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Today's News

  • Crowd shows up to talk about underage drinking

    Nearly 100 teens, parents and concerned community members came together Wednesday night to start a much-needed conversation about underage drinking at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy Youth.
    A youth panel and an expert panel discussed anonymous responses from the audience to questions about the use and abuse of alcohol, addiction and legal consequences. Coalition for Healthy Youth member Jordan Rogers moderated the discussion.

  • Sutton nets LJGA honor

    Anthony “T” Sutton has added another honor to his golf resume.
    Sutton, the defending Lancaster Golf Club champion and an all-state golfer at Buford High School, can now claim the title of the Matt Blackwell Award as the Lancaster Junior Golf Association Golfer of the Year for the 2016 season.
    Sutton wrapped up his title with his win in the Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club last week.

  • Norwood claims first career win

    Kyle Norwood captured his first career win in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event at Lancaster Super Speedway to highlight action on a hot Saturday night.
    Norwood and Brandy Baker were on the front row and when the green flag dropped, Baker, Norwood, Joseph Eneglbrecht and Chris Player roared into turn one in a lead battle.

  • Column: The real root of racial violence

    Like The Lancaster News’ favorite columnist Phil Noble, Charlene McGriff chooses the numbers she needs to fulfill her ideology and agenda.
    Much discussion is needed on the problems in America, but facts must also be present without ideology leading the discussion.
    I recognize that police seem to be shooting a lot more people today because the news leads with those stories. That is what we hear first, and blacks seem to be shot more often than whites.
    But let’s look at some numbers for our discussion.

  • Column: Hey Trump, you’re a loser!

    I apologize. This is a rude headline, and I can hear my mother’s voice in the back of my brain, “Now Phil, that’s rude. Don’t say things like that.”
    My first instinct is to reply to that voice by saying, “But he calls other people a loser all the time.” “Yes, I know,” my mom’s voice says, “but just because he is rude doesn’t mean you have to be. We didn’t raise you that way.”
    As usual, Mom is right. I guess it was just my “inner Trump” getting out.

  • Lancaster man charged in pot bust

    A Lancaster man was arrested Thursday afternoon after 1.2 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $1,500 was found in his car during a traffic stop Thursday.
    Charles Vincent Brown, 32, of 2141 Green Peach Road, was charged with second-offense possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.
    Police also seized a 9mm Glock pistol found inside his car and several bank debit cards, as well as more than $1,800 cash that Brown had on him at the time.

  • $100K lottery ticket sold locally

    If you bought a lottery ticket for Sunday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing from the AM PM Gas & Grill on Lynwood Drive in Lancaster, go check your ticket right now – you may have won $100,000.
    A South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman said in a release Tuesday that someone in Lancaster County bought a Cash 5 ticket with numbers 12, 17, 18, 20 and 22, and had still not claimed the prize.
    Had they “Powered-up” for an extra $1, the prize would have been double the amount. The odds of winning Sunday’s prize were 1 in 501,942.

  • Skewes walks the walk

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Politically speaking, Peter Skewes doesn’t just talk the talk.
    Skewes, a professor at Clemson University, is the American Party candidate for president and his name will appear on the November ballot in South Carolina. Figuratively, he’s running for president, but literally, he’s walking. To promote his candidacy and party, he has embarked on a walk across the state... one that began in Clemson and will soon end in Charleston.

  • Library considers move to Springs Block

    Lancaster County Library officials are taking a hard look at the Humana Building, one of the vacant structures in the historic Springs Block on Lancaster’s Main Street, as a possible site for relocating or expanding.
    Library board members braved extreme heat July 26 to tour the three-story white building, which runs along Arch Street from Main to White Street, before their regular board meeting July 26.

  • Internet scam costs IL man, daughter $11K

    A 65-year-old Indian Land man was the target of a so-called “sweetheart scam” that ended up costing him and his daughter more than $11,000.
    According to a July 27 Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man’s 35-year-old daughter said her father began messaging a woman who called herself Sharon Jones in early June.
    The daughter said Jones eventually convinced her father she was stuck at the Canadian border and couldn’t get across without his financial help.