Today's News

  • I celebrate Juneteenth, because I can

    Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, honors African-American heritage by commemorating the abolition of slavery in America.

    It marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were free.

    That was two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a declaration that was promising, but had minimal benefit for many slaves like those in Texas, who could not escape to Union military lines.

  • Council needs to take closer look at new projects

    Lancaster County Council passed second reading of the county’s 2016 budget at its June 8 meeting. There were no comments at the public hearing. A copy of the budget was posted on the county’s website.

    Previous comments concerning the sheriff’s office, E-911, EMS, voter registration and other departments still apply. All are in the current budget, but are hanging by a thread.

  • Huckabee talks issues at INSP

    INDIAN LAND – Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has faced similar challenges he now contends with as he enters the race for 2016.

  • Kershaw Town Council to challenge modular home building permit

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council held a public hearing on its $3.7 million budget before unanimously approving the second and final reading Monday, June 15. There was little talk on the matter.

  • Popularity of skateboard park stokes Kershaw

     KERSHAW – The Kershaw Skateboard Park, the former site of the Kershaw tennis courts at Stevens Park, 200 Close Circle, is a place on the move, no pun intended.

    About five years ago, the Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) began discussions with the Kershaw Town Council about a proposed master plan to bring several opportunities for community activities to the town.

  • Lancaster City Council honors retiring police officers

    Two retiring Lancaster Police Department officers were honored for their service to the municipality at the June 9 meeting of Lancaster City Council.

  • Hodges wins, nets Baker bounty


    Brent Hodges earned the Baker bounty, taking the checkers in the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock main event Saturday, June 13.

    The front row had Joseph Richardson and Artie Brownell, and at the green flag Richardson, Brownell, Johnny Starkey and Hodges battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Rollings leads all-star effort


    MYRTLE BEACH – Andrew Jackson High School’s Kipp Rollings had an impressive showing to cap his prep baseball career over the weekend, June 12-13.

  • Ozone stars roll in tourney opener


    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball all-stars started strong in the District 2 Ozone tournament with a 12-0 win over Lewisville on Monday, June 15.

    The Lancaster Ozone stars advanced to play York on Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

  • LCST posts home win over Camden

     The Lancaster County swim team opened its 2015 season with a 376-142 win over Camden at the Lancaster County Pool on Tuesday, June 9.

    The LCST was slated to open the season June 7 in a meet at Kershaw, but the meet was canceled due to a storm, including lightning.