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Today's News

  • Junior golfers to launch second half

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tees off the second half of its 2015 season Monday, July 13, at the Kershaw Golf Club.

    The 2015 LJGA points races for each age group reflect tight play.

    In the boys 10-12 age division, Mason Tucker leads the points through three tournaments with 80 points, with Trey Crenshaw third at 70. Simon Wright is third, 56 points.

    In the boys 7-9 age group, Landry Williams leads the points for the season with 70 and David Oliver has 60. Brady Snipes has 58 points in third place.

  • Brown set to enter USC hall of fame

    Staff Reports

    Former Lewisville High School star Sheldon Brown is one of eight former USC Gamecocks athletes, who will be inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame for 2015.

    Brown, along with seven other individuals, will be honored and inducted Thursday, Sept. 10, in The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Inductions will begin at 6:45 p.m. The eight USC greats will also be recognized at the Carolina vs. Kentucky football game on Sept. 12.

  • Local Habitat group celebrates 25 years

    This year marks the 25th anniversary for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County.

  • Much tougher law faces domestic abusers

    In 2014, the national Violence Policy Center cited the FBI ranked South Carolina as leading in the nation in the number of women killed by men, another shameful step up in the state’s top 10 ranking it had held for the past 15 years.

  • Police investigate attempted murder

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the Independence Day attempted murder of a man shot in the neck by an unknown suspect(s), according to an incident report .

  • Covington development gets first nod from council

    County officials gave a first nod last month to plans for a large residential development in the Panhandle which could ultimately feature a mix of single-family and age-restricted homes.

  • Churches need armed congregants

    A faith group in my town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. They expected people from several states and foreign countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom and Canada. The International group came together in celebration of their Christian faith to worship and recognize academic achievement.

  • Harrell pays the Probation Agency with campaign funds

    Eight days after pleading guilty to misspending $93,958 from his campaign account, ex-S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell paid $3,517 from the account to the state probation department, campaign records show – money which the agency says was credited toward his court-ordered restitution.

  • Gun control: The answer is no

    “I’ve had to make statements like this too many times,” President Barack Obama said after the recent shootings at a church in Charleston. “Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”

    Hillary Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, chimed in as well.

  • P-31 leads series 2-1

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Post 31 leads the best of 5 American Legion Baseball Playoffs, 2 games to 1, after a hard fought road victory at Walhalla Post 124 Tuesday, June 7.

    Lancaster rallied late to take the one run win, 6-5.

    Post 31, 10-9, opened the first round of playoffs at home Monday night, June 6, splitting a double header.

    Walhalla won the opening game 4-2 and Lancaster bounced back to take the second game 6-1.

    In game three, Lancaster took command early and jumped out to a 3-0 lead.