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Today's News

  • Will council ax fire department?

    Lancaster County Council may decide the fate of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department at its meeting Monday night.

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission has recommended that the department be closed. The commission, made up of representatives from the 19 fire departments in the county, says the station is not in compliance with county standards.

    But County Council has final say on whether to ax the department or not.

    During its July 6 meeting, council spent more than two hours on the issue.

  • York foils juniors' run

    York played the spoiler for the Lancaster Post 31 junior American Legion baseball team at the state tournament in Marion on Friday afternoon.

    Lancaster, facing its League V foe in an elimination game, saw Post 66 rally late to notch a 12-6 win and dash the P-31 juniors’ postseason hopes.

    P-31 starter Zack Rollings pitched well in posting four shutout innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

  • Dixie Boys 14s alive in state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14-year-old all-stars stayed alive in the state tournament with an 8-3 win over Spartanburg on Monday night.

    Jordan Brock was the winner in five innings of work, striking out seven. He allowed four walks, four hits and three runs. Tanner Gardner went two innings and struck out four. He gave up a hit.

    Kendall Knight led the offense with two hits and drove in two runs. Drew Hopper had two hits. C.D.  Pelham, Tripp Wright and Brock each had a hit.

    Beaufort downed the Lancaster 14s, taking a 7-2 win on Sunday.

  • Children, teens lead 'Treasure Island' cast

    Children and teens are the main actors in a unique adaptation of “Treasure Island” hitting the Community Playhouse of Lancaster stage this weekend.

    The play is an adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel about a young boy, Jim Hawkins, who finds a treasure map and makes a trip to Skeleton Island, meeting Long John Silver along the way.

    Director Eric Grace created his own adaptation that uses a cast of 18 teens and children. He said he used a combination of different versions of the play to create his own.

  • Sanford apologizes

    I have struggled with how best to convey my regret in letting so many down, and in that regard I realize this op-ed does not do justice to the process of saying “I am sorry.”

    A handwritten note or phone call would ultimately be more appropriate, but given the number of people I need to apologize to I write this to begin the journey of trying to get things more right with you and others.

  • Langley's YG victor Saturday

    Josh Langley took the checkers in the Young Guns main event Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway.

    It was a spirited battle that took place between Langley and Austin Baker. Baker swapped the lead several times with divisional rivals Brandan Blackmon, Nathan Geist and Andrew Yandle.

  • Sanford's actions were a 'dereliction of duty'

    The past several weeks have been ones of turmoil for our state. The actions of Gov. Mark Sanford have shocked and saddened us all. He has broken the public trust and now has the burden of answering for those actions.

    While I do not condone what our governor has done, any actions from this point forward must be reasonable, responsible and based on fact with the best interests of South Carolina at the forefront.

    His admitted relationship with a woman other than his wife is not of the utmost concern except to him, his wife, family and God.

  • Belles capture state title

    The Lancaster Southern Belles softball all-stars highlighted an exciting finish to capture the state championship and a berth in the World Series on Wednesday night in Seneca.

    The Belles, after dropping their first postseason loss, rebounded to down Saluda 5-4 in nine innings to  wrap up the state crown and Series bid to Sumter. The Belles’ regulation games are seven innings.

    Saluda had defeated Lancaster 5-4 in nine innings earlier Wednesday afternoon to force a decisive second meeting that night.

  • Caroway savors Cooperstown experience

    The Carolina Reds, a Rock Hill area 12U travel baseball team, recently participated in one of the most celebrated tournaments in America at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    The Reds include 10 players from Rock Hill, one from Indian Land and one from Lancaster.  Versatile Lancaster player Jordan Caroway saw the majority of his tournament action at second base. He also saw time at shortstop, the outfield and pitcher.

    Caroway, a rising eighth grader at A.R. Rucker Middle School, said the Cooperstown experience was a career highlight.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars win, play for state

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14s all-stars stayed alive for the state championship and a bid to the World Series with an 8-0 win over Lexington on Wednesday night.

    The shutout win advanced the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 stars to the state title game with Beaufort on Thursday night in Lexington.

    The Lancaster 14s have to beat Beaufort twice to take the title and a Series berth.

    The game was completed after The News’ deadline for Friday’s paper. See Sunday’s paper, or check The News’ web site, www.thelancasternews.com.