Today's News

  • Column: It’s crazy to let tiny minority decide who’s on Nov. ballot

    Did you vote for a candidate for president in the 2016 general election – or against one? I voted against one, and I’m still bitter about it.
    Not about who won. Like most Americans, I wasn’t happy with the winner, but that’s not what left me bitter.
    What left me bitter is the fact that my only options were a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton.

  • Happy birthday to the pets!

    Addison Robinson, a rising fifth grader at McDonald Green Elementary, is donating her birthday money to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
    Over $300 of it.
    “My mom is always on Facebook and sees the animals, and I just wanted to help,” Addison said. “I bought some animal stuff, like bottles.”
    The 10-year-old has donated about $220 worth of pet supplies set aside for the LSPCA, and gave another $100 to the animal rescue group so it can buy food for the animals.

  • NASC honors the life, work of Will Goins

    Family, friends and admirers gathered Thursday evening for the opening reception of the new exhibit “Artist, Advocate & Leader: Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Will Moreau Goins” at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.

    Visitors wandered around the colorful exhibit, examining the variety of art on display, including photography, paintings, regalia and beadwork, before hearing a few words about the artist from the center’s director, Dr. Stephen Criswell.

  • Track hosts regular racing Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing June 9, but LMS fans know anything can change before Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    One driver on a tear this season has been “Wild Bill” Knight.

    Knight, a veteran LMS campaigner, has been dominating the SECA Crate Sportsman Division at two tracks this season.

    On Friday nights, Knight travels to Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., where he’s notched his share of checkers.

  • Faile named Class AAAAA baseball player of the year

    A star high school baseball player with a connection to Lancaster has produced a stellar season to cap his prep baseball career.

    John Michael Faile, who graduated this week at Boiling Springs High School in the Spartanburg area, finished his final season of high school baseball with his share of diamond honors for the 2018 season.

    Faile, the son of Lancaster natives Michael and Julie Faile, is the 2018 Class AAAAA Player of the Year as selected by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sports Talk: Cannon’s death rekindles memories of ‘Sugar Blues’

    The recent death of the legendary Billy Cannon rekindled a few memories from that era, the late 1950s to late 1960s.

    Cannon, who died May 20, was quite a player, an ace running back and kick returner at LSU.

    He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy among a host of other honors, which later earned him a place in the LSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, not to mention a brilliant pro football career.

  • Rain-plagued Piranhas to open Metrolina League season Monday

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, plagued by inclement weather over the last week, will look to open its 2018 summer recreation league season Monday with a home meet with Lake Wylie.

    The Piranhas, led by head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, were scheduled to have a practice meet Tuesday, but the meet was canceled due to inclement weather that evening.

    Lancaster traveled to Fort Mill for a non-region meet Thursday afternoon, but only a few relays were completed before a storm canceled the meet.

  • Rain continues to hamper P-31

    Rain continues to be a pain for the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team.

    The opening week – May 21-24 – was hampered by two rainouts, with much the same from Mother Nature for week two – May 28-31.

    League V games, slated for Monday and Tuesday, were rained out, setting up a doubleheader with Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The first game reached the bottom of the fourth inning with Post 34 holding a 5-3 lead on Lancaster.

  • Duke Energy gives $100,000 to Lindsay Pettus Greenway

    From release

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway this week received a $100,000 grant from Duke Energy to help protect and enhance the natural environment along the Gills Creek waterway in Lancaster.
    The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million multi-year commitment from Duke.
    The greenway is one of 16 organizations across the Carolinas to collectively receive more than $1.2 million in the company’s seventh grant announcement.

  • Mayoral forum set for June 18

    Candidates running in Lancaster’s mayoral special election will answer questions in a public candidate forum at USC Lancaster on June 18.
    Candidates Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty have confirmed that they will participate. As of press time Friday, James “Butch” Flynn had not.
    All five are still active candidates in the July 10 special election to fill the late Mayor John Howard’s remaining term.