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Today's News

  • Council approves animal ordinance

    After months of disagreements and debate about the enforcement of a code for dangerous animals, Lancaster County Council finally settled on a revised ordinance Monday night.
    Before voting, council discussed the issue at length along with Lancaster resident Derek Smith, who has appeared before council several times over the last five months to oppose the revision.
    Smith maintains the newly worded ordinance would be detrimental to animal owners.

  • Officers search for missing woman

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a missing 68-year-old woman.
    Lancaster resident Edith Cauthen was reported missing Wednesday by her family, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Her family said Cauthen was last seen walking near her home on Old Lynwood Circle in Lancaster about a month ago.
    The family said Cauthen suffers from medical conditions and requires special care.

  • Man points gun near elementary school

    A group of people called police last week after a man pointed a gun at their car behind an elementary school.
    Lancaster police officers responded to Lancaster High School at 9:16 a.m. July 8 and spoke to the four people who were in the car, according to a police department incident report.
    The driver, a 45-year-old Lancaster woman, told officers she was picking up her son from S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, located at 1150 Roddey Road behind North Elementary School, when the man pointed the gun.

  • Man attacked in road

    A Lancaster man was recently found beaten in the middle of a road, though police soon found his attacker.
    Lancaster police officers found the victim after responding to a report of an assault at the corner of Dunlap and Pleasant Hill streets on July 2 at 2:18 p.m.
    When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a 55-year-old Lancaster man lying in the road bleeding from the head and mouth, according to a police department incident report.
    Several people were seen trying to help the man stand up when the officers approached him, the report said.

  • Heat wave churns up ice cream memories

    It was a sound that brought summer to a halt along every Erwin Farm street.         If we were racing our home-made, human-powered go-carts made from worn-out mower wheels, discarded lumber, rope steering and axles fashioned from metal rods discovered in a pile of rubbish from the old mill trash pile off Laurel Avenue, this sound would bring out a red flag as it drew closer and closer.

  • Ozones still alive in play

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Ozone all-stars stayed alive in the Dixie Youth district baseball tournament with a 10-0 win over South Spartanburg on Monday night. The tournament is being played at Gandy Field in the Wylie Park Complex.

    The 10-run win advanced Lancaster to the championship round today.

    Three Lancaster pitchers teamed to toss a no-hitter in the win over the SS stars.

    Christian Sinclair, who went two innings, struck out four and walked one.

  • Dixie Majors advance to state

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Majors boys, ages 16-19, claimed the District 3 championship by defeating York in a best two-out-of three series in York on June 29.

    In the first game, Lancaster downed York, 7-1.

    In game one, Brian Williams was the winning pitcher, going three innings with three strikeouts. Scott Mathis went two and one-third innings, struck out three and walked two. Justin Harper went one and two-thirds innings, struck out four, walked two and allowed one run.

  • Bluefins place 5th in meet

     Jane Alford

    Carolina Gateway Editor

    The BridgeMill Bluefins wrapped up their season with a fifth-place finish in the All-Star Meet at Mecklenburg Aquatics Center Uptown. 

    Springfield came in first, followed by Blakeney in second, Providence Downs South third, Charlotte Christian, BridgeMill, Lake Park, Crismark and Fairmeadows in Division 6 of the 69-team Greater Charlotte Swim League.

    BridgeMill’s all-star winners were:

  • Saying hello, goodbye to leaders at Arts Council

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts has seen a lot of changes lately. 

    Last month, executive director Sam Courtney, who led the council for the past six years, announced that he was resigning. This month, Debbie Jaillette stepped into the executive director’s role.

    The Arts Council, located in the old Springs House on Gay Street, promotes the arts in Lancaster County by providing educational opportunities for students and various programming for the general public, among other services. 

  • S.C. House overrides most of governor’s budget vetoes