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Today's News

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    NFB Rainbow Tea set for May 26

    The National Federation of the Blind of Lancaster is sponsoring a Rainbow Tea at 5 p.m. May 26 hosted by The Southside Adult Family Literacy of Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500 Palmetto Street, Lancaster. Supporting members are welcome. To make contributions or to become a Friends of the Blind Supporting Member, call (803) 320-2636 or (803) 285-3149. 

    Memorial Day Program May 27

  • News Briefs

    Fire hydrant testing ongoing

    Lancaster Fire Department will continue semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the city this month. Opening fire hydrants can sometimes cause temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes.

    The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up by running the water for a few minutes. Be aware and drive slowly through testing areas as streets may be wet, and be aware of fire department personnel in the area. 

    For details, call Lancaster City Fire Chief Justin McLellan at (803) 283-4385.

  • Column: With IL move, USCL expands to meet needs in Panhandle

    According to our campus mission statement, USC Lancaster exists “to provide higher education and intellectual leadership to its service area.”
    Likewise, our mission notes that “the original design of the institution incorporated a flexibility that has allowed changes in institutional capability with increasing educational demands of constituents.”

  • Editor's Column: Parnell crashes and burns, killing Democrats’ hopes in 5th District

    Archie Parnell stopped by my office one day during last year’s special congressional election, and we chatted for 20 minutes or so.
    I liked him. He was one of the calmest, most mild-mannered, understated politicians I’ve ever met. He smiled easily, listened well, spoke softly and carefully, and made good eye contact and coherent policy points. He poked fun at himself. Some of his campaign commercials were flat-out hilarious.
    No one is laughing now.

  • Ultimate Super Late Model Series to invade LMS

    For years Lancaster Motor Speedway fans have begged for a chance to get the Ultimate Super Late Models Series at LMS.
    For years, it has always just been the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series as the only Super Late Model Series to run at LMS on a Saturday night during the season.
    Well, come June 2, that all changes.
    The track’s new ownership and management have listened to the fans.

  • Bruins honor diamond stars

    The Lancaster High School baseball team has honored a host of players for the 2018 season under first-year head coach Trevor Hammond.
    The Bruins, 9-11, 3-7 in region play, saluted senior all-region shortstop Austin Catoe as the team MVP.
    Catoe, an all-region selection for the third time in his four-year career at LHS, hit .375 with six runs batted in, 11 runs scored and six stolen bases.

  • Lancers add LHS trio to baseball lineup

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball program pulled a triple play in the Lancaster High School media center on May 18.
    The USCL Lancers landed a trio of LHS baseball standouts to the fold, Austin Catoe, Anson Taylor and Hunter Thomas.
    Catoe, the Bruins’ veteran shortstop, earned the team’s MVP for the 2018 season.
    Thomas was the LHS Most Valuable Pitcher and Taylor, a versatile player who played five different positions during the season, was the LHS Bruins Pride Award winner.

  • P-31 home opener rained out, Wallace honored

    Rain prevailed in the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Union Post 22, which took a 10-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 on Monday night at the Timken Sports Complex in Union, built a 3-1 lead going to the top of the fifth inning.
    Then, as P-31 athletic officer Scott Cato noted, “the bottom fell out.”
    “It rained hard and the field was flooded,” he said.

  • These four guys were fabulous

    Over last weekend, I heard the familiar phrase, “We lost some good men out there.”
    In reflecting over the last few weeks, those words have resonated with me.
    Think about it, and consider the likes of Danny Crolley, Gene Wallace, Charles Mathis and Furman Hance.
    Lancaster, in relation to sports, wouldn’t be where it is without those selfless men, who, in baseball terms, stepped to the plate and delivered each time, even with a wicked curve tossed their way.

  • LHS tennis repeats region title

    The two-time Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster High School boys tennis team celebrated its banner season with its annual awards night May 16.
    The Bruins, led by second-year head coach Ray Sapp, went 11-3, including a 9-1 record in region play.
    Lancaster’s lone region loss came in a 4-2 defeat at York High School, but the Bruins, in the rematch, registered a 6-0 win over the Cougars.