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Today's News

  • Time to thank public servants

    “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”.. .so begins the “Tale of Two Cities,” describing life in Paris and London and the struggles of the poor and working class in the late 1700’s. Although written 150 years ago, Dickens’ observation stands the test of time, and speaks to the experiences of many of us in York, Chester and Lancaster counties today.

  • Breaking News Winter storm closes schools, city and county offices

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Missy Hinson said some of the pastures at Larkspur Ranch were under 4 feet of water on Monday.

    Hinson, the equine manager at the ranch, said she and husband, ranch owner Joe Hinson, had to open pasture gates late Sunday afternoon so horses could reach higher ground. Older horses were put up in stalls to shelter them from the wet, heavy snow and wind.

  • Devils test Cards for bid

    GREAT FALLS  There is no question that coach Smith will emerge victorious in the Class A boys Upper State championship basketball game Saturday in Greenville.

    But which one?

    Having head coaches named “Smith” is not the only similarity that Great Falls and Landrum, who will battle Saturday in Greenville’s Bi-Lo Center for a shot at going to state, share.

    Both teams come into the contest with records of 25-1.

  • LCPRC all-star basketball teams to tip off district play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will have seven all-star teams participating in Central District playoff this weekend.

    The 10-and under boys and girls travel to Fort Mill to play on Saturday. Lancaster I boys play at 9 a.m. against Ruth C. Simons and Lancaster II boys play at 10:30 a.m. against the City of Columbia.

    The first-round games will be played at Fort Mill High School.

    Second-round games are at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Mill High.

    The championship is set for 4:30 p.m. at Nations Ford High School. The field consists of nine teams.

  • Warriors win three titles

    Indian Land High School’s record-setting wrestling season garnered more sterling standards over the weekend at the Class A-AA Lower State tournament at Aynor High School.

    The 21-12 Warriors, who set a new school mark for wins in a season, set a new record with nine state qualifiers, including three Lower State champions.

    Seniors Thomas Harris and Dillon Creed along with junior Mark Gunter each captured A-AA Lowcountry crowns in earning berths to the state tournament at Lexington High School over the weekend.

  • Uncle Harry was a good booger

    I was standing in the produce aisle at the grocery store digging through the banana table in search of a nice, ripe bunch.

    This fella comes up to me and clears his throat.

    “You Evans?” he asked.

    “Yep, that’s me,” I shot back. “What can I do for you?”

    “You sure are fascinated with boogers,” he gruffly said. “Seems to me that you like talking about them a right smart bit.”

    Well, yeah, I silently thought.

  • Blackmon pleased with LHS baseball jamboree

    Lancaster High School first-year baseball coach Brett Blackmon said the Bruins’ prep baseball jamboree – Gameday at Doomsday – was a hit Saturday at the LHS field.

    The jamboree included three mini-game – host Lancaster vs. Class AAAA foe Richland Northeast, Great Falls vs. Indian Land and Lewisville vs. Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

    RNE edged the Bruins 4-1 and Great Falls downed Indian Land 5-1.

    “We had a wonderful event,” Blackmon said of the jamboree which also featured a host of baseball contests between the mini-games.

  • Growing in grace

    After 100 years, Mildred Caskey McWaters continues to grow in the kind of grace refined by fire.

    No, it’s not the kind of fire that emanated from the birthday cake she enjoyed during the celebration of her 100th birthday on Feb. 16 at White Oak Manor.

    McWaters’ grace comes from family flames that spark when one your four children accidentally sets the car shed ablaze and fire trucks show up, sirens blaring, in front of your home on West Gay Street.

  • Dailey & Vincent are in the right place at the right time

    In 1980, a relatively unknown bluegrass picker left Kentucky for Tennessee, where he promptly turned country music upside down with two No. 1 hits.

    That artist – Ricky Skaggs – and those songs, “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You,” and “I Don’t Care,” are credited with giving birth the neotraditonal country music movement.

    Three years later, Skaggs was named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association.

  • Go Green

    These days, you want the most for your money. Now that you’ve clipped all the coupons and recipes, finished the crossword puzzle and gleaned every valuable nugget of information from the previous edition of The Lancaster News, what do you do with what’s left? Here are a few green suggestions on how to reuse and recycle your newspaper.

    1. Compost