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Today's News

  • County OKs $49M budget

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved the third reading of its $47.9 million 2016-17 budget Monday night after a minor tweak.
    That adjustment was an increase in expenditures of $28,823, a plus for employees in the solicitor’s, public defender's and soil and water conservation district office who will receive 3% raises, equal to those previously approved for state employees.

  • Charles Marshall, educator, dies at 83

    Dr. Charles Marshall, who spent his career educating Lancaster’s children and retired as superintendent of the Lancaster Area Schools in 1985, died Thursday morning. He was 83.
    “He was an icon in the school system in Lancaster when I was there,” said retired teacher Charlotte Shaw. “He was a very positive man.”

  • Cox qualifies for U.S. Junior Girls Championship

    Andrew Jackson High School golf star Emily Cox has qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship for the second straight year.
    Cox, an all-state and all-region golfer at AJ, used clutch play to earn the prestigious bid to the national field.
    Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were up for grabs in the US Junior Girls Qualifier held at the Columbia Country Club in Blythewood on the Ridgewood and Tall Pines courses last week.

  • LSS set to host FUEL Racing Series

    With Independence Day and freedom appreciation on the minds of many drivers and fans, the FUEL Racing Series is set to kick off holiday celebrations with back-to-back races this weekend at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, N.C.) and Lancaster Super Speedway.
     With six events in the books this season, the weekend’s doubleheader sets the tone for the stretch run to the 2016 series championship.
    Jonathan Edwards sits atop the championship standings heading into tonight’s race at Carolina Speedway.

  • Post 31 in battle for League V crown

    Lancaster Post 31 is shooting for a strong finish on the 2016 American Legion baseball regular season.
    P-31, in the thick of the League V title race for the season, entered play Thursday night, down a game to Rock Hill after dropping an 11-6 road loss to Post 34 at the South Pointe High School baseball field on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill held a 6-5 lead late and was able to stay on top for the five-run win.
    Rock Hill, with the win, is 9-3, while Lancaster is 8-4. In four meetings on the season, Lancaster went 2-2 with Rock Hill.

  • AAA wins district title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars completed a stellar tournament run, rolling to a 4-0 mark and the District Two crown highlighted by a 13-0 win over Gaffney in four innings at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County on Wednesday night.
    The mound duo of Kaden Sapp and Adam Wright teamed for the shutout. Sapp hurled three innings and notched nine strikeouts, while Wright went an inning and fanned two.

  • Douglas hails Summitt a coach for life

    Former Tennessee and Andrew Jackson High School basketball star Karla Douglas, the former Karla Horton, called the passing of her UT Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt “another gut punch.”
    Douglas knows all too well. She’s been there.
    Five months ago, she lost her husband David, a former Tennessee standout lineman who later played in the NFL with Cincinnati and New England, to brain cancer. Some five years ago, she lost her son, Aaron, who also played college football.

  • Column: Justice system out of whack in our country

    Our so-called justice system is upside down, which I believe is caused by progressives from both political parties.
    Progressives are not in politics to do what is right but to provide themselves power over people’s lives.
    I have some examples to share.
    We have a candidate for president who is under investigation for possible criminal actions while serving as a cabinet member. But do not worry about her. A pardon is coming soon from the current president.

  • Column: Mr. Noble should stick to topics he understands

    Another article from Phil Noble has graced our local paper, but I begin to grow weary of Mr. Noble’s columns.
    It’s not his ability that bothers me – he is a good writer –but rather his content and conclusions. And yes, I am aware that there are probably many who would share similar feelings toward my contributions here.

  • AAA stars open strong in district tournament

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars (ages 10U) are going great guns in the District Two tournament at the Rodman Complex in Richburg.
    The AAA stars are 2-0 after ripping Gaffney, 24-3 and York, 20-0.
    The Lancaster stars routed Gaffney by 21 runs on Monday night at the Rodman Complex.
    Toby Taylor paced the AAA stars with a single, double and a triple and scored two runs.
    Kaden Sapp supplied two hits and a double and tallied a run.