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Today's News

  • Region X softball honors Revels

    Former Lancaster High School star catcher Gracie Revels has been named to the NJCAA All-Region X softball team for the 2019 season.
    Revels, a freshman catcher for the USC Union Bantams, posted some impressive numbers in her first season of college softball.
    Revels hit .378 with 29 RBIs and eight home runs. She posted a .731 slugging average and .413 on-base percentage. Revels scored 37 runs, with 18 stolen bases, 87 total bases and 23 extra-base hits.
    On defense, Revels posted a .958 fielding percentage with four errors on the season.

  • LMS to host Relay for Life Night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will wrap up its June schedule at the half-mile dirt oval, hosting Relay for Life Night.
    The race is sponsored By Mane Street Hair Designers and DC Cycles.
    Relay for Life has been a huge event across the United States, including the Lancaster community.
    This is a first-time event for Lancaster Motor Speedway, as track officials look to extend community activities and provide a greater awareness in the fight against cancer.

  • Silver Foxes finalist in state field

    The Silver Foxes, which included Lancaster area senior tennis players, were worthy of their court name in the U.S. Tennis Association men’s 55-over doubles at Hilton Head earlier this season.
    The Silver Foxes, who finished as a state finalist, advanced to the championship round at Hilton Head where they fell in a tough 2-1 loss to Spartanburg.
    “We had close matches all the way, and our two losses in the title round to Spartanburg were in third-set tie-breakers,” said Rick Porter, one of four Lancaster area senior netters on the SF team.

  • Allen leads Buford High softball awards

    Buford High School senior shortstop Hunter Allen led the Buford High School Lady Jackets softball awards for the 2019 season.
    Allen, a Class A-AA-AAAAA North-South all-star with teammate and BHS senior second baseman Emily Taylor, was named the BHS softball MVP.
    Allen capped a stellar senior season, hitting .452 with 19 runs batted in this season.
    Buford, which finished 17-7, won the Region IV-AA crown with an 11-1 mark.

  • Guest Column: Follow the rules to ensure safe, legal outdoor burning

    Some of us really enjoy rural living, while others enjoy being close to their neighbors.
    Lancaster County has changed so much, but some things remain the same. Outdoor burning has always been a way of life for many people. Enjoying a cool autumn night by the outdoor fireplace, or raking leaves and picking up dead limbs to burn in a fire pit.
    Outdoor burning can be enjoyable to all if we follow a few simple rules.
    In 2008, Lancaster County adopted a burning ordinance to allow for the safe burning of residential yard debris. It requires only a few things:

  • Guest Column: Checklist of new laws on books from ’19 session

    It seems that as quickly as it began, the 2019 S.C. General Assembly session has ended. A lot of good legislation became law this year, some of which I cosponsored. Some highlights:
    ◆ Veterans’ cabinet agency – This law will create a state Department of Veterans’ Affairs with a secretary appointed by the governor. This will give veterans a much stronger advocate in state government.

  • Student lender awarding grants to programs that help students

    From release
    The nonprofit S.C. Student Loan Corp. this week launched Power:Ed, a new program that will award grants to nonprofits, colleges and organizations that help S.C. students succeed in school, careers and life.
    The program will focus on helping high school and college students prepare for the next phase of life, whether it be securing a quality job, going to technical college or getting accepted to a four-year college.

  • Pittman, Tinsley tabbed for top 100 camp Sunday

    Two members of the Lancaster High School boys basketball team have been invited to participate in the top 100 Camp at Richland Northeast High School on Sunday.
    The LHS duo includes junior standouts, guard Omazeon “Dude” Tinsley and forward Janyle Pittman.
    The camp is held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Tinsley and Pittman were named to the All-Region III-AAAA team as selected by the league coaches last season.
    The LHS pair shared the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player Award for the 2018-19 season.

  • Parrott edges Sowell for S.C. Amateur Match Play title

    Staff, media reports
    Jack Parrott of Columbia defeated Kershaw native Logan Sowell in 21 holes to claim the 47th S.C. Amateur Match Play Championship at the Columbia Country Club on Sunday.
    The tournament was held June 12-16.
     “I had to trust myself and know that I could pull off the shots if I needed. Thankfully I just did, at least through 18 holes and was able to go on and win in extras,” said Parrott, a junior member of the University of South Carolina golf team out of A.C. Flora High School in Columbia.

  • Springdale Park to host Dixie Softball District 2 tournament

    The Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament takes center stage this weekend at the Springdale Recreation Complex.
    The facility, located at 260 South Plantation Road in Lancaster, will host games starting Saturday, with play to continue through Tuesday.
    “We have put in a great deal of work to be prepared for the tournament,” said said Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Sports Supervisor Morgan Blackmon. “We’re looking forward to hosting the tournament. Our teams are excited about playing on our home fields.”