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Today's News

  • Knight Memorial features exciting night

    The second annual Phillip Knight Memorial Race provided area race fans with another thrilling night of dirt track racing action.
    - In the Vintage main event, the Ford of Johnny Starkey notched a hard-fought win over Shaun Crook.
    Top 5: Starkey, Crook, Michael Deese, Andy Templin and Joe Howie.
    - The Super Stock saw Timbo Mangum dominate on his way to picking up his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win.
    Top 5: Mangum, Andrew Baker, Brandy Baker, Michael Chaney and Andrew Winderl.

  • Vought commits to play at Akron

    Indian Land High School junior volleyball player Baylee Vought has verbally committed to play volleyball for the University of Akron (Zips).
    Akron, a NCAA Division I school, competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
    Vought is a premier setter and versatile hitter for the Indian Land Warriors.
    In 2018, as a sophomore, Vought was selected Class AAA all-state, Region IV-AAA Player of the Year and All-Area, as well as the Warriors Offensive MVP.
    Vought said she loves and is committed to the sport of volleyball.

  • Harrises, Davis continue track success with summer showing

    In the spring, Indian Land High School track stars DeShon Harris, DeVonte Harris and Marlin Davis earned statewide recognition as members of the state champion Class AAA 4 x 400 relay team.
    The trio, over the summer, has continued to shine, dashing to national honors.

  • Roberts returns to club champion

    Scott Roberts is back on top at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    Roberts, who was denied a third straight LGC title last year by Lancaster High School upstart golfer Trey Crenshaw, returned to the links throne with a two-shot win over another Lancaster High School star golfer Simon Wright on Sunday afternoon.
    Roberts’ close win gave him six club crowns, three in the last four years. He now has the most club championships at the LGC with six, one more than Bobby Bumgardner, a former Lancaster High School star golfer who later played at Furman University.

  • Guest Column: College president million-dollar club growing in South Carolina

    As the new University of South Carolina president, Robert Caslen likely will be paid far more than the $650,000 salary that was reported after the school’s board of trustees hired him to run the state’s biggest university.
    Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general and former West Point military academy president, succeeds the retiring Harris Pastides, whose total annual compensation, according to his latest income-disclosure statement, was nearly $1.15 million.

  • Guest Column: Opinions need not always be linked to facts

    This is an opinion page. Here, readers are invited to share their opinions with others – as we do with boldness.
    Opinions, for the most part, are based on feelings, beliefs and attitudes. Opinions are not necessarily fact-based. Nor do they need to be. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, and in a free society we honor freedom of speech.

  • Speedway action off on Aug. 17

    Lancaster Motor Speedway co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn have decided to take off Saturday, Aug. 17.
    This idle night at the raceway will give the fans and drivers of Lancaster Motor Speedway a chance to attend the local high school football jamboree that night.
    The annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set that night at Andrew Jackson High School’s Volunteer Stadium, where all four county football teams will be competing.

  • Pilot program helps high school grads take their next steps

    Stephanie Jadrnicek
    stephaniej@thelancasternews.com
    Alongside partners, community leaders and friends, the J. Marion Sims Foundation recently celebrated the launch of the Furman College Advising Corps’ third year in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    Chester and Lancaster counties serve as the S.C. pilot for the College Advising Corps – a national service program affiliated with AmeriCorps dedicated to helping students plan for college and career readiness.

  • Miss S.C.’s mission: STEM education

    Chris Worthy
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Students and faculty in Clemson University’s College of Science already have a favorite in the Miss America competition – and the date and location of the event haven’t even been announced yet.

  • Steen, Sellers receive Larry Small Scholarships

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball program has awarded its Larry Small Scholarship to the 2018 and 2019 recipients.
    Tanner Sellers was the 2018 recipient and Gavin Steen received the 2019 scholarship.
    The $500 scholarships were presented July 31.
    The scholarship is awarded to a 12-year-old Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone League player based on the athlete’s all-around character among other criteria.
    The Ozone League is for players ages 11-12.