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Today's News

  • Council accepts Legacy Park roads

    A vote to accept a neighborhood’s roads into the county system turned into a debate on whether to stop accepting roads altogether at Monday night’s County Council meeting.

    Residents from Indian Land’s Legacy Park neighborhood packed the council chambers hoping their roads would finally be accepted into the county.

  • Foursome's 51 tops Taylor field

    The winning foursome shot a 21-under to take the title in the fifth annual Jimmy Taylor Sr., Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning team, which carded a 51 over 18 holes, included Jerell Fields, Michael Fields, Robert Bethea and Joshua Sherrill.

    The Charlotte team’s win, which garnered a $1,000 prize, was aided by Jerell Fields’ close-ups on No. 13 and 15. The tournament drew 29 teams.

  • Daddy helped me keep my eye on the ball

    Longtime Lancaster baseball fan Jack “Monk” Lucas tells this story better than I could, but I’ll give it a go in honor of Father’s Day.

    It was the mid-1960s during the Dixie Youth Baseball season at Wylie Park.

    “Monk’s” son Mike and I were teammates.

    “Monk,” who often frequents the dugout area at baseball games, said during a game one day, my father, the late Jim Howey, asked the coaches to put me in.

  • Police reports - June 28, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge June 25 after a police officer saw the man trying to hide something under his shirt.

    Timothy Jackson, 49, 314 N. Hughes St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and open consumption violation.

  • Speedway features hot night of racing

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway racing was like the weather Saturday night – hot.

    The temperature topped 95 most of the day in Lancaster and still people packed into the track ready for race night.

    With pit road crowded and drivers eager to get hot laps rolling, the drivers’ meeting prepared everyone.

    The music was playing, the drinks were cold, and the talk was racing. Now, close your eyes and imagine you are at Lancaster Speedway this past Saturday night and listen to the excitement.

  • AA all-stars launch LDB postseason tonight

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars, American and National teams, open play in their best of three district tournament tonight with a game at 7 at the Wylie Park Complex’s field five.

    Game two is Saturday at 6 p.m., with a game three, if needed, set to follow 30 minutes later.

    Admission tonight is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth, 12-under. On Saturday, the admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The AA stars are 8-under.

  • LBC continues summer program

    The Bowlopolis Kids Club, Lancaster Bowling Center’s summer youth program, is continuing.

    “So far, we’ve had 12 bowlers,” said Rose Clawson of the LBC. “We were hoping for more kids to participate, but we’ve been encouraged because all 12 of the kids who are participating are new to bowling.

    “We just hope they will continue with the Bowling Center’s youth program in the fall,” she said.

  • Business license fees will cripple small business owners

    Lancaster County Council is looking into putting in a new business license fee to generate more revenue. These licenses will be for anyone running a business – cutting grass, tree service, stump grinding etc. This is only to generate money for them to give more raises. When you have an 18 percent unemployment rate, all a business license fee does is cripple us, the small business owners, when we are aready down. Please give us some help. Don’t keep knocking us down. Selling produce from your own yard should not be a crime. A lot of people are just trying to get by.

  • New center a testament to legacy left by Blackmon

    The late Preston Blackmon was the type of person, who once you met, quite likely you would not forget. Recently a move was made that no matter how much time passes, Blackmon’s name will be honored by future generations of Lancaster County residents.

    Blackmon, who died last fall, was recently honored posthumously with the Preston Blackmon Family Success and Career Center.

    The ribbon cutting was held May 15, with the open house two days later in the area of the Deliverance Word of Faith Church.

  • Girl, 11, dies in wreck in Kershaw County

    KERSHAW – A 11-year-old Kershaw girl was killed in a crash in Kershaw County, and her grandparents were hurt and taken to a Columbia hospital.

    Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Maghan Bowers, 11, died of head injuries in the crash.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Bowers was a passenger in a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by her grandmother, Nancy Hendrix.

    The crash happened about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday on Payne Road, about 11 miles east of Camden, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson.