Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bailes nabs Ultimate Super Late win

    Clover native Ross Bailes held off Ultimate Super Late Model series points leader Zack Mitchell at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday to win the All American 40 and the first-place $4,000 paycheck that came with it.
    The victory made Bailes the first repeat winner of the 2019 Ultimate Super Late Model series season.
    Mitchell, the defending series champion, finished second, followed by Michael Brown, Dennis Franklin and Donald Bradsher.

  • IL fire-training facility turns up heat on students

    Thanks to the career center’s firefighting class and a training facility hidden behind Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, Lancaster County now has eight more fully certified firefighters.
    One of the students using the facility, 18-year-old Gage Bell, said it helped him understand the stifling feeling firefighters experience when they enter a burning building.

  • CPTC has 11 qualify for Junior Olympics

    The Columbus Parker Track Club competed in AAU Region 8 qualifier June 27-30 at Eastside High School in Taylors.
    The Columbus Parker Track Club, a Lancaster area youth track team named in memory of its first coach, started the season with 74 athletes and out of the 74, the CPTC had 42 that competed in the Region 8 qualifier.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars win district

    RODMAN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars wrapped up the District 10
    Baseball championship with a second straight lopsided win on Tuesday night at the Rodman Complex in Chester County.
    The 13U stars, who opened the best-of-three district title series with a 15-0 win on Monday night, followed with an 11-0 win over the host Lewisville team.
    Hunter Gainey and Tanner Sellers, the Dixie Boys MVP for the 2019 Lancaster regular season, teamed for a one-hitter in five innings.

  • Youth Serve puts 70 teens to work helping Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Last week, 70 teens paid $60 apiece for the privilege of rebuilding steps, patching leaky roofs, installing windows and cleaning gutters as part of the long-running Youth Serve summer camp.
    “Don’t let people say that doing stuff for the church isn’t fun. My mom said she was going to sign me up. I thought it was a good idea,” 15-year-old Wyatt Cassady said Thursday as he raked a wheelbarrow full of concrete into a footing at the Stevens Park picnic shelter.