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Today's News

  • P-31 charity ride a record

    The fifth annual American Legion Post 31 baseball charity ride was a grand slam.

    “In the past, we’ve done real well and it has to do with the response from the community, bikers and riders,” said Lancaster Post 31 athletic officer Mike Lucas. “Our ride this time around was the best we’ve had. This is our major fundraiser and it was a huge draw. This reflects well on the community and says people are willing to make a difference.”

    The 2009 P-31 charity ride, held a week later than last year, drew a record 170 bikes and 225 total riders.

  • Going green affects a lot of people

    I always look forward to reading The Lancaster News and finding out what is going on in our surrounding community. Boy, I got a shock when I read where some of our County Council members are pushing “going green.”

    With a paper mill located just over the county line, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. There are a number of Lancaster County residents who are employed there.

  • Graduates: The whole wide world awaits you

    Graduation Day. For 815 young men and women, today is that day. They will march across a stage at one of four high school commencement ceremonies and become graduates of either Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land or Lancaster high schools.

    It’s usually a bittersweet occasion. Parents usually glow with pride, but often get weepy-eyed about how fast their little boy or girl has grown up. “Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that you were starting first grade,” they say.

  • Fort Mill rolls in 17-7 win over P-31

    Headed for a lengthy break, it wasn’t the kind of diamond departure Lancaster Legion Post 31 baseball coach Brett Blackmon was looking for on Tuesday night.

    The Lancaster Legion P-31 senior baseball team, which will be idle until June 17, dropped a 17-7 League V road loss to Post 43 at Fort Mill High School.

    Lancaster, with a solid start, broke on top for a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Fort Mill steadily battled back to take the 10-run home win.

    Fort Mill used a three-run second inning and a single score in the third frame to tie the game at 4-all.

  • Of course we can house Guantanamo prisoners

    The notion that we can’t bring the 250 or so terrorists who need to stay locked up from Guantanamo to this country and lock them up here is pure nonsense.

    The talking heads keep referring to these people as “super criminals” or “the most dangerous people alive.” This is good fiction, but that is all it is – fiction. Our regular state penitentiaries are full of people just as dangerous, if not more so, than they are.

  • Government agencies don’t seem to care

    Editor’s note: The following letter is addressed to Keith Tunnell, director of Lancaster County Economic Development.

    Sir, can you tell me if you will be at the next Lancaster County Council meeting? If not, can you please make plans to be there.?

  • South Carolina veterans take a very special flight

    Returning to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport from Washington D.C., the terminal was packed with adoring greeters – some active military, many veterans.

    There were lots of families, at least one of which with four generations on hand. There were law enforcement personnel and troops of Boy Scouts. There were balloons, signs, banners, flags, and salutes. Some wept. An Army band played patriotic music.

    It was a fitting end to a daylong trip all of us will remember for a lifetime.

  • USCL important to future of Lancaster

    The issue to consider is whether Gov. Mark Sanford should close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus or leave its doors open. This argument has been going on but the issue has only been resolved shortly. I disagree with the governor, as I do with many things. This university has brought many innovations to our county and it should remain open. Many businesses in our county are being closed and companies are moving to other countries.

  • Joint effort is needed to restore mill village

    My name is Betty Price. I moved back to the mill village last year. I was 15 when Mom and Dad bought property up U.S. 521.

    Now I am 66 years old. Since police officers have made a showing, it is better already. One officer said they were going to build a substation. They need to put it in a house on the mill village.

  • Post 31 decks Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team made the most of a League V road trip, taking an 8-5 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at the Winthrop Ballpark on Monday night.

    Lancaster first-year coach Brett Blackmon said the P-31 pitching trio of Tyler Vaughn, Josh Warfield and Andrew Medlin was crucial in the win.

    Vaughn, the Lancaster starter out of Andrew Jackson High School, hurled five innings and fanned six P-34 batters with three walks. He allowed three earned runs.

    Warfield, in two innings of mound work, yielded no earned runs and two hits.