County is in the final stages of production, and you can get a first glimpse next weekend when the movie’s trailer is unveiled at Benford Brewery.
    “Fate Alchemy” is the story of three brothers whose lives are thrown for a loop when a seemingly easy drug deal goes sideways, leading to a cascade of laughable, vulgar and sometimes dangerous calamities.
    The writer, director and producer of the film, Ace Blankenship, said the movie is drawing a lot of local attention already.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Commemoration of Battle of the Waxhaws May 25

    The National Society, the South Carolina Society and the General Francis Marion Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the 239th Commemoration of the Battle of the Waxhaws, better known as Buford Massacre, May 25, at the battle site, near Buford Crossroads, about 9 miles east of Lancaster. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Kingdom Embassy yard sale and blood drive

    The Kingdom Embassy of Lancaster will host a yard sale at 7 a.m. and a blood drive at 10 a.m. May 18 at 721 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 235-6920 or (803) 804-0087.

    Yard sale at First ARP

    First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St., Lancaster, will host a yard sale from 7 a.m.-noon, May 18. All proceeds will benefit the Appalachia mission trip.

    Free clothing giveaway

  • Guest Column: Do Panthers really need taxpayers’ help?

    At the end of the 2014 regular legislative session, lawmakers slipped in a budget proviso funneling $75,000 through the state tourism agency for the Carolina Panthers’ summer training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg.
    Then-Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed the proviso, writing in her veto message: “The National Football League is an enormously successful multi-billion dollar organization and we’re proud to host the Panthers’ training camp in Spartanburg, but it’s hard to imagine they need $75,000 from South Carolina’s taxpayers.”

  • SCDNR to hold boat inspections

    SCDNR release

    COLUMBIA – With the approaching Memorial Day holiday weekend, The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be holding courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings across the state.
    SCDNR officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection of your boat to make sure you have the required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration for your watercraft before you launch.

  • Boyd set for SCACA Hall of Fame induction

    Coach Steve Boyd, who launched his career as a successful high school head football coach at Indian Land High School, will be inducted into the S.C. Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame this summer. He will be enshrined July 28 during the annual S.C. Athletic Coaches Association Convention at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston.

  • Polk, Thompson lead LHS track awards

    Seniors Kendrick Thompson and Rekia Polk led the Lancaster High School track awards for the Bruins’ 2019 season.
    Thompson and Polk are the LHS track Most Valuable Award winners, receiving the honors at the team awards Monday night.
    The LHS team MVP awards were based on points, academics, leadership, sportsmanship and extracurricular activities.
    Polk, a six-year letterman, was captain of the Lady Bruins team, while Thompson, a five-year LHS track letterman, was captain of the boys’ team.

  • Vols wrestlers ring in state titles

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School’s wrestling program celebrated the Volunteers’ coveted mat gold this week.
    The Vols’ three Class AA individual state wrestling champions were recognized with the presentation of their state title rings in the school’s media center.
    The AJ state mat champs included junior Tyleik Elder (152) along with sophomores Daniel Barfield (106) and Luke Phillips (132).
    They captured the state titles Feb. 24 at the Anderson Civic Center.

  • BHS Jackets golfers sixth in Class AA state field

    The Buford High School golf team finished sixth in the Class AA state tournament at the Mt. Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta last week.
    The Yellow Jackets, who finished as the Region IV-AA runner-up to Central High School of Pageland to qualify for the state field, shot a 348 on day one and followed with a tough 369 for a 717.
    BHS senior Caleb Henson led the Jackets with a 151, 77-74.
    Henson’s effort put him fourth in the state field to reap Class AA all-state golf honors for the second straight season.

  • World Of Outlaw Super Late Model Series set to invade LMS June 1

    The week of June 1 is here and the race Lancaster Motor Speedway fans has been buzzing about in recent weeks has arrived for a big night of racing.
    The big boys of the Super Late Model racing scene invade LMS for the first time ever Saturday night.