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Today's News

  • AA all-stars state-bound

     

       

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars are No. 1 in S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District Two.

  • Man sentenced for selling crack

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of crack cocaine, two years after Lancaster police officers arrested him following a sting operation.

    Drico Curry, 31, was sentenced this week in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Teen hurt in motorcycle accident

    What appeared to be a friendly race between a car and a motorcycle has left a Lancaster teen hospitalized with serious injuries. 

    Howard Penegar Jr., 18, was riding a motorcycle on S.C. 9 Bypass shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle and wound up on the side of the road, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Penegar was with some friends at Chick-fil-A shortly before the accident. He left the restaurant on a motorcycle, while his three friends left in a gray Honda, the report said. 

  • Police Blotter 7/3/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

    • A moped was reported stolen from a West Arch Street home between June 22 and 23. The owner told police the moped was chained to a porch handrail. Estimated cost of the black and gray Sprint Tomos moped is $1,188. 

  • Judicial halls give a glimpse of past, future

    You would figure, as sure as Lancaster County sports a new courthouse with its recent grand opening, I could provide stories aplenty of the old courthouse next door.
    I say that being a lifelong county resident, and even more since my father, the late Jim Howey Sr., was a Lancaster defense attorney who had more than his share of cases in the old building. Toss in the fact that he served some 16 years as the county’s probate judge, and I would probably have enough to write a book.

  • DEJA VUSC

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    It’s back-to-back and still solidly out front for the national champion University of South Carolina Gamecock baseball team.
    The 55-14 USC team, as the College World Series slogan implies – history happens here – did so as the sixth team to repeat as the college baseball national champion.

  • More taxes for schools

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County school board members approved an $82 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 Tuesday night and they’re asking county residents to help pay for it.
    This year’s combined budget includes a $70,563,397 general fund budget for daily operations and an $11,490,840 debt services budget for debt payments and capital needs.
    The budget includes a shortfall of $831,936 balanced against equity, or savings from prior years’ budgets maintained to meet operating costs each year.

  • Reading, writing and ‘all that’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – You may wonder what’s been going on the last few weeks inside the former church that’s now the United Citizens Club of Heath Springs.
    Several cars are routinely parked outside the Hart Street building. Adults regularly enter and exit the center, while children of various ages head out to play in the yard a few times each day.
    However, seeing those actions doesn’t give you a good feel for everything that’s taken place inside.  

  • Kershaw budget includes tax increase

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – No residents voiced concerns and council members made it official in just a few minutes.
    Not long after they sat down in their seats, Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the town’s 2011-12 budget during a special meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall.
    Little discussion took place this time regarding the $1.17 million general fund budget for 2011-12, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes.

  • P-31 seniors fall in League V play

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team’s postseason hopes have taken a major hit this week.

    P-31, which opened a five-game week, dropped its first four, including a League V twin bill to league-leading York Post 66 on Wednesday.