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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Knowing Boyce Payne made you a better person

    On June 4, Boyce Jackson Payne was killed in an accident. Boyce owned Payne’s Garage & Alignment. I was Boyce’s first employee and I want to tell you a little bit about him.

    Boyce was an honest person, who would give you the shirt off of his back. Boyce was not rich monetarily, but was wealthy spiritually. He would help people who were down and out and sometimes they would pay, but mostly not.

    Boyce’s insistance on trusting people and giving credit negatively affected his bottom line, but he was more interested in heavenly rewards than earthly ones.

  • Sometimes bad things happen to good people

    Please pray for Carl Player. He fell, hit his head and is dealing with head injuries. Some people think that bad things don’t happen to good people. That is not true.

    Carl Player is good man. He is a man of God. He helped build a room on to my house 20 years ago so I could bring Billy Dale home after his accident and not have to put him in a nursing home.

    We love Carl Player, as well as his family and friends do. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and we all wonder why. It’s not up to us – God is in control and has always been.

  • Your ring isn’t lost anymore

    Somewhere out there, a good Samaritan has been turning her home upside down after recently misplacing an heirloom diamond ring.

    You can sleep a little easier, now.

    Another good Samaritan found it and it’s in good hands.

    James Richardson, 13, a member of Boy Scout Troop 72 sponsored by First ARP Church, found your ring while volunteering at HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively).