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Today's News

  • City Council weighs fairness of police fitness testing

    What should be required physically of law enforcement officials? How fit and in shape do you expect your local police officers to be? And to what standards should they be held?

    Those questions and more were asked Tuesday when Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White updated City Council members on the police department’s physical abilities test.

    In May 2008, council unanimously voted to allow White to implement the testing program, which consists of an obstacle course that all officers are asked to complete in 2 minutes and 16 seconds.

  • Honor dad on his day

    Sunday is Dad’s big day. Honor him and give him a warm hug and special smile. It’s that one day annually set aside to honor those men who have played a major role in our lives.

    That special guy goes by several names – Father, Daddy, Dad, Pop just to name a few, and wears a host of hats.

    Father’s Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June, traces its early observance to July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Va., by Dr. Robert Webb at the Central United Methodist Church of Fairmont.

  • Police reports - June 26, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • Construction materials were stolen from Haddington and Allendale drives in Indian Land between June 15 and 18.

    Lumber, a window, a Kenmore dishwasher and a Kenmore microwave were stolen from three homes under construction. The materials and appliances have a total value of $1,275.

    • Someone broke into an Ernest Scott Road home in Kershaw between June 13 and June 23 and stole a 1.25-carat diamond ring.

  • O'Shields to lead LHS volleyball

    A coach with a name familiar to Lancaster area athletics is the new leader for the Lancaster High School volleyball program.

    Betsi O’Shields, the daughter of former Great Falls High School head football coach and athletic director Mike O’Shields, has been hired to guide the Lancaster High School volleyball program.

    O’Shields, 26, comes to the Lady Bruins’ program from Wren High School in the Greenville area.

  • P-31 rebounds, top FM

    Lancaster Post 31 earned a measure of diamond revenge in a hurry Friday night.

    A day after dropping a 17-8 road loss to Fort Mill, Post 31 rebounded for a 9-6 win over Post 34 at Eggleton Field.

    Matters didn’t look promising in the early going for host Post 31. Fort Mill, coming off its win over Lancaster at Fort Mill High School on Thursday, bolted to a 4-0 lead, but Lancaster steadily battled back.

    Lancaster answered Fort Mill’s four-run rally in the first inning with two runs in the bottom of the frame.

  • 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.