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Today's News

  • Banks AA state medalist

    Buford High School golfer Trevor Banks cashed in on his opportunity to capture the Class AA golf individual state championship.Banks, a BHS junior, shot a four-over 148 to post the Class AA state medalist at the two-day tournament at the Village Green Golf Course in Inman on Tuesday.Banks shot 75-73 over two days to notch the state title by a shot over Broome’s Tyler Comer and Zach Grossman of Bishop England as each shot 149.Banks’ first day saw him post a 75 on the windy course.

  • Stoking the stove lands me in hot water

    Golly, the gas bill came yesterday. I didn’t think we had that many cold days in April, but the bill was still a little steep.It must be the overall gas price increase, I reckon.In glancing through the morning paper, it’s apparent that folks are up in arms over high gas prices.The news isn’t very good today.

  • Wrens

    This morning, when I looked into the barrel where we burn trash, it was still and lifeless.Just the morning before, it was pulsing with life, with the tiny heartbeats of five Carolina wren chicks.

  • Offense crucial in Post 31 senior season

    Coach Rashad Cunningham, in his first season guiding the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball senior team last summer, did a stellar job, going 27-10 and earning a coveted state tournament bid.

  • Man found shot to death in his home

    A Lancaster man was apparently murdered in his home across the street from the Lancaster Police Department late Wednesday or early Thursday.

    Police didn’t release the man’s name Thursday afternoon, but a family member said it was Harry Frazier. He was 31, and lived in the home by himself.

    Police got the call to respond to 412 E. Arch St. at 3:17 p.m., said Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard. Frazier was found on the floor by a cousin, Howard said.

  • Four teens receive Laura Fleming scholarships

    Females reigned supreme at the announcement of this year’s Laura Fleming Scholarship, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union.

    The $1,000 scholarship, now in its fifth year, provides funding every year for four students who plan to attend an accredited college, vocational or technical school. Each senior must also be the child of a member of the credit union.

  • City to pay for Doomsday field improvements

    The city of Lancaster is making an investment in the quality of the Lancaster High School baseball field, giving outsiders one more reason to come to Lancaster.

    Now called “Doomsday Corner,” the home of the Lancaster Bruins high school baseball team, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to fund improvements to the field’s surface.

    Improving the field will make high school play safer and qualify the field for collegiate play that’s coming in the near future.

  • Phoenix to rise at air show

    Legend has it that the magnificent phoenix arose from ashes to shine again.Over at Lancaster County Airport on the “Rock Hill Road,” plans are in place for a special air show Saturday and Sunday. If we don’t have our usual weekend rainstorm, the Palmetto Thunder Airshow will offer young folks an opportunity to view some of our military planes of yesteryear and today. Yes sir, that phoenix is about to arise. Now, I’m not trying to hawk tickets or convince you to spend an enjoyable day around airplanes and

  • Indian Land mom gets best gift ever

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    Pam Wiltsie had the best Mother’s Day ever.

    Last Thursday, her sons Paul and Michael Swan returned to Indian Land after more than a year in Afghanistan with the 178th Engineer Battalion of the S.C. National Guard in Fort Mill.

    That evening they surprised her youngest son, Jacob, 7, at his Little League ball game.

    Having the whole family reunited was emotional for Wiltsie, who spent last Mother’s Day separated from her two oldest sons.

  • County courthouse needed now

    One would think that the editorial board of our principal local newspaper would be capable of displaying an understanding of the structural needs of Lancaster County.

    However, the editorial which appeared in Wednesday’s Lancaster News demonstrated again the shortsightedness that has brought us to the point where we now find ourselves.

    This year, we are commemorating 180 years since the erection of the Lancaster County Courthouse. This is a significant milestone.