Today's News

  • Chester rebounds to halt 14U stars’ run

    CHESTER – Chester quickly rebounded from a loss to down the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars to win the District 10 championship in Chester on Wednesday night.
    Lancaster, needing two wins in the double-elimination tournament, opened the title round with a high-scoring 17-16 win over Chester in eight innings.
    Chester, with its back to the wall, came back in the second game to take a 12-2 win over the Lancaster stars in five innings to take the district crown.

  • Guest Column: An osprey's view of the coast

    My family and I spent a week at the beach last month. We had a great time and did things tourists do.
    We hit seafood places and tourist traps. You know, places where folks buy overpriced T shirts, coffee mugs, trinkets, and sunshades. Get yourself a pair of cheap sunglasses, as the song goes.
    Instead of parasailing over breakers, four of us took an airboat ride, something I’ve wanted to do since childhood. Back in the days of grainy black-and-white TV, I watched a show where men skimmed over swamps in airboats.

  • Rescue dog makes big splash

    A local rescue dog went from emaciated and thrown away to competing in diving competitions with his new family in just a year.
    Fynn, a speckled brown-and-black mutt, competed in his first diving competition earlier this year, and his new owner, Brianna Zink, said he had the time of his life.
    “He is just so crazy energetic,” Zink said. “We were looking for something to put his energy towards when we found out about the Dock Dogs competition.”

  • Guest Column: Iconic flag of rebellion created by S.C. patriot

    July 4, 1780, was not a day of celebration in Charles Town, S.C.
    The British had just completed a two-month siege of the town and captured more than 2,000 American troops.
    Among the civilians captured were three of South Carolina’s signers of the Declaration of Independence: Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heywood.
    The fourth signee, Thomas Lynch Jr., had died a year earlier.

  • Scott: Booming economy means great things for South Carolina

    I recently joined many others in Congress and our nation in celebrating National Small Business Week, during which we recognized the 30 million small businesses across the country.
    I couldn’t help but also reflect on the conditions that make it possible for these businesses to grow and thrive. It’s no secret our economy has been booming – and beating the experts’ forecasts yet again after two recent positive jobs reports.

  • Guest Column: Why your census participation is crucial for Lancaster County

    The 2020 U.S. census is nine months away, but I want to let all Lancastrians know why it is so important.
    The census is far more than just a head count of how many people we have living in the United States. It determines political power and where government funds are disbursed, and it provides important information for businesses looking at opening in our area.

  • Lynches River may offer rural high-speed internet

    Lynches River Electric Cooperative may be bringing high-speed fiber-optic internet to its members.
    Through July 15, members and nonmembers can participate in an online survey to express interest in obtaining fiber-optic internet service at survey.lynchesriver.com.
    Lynches River communications coordinator Tyson Blanton said the co-op doesn’t currently offer internet service, but she knows there’s a need for faster internet speeds in rural areas.

  • ‘Pet resort’ coming to IL

    Panhandle pets will soon have a place to relax, socialize and enjoy some pampering while their owners are at work with the opening of Indian Land’s first Pet Paradise. 
    The Florida-based pet services provider, which has more than 40 locations in operation or under development across nine U.S. states, offers boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinarian services.
    The Indian Land site, located on Harrisburg Road, is scheduled to open in October.

  • Dixie Boys honors top players, all-stars

    Tanner Sellers led the Lancaster Dixie Baseball Dixie Boys awards with the annual MVP Award for the 2019 season.
    Jalen McGriff was honored with the annual Matt Blackwell Award, which is given in memory of the late Dixie Baseball player.
    Eli Sistare was selected as the Lancaster Dixie Boys Rookie of the Year.
    The league, which features players ages 13-14, has two all-star teams for the 2019 season.
    The 13U stars are led by coach David Sellers, who is assisted by Doug Deese, Shannon Rape and Darin Plyler.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars blank Lewisville

    RODMAN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U stars had a rousing start to the district baseball tournament, rolling to a 15-0 win over host Lewisville in three innings at the Rodman Sports Complex in Richburg Monday night.
    Will Wrape, the Lancaster starter, worked three innings and struck out three as the Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U stars took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
    Lancaster returned to the Rodman Complex Tuesday, looking to wrap up the series.
    Mason Deese led a productive offense with three hits and a walk.