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Today's News

  • Are we now clawing our way out of recession?

    Our economy is chugging along and will continue to do so for a while. That’s what a national economist told Lancaster County residents last month.
    That bit of information was no real revelation for any of us. The signs of a sluggish economy – a stagnant real estate market with an abundance of homes for sale (many foreclosed), county unemployment rate of about 13.9 percent and an increase in numbers of people who need help with life’s basic needs – have been apparent for while. And it doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon.

  • Chandler’s Law is big government at its best

    Recently, the S.C. Legislature passed and Gov. Nikki Haley signed Chandler’s Law. The law, which was named after Chandler Saylor, is meant to keep children safe while riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs.) However, I believe this law ultimately strips parents of their right to raise their child.

  • Long, low and slow

    According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue’s 2011 National Barbecue Poll, 70 percent of Americans prefer to cook out over eating out as a way to save money.

    If dad enjoys cooking out, firing up the grill for Father’s Day is a natural, low cost fit. It can be fun, easy and a stress-free way to avoid long restaurant lines.

    Instead of a gift card, new tie, socks or shirt, why not make your dad feel like a king with a great Father’s Day meal that will put a smile on his face?

  • Duo's 132 tops M-G field

     

       

    Golf partners Bobby Young and Scott Caskey aren’t brothers-in-law, but they used “brother-in-law golf” to capture the title in the annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday afternoon.

  • Ramsey rolls to LMS win

    Kenny Ramsey captured a thrilling Crate Sportsman win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Crate Sportsman front row had heat winners Ramsey and Travis Payne.

  • Fort Mill Post 43 rallies for extra-inning win over seniors

    Fort Mill foiled the Lancaster Post 31 senior team’s return to League V Legion baseball play with an extra-inning win over P-31 on Monday night at Fort Mill High School.

    Fort Mill, snapping a 2-all draw, scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Post 43 to a 3-2 win over Lancaster.

  • Debating greatness in sports

     It happened several times during this year’s NBA Playoffs. 

    Greg Summers, features editor at The Lancaster News, would roll his chair slightly from his desk, hold his hand to his face, flash a slight grin, look at me and say something like, “You know what? This is a great conversation.”

  • Police investigate suspected arson at Arch Street home

    Police are still looking for suspects in an apparent house arson that occurred a little more than a week ago.
    Officers with the Lancaster Police Department responded to an East Arch Street home about 4:40 a.m. June 4 after receiving a call about someone throwing a Molotov cocktail into the house, according to an incident report.
    A Molotov cocktail is a type of homemade bomb used to start fires.
    The resident told police that she and her boyfriend were sleeping in the bedroom when they were awakened by a loud crash.

  • Residents concerned about tax hikes

    A large crowd packed into the Lancaster County Council chambers Monday night, though only a handful of concerned residents spoke out about a series of potential tax hikes.
    The crowd gathered to hear comments during a public hearing about the county’s 2011-12 budget, which has raised eyebrows for its increases in property taxes. The proposed budget features an increase of 1.2 mills in the county’s general fund, a one-tenth of a mill increase in the University of South Carolina Lancaster fund and an increase of $5 in the county road fee.

  • A Blaze of ‘Old Glory’

    Boy Scout Troop 180 held its annual flag retirement ceremony Monday at the Elgin Scout Hut. The ceremony commemorates Flag Day - June 14 - and properly disposes of the worn and tattered American flags the troop collects at a drop box at the Lancaster post office. The troop adopted the practice in 2000 as a community service project.