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Today's News

  • 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.

  • KARE golf tournament Aug. 24

    The first KARE Charity Golf Tournament is Aug. 24 at the Kershaw Golf Club, 301 Club House Drive, Kershaw.
    The goal of the tournament is to fund the services of KARE, which includes a food pantry and a crisis assistance program, which provides help with necessary utilities to those in need in the community.
    KARE, established in 1982, is Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, and is viewed as an important part of the community. KARE not only serves Lancaster County, but Kershaw and Chester counties as well.

  • Lady Bruins salute top softball players

    Lancaster High School honored a host of players during the Lady Bruins’ 2019 softball season.
    Riley Burton, a first-year varsity player, won the LHS girls’ Offensive Award.
    Burton, who earned a varsity spot at catcher as an eighth grader out of A.R. Rucker Middle School, batted .422.
    She was one of four Lancaster players named to the All-Region III-AAAA team.
    Freshman outfielder Amarie Gist, another first-year player, earned the team’s Defensive Award. Gist posted an .800 fielding percentage on the season.