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Today's News

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster Speedway a long time coming

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins, Lawrence named to Walter Camp list

    CLEMSON – Clemson University defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have both been named to the 2017 Walter Camp National Player of the Year watch list.   
    Both were also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football.
    Only nine defensive players were named to the Camp watch list and Clemson is the only school with two defensive players on it.
    Wilkins and Lawrence form one of the top defensive tackle combinations in college football.

  • Column: Where Dems are in charge, everything is falling apart

    Dimple Ajmera, a Charlotte City Council member, said last week that any Republican who supports President Donald Trump has no place on the city council or in the Charlotte mayor’s race. 
    Her liberal Democrat self-satisfaction is off the chart. She and her party consider themselves the epitome of compassion, empathy, goodness and light, while believing that conservative Republicans are full of greed and hate.

  • Column: Open government has come a long way in the last decade

    It was 10 years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s fiscal transparency website – one of the first such sites in the country. The goal was to provide citizens easy access to details about how state government spends their money.

  • The pros and cons of fitness magazines

    This week a client and I had a conversation about all the misinformation in the health and fitness industry.
    She told me that in her old life, meaning before she was a member of Healing Strength Personal Training, she would read magazines and try to piece together a diet or a workout plan.
    The only problem was that each magazine, and sometimes articles within the same magazine, contradicted one another. In one she would read that paleo was the way to go, and yet another told her that being vegan was the only true answer.

  • Remembering July 17, 1967 – A fateful day for Jacky Bayne

    This is an edited excerpt from Don McCorkle’s upcoming book, “The Buddy Plan,” which is expected to be published later this summer or fall. The dialogue in the “Vietnam: The sickening sound” section are a dramatization from the book. Although McCorkle and Bayne entered the U.S. Army in 1966 together on the Buddy Plan, McCorkle was not present when his friend was injured.

  • Howard to serve on S.C. Mayors board

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard was voted onto the Association of South Carolina Mayors board of directors Friday.
    The first Lancaster mayor to serve on the board, Howard was selected by a nominating committee and approved by board members during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting.
    Howard, who was elected mayor in a special election in February 2016, said joining the state board is an honor.
    “It’s going to be fun,” Howard said. “I assure you that.”

  • No one hurt in drive-by shooting

    Lancaster police are investigating a brazen daytime drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon at a home less than a block from the police station that endangered patrons at the Dollar General store.
    Lancaster Police Department Chief Scott Grant said the incident happened about 5:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling south on Hughes Street fired multiple shots at a home on the northwest corner of Hughes and Arch streets.

  • Brewery rezoning approved

    On July 17, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved the first of three required readings to rezone Benford Brewery. The zoning change will allow the growing brewery to expand.  
    Rumors had spread that the nearly five-year-old brewery, located at 2271 Boxcar Road, was building a bar.
    Owner Bryan O’Neal quickly put that to rest.