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Today's News

  • AJ Volunteers win Comporium tourney

     

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured the recent Comporium Classic Preseason high school baseball tournament with a 3-0 record.

    The tournament, which was held at Buford and Andrew Jackson high schools, was cut short due to rain and wet playing conditions during the week of March 3-8.

  • Veterans key IL baseball hopes

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors’ baseball team, with its share of experience this season, is hoping to improve on an 8-8 finish and earn a Class AA Upper State playoff bid.

  • Man dies in car accident

    A man was killed in a one-car accident on Potter Road during the early morning hours of Monday, March 17.

  • Mulvaney to hold town hall meeting

    Fifth Congressional District Rep. Mick Mulvaney will host a town hall meeting in Lancaster on Monday, March 17. 

  • Fight continues for sunshine on an open government

    It is Sunshine Week. No, don’t break out the SPF 70 sunscreen...this week is about shining light on government activities.

    Lest we forget, letting the sun shine on government actions and records is vital to our free democratic system of government.

    While efforts to improve government transparency in our Legislature have stalled for the last two years, there are those in the Palmetto State still fighting the good fight for more sunshine.

    First let’s recognize the journalists.

  • Citizen’s guide to S.C. Freedom of Information

    S.C. Press Association

    The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes records and meetings of public bodies open and available to citizens and their representatives in the press.

    As a citizen of South Carolina, you have the right to attend meetings of commissions, councils, boards and other public bodies. You have a right to see and copy records of public bodies. The FOIA – also known as the Sunshine Law because it shines light on government meetings and records – is essential to our democratic form of government.

    Who, what is covered?

  • Comprehensive plan meetings set

     Catawba Regional Council of Governments

    Lancaster County will kick off the first phase of its comprehensive planning process – Outreach and Visioning – on Tuesday, March 18, and will conclude the 2014-2024 Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan at the end of the year.    

  • Candidate filing opens Monday

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The 2014 General Election year begins officially Monday, March 17 with the start of candidate filing for partisan races.

    The Nov. 4 ballot will include candidates for 21 partisan races raging from County Council to the governor’s office and Congress, all of whom must file now regardless of whether they face a primary challenger June 10 or not. 

  • Unanimous vote

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    As the glass front doors parted in front of him, Keith Tunnell stepped inside the sunlit lobby of 1033 W. Meeting St. and smiled. 

    Looking around at the spacious building, complete with offices and a conference room, Tunnell perused the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s new home. 

  • Jury convicts two in Jones’ murder

    After considering hours of forensic evidence testimony in a joint trial this week, a jury found Al Martinez Green, 21, 813 ½ East Dunlap St., and Devatee Clinton, 26, 1911 Rose Anna Lane, guilty of the 2012 shooting death of Jenika Jones, said Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.