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Today's News

  • Sims Foundation donates at least $50K to Community Foundation

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation on Monday announced  plans to donate $50,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation and match up to $25,000 in additional donations.
    The money will be used in a broad variety of community-building efforts.
    “We applaud the generosity of the J. Marion Sims Foundation,” said Chip Cox, chair of the Lancaster County Community Foundation. “We have been studying the data, looking at indicators of community health, and we believe we can make a bigger impact together.”

  • Christmas classic hits the stage

    The Peanuts gang is getting together for Christmas!
    Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and all their friends will take the stage for The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this weekend.
    The story has been adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, but is based on the beloved “Peanuts” cartoons by Charles M. Schulz. In the story, Charlie Brown and the whole gang learn the true meaning of Christmas.
    Diana Kiger,13, is performing for her second year in this production.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Lancaster Christmas Parade

    The Lancaster Christmas Parade is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9 on Main Street in the Cultural Arts District of Lancaster.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Pastoral anniversary services Dec. 10

  • News Briefs

    County council meets Dec. 11

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Town of VW council meets

  • Column: GOP support for Moore reveals party’s true character

    Over the past year, I have read letters and op-eds in this paper promoting the Republican Party.
    As we all know, the party dominates a large majority of statewide and local offices. In my opinion, many of our local politicians joined the party not as a statement of their ideology but as a means of easily being reelected to positions they had enjoyed as Democrats.
    The Republican Party has wrapped itself in the American flag, thumped Bibles and promoted itself as the party of family values.

  • Column: Rudest judge I’ve encountered gets maneuvered off the bench

    Something remarkable happened in S.C. legal and political circles this past Tuesday. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission.
    News reports have focused on the unfavorable comments made by lawyers regarding Judge Kristi Harrington in an anonymous survey. The surveys revealed that many lawyers who had appeared before this judge thought she was unqualified by temperament to serve. Those survey results were not the only speed bump in Judge Harrington’s path.

  • Tigers’ Elliott wins Broyles Award

    clemsontigers.com

    CLEMSON – Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott received the Frank Broyles Award this week as the National Assistant Coach of the Year on college football. The presentation was made at a luncheon in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway sets 2018 car show date

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials, in an effort to get everything out as early as possible for the drivers, fans and staff members of LMS to plan for the upcoming season, have announced the track’s annual car show is March 10.

    The event will also feature an open practice for all divisions to follow after the car show.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, for the first time in many seasons, will host a two-day show for the opening race on the 2018 racing season.

  • IL wrestlers top AJ, fall to RHHS

    For a coach who saw his team split a road match, Indian Land High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware was pretty pleased.

    Boulware, the second-year ILHS wrestling coach, saw his fourth-ranked Warriors wrestling team post a win over Lancaster County rival Andrew Jackson High School, 63-12, and fall to Class AAAAA wrestling power Rock Hill High School, 41-33.

    The RHHS Bearcats are ranked No. 2 in the Class AAAAA mat poll.