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Today's News

  • Dixie Darlings all-stars fall in state play

    SENECA – The Lancaster 7-8 year-old coaches pitch all-star softball team was eliminated from state play following an 11-4 loss to Byrnes on July 7 and a 15-8 loss to Midland Valley on July 8.

    Coach Jerome Singleton attributed the back-to-back defeats to jangled nerves and an overall lack of experience.

    “This team is really young and we knew that going in,” he said. “This is the first time any of these girls have played at this level. None of them had ever played on an all-star team before.

  • School registration dates set

    Lancaster County School District

    Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2018-19 school year.

    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

    School insurance will not be sold during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Ray Faulkenberry an 8-time ace at LGC

    Ray Faulkenberry registered his eighth hole-in-one July 2 at Lancaster Golf Club, while playing a round with Mark Logan, Ken Boucher and Haskell Faulkenberry. 

    Faulkenberry got the ace on the par-3 seventh hole with a 7-iron. 

    “It was roughly 135 yards,” he said. “No. 7 is an island hole and is always a little intimidating to me, so I really never expected to get one there.” 

  • Winged Outlaw series returns

    Drivers in the popular USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be in action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night after their first scheduled stop here was canceled earlier this year.

    The tour was set to race April 7, but the event was rained out.

    The 360 Winged Sprints are always a fan favorite at the high-banked, half-mile dirt track with straightaway speeds that approach the 150-mph mark and slide job passing.

  • Bear Hug Brawl gets ‘Thursday Night Lights’

    For the past six years, junior varsity football teams from the county’s four high school have played a preseason jamboree under a scorching Saturday afternoon sun.

    But no longer.

    The 7th annual Bear Hug Brawl is moving to Thursday night. This year’s game is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Buford High School Stadium on Tabernacle Road. Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the gate.

  • Angels all-stars finish third in state

    BLUFFTON – Gene Knight, head coach of the Lancaster Dixie Softball 10U All-Stars (Angels) is still smiling after his team finished third in this week’s state tournament. Aynor won, followed by Sumter, Lancaster and Byrnes.

    “Disappointed? Nah, not one bit,” Knight said. “This is a very special group of girls. When we go back next year, I feel good about our chances. And I believe we will be going back.”

  • New prep swim coach a familiar face

    The Lancaster High School swim team has a new coach with a familiar face.

    Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke is taking over for Charles Henry, who led the team for the past two seasons.

    A former competitive swimmer and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Sanchez-Gelpke has helped coach the Lancaster Piranhas swim team for two years. She is also a volunteer elementary swim instructor at Gregory Family YMCA on the USC Lancaster campus.

    “I guess you’re kinda stuck with me,” she said, laughing. “Swimming finds me out, no matter where we live.”

  • Column: Are you a conscience voter or a party voter?

    “The South will rise again” is a phrase referring to a possible uprising of the South. It is used to imply that someday the South will again rebel against the United States. It is imperative that we always remember and understand that “United we stand, divided we fall.” Where do you stand?

  • Inmates set fire at Kershaw prison

    A fire broke out at the Kershaw Correctional Institution early Sunday afternoon.

    According to S.C. Department of Corrections Communications Director Jeffrey Taillon, the lunchtime blaze was just a small fire started by a few of the inmates.

    While one of the dorms was being cleaned after lunch and empty food containers were being piled together, some of the inmates lit pieces of paper on fire and threw them from their cells, Taillon said. The paper ignited the small pile of containers.

  • SECA Crate Late series invades LMS

    The SECA Crate Late Model division will take center stage at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night with its biggest local payday of the season. 

    The SECA SRI Topless Tour feature, which pays $2,000 to win, will draw some of the biggest names in the Carolinas. 

    In the topless tour, teams remove the roofs from their racecars, exposing the roll bar cage that protects drivers.