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Today's News

  • County quartet in all-star games

    Lancaster County will have strong representation for the annual CAWS (Coaches Association of Women’s Sports) North-South All-Star softball games next week.
    The elite tournament, featuring all-star teams from the North and South in all classes of S.C. high school softball play, is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at USC Aiken.

  • Take the downtown-revitalization survey

    The city of Lancaster is asking for your input on its downtown revitalization project.
    MKSK, an urban-design company the city hired for the project, recently launched an online survey tool to assess the community’s desires for downtown.
    “The purpose of the survey is to help the city and the consultant team understand our community’s current relationship with downtown, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future of downtown Lancaster,” City Administrator Flip Hutfles said.

  • Lancaster music publisher shares secret of success

    LANCASTER – Music made in downtown Lancaster has played in TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” thanks to Fi-Water Music Group.
    Business owner Michael Brooks said the best title to describe his work is music publisher.

  • Guest Column: I have arrived, just not in Beaufort

    Between 1980, when I became counsel to the S.C. Press Association, and today, I have given more seminars and participated in panel discussions regarding our state’s laws on open meetings and open records than I have kept count of.

  • Guest Column: Buford Massacre’s impact on the Revolutionary War

    Editor’s note: Dakota Hegler, incoming cadet captain of Buford High’s JROTC and a rising senior, won the annual Emily Franklin Scholarship sponsored by the Friends of Buford Massacre Battleground for this essay, which he read May 25 during the 239th commemoration of Buford’s Massacre. Hegler, 17, is the son of Ray and Angie Hegler.

    All of the events that took place in the Revolutionary War have their own important place in history. They shaped the United States into what it is today.

  • Guest Column: Remembering D-Day, 75 years later

    It was mid-morning June 5 when I received a telephone call from a young adult whom I know quite well. The caller asked, “What are you doing?”      
    I replied, “I am reading about D-Day.”
    “What is D-Day?” my caller asked.

  • Royal Cup Classic set Saturday

    The NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic will be held Saturday at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Prejudging is at 10:30 a.m., with the evening show at 5:30 p.m
    The competition includes a novice division in body building, men’s master, physique, figure and bikini for teens, kids, juniors, men’s collegiate and women’s collegiate.

  • Hayden Jackets hoops MVP

    Justin Hayden, an all-region pick for the Buford Yellow Jackets basketball team, is the BHS boys basketball MVP.
    Hayden, a senior forward, averaged nine points and 3.8 rebounds during the Jackets season. He has signed to play football at Newberry College.
    Junior forward Jo Barrino, also an all-region pick, was named the team’s Best Defensive Award winner.
    Barrino, regarded as an ace shot blocker, netted 7.6 points and 5.1 rebounds a game for the Jackets.

  • Sistare honored as BHS MVP

    Versatile performer Brett Sistare, who played multiple positions for the Buford High School baseball team, led the Jackets baseball awards for the 2019 season.
    Sistare, who played pitcher, catcher and in the BHS infield, earned the Jackets baseball MVP.
    Sistare, an all-region pick, hit .403 with a .584 on-base percentage.
    He had 19 runs batted in with 13 walks, six stolen bases and scored 15 runs.
    Dylan Montgomery earned the team’s All-Heart Award.

  • Piranhas open with road win

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its 2019 season, capturing a 280-269 road win over the Landing Gators at the Lake Wylie Pool on Monday afternoon.
    The Lancaster County Piranhas, which includes swimmers from Lancaster and Kershaw, were led by Fletcher Armbrust, Selah Harding and Tyler Tipton who each had three firsts in the win.
    Hadlee Stroud, Matthew Prete and Andrew Bell each posted two firsts in the meet.