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Today's News

  • Clemson offers pond course

    The Lancaster County office of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service will hold a pond management workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Workshop topics include pond stocking, fish health, population balance, water chemistry, pond fertilization, aquatic weed identification and aquatic weed control techniques and herbicide alternatives, along with an open discussion to cover other questions. 

  • Car crashes into Ninth Street house

    A house on Ninth Street looked like it took a hit from a wrecking ball on Monday.

    Instead, the front end of a Crown Victoria crushed one side of the home at 1144 Ninth Street.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, about 3:15 p.m. Monday, Ronnell Thompson, 18, of 1739 Usher Road, was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria too fast on Ninth Street.

    Senior Trooper Eric Hewett said Thompson ran off the left side of the street, overcorrected and hit the vacant house.

  • Camp CLAD comes to USCL

    For children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it’s important for them to control the disease, not let it control them.

    That’s what the staff of the diabetes education clinic at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will stress at Camp CLAD (Children Learning About Diabetes).

    The free camp is 2 to 4 p.m. June 14-17 at the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center and the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at USCL.

  • Juniors up record to 5-1

    The Lancaster Legion Post 31 junior team improved its baseball mark to 5-1 on the season with a pair of wins.

    The Legion juniors rolled to wins over Union Post 22, 9-4 and Charlotte, 12-1.

    The Lancaster juniors, 4-1 in League V play, padded their league mark with a 9-4 win over Union Post 22 on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    “These were two good wins for us and we won on raw talent,” P-31 junior team coach Sam Sinclair said.

  • Troutman signs to play for Lancers' soccer

    Lewisville High senior Morganne Troutman will line up anywhere on the soccer field she’s asked to, with one exception.

    “She doesn’t like the bench much. She likes to be out there,” said Penny Shelton, Troutman’s soccer coach at Lewisville.

    Troutman didn’t spend a minute watching this season, playing every minute of every game. She isn’t likely to at USC-Lancaster either, where she recently signed to play.

    Randy Jordan is the coach of the still-growing Lady Lancers program.

  • Deputy administrator set to begin job

    Jeffrey Naftal will likely become a well-known name around Lancaster County.

    Naftal, who is moving from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., along with his wife, Phyllis, and 3-year-old son, Brian, will begin work as the county’s first deputy county administrator on June 28. He will assist County Administrator Steve Willis.

    With more than 23 years of experience in city government, Naftal was chosen from several candidates to fill the new position.

  • Lancaster again named a Tree City USA community

    The city of Lancaster has been recognized once again for its commitment to forestry.

    For the 20th year, the city is a Tree City USA community, a designation given by the Arbor Day Foundation.

    A municipality has to meet four standards to become a Tree City USA community. It must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

  • Hot enough for you?

    While today should feel cooler, relatively speaking, Lancaster County experienced a heat wave the past several days.

    Summer definitely made its presence known over the weekend, even though the official start of summer isn’t for another five days. Temperatures soared into the upper 90s, and with the humidity factored in (the heat index), it felt like more than 100 degrees.

    Lancaster County, and most counties in the state with the exception of several in the upstate, were under a heat advisory issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service.

  • Charity ride scores well for causes

    The sixth annual Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball and American Cancer Society charity ride again scored high marks.

    The event, held Saturday, featured five stops, with registration held at the Kickstand on South 200.

    “We felt it went well,” said Chuck Hunter, who coordinated the event. “We were pleased with the response and the riders who participated.

  • Johnson nabs exciting win at Speedway

    The Pure Street division featured a tight race, with Joe Johnson Jr., capturing a thrilling win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The division had heat winners Chris Fincher and David Price on the front row.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Price and Fincher side by side. Coming out of turn two, Price made contact with the wall ending his night early.

    On the restart, it was Fincher and Johnson Jr., better known as Pebo, on the front row.