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Today's News

  • Post 31 gives old Buford High scoreboard new life

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

    Same could nearly be said about the refurbished scoreboard at Eggleton Field, home of the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball program.

    Lancaster Legion Post 31 athletic officer Scott Cato has taken the old Buford High School baseball scoreboard and put it to good use.

  • Search is on for autism breakthrough

    In early May, thousands of people turned out at Finlay Park in Columbia for “Strides for Autism,” a fundraising walk to raise support for the S.C. Autism Society. And about a month earlier, a similar event at Heritage Park in Simpsonville saw an impressive turnout.

    It was heartening, but not surprising, to see those events so well-attended. Over the years, as I’ve met and spoken with families affected by autism, I’ve been moved by how strongly they support each other and rally around a shared cause.

  • Time to free S.C.’s energy market

    In South Carolina – as in most other states – regulation has almost completely divorced the energy sector from the free market. Private energy providers must register with the state as public utilities.

    Once registered, the state helps enforce a monopoly territory where only one utility may provide power. Regulators determine the prices energy providers can charge. All of this regulation, we’re told, is in the best interest of all parties: It keeps prices down and prevents rapacious monopolies.

    Only it doesn’t.

  • From martial arts to monkey hats

     Karate, fashion design, movie making and a whole lot more is going on this month at the Summer Fun Arts & Sciences Camps sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA).  

    In the next three weeks, elementary school students, ages 4 to 12, can attend these camps countywide.

    At the Lancaster camp at Covenant Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 9, Aaron Mabry, 8, was enjoying the fun with other young campers in a karate class led by sensei Connie Funderburk.

  • County will phase out Lancaster, IL rescue squads

    Lancaster County will phase out operations by its two rescue squads in coming months in favor of rescue services provided by local fire departments.

  • Jury deadlocks in Kershaw armed robbery case

    It appears prosecutors will have to prepare their case again against a Kershaw man charged with armed robbery after a jury in the case became deadlocked last month, forcing a mistrial. 

  • Waffle House customer charged in attempted holdup

    A Waffle House waitress was shocked, but uninjured, after a Charlotte woman demanded money from a cash register during the early morning hours of  Tuesday, July 8.

  • Former sheriff arrested in Rock Hill

    ROCK HILL – Former Lancaster County Sheriff Johnny Cauthen turned himself in to Rock Hill police Thursday, July 10 after being charged with vandalism of two neighbors' property with slingshot pellets, marbles and paintballs. 

  • Whitesides to play in Clash of the Carolinas

    Lancaster High School girls soccer star Frances Whitesides has been a key part of Lady Bruins’ soccer history in her prep career.
    In her final match as a high school soccer player, Whitesides will make more LHS soccer history as the first Lady Bruins’ player to play in the Clash of the Carolinas soccer match Saturday, July 12.
    The Clash of the Carolinas, an elite all-star contest, features the top senior soccer players in North and South Carolina.

  • Post 31 juniors advance in playoffs

    The Lancaster Post 31 juniors team bounced out of a rubber game to advance in the American Legion playoffs.  
    Lancaster’s juniors, for the second time in the series, needed extra innings to pull out a 6-5 win over Greenwood Post 20 on Wednesday, July 9, at Harvey Eggleton Field.
    In the final game of the three-game series, Lancaster’s C.J. Brown doubled to deep center field to score Logan Lucas from second in the bottom of the ninth inning for the walk-off win. It was Brown’s second double in the series.