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Today's News

  • Roy Hardin Park could relocate soon

    Plans are moving forward for a new Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land.

    A committee made up of several groups involved in the process met at the county administration building recently to discuss relocating the park from its current location near Collins Road to an area one street over, near Shelley Mullis Road.

    Included in the meeting were members of Lancaster County Council and Lancaster County Recreation Commission, as well as representatives from York Development Group and U.S. Trust.

  • Juniors post solid season

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Track Club in Junior Olympics

    The Columbus Parker Track Club placed 12th in a field of 62 teams at the national qualifying meet at Lucy Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on June 25-28.

    The CPTC garnered 71 medals and qualified 24 athletes to the National Junior Olympics, which is under way now until Aug. 9, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    An athlete was required to place in the top four in order to qualify.

    The CPTC’s awards breakdown was seven gold medals, four silver, seven bronze and 53 copper medals.

    8-under girls

  • Racing intensifies at Speedway

    Racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway has picked up with intensity as was evident with the huge crowd this past weekend – even with the absence of the  Limited Late Model division.

    The Young Guns division was won by Andrew Yandle. Fans commented on what a great show this was. Yandle was victorious over last week’s winner Josh Langley, who raced to second place. Nathan Geist finished third, Amanda Bell fourth and Amanda Blackmon rounded out the top five.

  • Duo's birdie buoys tourney win

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Belles, Darlings seek series crown

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Two Lancaster youth softball all-star teams will be seeking to continue their outstanding postseason play as they launch World Series tournament hopes this weekend in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings and the Lancaster Southern Belles will begin their quests at the Bobby Richardson Complex in Sumter.

    The Darlings, ages 7-8, launch their Series hopes at 1 p.m. Saturday when they face the Florida state champion.

    The Belles, ages 13-15, open play at noon when they meet the Virginia champion.

  • Football teams launch drills today

    A month from today, the 2009 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off.

    Today, county teams, like those across the state, officially open their preseason camps in preparation for the new campaign.

    The Lancaster County prep football landscape sports a new coach as former West Florence High School defensive coordinator Elmer Bench takes control at Andrew Jackson.

    Bench replaces Louis Clyburn, who guided the Vols one season before moving to rival North Central High School in neighboring Kershaw County.

  • LCST Sharks honor top swimmers

    The Lancaster County Sharks honored top performers at the recreation summer swim team’s banquet on Monday night at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Coach Midenna Anderson and her staff honored a most valuable swimmer in each age group.

    Following are the 2009 most valuable swimmers and each competitors’ total points for the season.

    6-under – Mikaela Beacham (girls, 47 points), Will Jones (boys, 54 points)

    7-8 – Charlee Brooke Henry (girls, 55 points), Logan Phillips (boys, 77 points)

  • 29 KMG employees laid off

    Humana Inc. has announced layoffs at its subsidiary, Lancaster-based KMG America.

    Calling the insurance company layoffs a “consolidation,” company spokeswoman Nancy Hanewinckel said 29 KMG America employees were laid off last week. Six employees have been offered relocations, Hanewinckel said.

  • McGriff, Funderburk to seek District 2 seat

    Fred Thomas’s county council seat has been empty for just one week, but there are already two contenders for the job.

    Charlene McGriff, chairwoman of the Lancaster County school board, and local business owner Blondale Funderburk announced Wednesday their intention to run for the council District 2 seat. Both will be running as Democrats.

    The seat became vacant after Thomas stepped down to become a magistrate judge following council’s June 22 meeting. He was sworn in as magistrate on June 30.

    McGriff: ‘Time to try other things’