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Today's News

  • ‘Recovering America’s Wildlife Act’ re-introduced in Congress

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    A legislative initiative that could make millions of dollars in new federal funding available to protect some of South Carolina’s most vulnerable wildlife species was re-introduced in Congress on Friday by members of the Congressional Sportsman’s Caucus.
    U.S. House members Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) reintroduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) with the support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders.

  • Track to collect money for Hawkins family Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be collecting donations Saturday night for track announcer Doug Hawkins.
    His wife, Brandi Hawkins, has been hospitalized for some time and drivers will carry their helmets through the grandstands during intermission to collect money to help with her hospital expenses.
    I will also be accepting donations in the pits, along with LMS personnel Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey.
    Track photographer Ashley Gardner, will also donate the proceeds from all photo sales on Saturday to the Hawkinses.

  • Dixie Angels fall to Clinton in third round of play

    UNION – It was one devil of a time for the Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels (10U) stars in the state tournament.
    The Angels stars were eliminated Monday night after falling to Clinton 24-2 in the third round of play at the Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    The Angels also lost to Aynor on Sunday in the double elimination tournament, but beat host Union in the opening round of play.

  • Ponytails drub Bluffton to advance in state play

    UNION – After losing to Kershaw on Sunday, the Lancaster County Ponytails stars bounced back to defeat Bluffton 16-1 on Monday in state tournament play at Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    “I knew these girls would be ready to play,” said Pontytails coach Courtney Marshall. “I’m proud of them bouncing back after a tough loss. Going from 10 walks against Kershaw on Sunday to none today (Monday) is huge. If you take away the walks in that game, we win it, too.”

  • Bats come to life in 17-6 win over Aynor

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) stars are still in the driver’s seat of state tournament play after soundly whipping Aynor 17-6 on Monday night.
    The Lancaster stars topped Midland Valley 5-4 on Saturday and beat host Moncks Corner 5-3 on Sunday.
    After back-to-back nail-biters, the Darlings were looking for a breakout game at the plate and finally got it.
    Monday’s game was called after four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Guest Column: Treasurer’s office staffing IL service center monthly

    Foot traffic in our office at the county’s new Indian Land Service Center has been light, so I’m writing to remind residents about our monthly office hours there and our commitment to serving the taxpayers in the most efficient way.
    Part of keeping the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office taxpayer-friendly is coming up with new choices for improved customer service.

  • Guest Column: Power to select S.C. magistrates often resides in a single senator

    The S.C. Senate’s quiet move at the end of last month’s special legislative session to confirm Mike Pitts as a Laurens County magistrate surprised even some senators when the former state House member’s name was quickly read across the desk.

  • Guest Column: Everyone should play a role in stopping child sex abuse

    In today’s society, educating our children on many things is essential. We educate them on reading, math, science, technology and many other things, but do we prepare them for what to do if they’ve been sexually assaulted or raped?
    In Lancaster County, 387 cases were reported to law enforcement during 2018 by the Children’s Advocacy Center, part of the nonprofit Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault, which serves Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties.

  • Small ball advances American Legion Post 31 juniors to state tourney

    The Post 31 Junior Baseball team played small ball under a full moon at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night to top Mid-Carolina 2-1 and advance to the 2019 state tournament in Inman.
    Lancaster designated runner Tanner Vespe scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a throwing error by Mid-Carolina.
    Ashton Phillips scored the second run in the fifth inning on a perfectly timed double steal that moved Buddy Howard to second base.

  • Entertainment List

    Food Truck Saturday July 13

    The Indian Land High School PTSO will host Food Truck Saturday from 5-9 p.m. July 13 at the Indian Land High School football practice field. Featured food trucks include The Chimi Spot, Caribbean Buzz, Bayou Betty Cajun Express, Dumpling Girls, Chappell’s Snack Shack and Comfort on Wheels. The event will also include a DJ, inflatables and waterslide. Bring your own chair or blanket. 

    Gold Mine Cruisers cruise-in