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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins rally to top Lady Jackets

    Lancaster edged county foe Buford, 6-5 for a tight softball win at BHS on Wednesday night.
    Buford tied the game at 5-all in the bottom of the sixth on a Jensen Shelby home run.
    In the top of the seventh, LHS’s Jada Ames led off with a solid hit to shortstop and reached first on an errant throw. Summer Clinton moved Ames to second on a sacrifice bunt.
    Ari Ealy then hit a tough blooper to the second baseman, making her turn her back to the field.

  • LSS officials hope rain’s no pain Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials are hoping to dodge the track’s biggest nemesis this season.
    Rain has had an impact on LSS racing action the last two weeks, and the track officials are hoping for clear weather for the first race in April.
    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting a full racing card Saturday night.
    The April 2 lineup has three make-up main events from Saturday, March 19 when they were rained out.

  • Warriors ignite, belt Vols

    Indian Land used an eight-run explosion in the second inning to spark the host Warriors to an 11-3 Region IV-AA win over Andrew Jackson High School on Wednesday.
    Seth Bevans ripped a two-run single, Hunter Laney drilled a two-run double and Reed Lilly had a RBI-single to key the IL rally.
    Daniel Gueldner racked up three RBIs on two hits for the  Warriors. He singled in the second inning and tripled in the fifth inning.
    Jay Hildreth supplied three hits and scored twice.

  • Jackets’ Elliott wheeling to history

    Buford High School senior track team member John Elliott takes a backseat to none.
    In fact as far as S.C. high school track goes, Elliott is first and that will never change.
    Elliott, born with spina bifida, is a handicapped athlete, but he has found a way to compete this season.
    He is the first Palmetto State high school athlete to compete in the wheel chair 100-meter dash.
    To date, he has competed in five meets, including his debut at Lancaster High School on March 10 where he posted a 50.68 time.

  • Column: Prom season prompts blitz to keep youth from drinking

    South Carolina during April will mount a coordinated effort to eliminate access to alcohol by young people under age 21, striving to ensure a safe prom season and end to the school year.
    The program will involve law enforcement, alcohol-abuse prevention specialists and other community members throughout the state, joining to increase enforcement of the state’s laws and to launch a public education blitz.

  • Column: For Sardelli, looking back helps him move forward

    Christopher Sardelli reported for The Lancaster News from 2008 until last week, when he left for a communications job in Charlotte. In March he was named the S.C. Press Association’s weekly journalist of the year.  

    I can remember it like it was yesterday.
    I was standing in the living room of the Stroud family home with piles of photographs spread in front of me.

  • Suspected car thief evades police search

    A grand larceny suspect created quite a stir in the city limits for about an hour Thursday morning when he ran from police and eventually got away.
    City police and Lancaster County deputy sheriffs sealed off the area between East Arch Street and Chesterfield Avenue from Buckelew Park on Chester Street to S.C. 9 Bypass just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. They combed the area and also put a tracking dog in the woods near the S.C. National Guard Armory on Nichols Road, but came up empty.
    The search was called off just after 10:30 a.m.   

  • Freeman files for District 1

    David Freeman, a lifelong resident of Indian Land, filed earlier this week to run for county council District 1, joining three other Republicans in the race.
    Freeman, 49, owns and manages South End Plaza, a retail center with 10 businesses at 7580 Charlotte Highway.  He served on the Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals from 2008-12 and has served on the county Planning Commission for the past nine months.   
    Freeman opposes the current Indian Land incorporation proposal.

  • Candidates set for 2016

    Candidate filing ended at noon Wednesday, and the only countywide race that will appear on primary ballots June 14 is for auditor on the Republican ticket.
    In that race, Allen Blackmon, Suzette Connell Murphy and Susan Hunter Wallace will compete.
    While Republicans David Freeman, Terry Graham, Melvin Stroble and J.R. Wilt will vie for the District 1 seat on Lancaster County Council, that race is for GOP voters in only that specific council district.

  • Left-handed burgers, 168-mph fastballs

    If your work computer has the hiccups this morning, turn the mouse over before calling IT to vent.
    There could be a note taped to the bottom covering the sensor, saying you’ve been pranked on April Fools’ Day.
    April 1 is the day for good-natured antics, hijinks and light-hearted fun at someone else’s expense. It’s been that way since 1582, when the Council of Trent called for France to switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.