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Today's News

  • Renegade Division racing for Helms Memorial checkers

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to honor the late Robbie Helms in Renegade Division action Saturday night at the half-mile dirt track.

    The Robbie Helms Memorial is a 17-lap main event that pays $1,700 to the winner and $117 for checkers in one of two Renegade heat races.

    Fans might ponder the “17” and what it has to do with the race Saturday night at LMS.

    Helms, who died in December, made number famous as he pulled his No. 17 race car into victory lane more than once in his local racing career.

  • Union downs Lancaster Post 31 in season opener

    Union Post 22 built a 5-0 lead through three innings on the way to a 10-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 in the League V Legion baseball opener Monday night at the  Timken Sports Complex in Union.

    Lancaster, led by first-year head coach Jimmy Jackson, out-hit Post 22 by a 9-6 margin, but the host team used seven errors, six walks and three hit batters to key its eight-run win.

  • Yellow Jackets sixth in AA state field

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High School golf team placed sixth in the Class AA state tournament at the Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta last week.

    The Jackets shot a 341 in the tournament, which was shortened to one day due to rain and thunderstorms.

    Caleb Henson shot a 73 to finish fourth in the individual medalist competition. Henson’s 73 earned him a Class AA all-state selection.

    Anthony “T” Sutton followed with a 79 and Chandler King posted an 89. Michael McCowan finished with a 100.

  • Gold tops Blue in LHS spring football game

    The Gold generated two scores to take a 12-0 win in the annual Lancaster High School spring football game at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.

    The Gold, the LHS offense, struck first as veteran quarterback Kemarkio Cloud hit receiver Phillip Mickles on an 11-yard scoring pass for a 6-0 edge. 

    Running back Ason’ta Clark set up the scoring drive with a 50-yard dash to the Blue 30. 

    Nygel Moore had a four-yard run to the Blue 11 to set up Cloud’s touchdown pass to Mickles.

  • Truesdale goes back to back with second win

    Marc Truesdale continues to make his mark in local running.

    Truesdale, the Andrew Jackson High School government and economics teacher who has qualified to run in the 2019 Boston Marathon, posted his second straight win in the Lancaster Rotary Club Race for Charity at Lancaster High School on Saturday morning as part of the Red Rose Festival.

    Truesdale set a personal best in the 5K race with a course record 17:33 to top the 115-runner field.

  • Column: Uniting to help those with mental illness

    In these times of deep division in our country, I would like to point out something that we Americans have in common.
    One in five U.S. residents – across all social classes, races, religious beliefs, genders and ages – lives with some form of mental health condition in a given year. It is so common that it’s becoming an epidemic.
    Despite this fact, there is still stigma associated with having a diagnosis of a mental health condition.

  • Commentary: Scott: Here’s how to ignite job creation and aid towns like Lancaster

    Editor’s note: Sen. Scott testified Thursday before the congressional Joint Economic Committee on the benefits that Opportunity Zones, passed in last year’s federal tax reform bill, will have on distressed communities across the country. In March, Gov. Henry McMaster selected nearly all of the city of Lancaster as two of the state’s 135 Opportunity Zones. The program makes those areas eligible for tax incentives to encourage business creation. Here are excerpts of Scott’s testimony:

  • Column: It’s vital to be ‘in the room where it happens’ these days

    In the second act of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” the Aaron Burr character expresses his jealousy at being excluded from – and his desire to get into – the meetings that his rival Alexander Hamilton participates in where major decisions are made to plot the course of the new United States.
    “I wanna be in the room where it happens,” Burr sings.

  • Column: Thief keeps donated food from those who need it

    It would seem to be the perfect crime. A petty crime for sure, but a crime nonetheless. After all, the items I left out I expected to be gone at some point.
    This past Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service and United Way held the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In Lancaster, postal workers picked up nonperishable food items left by their customers to be donated to Project HOPE, our local food bank.
    On Friday I dutifully went by the supermarket and purchased about $20 worth of nonperishable items to donate. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, I placed three bags of items at my mailbox.

  • Lancers go 2-2 in region tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their 2018 baseball season, going 2-2 in the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament in Lexington.
    USCL, which finished 22-23, opened play in the double-elimination field with wins over Spartanburg Methodist and USC Sumter before falling to Florence Darlington Tech and USC Sumter, the eventual Region X tournament champion.
    USCS ended the Lancers’ postseason run with a 17-4 win over USCL on May 7.
    Jackson Barrett and Nick Cicci each had a double and drove in two runs for the Lancers.