Today's News

  • Seek truth: Stop mob from ruling

    Baltimore has seen riots, demonstrations and destruction. When students asked what I thought of the whole thing, I said I didn’t have all the facts, so my opinion would be based on hearsay.

    At that, one of my students began a tirade on police brutality with their own set of facts, which they assured me were accurate. Another student went all the way back to Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, New York and Charleston, speaking of the evils of police brutality.

  • Indian Land must have robust fire department

    Fire protection is a key function of government, and a system of robust volunteer fire departments, supplemented as necessary by paid firefighters, is essential to the financial health of Lancaster County.

    The question as to how to best provide the paid assistance while maintaining the strength of the volunteer departments is of prime importance.

  • Staying alive

    Staff reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Dixie Softball Angels all-stars kept their postseason hopes alive with a 15-7 win over Bamberg on Monday, July 13, in the state tournament in Seneca. That put them 2-1 in the state play after, losing to Latta, 10-0, in the tournament opener Saturday, July 11. They rallied back on Sunday, July 12, when they defeated Moncks Corner, 12-10.

    In Monday’s game, Alisha Neisler was the winning pitcher in the eight-run win.

  • Ozone stars fall in state tourney

    Staff reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars (U-12) saw their postseason hopes end with a pair of losses in the state tournament over the weekend, July 11-12.

    The Ozone stars fell to Greenwood, 5-3, in the opening round Saturday and then dropped a tough 5-4 loss to Hilton Head on Sunday afternoon.

    “We made too many mistakes to beat a good team,” Lancaster Ozone all-stars manager Dale Laney said. “We had our share of chances, but just didn’t come through when we needed to in this tournament.”

  • CPTC qualifies 12 for Junior Olympics

    Staff reports

    The Columbus Parker Track Club has qualified 12 athletes to compete at the National Junior Olympics at Dick Price Stadium on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.

    Price Stadium is named for former NSU athletics director, head football and track coach Dick Price.

    The CPTC, a non-profit organization named for its late coach, Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, earned 29 medals at the regional meet at Eastside High School earlier this summer.

  • Baker doubles down at LSS

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    There was a huge crowd for the racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, July 11.

    In the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Division, the front row was Andy “Pops” Hodges and Joseph Engelbrecht. When the green flag fell, it was Hodges, Engelbrecht, Johnny Starkey and Kyle Norwood battling for the lead entering turn one.

  • Turning the page – One SC

    As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally.

    In the end, it simply came down.

    There were no speeches by politicians. There were not bands playing. There were no elaborate ceremonies. It all ended with seven state troopers – white and black, male and female – silently walking across the capital lawn, lowering the flag, rolling it up and giving it to a nameless state employee to be taken to a museum.

    That was it.

  • Undercover drug buys result in Kershaw cocaine bust

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force on June 30 for trafficking cocaine.

  • County council moving forward with LCEDC audit

    The audit process is moving forward. 

  • Children’s council gets grant for teen pregnancy prevention

    The Children’s Council will receive $2.4 million for its teen pregnancy prevention program over the next five years, said its executive director Heather Mueller.