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Today's News

  • Residents express shock in Sanford revelation

    Over grits, biscuits and coffee at Leigh Anne’s Restaurant on Thursday morning, residents expressed shock and disappointment about Gov. Mark Sanford’s announcement that he had an affair with a woman in Argentina.

    “I’m disappointed,” Trish Hinson said. “I think he should resign.”

    Like so many other South Carolinians, Hinson said she was shocked when she heard the news Wednesday.

    “I didn’t know what to think,” she said.

  • Winning team nets $600 prize in Hyde Park Baptist

    The team of Joey Munn, Wayne Roberts, Sherrill Munn and Don Moore earned the $600 first-place prize in the Hyde Park Baptist Church second annual golf tournament at the Kershaw Golf Club.

    The tournament was sponsored by the church’s sports ministry.

    Proceeds from the tournament will sponsor mission opportunities for all ages at Hyde Park Baptist.

    “We had great participation and appreciate all who played and we hope to see everyone next year,” according to a church press release on the event.

  • Seniors return, rip P-34

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team returned to play in impressive fashion, taking a 10-1 road win over Rock Hill at Winthrop Park on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, led by assistant coach Phillip Greenleaf who was leading the team in coach Brett Blackmon’s absence, bolted to a 5-0 lead behind Josh Warfield and cruised to the nine-run win.

  • Chisom pleased with juniors' play in opener

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened its 2009 season Monday when the LJGA played at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland.

    Chapter director Raymon Chisom was pleased with the opener.

    “We had a good number of kids playing and they produced some good scores,” Chisom said. “It was a good start for us.

    In the boys and girls 6-7 age group, Caleb Henson shot a 21 over five holes to take the win. He was followed by Matt Nixon’s 31. Colby Faulkenberry and Trey Crenshaw tied for third with a 32 apiece.

  • Dixie Belles honor league standouts

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles girls softball program wrapped up regular-season play, honoring top players, coaches and teams on June 16.

    Cauthen Motors won the regular-season championship for play which began in May and continued through mid-June.

    The Cauthen Motors team included Kelsey Baker, Kori Ballard, Jamee Blackmon, Angel Cox, Katy Ghent, Kacey Beth Hunter, Chloe Jeffers, Hannah Knight, Alexas Ledbetter, Tashida Scott, Summer Truesdale and Hannah Watts.

  • Nucor golf tourney benefits MUSC in Craig's memory

    The annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, which is held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, continues to benefit children.

    The 2009 tournament, held on three Charleston area courses April 27, raised $254,332. The nine-year total for funds raised is $2,029,428.

    In conjunction with the tournament, a harbor cruise and silent auction was held April 26.

    Play, which drew 280 golfers, was held at two Seabrook Island courses and the Oak Point course at Kiawah Island.

  • Juniors fall at York 3-1

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior American Legion baseball team dropped a 3-1 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night in League V play.

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team coach Josh Pauling said second-year junior player Eric Mojica pitched well in the team’s two-run loss to York.

    “Eric pitched a fabulous game on the mound scattering just five hits and York’s three runs were all unearned,” Pauling said.

  • LST completes meet with win at Camden

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team completed its meet with Camden on Saturday when the Sharks outscored Camden 172-65 to finish with a 238-85 win over the Kershaw County team.

    Lancaster County hosted the meet Tuesday when it was shortened by severe weather.

    The meet was completed at Camden on Saturday.

  • Family rescued after getting stranded on island in Catawba

    A family of four was rescued early Saturday morning after their canoes capsized in the Catawba River.

    Johnny Campbell, communications officer for the Lancaster County Rescue Squad, said the family, which included a husband and wife and their children, ages 17 and 9, had set out for a weekend camping trip.

    Traveling in two canoes, the family was attempting to reach a barrier island in the Landsford Canal area, but encountered problems after traveling through some rapids.

    “They got tangled up in the rapids and flipped over,” Campbell said.

  • New graduate shot in chest not long after LHS ceremony

    A Lancaster teen was shot early Saturday morning on South Main Street, just hours after graduating from Lancaster High School.

    Todd Talford, 18, of 306 McCardell St., was taken to a Charlotte hospital after being shot in the center of his chest while at Crenco Food Store.

    His condition was unavailable at press time Saturday.

    Talford and his cousin were sitting in a parked Chrysler LeBaron about 1:30 a.m. when they heard “gunshots coming from everywhere,” the cousin told police in a statement.