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Today's News

  • Late Models in spotlight Saturday at Speedway

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing Saturday, Aug. 9 after a rainout last weekend.

    The Saturday night card features the Late Models (Limited Late Models) headlining the program.

  • USC offense to play key role in 2014

     

    The Bash at the Moose was all about the Gamecocks on Monday, Aug. 4 when the Lancaster County Gamecock Club held its summer meeting.

    A group of 82 USC supporters attended the event held at the Lancaster Moose Lodge.

  • White earns another world karate title

     

    Former three-time World Champion Grandmaster James E. White of Universal Karate Studios, came out of retirement to win another Title Fight at the Old School Karate Nationals held at the Sportsplex Arena in Greensboro, NC on Saturday July 12.

  • Kennington to defend title

     

    Defending Lancaster Golf Club champion Mike “Red Man” Kennington will be gunning to make it two straight crowns this weekend, Aug. 9-10, at the LGC.

    Kennington is one of 14 golfers in the club championship field which tees off Saturday in quest for the 2014 title.

  • Teams prep for scrimmages

     

    A trio of county coaches will have a better idea about their respective teams as they engage in scrimmages today.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land will compete in scrimmages today, with Lancaster’s first scrimmage set Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Ardrey Kell high School in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

  • Creative school fundraiser? Let parents give directly to schools

    A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

    As reported by The State newspaper recently, The Smart Snacks in Schools program creates a dilemma: how will schools raise private dollars if they can no longer sell snack foods?

    How creative would it be simply to stop selling?

  • Inaction council impacts our local pets

    I have been reading and watching Lancaster County Council’s 1-cent tax debacle and all I can say is it is a fiasco from start to finish.

    It seems the county is playing “Johnny come lately,” as is their usual mode of operation. Wait until the problem is so severe that only a rushed-through agenda with a poorly thought-out plan is their only way out.

  • Library board to reconsider policy on meeting room use

    The Lancaster County Library Board has agreed to take another look at a policy banning after-hours meetings at local libraries by outside groups and will call a special meeting to announce what it finds.

  • Citizen’s tip leads to drug arrest

     A Lancaster man was arrested July 28 following a citizen’s tip to authorities of suspected drug dealing.

    Cornelious Joe Winchester Jr., 48, 601 W. Meeting St., was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The arrest came as investigators were conducting surveillance on Winchester outside his home after receiving the tip, the report said. 

  • Stolen car found submerged in pond

     A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

    Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.