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Today's News

  • County Little League all-stars open district tournament play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreations inaugural Little League program opened  District Coach Pitch play Thursday night at Runde Field in Tega Cay.

    Lancaster National faced Tega Cay/Fort Mill Red at 6 p.m. and Lancaster American launched play at 8  when it met Tega Cay/ Fort Mill Gold.

    Tega Cay/Fort Mill Gray had the bye. The five-team double elimination district is scheduled to continue through Saturday.

  • Sweltering in the sun

    Quincy Peagler doesn’t need a thermometer to tell him how hot it’s been this week. He can judge the heat based on how many T-shirts he wears a day.

    “It’s not unusual to wear at least two shirts a day out here,” said Peagler, an electrician working on the county’s new courthouse construction on Wednesday. “Today was a two T-shirt day, but yesterday, that was definitely a three T-shirt day.”

  • Breakfast Rotary Club raises $25,420 for charities

    On April 22, the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club held its first live and silent auction and raised $25,420 to help support charities benefiting Lancaster County residents. The auction had winning bidders choosing charities to receive their contributions.

    Some of the charities receiving funds from Rotary Night include:

    • American Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter

    • Christian Services

    • Educational Foundation of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster

    • Family Promise of Lancaster

    • HOPE in Lancaster

  • Swimmers make winning waves in opener

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its season with a resounding win over Camden on Tuesday night at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Sharks rolled over Camden 483-85.

    Logan Phillips, Coulter Jackson and Jory Pettit paced the LCST with four wins each. Lauren Spencer, Makenzie Henry, Grayson Young, Jonathan Wade, Jonah Faile and Charlee Brooke Henry each had three wins.

    Abbi Denyer, Georgia Moore and Kailee Glover posted two wins each.

    The LCST visits Camden on Saturday at 8 a.m. Lancaster hosts Chester on Tuesday.

  • 100 jobs cut in school district budget

    There will be about 100 fewer positions next year in Lancaster County School District.

    The reductions are part of the vast cuts included in the $66.8 million 2010-11 budget, which the school board unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt.

    The school district is receiving about $2 million less from the state for the next school year than what was initially budgeted for 2009-10. The district is also getting about $1 million less in federal stimulus money for 2010-11.

  • Collection of penny tax exceeds estimates in Chester County

    CHESTER – Work to renovate the Chester County jail is progressing and so is the process through which upgrades are being paid for.

    The 1 cent sales tax that was approved to cover the $11 million bond is bringing in more money than was expected.

    Chester County Treasurer Jack Kindle said in total, the collections are $184,000 ahead of where they were expected to be.

    “We tried to be fairly conservative in our estimates,” Kindle said. “It’s good to see it’s working the way it is.”

  • Teach dad a new twist about Medicare’s Prescription Drug Plan

    Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists?  

    All across the nation this Father’s Day weekend, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs.

  • 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.