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Today's News

  • Commentary: Gowdy: Probe not witch hunt, but Strzok bias tainted process

    Editor’s note: Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy chaired a congressional hearing at which Peter Strzok, who once led the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, was questioned about his text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the campaign that harshly criticized Donald Trump. Gowdy appeared Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.

     

  • Column: Leatherman’s influence evident in $7M boost for hometown college

    S.C. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman – arguably the state’s most powerful lawmaker – has a science building on Francis Marion University’s campus named after him.
    The Florence County Republican is an emeritus member of the university’s board of trustees. His daughter has been an at-large board member since 2016 after the legislature easily elected her over an incumbent.

  • Gamecocks trio make awards watch lists

    gamecocksonline.com

    COLUMBIA – Three University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.

    Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver/kick returner Deebo Samuel are among those in contention for the Maxwell Award.

    Defensive end D.J. Wonnum is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award.

  • Wemes leads Lady Jackets softball awards

    Buford High School senior student athlete Kristin Wemes led the Lady Yellow Jackets softball awards for the 2018 season.

    She was selected earlier this summer to play in the annual North-South All-Star softball games at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    In 2018, Wemes hit .393 at the plate with 35 hits, including a home run, four doubles and only struck out only five times She also drove in 31 runs and scored 26 runs.

    Wemes also played volleyball and basketball at BHS and is an outstanding student at the Class AA high school.

  • 'Cheeseburger' all the way

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Those who say that you don’t have a shot to win a feature race at the half-mile, high-banked Lancaster Speedway unless you start at the front, may get an valid argument from Rock Hill driver Bryan “Cheeseburger” Mullis. 

    Mullis, the current SECA Crate Late Model division points leader, came from the fourth row of the 17-car field to win the SRI Topless Tour feature Saturday at LMS, along with the $2,000 paycheck that accompanies it.

  • 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 Ackerman an 8-time ace at LGC

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

    Ackerman 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.