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Today's News

  • Accurate info on Obamacare will keep wolf packs at bay

    Roger Renfro’s recent article, “Roberts is reincarnate version of activist justices Berger and Warren,” is his opinion of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Obamacare) and in particular, Chief Justice Roberts.
    Since I am not a constitutional lawyer, nor a pundit, I will not comment on the merits of his opinion. I do wonder whether he has the credentials to comment as a constitutional expert or, for that matter, a member of the pundito-cracy.

  • Goose Creek tops Post 31, 4-1

    Lancaster Post 31 fell in its opening game of the American Legion state baseball tournament, dropping a 4-1 loss to Goose Creek at Greenwood's Nave Stadium on Saturday morning.

    Lancaster, 21-9, snapped a scoreless draw in the sixth when Tripp Rollings’ RBI-hit scored Bobby Delly who had singled and stole second.

    Goose Creek came back to score two unearned runs in the sixth and a pair in the eighth to take the three-run win.

  • Time for football

    Staff Reports
    The sound of late summer will include the coaches whistle as high school football practice opens this week.
    The 2012 S.C. high school football drills will be impacted by new regulations adopted by the S.C. High School League which will be used to acclimate the players to summer heat conditions. The plan is similar to what college football teams have followed for several seasons.
    The guidelines limit practice times and provide periods of rest,  alternating between long practice days and short practice days.

  • Dixie Boys 13 all-stars win three

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars rallied for a 6-5 win over Sumter to stay unbeaten in the state tournament in Bluffton on Tuesday night.
    Jamias Shropshire singled home Justin Jones in the bottom of the eighth to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.
    Andrew Caskey opened the eighth with a hit and Jones entered as a pinch runner for Caskey. Jones moved to second on a passed ball and then third when Ryan Griffin put down a bunt.
    That set the stage for Shropshire, who delivered the game-winning hit, his second hit of the night.

  • P-31 in state tourney Saturday

    Staff Reports
    Opening round pairings for the S.C. American Legion state tournament are set.
    Lancaster Post 31 will open play Saturday with a 9 a.m. clash with Goose Creek at Dolny Stadium at Lander University.
    The Lancaster vs. Goose Creek game is one of two games set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday.
    West Columbia faces Greer at Greenwood Post 20’s John Nave Stadium at 9.
    The second session of play begins at 7 p.m. Saturday when Greenwood Post 20 meets Sumter at Nave Stadium.

  • NDRA Road Show set for Saturday

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Although the July 21 race at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out, it did not stop the racing action for some drivers, who traveled to Sumter Speedway in Sumter and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney.

  • Info held from public officials, also

    I am constantly amazed that information from public financial records and even annual budgets is withheld, not just from the public, but from the voting board members who must approve budgets and expenditures.
    Take Lexington-Richland District 5 school board, for instance.
    Board members approved a $150 million budget June 25, even though they had not seen the full detailed budget, only a partial summary that did not balance.

  • Honeycutt should work with Indian Land residents

    Mr. Larry Honeycutt, I am surprised at you. As an elected official of Lancaster County, I would think you would be able to handle an irritated resident with more professionalism.
    Lancaster County Council members attend many classes and conferences to educate themselves on verbal and written communication with members of their community.
    I personally helped with your campaign during the last election because you attended Indian Land Action Council, showed an understanding and interest in Indian Land and now you have turned on us.
    Why?

  • Thompson named S.C. Deputy of the Year

    They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in the case of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, lightning just struck for a third time.
    Following in the footsteps of two of his fellow co-workers, sheriff’s Investigator Fred Thompson learned earlier this month he has received statewide recognition for his duties at the sheriff’s office.
    A member of the department since 1999, Thompson was recently named South Carolina’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the S.C. Sheriff’s Association.

  • Man armed with ax arrested

    Deputies arrested a Lancaster man early Wednesday, July 25, after he walked into a restaurant wielding an ax.
    David Leroy Deese, 45, of 2562 Cane Mill Road, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  
    Deputies responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. to a report of an armed robbery at Rusty’s Grill, 2423 Pineview Drive.