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Today's News

  • Tucker gets $2,000 payday at race

    Raceway fans were treated to a lot of action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Some of the races had the fans’ full attention, from the pits to the stands. Some drivers were even treated to standing ovations.

    Limited Late Model

  • Mother, daughter kidnapped after home invasion

    KERSHAW – A knock at the door from someone claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned into a nightmare for three women early Thursday.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the knock came at 2 a.m. at 296 Railroad Avenue and a 55-year-old woman answered the door.

  • Lancaster High School sets fall sports practice dates

    Lancaster High School athletic director Mark Strickland has announced starting dates for Bruins’ fall sports.

    Strickland said all athletes planning to participate in any sport must have a sports physical before they can begin play with a team. Physical forms are available at the front desk in the LHS office. Call 283-2001 for details.

    The LHS football team begins practice Friday at 8 a.m., with a second practice at 6 p.m.

  • Junior golfers enjoy round of play with Fuzzy Zoeller

    The Edgewater Golf Club hosted the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational on July 12.

    As the name implies, golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller was hosting the tournament and also performed a 45-minute clinic.

    The clinic was entertaining for all, including four local junior standout golfers who were invited to play in the tournament by Edgewater club pro Jeremy Allen. Allen is highly respected among the players and junior players of Edgewater, making Edgewater a very enjoyable course to play or practice.

  • Manning ends P-31 hopes

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Manning Post 68 used an eight-run first inning to cruise to a 10-3 victory over host team Post 31 to eliminate them from the state tournament Saturday afternoon at Doomsday Corner. Post 31 got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning when Michael Cooper reached on a bunt single.

  • All-stars, 11-12, second in tourney

    Lancaster hosted the District 2 tournament for the Lancaster Dixie Youth Major League all-stars, ages 11-12, at the Ronnie Gandy Field at Wylie Park Complex last week. The Lancaster team ended up in second place after defeating Union American and Chester, but falling twice to Union Nationals.

    In the first game, the Union Nationals defeated Lancaster, 6-0. Lancaster’s defense was led by Brooks Viola, who hit a single. Logan Lucas and Byron Haigler had one walk apiece.

  • Selena Catoe believes in Goodwill’s job training

    Selena Catoe wanted a change.

    Despite the poor economy and the fact that she already had a stable nursing job at Springs Memorial Hospital, the lifelong Lancaster resident was looking for a new profession. Catoe, 38, said she loves nursing but wanted to express herself in a “happier setting.”

    “Event planning has always been something I wanted to do, but going into nursing was a career I could depend on,” she said.

  • Historic night at Lancaster Speedway

    Raceway fans were treated to one of the best National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) Crate Late Model races in history Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    NDRA

    In the front row were Kent Peckham and local standout Timbo Mangum. When the green flag dropped, it was Mangum with the lead over Peckham and a hard-charging Dennis “Rambo” Franklin.

    Franklin and Peckham battled side-by-side for about 10 laps for the second-place stop. An early race caution  bunched the field back together, giving Franklin the chance he needed to get by Peckham.

  • County to develop its first long-term strategic plan

    A growing population and a need to attract more businesses to the area have county officials eyeing the county’s first-ever strategic plan.

    While the county has developed other studies, including comprehensive plans, economic forecasts and capital-improvement lists, several council members have wondered why a long-term strategic plan has never been created to tie all those needs together.

    To begin the process, council brainstormed several ideas for the plan after its meeting on Tuesday night.

  • Heath Springs man sentenced to 17 years on two sex charges

    A Lancaster County man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two sex offenses last week.

    Lancaster County Assistant Solicitor Curtisha Mingo said John Wesley Phillips, 32, of 2415 Hoke Road, Heath Springs, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct and committing a lewd act on a minor.

    Mingo said the victims in the case are 10- and 13-year-old girls.