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Today's News

  • Post 31 steamrolls Gaffney 8-1, advances in state play

    The Post 31 Junior Baseball team steamrolled Gaffney, 8-1 on Wednesday night to advance in state tournament play.
    Lancaster combined solid defense and timely hitting with a complete game from starting pitcher Chas DeBruhl to win the best-of-three playoff series.
    DeBruhl handcuffed a hard-hitting Gaffney Post 109 team much of the night. The hard-throwing left-hander struck out five batters, allowing three walks and a scant two hits.

  • SC Works job fair Thursday at USCL

    From release
    Finding a job listing online and applying for it are simple tasks these days, but landing an interview or even a callback can be a big challenge.
    This week, job seekers will be able to meet face-to-face with decision-makers at a number of local businesses that are hiring now. The Lancaster County Welcome Home Job Fair will be held Thursday morning at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.
    While some businesses may offer on-the-spot interviews, others will be scheduling interviews.

  • 75% of Kershaw residents get Duke’s energy-saving review

    KERSHAW – Three-quarters of Kershaw’s eligible residents took advantage of Duke Energy’s free Neighborhood Energy Saver Program.
    Program manager Sue Dinnsen said the average participation rate is about 70 percent and Kershaw’s 75 percent set a new participation record for the utility in the state.
    The program was available to about 1,100 homes, and 786 of them participated between December and February.

  • Sweetwaters coffeehouse opens Aug. 3 at RedStone

    Indian Land residents will soon have a new place to get their caffeine fix with the arrival of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, a coffeehouse serving up premium drinks and baked goods.
    Sweetwaters will be going into the RedStone Development just off U.S. 521 and is scheduled to open Aug. 3. The franchise will be run by military veteran Ryan Harrah and his wife.

  • Guest Column: Recognizing journalists who gave their all

    WASHINGTON – World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle died during the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. 
    In his pocket was a draft of his last column, “On Victory in Europe.” He wrote, “...the companionship of two and a half years of death and misery is a spouse that tolerates no divorce. Such companionship finally becomes a part of one’s soul, and it cannot be obliterated.”

  • Guest Column: A 2nd chance at building a good life for yourself and your family

    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the end of this year, and soon we will have news about changing our name.
    But today I’m writing to tell you about an important opportunity for you or someone you care about to take a legal step that can provide a fresh start in life.
    The Fatherhood Project is again partnering with the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and S.C. Legal Services for a free expungement clinic. The event is from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday at the Fatherhood Project office, 105 S. Wylie St., Lancaster.

  • Post 31 loses playoff opener to Gaffney, 10-0

    American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball coach Dickie Howard didn’t sugarcoat his team’s home loss Monday night to Gaffney Post 109 in their best-of-three playoff series.
    “It was rough…. We just made too many mistakes,” Howard said.
    The visiting American Legion Post 109 junior team scored three runs in the top of the first inning and silenced the P-31 bats, winning the road game by a 10-0 margin.

  • Sindarius Thornwell released by LA Clippers

    Former Lancaster High School and University of South Carolina basketball standout Sindarius Thornwell is looking for another NBA team.
    The Los Angeles Clippers released the 25-year-old, 6-foot-5 guard/forward on Saturday, along with fellow teammate Tyrone Wallace.
    The 48th pick in the 2017 draft, Thornwell just finished his second year in the NBA.

  • LHS netters have solid season

    The 2019 Lancaster High School tennis team posted another solid season on the court.
    The Bruins tennis team at 5-1, finished second in region play, with its lone league loss to conference champion York.
    Lancaster, in all its matches – region and non-region, went 8-5.
    Isaac Thomas went undefeated on the season and was named the Bruins MVP.
    Brevon McKinney was awarded the team’s Most Improved Player Award, moving from No. 2 doubles to No. 2 singles player.

  • Lightning strikes for Justin Haley at Daytona

    DAYTONA – Talk about a perfect NASCAR storm.
    Justin Haley was “just riding around” in 27th place Sunday during the running of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
    The Indiana native readily admits to being a long shot with no expectation to win, but that’s just what happened.
    Haley, 20, is the second-youngest Cup series winner at Daytona.
    “It was never even a thought in my mind,” Haley said, after winning his first Monster Energy Series race in only his third start.