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Today's News

  • Aquatics cap season

    Lancaster County wrapped up its swim season this week with the Aquatics held Wednesday and Thursday.

    Several swimmers notched multiple first places. For the Lancaster Sharks, Lauren Spencer had six firsts; Pagan Glenn, along with Jonah Faile, had five; Emily Durant and Charlee Brooke Henry had four; Elizabeth Catoe, Jory Pettit, Coulter Jackson, Kelly Sullivan, Grayson Young, Kailee Glover, Simon Wright and Jonathon Wade had three and MaKenzie Henry, Georgia Moore and Isabella Ihm had two.

    Gracie Scott and Emma Higgins  had one first each.

  • Council names panel members

    Lancaster City Council made some changes to its hospitality tax committee last week.

    Council members have sparred recently over which projects to fund with the city’s hospitality tax funds, which are generated by the sale of prepared food and hotel stays in the city limits. The money, by statute, can only be spent on projects that will bring in tourism to the city.

  • Dixie Boys seeking state title

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13-year-old all-stars came away with one win and one loss in the District 10 tournament held last week at Minuteman Park in Lancaster.

    In the first game, Lancaster defeated Union, 22-2, in five innings.

  • AAA stars advance to state tournament

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, defeated Union, 15-12, in eight innings to claim the District Two championship in South Spartanburg on Thursday night.

    “Our team played their hearts out,” said Sonny Hardin, team manager. “Union was a scrappy team. We did what we had to do to get the win.”

    John Gilreath supplied four hits, one run and four RBIs.

    Shylyn Wright added two hits, two runs and a sacrifice RBI.

    Dylan Sistare had two hits, one walk and one RBI.

    Brandon Vincent had two hits and one run.

  • ‘High School Musical’ to be staged here

    Disney Channel’s smash hit musical hits the Community Playhouse stage starting this weekend.

    Thirty-five area young people, ages 12 to 20, will sing and dance through class in “High School Musical,” the latest production by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County.

    Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 30 and 31, and at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road.

  • 21 cars egged at local apartment complex

    Due to recent shootings at a local restaurant and apartment complex, the Lancaster Police Department had extra officers, including Police Chief Hugh White, patrolling city streets over the weekend.

    There were no shootings reported, but another kind of crime occurred, even with extra officers on watch.

    Residents of Woodhaven Apartments on Colonial Avenue called police late Saturday night to report that their cars had been egged.

    In all, 21 cars at the apartment complex had been hit with eggs, which can damage a car’s paint finish.

  • Truck-driving trainer hopes to bring jobs

    VAN WYCK – It’s taken him more than 20 years, but Steven Muratore is ready to make his and several aspiring truck drivers’ dreams come true.

    Muratore opened the KDS Commercial Driver Training Institute in Van Wyck on June 25 with the hope that he could help reduce the county’s high unemployment numbers.

    Through extensive classroom and on-the-road training, Muratore said students will be able to earn their Commercial Drivers License, Class A, allowing them to drive tractor-trailer trucks.

  • Wagons still get my full attention

    A recent visit to the Amish Farmers’ Market at Mechanicsville, Md., has me looking back. I never grow tired of seeing horses and wagons.

    The sight of them prompted us to stop and buy some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

    Shucks, that means the fresh corn and Georgia cannonball (watermelon) harvest should be arriving any day via wagon.

    You know, there was a time when mule and horse-drawn wagons were  common sights in Lancaster’s business district.

  • July 4th Parade

     McKenna Phillips of Elgin community waves to the crowd during the annual Charlesboro Fourth of July parade on Saturday. Charlesboro, Heath Springs and Rich Hill each held their Independence Day parades Saturday. They were held a day early since July 4 is on Sunday this year.

    A group of four-wheelers makes its way down Taxahaw Road in the Charlesboro parade Saturday.

  • Pageland Watermelon Festival starts today

    The Pageland Watermelon Festival 2010 will be spectacular, offering a variety of fun-filled, family entertainment and events for the young and the young-at-heart.

    Thousands of visitors from throughout the Southeast travel to Pageland every summer to enjoy one of the largest festivals in South Carolina.

    The downtown festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. today. You can enjoy amusement rides, magic shows, the balloon man and other live entertainment in Moore’s Park at the gazebo.