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Today's News

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables from farmer's markets always better

    Local produce is now available and consumers are taking advantage of it.

    The Lancaster County Farmer’s Market on Pageland Highway is in full swing, along with the Lancaster County Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association farmer’s market at Ace Hardware on South Market Street.

    The county market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The fruit and vegetable grower’s market is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

    Local farmer Don Gowan said the county market is enjoying a banner year. He said the vendor count has almost doubled.

  • Is there good news?

    I used to enjoy watching the news after work, but haven’t seen any good reports in a long time. So, my free time is spent doing yard work, listening to radio or reading authors like Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Anne Coulter.

    Liberals see these folk as far-right. I chuckled when Beck recently quoted Chavez in Venezuela that he and Brother Castro better watch out or Obama will take over the lead to an all socialistic society.

  • Tournament champions crowned

    On a day that saw temperatures hover around the century mark, golf action was just as hot at the Lancaster Golf Club as 22 teams battled for the top prize in the eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament held Saturday.

  • Area coach, players part of Pre-Majors future stars' win

    Five area players were part of a Southeast team which won a Dixie Youth Pre-Majors future stars baseball tournament in Eufaula, Ala., earlier this month.

    Lancaster player Brandon Miles was on the team which included four players from Pageland. The quartet included Mardu Smith, Josh Covington, Jawan Henderson and Desiah Blakeney.

    The five players were on a North team which included players from Fountain Inn, S.C., Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

    The team, ages 15-16, was coached by Lyn James, a Lancaster native who is the Dixie Majors state director.

  • Angels claim district title

    The Lancaster American Angels, ages 9-10, claimed the district championship in Union last weekend and will compete in  the state tournament in Seneca July 10-15.

    The Angels went undefeated in the district tournament. Lancaster defeated Chester, 10-3, on June 26 and shut out Lancaster National League, 5-0, on June 27. They defeated Union, 5-3, on June 28 and again, 2-0, on June 30.  

    Coach Greg Vincent said he was proud of the Angels.

  • Ponytails All-Stars on to state play

    The Lancaster Ponytails All-Stars are headed for the state championship tournament after winning the district title last weekend.

    The Lancaster All-Stars defeated Union, 11-1, in four innings on June 26. Lancaster defeated Chester, 21-0, in four innings on June 27, then claimed the district title by defeating Union, 11-0, in four innings on June 28.

    “It was a complete and total team effort,” said coach Rick Sims.

    “Every player contributed at the plate. As a team we scored 43 runs in just 12 innings of play by racking up 39 base hits.”

  • P-31 juniors claim win in playoffs

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 juniors defeated Gaffney, 8-6, claiming the first win of the best-of-five series in playoff games at Gaffney on Monday night.

    Tripp Rollings pitched five innings with six strikeouts, eight walks and two hits giving up six runs. Adam Eubanks came in to finish the final two innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

  • Police reports - July 10 , 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    •Two Charlotte men were charged with drug possession in the Bretagne neighborhood near Tillman Steen Road in Indian Land on June 29.

    Ronnie Markeith Bryant, 21, 10211 Willowbend Circle, and Matthew Joseph Thomas, 18, 11300 Carmel Chase Drive, were each charged with simple possession of marijuana.

    The report said a deputy patrolling the neighborhood approached a parked Chrysler PT Cruiser in an undeveloped part of the neighborhood.

  • Lancaster swim team beats Chester

    The Lancaster County swim team defeated Chester for the second time this season, taking a 394-163 win on Thursday in Chester.

    Gracie Scott and Elizabeth Catoe paced the LCST with four firsts each.

    Samuel Page notched three firsts.

    Brooks Digh, Anna Scott, Cody Brown, Lauren Spencer, Bryce Blanton, Mikaela Beacham and Chris James each had two firsts for the Sharks.

    The Lancaster County swim team hosts the annual Aquatics meet on July 8-9.

    Individual medley

    9-10 – 1. Gracie Scott (L), 2. Lauren Spencer (L), 3. Alaina Houghtaling (L)

  • Crawford wins in USA Outdoor event

    With the wind at his back, Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford turned in the best performance of his sprinting career Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter dash in 19.73 seconds at the USA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

    “That’s the fastest my body has ever moved in its lifetime,” said Crawford, whose non-assisted best is 19.79 seconds, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he won the gold in the 200.