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Today's News

  • Packed LASS gala raises $15K

    In its third-annual fundraiser, the Sun City rescue group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters raised $15,000 in its continued effort to better the lives of the county’s homeless pets.
    Nearly 300 people braved 92-degree heat at The Ivy Place, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
    For the second year in a row, venue owners Terry and Genie Graham hosted the LASS luncheon as a gift to the Sun City-based rescue group.

  • Pelican’s Snoballs in Lancaster experiences blizzard of business

    Caleb Clayton-Molby had dreams of being an NFL linebacker.
    He gave it his best shot, but fell just short. So now he's tackling the business world as owner of Pelican's Snoballs – and it's as big a hit as he ever experienced on the football field.
    “It’s been awesome,” he said.
    The establishment, which serves New Orleans-style shaved-ice treats, opened just weeks ago at 331 S. Main St. in downtown Lancaster. Already, it has become a go-to spot for families, who routinely swamp the shop seven days a week.

  • Felder has new hoops home in New Mexico

    Rakym Felder, the former Indian Land High School star basketball player who played one season at South Carolina, has a new school.
    Felder, a 5-10 guard, has signed with New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico.
    Gamecocks’ men’s basketball coach Frank Martin released Felder, twice suspended at USC, on April 23.

  • Mattison captures Crook Memorial

    Jamie Mattison has been racing for a long time and a lot of years, he has captured numerous race wins during his legendary career.
    The Buddy Crook Memorial race, paying $4,000 to win, will be up there as one of his top  careers wins by far.
    For the Crook Memorial race Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway, Tack “Super Roofer” Brown and Matt Gilbert were on the front row.
    As soon as the green flag dropped, Brown, Gilbert, Nick “Hotrod” Walker and Rod Tucker battled for the lead.

  • County gets food/shelter grant money

    From release

    Lancaster County will receive $33,613 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
    Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster County’s executive director, said the county has been receiving an annual FEMA allotment for many years. Recipients have included HOPE, the Lancaster County Council on Aging, The Citadel House, KARE and Christian Services.

  • Foundation to study how county’s health relates to its poverty

    Lancaster is one of nine counties nationwide selected by one of the country’s most prominent nonprofits for a grant that will be used to study the link between poverty and health.
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation picked Lancaster for one of its Roadmap to Health Community Grants.
    “I’m still pinching myself, because this puts us in the big pool,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, research director for the Lancaster County School District.

  • Lady Cardinals down Buford for Upstate crown

    Landrum didn’t waste time in wrapping up the Class AA Upper State softball championship on Friday at the Lady Cardinals’ field.
    Landrum rolled to a 15-0 win over the Lady Jackets in five innings to win the Class AA Upper State championship and a bid to the state title series this week.
    The Lady Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning and added two in the second, a pair in the third and six in the fourth to wrap up the Class AA Upstate softball crown.

  • Bishops foil IL girls’ state title hopes

    IRMO - Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda knew challenging 10-time state champion Bishop England for the state championship would be a task.
    ILHS, battling the Lower State champion Lady Bishops at less than full strength, would be that much tougher.
    The Lady Warriors gave it their all against one of the state’s traditional girls soccer powers, but played the bulk of the state title match without two of their top players.
    Senior striker Breanna Bishop was lost for the match in the first half with an ACL injury.

  • Henry, Davis pace Warriors in banner track effort

    The Indian Land High School track teams posted top 10 finishes, including two individual state champions, at the Class AAA state meet on Saturday, May 12, at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac.
    ILHS sophomore runner Leah Henry won the state title in the 400-meter dash.
    ILHS junior sprinter Marlin Davis highlighted a stellar day with the 200 meters state crown.

  • Sizzling round wins Bruins 1st AAAA state golf title

    Lancaster High School won its first-ever state golf championship Tuesday with a dazzling 10-shot comeback victory over Myrtle Beach High.
     “Winning as an individual is cool, but winning as a team is indescribable,” team captain Brady Hinkle said after the match. “I can’t put it into words how I feel.
    “It’s awesome. We couldn’t have done it with a better group of guys.”