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Today's News

  • No team finer than Carolina

    “We hail thee Carolina and sing thy high praise...”

    Those opening words to the University of South Carolina alma mater carry a little deeper meaning today.

    The USC Gamecocks, a never-say-die unit personified, are the toast of the college baseball world. The Gamecocks scratched and fought for their elite status, college baseball’s “Cock of the Walk,” if you will, with the 2010 NCAA national championship they won Tuesday.

  • Avoid problems caused by heat

    “It’s so hot I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking,” online commenter laconservative wrote on our June 25 story, “More hot temps in forecast.”

    Beamsabre chimed in, “I saw a pack of Cub Scouts lighting a bonfire to cool off.”

    “It’s so hot the boys in the hood are wearing short sleeve shirts,” reverind ike added.

  • Lancaster County swimmers cap season with win at Kershaw

    The Lancaster County swim team capped its regular-season schedule with a win at the Kershaw pool on Monday afternoon.

    The LCST Sharks defeated the Kershaw Stingrays 465-77.

    Lancaster County was led by Logan Phillips, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile who had four wins apiece.

    Lancaster County swimmers with three wins each included Jory Pettit, Elizabeth Catoe and Simon Wright.

    Double victors were Pagan Glenn, Grayson Young, Emily Durant, Kelly Sullivan, Isabella Ihm and Charlee Brooke Henry.

  • Writer: Join us at TEA Party on July 3

    The TEA Party of Lancaster County is having a rally at noon July 3 at the former Elrod GMC building, 845 Lancaster Bypass East.

    We are coming together to generate support for the nationwide effort to take back our country.

    As we all know, our country is in trouble. We pray constantly for God’s help in turning around the mess we are in, but it has often been said that God helps those who help themselves. And that is what we want to do – help our country.

  • Cauthen Motors claims Belles Softball crown

    Cauthen Motors captured the championship in the Lancaster Dixie Belles regular-season play with a 9-3 record.

    Kori Ballard led the team, batting .567, with two home runs, 18 runs batted in and 16 runs scored.

    Ballard led the team in doubles, five, and runs scored, 16.

  • Local produce

    By the time Andy Harper made it to the Lancaster County Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Market at Ace Hardware on South Market Street on Wednesday morning, the pickings were slim.

    There wasn’t any okra, squash and cucumbers left.

    But that was OK. Harper still drove off with a bag of hot green and red peppers and 2 pounds of tomatoes grown by Nathaniel and Mae Barber.

    What is different about this market is the crops sold there are grown in Lancaster.

  • Man, 25, shot at Pardue Street Apartments

    A 25-year-old Lancaster man told police that he was shot at Pardue Street Apartments early Tuesday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the complex at 2:12 a.m. after dispatchers received several calls about gunshots in the area.

    After arriving at the apartments, the victim flagged down officers. He had a gunshot wound to his lower right calf, the report said.

    The man told police that he was behind an apartment in the 700 block and heard several women say, “Who is that?”

  • Council fine tunes priorities list

    County Council wants to fine tune a priorities list before it finalizes it.

    Council recently discussed making changes to a recommended priority list gathered from the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study.

    The study made recommendations about every thing from public transportation to traffic signals in the area of U.S. 521 from Lancaster north to the state line and from S.C. 9 from the city of Lancaster west to the Catawba River. The study was conducted by URG, an urban and development planning firm.

  • How will county replace road signs?

    County officials are looking at options for replacing thousands of street signs before the county must comply with a federal sign mandate.

    County Administrator Steve Willis recently asked County Council to allocate funds in its 2010-11 budget for replacing signs on streets throughout the county, though council chose to wait until it had further cost information.

  • Two tornadoes confirmed

    It lasted no longer than a minute, but a quick-moving storm that cut a swath through the Buford community toppled trees, blew trailers off their foundations and shook up residents on Monday afternoon.

    The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that two tornadoes swept through Lancaster County, Emergency Management Director Morris Russell said.

    Damage in Buford

    A tornado ripped through the Cannery, Stacks and Rowell Road area about 3 p.m., Russell said. It shook up several residents of a mobile home park off Rowell Road.