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Today's News

  • Sentencing law affects county budget

    The effects of a newly passed state Sentencing Reform Act had County Council divided over accepting its proposed budget on Monday night.

    Before voting to approve the county’s 2010-11 budget, several council members debated the addition of two new items for the county’s magistrates court system.

  • Bank overdraft laws to take effect Thursday

    A new law goes into effect Thursday that may affect how you use your debit card.

    A Federal Reserve regulation will change the way banks assess fees when a person overdrafts during debit-card purchases or ATM withdrawals.

    Many financial institutions charge between $10 and $38 per transaction when a person uses his or her card after their checking account reaches $0. That overdraft protection is in place as a default action.

  • Reflecting on 100 years of living

    INDIAN LAND – Sitting in the small living room of the house he built in Indian Land more than 60 years ago, Andrew Potts crosses his legs and glances at a cabinet packed full of family photos.

    There’s a hinged frame with black and white photos of Potts and his first wife, Jessie Bell, whom he married in 1932. A faded color snapshot from the 1980s shows Potts with his second wife, Juanita, years after they wed in 1970. And on the rest of the shelves are various color pictures of his two children, three step-children, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

  • Seniors blast Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team broke out the bats and battered Rock Hill 19-6 in League V play on Monday night.

    Lancaster, 5-8, 4-8, ignited for 24 hits in taking the 13-run win over Post 34. P-31 scored at least two runs in every inning but one.

    “Our bats came alive and it was at a good time,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Tyler Anderson said. “We had our game working in all phases and that was needed.

  • LCST Sharks defeat Waves in home win

    The Lancaster County swim team raised its mark to 3-0 with a dominating 468-82 home win over the Chester Waves on June 15.

    The Sharks were paced by Lauren Spencer, Coulter Jackson, Jonah Faile and Elizabeth Catoe who had four wins apiece.

    Kelly Sullivan, Grayson Young, Jonathan Wade and Charlee Brooke Henry notched three firsts each in the meet.

    Kailee Glover, Alaina Houghtaling, Makenzie Henry, Pagan Glenn and Jory Pettit each had two firsts.

  • Mangum prevails in LMS dirt duel

    Lancaster Motor Speedway fans were treated to a tough dirt duel in the NDRA Crate Late Model race on Saturday night.

    The front row featured heat winners Timbo Mangum and Brandy Baker, and the fans were on their feet for the race.

    When the green flag dropped, Baker and Mangum were side by side entering turns one and two. Coming out of turn two, Mangum held the lead over Baker.

  • Woman upset about ripped American flag

    Renee Bozeman’s sister bought her an American flag for her birthday, July 8, last year.

    When Bozeman moved to Lancaster County three years ago to be close to her daughter and grandchildren, she always said the only thing missing from her Springdale Road home was a flag.

    Bozeman said her twin sister, Roxanne, came down from Pennsylvania last year to celebrate their birthday and the Fourth of July together.

  • Lancaster Futbol Club off to strong start in play

    The Lancaster Futbol Club kicked off its 2010 summer soccer program with the boys’ group entering 3v3 competition in tournament play.

    The team’s first tournament was in Lancaster where they played against local and teams from around the state.

    The LFC team, consisting of Justin Knight, Jaden Driggers, Chase Christensen, Chad Kiser, Kola George, Austin Blackwell, and coached by Lon Christensen, rallied from a slow start to place third.

    The boys then returned to their training regimen and began working toward their next tournament in Mooresville, N.C.

  • Chester County development still on go, says Graham

    CHESTER – Developer Melvin Graham said Monday that Montrose, a planned multi-billion dollar development off Interstate 77 in Chester County, is for sale, as was reported last week.

    However, Graham said that doesn’t mean the property’s status is any different than it has been for the past four years.

    “Nothing has changed with Montrose,” Graham said. “Of course, it is for sale. I’m a real estate developer. Everything I’ve ever owned is for sale.”

  • Fireworks a bang-up business

    While many businesses have seen a sharp drop in sales due to the sour economy, local fireworks dealers say they are doing quite well.

    David Smith, manager of Phantom Fireworks in Indian Land, said business took a slight dip in 2009, but this year, sales have been steady. “Buy one, get one free” discounts and membership to a discount group called the Phantom Club have proved to be attractive to customers.

    Smith believes business will continue to improve.