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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sowell, Hinkle lead junior golfers play in Kershaw

     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.

  • AA stars open strong in Series

     

    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.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

     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.

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball

     

    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.

  • Carnes column: County budget: What’s in final version, what wasn’t

    In last month’s column, I talked about the county budget process. The budget was given final approval upon third reading of the budget ordinance June 23 by a unanimous vote of Lancaster County Council.
    This month’s column will highlight what was in the budget and discuss some of the items that were not in the budget.

  • Lage column: County needs vocational schools

    I’d like to discuss some issues that are causing new businesses not to want to locate here. Lancaster is having trouble producing enough skilled workers to fill needs of prospective businesses and companies. I’m talking welders, HVAC technicians, machine operators, etc.
    So, what are some answers that will address this problem?

  • Council tables capital sales tax list

    The window is closing fast for county officials to make a decision on the future of the county’s one-cent capital project sales tax.