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Today's News

  • Winning foursome posts narrow win in Catawba Lions golf tournament

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the annual Catawba Lions Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on April 17.

    The team of Danny Reynolds, Mike Roddey, Tony Cauthen and Dennis Glover teamed to shoot a 50.4.

    The foursome of Lynn Rushing, Larry Wolfe, Scott Caskey and Pete Milhorn were a close second with a 51.6.

    The third-place team included Mark Logan, Gene Funderburk, Gary O’Neill and Tim Woodward.

  • McGriff is knowledgeable about our community

    If my memory serves me, Blondale Funderburk, who is running again against Charlene McGriffin in the Lancaster County Council District 2 race, was the one who knew nothing about the write-in campaign last year.

    District 2 residents are paying close attention to what is going on in our district. We want someone who we know, see and has worked in our community. Mrs. McGriff is co-founder of Adopt-A-Leader Mentoring Program since 1992. This program has served our young men for years.

  • Gandy deserving of Dixie Baseball honor

    You would figure a guy who has been around Lancaster Dixie Baseball for 30-plus years would know all that goes on.

    Not a chance a major event would get by like some seeing-eye single.

    Well, if this was, in baseball terms, a hidden ball trick, then longtime Dixie Youth Baseball official Ronnie Gandy would have been like some stunned rookie.

    On Lancaster Dixie Baseball’s opening day – Saturday, April 10, Gandy was invited to be a part of the youth baseball program’s 2010 ceremonies at the Wylie Park Complex.

  • BHS, AJ prevail in playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson advanced to second-round play in the high school baseball playoffs with opening round home wins on Thursday.

    Buford, the Conference III-A runner-up, blanked Wagener-Salley 5-0 behind the work of junior right-hander Colt Ellis.

    Ellis, in a route job, allowed four hits – all singles and three walks. Ellis struck out eight War Eagles’ batters.

    Ellis aided the Jackets’ cause with two hits, a single and a triple, and drove in four runs.

  • Vols' duo signs to play at Mars Hill

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School football standouts Julius Catoe and Kody Faulkenberry took a trip to the mountains for their recent spring break, but it was for their future, not just fun.

    The result of that notable trip was a special moment in the AJ media center on Tuesday morning when both Vols’ players signed to play at Mars Hill College.

    Mars Hill, a member of the South Atlantic Conference, is located about 15 miles from Asheville.

  • Literacy 5K road race May 8

    The first Lancaster Area Literacy 5K road race will be held May 8 at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The road race, which measures 3.1 miles, is held in conjunction with the Red Rose City Frestival in Lancaster.

    Race coordinator Tim Hammond said he’s pleased with the early response for the race.

    “We have right at 100 people who have signed up so it’s drawing interest and we hope it will continue to do that,” said Hammond, an avid runner.

  • Breaking News Man, 21, dies from gunshot wound

    A 21-year-old man was fatally shot before crashing his car into a 15th Street house on Monday.

    According to a press release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Douglas Harris Jr., of 2014 Pinta Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese. An autopsy showed that Harris died of a gunshot wound.

    Harris was apparently shot before crashing his 2000 Chevrolet Malibu into 943 15th St. about 2:30 p.m. His death has been ruled a murder, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • County Council meets Monday

    County Council will discuss what to do with two offices that will open up in the county’s emergency medical services complex at its meeting Monday.

    The Coroner’s Office will vacate two rooms there and both EMS and HOPE in Lancaster have asked for those spaces. County Administrator Steve Willis said both agencies have been asked to submit a one-page memo with reasons why they should get the space, and council will consider their reasons on Monday.

    Council will also hold four public hearings on Monday.

  • Playhouse to stage ‘Oliver!’ at LHS

    “Oliver!” is coming back to the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County stage.

    The playhouse will perform “Oliver!” a musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, “Oliver Twist,” on Friday and Saturday, and April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m, at the Lancaster High School Auditorium.

    A matinee will be performed at 3 p.m. April 25.

  • Southern Starry Night = food, fashion and fun

    Several nonprofit organizations are coming together for a Southern Starry Night of food, fashion and fun.

    Proceeds from the show, Southern Starry Nights, will benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home and Indian Land Rotary Club.