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Today's News

  • County quartet set for North-South All-Star softball games

    Four Lancaster County high school softball stars will cap their prep diamond careers next week in the annual Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (CAWS) all-star games.

    Lancaster High School’s Summer Clinton and Gracie Revels along with Andrew Jackson High School’s Savannah Small and Buford’s Kristin Wemes will play in the annual North-South All-Star games at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

  • Warriors salute diamond stars

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School baseball celebrated its record-breaking season, honoring a host of people who contributed to the Warriors’ 22-9 team this spring.

    The Warriors had four players selected to the All-Region IV-AAA baseball team, led by ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, named the Region IV-AAA Player of the Year for the 2018 season.

    Bolt hit .389 with 27 RBIs and 14 doubles. On the mound, the right-hander was 8-1 with an 0.89 earned run average.

  • Piranhas prevail over Camden

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team upped its record to 2-0 on the season, taking a 376-167 win over Camden at the Kershaw Pool in Stevens Park on Thursday.

    The Piranhas opened the 2018 season with a home win over Lake Wylie on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC girls outscored Camden, 188-87 and the LC boys outscored the Camden boys, 188-80.

    The Piranhas were paced by a host of swimmers in the 209-point win over the Kershaw County team.

  • Column: S.C. Supreme Court ruling allows money-laundering of tax dollars

    Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina’s legalization of video poker was that it provided a statewide network of money laundromats.

  • Column: Momentum is building for June 16 prayer rally

    People across our community are getting excited as they prepare for one of the largest prayer gatherings ever to be held in Lancaster.
    “Unity and Synergy” is the theme of this year’s Lancaster Citywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, on the courthouse grounds downtown.
    More than 70 local churches, evangelistic ministries and businesses are involved thus far and are participating in various ways. Our mission is to seek God’s help for our city and its people.

  • Column: Agonize, pray, repeat: School shooting routine never changes

    Relax, America. There is nothing to see here. This is who we are now.
    Sure, 10 more kids are dead at the hands of a schoolmate. But the news cycle will play out as it always does. Follow along in your program if you will.
    First will come the breathless news reports as reporters arrive on screen and snatch anyone who will be interviewed live on TV. They don’t even have to have witnessed anything. Second-hand information as well as rumor and innuendo are fine if they can speak somewhat coherently into the microphone.

  • 11 debutantes presented at cotillion

    Lauren R. Kornegay
    For The Lancaster News

    Eleven young women were presented to more than 200 guests on May 19 as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Iota Theta Omega Chapter hosted its 15th Biennial Debutante Cotillion, “Emeralds of Excellence: An Evening in the Emerald Garden.”
    The debutantes were Teanna Alexander, Tytiuna Alexander, Joi A. Brown, Cassie Chandler, Noelle W. Davis, Niyla E. Ford, Aliah Jacobs, Darriyah McCree, Lyrik Mitchell, Logan J. Pelham and Jordan Stanfield.

  • It’s time to select S.C. party nominees

    The statewide primaries are coming up Tuesday, with five races appearing on Lancaster County ballots, including the governor’s contest and the U.S. House race.
    Registered voters can vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries, regardless of political affiliation, because South Carolina is an open primary state. You simply select the party you wish to vote in, and use that ballot to vote. Both primaries are on the same day. All polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    If needed, runoffs will be held June 26.

  • VW takes aim against litter, junk

    Keep it clean, Van Wyck.
    The small – but growing – new town in Lancaster County’s Panhandle is aiming to keep its bucolic nature intact.
    At its June 4 town council meeting, members gave unanimous first-reading consent for new rules governing the appearance and upkeep of property and prohibitions against litter.
    The new rules, which will require at least one more council approval before taking effect, will basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county.

  • YouthBuild wins state litter awards

    With Lancaster County struggling this year to keep roadsides clear of rubbish after losing its state-prison labor, YouthBuild has been one of many groups stepping up to keep Lancaster clean.
    The nonprofit has committed so much time to the effort that it has received two awards from the S.C. Department of Transportation. YouthBuild received the regional award and was named Group of the Year for the third straight year at the Adopt-A-Highway Program’s 30th-annual awards celebration last month.