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Today's News

  • Teams focusing on jamboree play

    Lancaster County high schools’ football focus will center on jamboree play tonight and Saturday.

    Three Lancaster County prep teams will be in action at two different sites tonight.

    Lancaster will play in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School, where the Bruins will battle West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

    Play opens with Lewisville battling Great Falls High School at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. nightcap has the host Cyclones meeting Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C.

  • Small expects battle for 2018 club title

    Five-time Lancaster Golf Club champion Scott Roberts is the favorite to notch the 2018 crown this weekend, but club pro Phil Small said Roberts will have a links battle.

    Roberts, bidding for his third straight club crown, shot a seven-under 137 last summer to post a five-shot win over Lancaster High School golfer Mason Tucker, who carded a 142.

  • Sports Talk: Dixie Boys stars made us proud

    Anytime a champion is crowned, this familiar line is as prevalent as the trophies to be awarded to the title team.

    You’ve heard it, but it bears repeating: There’s only going to be one happy team, from star to scrub, when this tournament is history.

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball U14 all-stars know the other feeling, the opposite of ecstasy.

    They experienced it early Wednesday afternoon when their impressive run in the Dixie Boys World Series ended with a disappointing 13-0 loss to Tennessee state champion Dyersburg.

  • Dixie Boys stars come up short in title run

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars final run at the World Series championship was foiled by the 2018 tournament titlist Dyersburg, Tenn., team.

    Dyersburg, which defeated West Seminole, Fla., 4-0 for the 2018 Dixie Boys World Series crown Wednesday afternoon, handed Lancaster its only two losses in the double-elimination tournament at the Tinsley Athletic Complex.

    The Dyersburg stars, who defeated Lancaster 6-3 on Monday, started strong and rolled to a 13-0 win in five innings to halt the Lancaster stars’ title hopes Wednesday morning.

  • Dixie Boys stars receive stirring welcome home

    A rousing hero’s welcome home greeted the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-star baseball team as it returned from the Dixie Boys World Series at Second Baptist Church late Thursday afternoon.
    The Kelly Tours charter bus horn blared and lights flashed from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office escort as welcoming fans cheered their young heroes on their arrival at the church.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys stars, the S.C. state champions, finished third in the Dixie Boys World Series at Bossier City, La., on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Column: Losing local newspapers threatens our democracy

    If you’re reading this column in your local newspaper, congratulations!
    Just by skimming your eyeballs over this page, whether it’s in print or online, you’re doing a vital service for your hometown, and for democracy as a whole. (Go ahead and take the rest of the day off.)

  • Column: Wake up before Trump sells U.S. out

    Let freedom ring.
    Our country is at a crossroads, where people have to decide what they want in the future. Our government has taken a turn for the worse. 
    I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, independent, liberal or conservative, we have to start sticking together or turn over our country to the Russians.

  • Arts camp has lasting impact on volunteer

    It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago I was attending the Arts & Sciences Summer Camp as a camper; now I’ve come back as a volunteer.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts camp I helped at was at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land. It was the last of the four camps this summer. Sixty-one excited campers ages kindergarten through sixth grade came to the July 30-Aug. 3 camp.

  • Pageland Chamber relinquishes Watermelon Festival

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce will no longer produce the Pageland Watermelon Festival, the town’s largest annual event.
    The chamber’s board voted Thursday to give up its rights to the festival, citing the amount of time it took to plan and hold the event, as well as its finances.
    According to preliminary figures, this year’s two-day festival in July drew more than 1,000 attendees and cost about $62,000 to produce. Its revenue was $52,000.

  • Citadel House closes its doors

    The Citadel House emergency shelter program has closed, due to a lack of funding and an unexpected family medical crisis.
    Founder James Pringle’s mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and he has had to devote most of his time to taking care of her.