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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dog hoarder facing charges

    A Lancaster County man is due in court next month on charges related to hoarding dogs.
    Lawrence Sherrill, 66, of the 5100 block of Shiloh Unity Road, is set for a July 11 jury trial to defend himself against six citations for his dogs being off restraint and one for nuisance barking.
    By his own account, Sherrill now owns about 55 dogs, 45 of which he keeps inside his small mobile home on Shiloh Unity Road and a pen out back and another 10 or so in similar conditions at another property on Zeb Deese Road.
    At one time, he owned about 100 dogs.

  • KARE seeks to expand services

    KERSHAW – While economic conditions remain unfavorable and high unemployment persists, a local organization seeks to enhance the services it provides to residents in the southern part of Lancaster County.
    Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, or KARE, has been in existence nearly three decades, but had never been faced with the volume of requests it’s seen over the last few years.
    KARE, located on Hart Street in Kershaw, operates a clothing store, runs a food pantry and assists residents with utilities and other expenses during short-term emergencies.

  • Golden Age of Merit dinner Sunday

    After more than 20 years, Sally Deese’s annual Golden Age of Merit dinner for seniors has become near-legendary in Lancaster County.
    Since 1989, Deese, with the help of family and friends, has been on a mission from God to cook a Sunday dinner for as many senior citizens who care to join her for the annual event at her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Buford community.
    The event traditionally draws hundreds from all over the county.

  • Man bites woman; officers stun him with a stun gun

    Deputies shot a man with a stun gun minutes after he allegedly bit a woman earlier this month.
    Heath Springs resident George Duncan III, 29, was arrested June 1 on several charges after Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at his home, according to sheriff’s office incident report.
    While there deputies spoke with a woman who said Duncan had been causing a disturbance in the home between 2 and 2:40 a.m.