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Today's News

  • AA stars open strong in Series

     Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA machine pitch all-stars are making an early splash in the AA World Series pool B play at Texarkana, Ark.

    The Lancaster AA stars, the South Carolina champion, notched two wins in Pool B play on Friday, July 18.

    Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, opened play with a 6-0 win over tournament host Texarkana and followed with an exciting 8-7 comeback win over McCalla, Ala.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • Sowell, Hinkle lead junior golfers play in Kershaw

     Staff Reports

    Logan Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High School star golfer, continued his stellar play as the Lancaster chapter of the SC Junior Golf Association opened the second half of its 2014 tournament season.

    Sowell, in the boys 15-18 age division, shot a sizzling three-under 69 at the Kershaw Golf Club. Sowell’s 69 edged Matthew Terry, who shot a solid two-under 70 over 18 holes from the blue tees.

  • Thrills on wheels

     Drivers on Craig Farm Road in Lancaster County may have gotten a bit distracted on Saturday, July 12, by the row of shiny Mercedes-Benz automobiles parked neatly in front of Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • West column: Our County Council needs to do its job

    Lancaster County Council asked us for help in deciding whether to keep the extra 1 cent sales tax and, if so, how to spend it. Wonderful idea and we did just that. Then they chose to turn all this information over to the tax commissioners to sift through and make a recommendation. That was great. Things were moving along smoothly.

  • Rogers column: Court’s autopsy ruling trumps accountability

    For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.
    On July 16, the court ruled that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.
    Why does this matter to the public?
    It matters because the next time police shoot an innocent man, don’t expect the public to have access to the autopsy report giving the details of the death.

  • SLED helicopter spots pot

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Whether it’s tucked behind a dog kennel, disguised in a garden or hidden in the woods, seasoned narcotics officers can spot illegal marijuana growing activity anywhere.

  • Man sentenced for tossing drugs, contraband over fence at KCI

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    After several hours of deliberation, a jury returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday, July 16, for a West Columbia man charged with tossing contraband over the fence of Kershaw Correctional Institution last year. 

  • Free pro se divorce clinic Wednesday

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    When legal troubles arise, hiring an attorney can be an expensive option that is out of reach for many. 

    That’s why S.C. Legal Services (SCLS) offers several community outreach programs that can enable people to handle certain legal problems on their own.

    SCLS will hold an hour-long free Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Lancaster County Library, 313 South White St. 

  • State justices rule against making autopsy reports public

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    After the S.C. Supreme Court previously reversed a ruling allowing government councils to amend agendas during meetings now they’ve upheld a circuit court ruling stating autopsies are private records.

    On Wednesday, July 16, the court ruled 4-1 that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.