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Today's News

  • Judicial halls give a glimpse of past, future

    You would figure, as sure as Lancaster County sports a new courthouse with its recent grand opening, I could provide stories aplenty of the old courthouse next door.
    I say that being a lifelong county resident, and even more since my father, the late Jim Howey Sr., was a Lancaster defense attorney who had more than his share of cases in the old building. Toss in the fact that he served some 16 years as the county’s probate judge, and I would probably have enough to write a book.

  • DEJA VUSC

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    It’s back-to-back and still solidly out front for the national champion University of South Carolina Gamecock baseball team.
    The 55-14 USC team, as the College World Series slogan implies – history happens here – did so as the sixth team to repeat as the college baseball national champion.

  • More taxes for schools

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County school board members approved an $82 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 Tuesday night and they’re asking county residents to help pay for it.
    This year’s combined budget includes a $70,563,397 general fund budget for daily operations and an $11,490,840 debt services budget for debt payments and capital needs.
    The budget includes a shortfall of $831,936 balanced against equity, or savings from prior years’ budgets maintained to meet operating costs each year.

  • Reading, writing and ‘all that’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – You may wonder what’s been going on the last few weeks inside the former church that’s now the United Citizens Club of Heath Springs.
    Several cars are routinely parked outside the Hart Street building. Adults regularly enter and exit the center, while children of various ages head out to play in the yard a few times each day.
    However, seeing those actions doesn’t give you a good feel for everything that’s taken place inside.  

  • Kershaw budget includes tax increase

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – No residents voiced concerns and council members made it official in just a few minutes.
    Not long after they sat down in their seats, Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the town’s 2011-12 budget during a special meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall.
    Little discussion took place this time regarding the $1.17 million general fund budget for 2011-12, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes.

  • P-31 seniors fall in League V play

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team’s postseason hopes have taken a major hit this week.

    P-31, which opened a five-game week, dropped its first four, including a League V twin bill to league-leading York Post 66 on Wednesday.

  • P-31 seniors fall in League V play

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team’s postseason hopes have taken a major hit this week.

    P-31, which opened a five-game week, dropped its first four, including a League V twin bill to league-leading York Post 66 on Wednesday.

  • Tega Cay claims Little League district crown

    Tega Cay defeated Fairfield 12-2 on Wednesday night to win the Little League North District Three all-star tournament at the Springdale Complex.

  • Dixie AA stars seek district title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars stayed unbeaten in the district tournament on Wednesday night with an 11-5 win over Lewisville.

    The game actually began Tuesday night, but was postponed to Wednesday due to lightning at the field.

  • Neff had solid hope of USC diamond success

     

    Steven Neff, the Lancaster connection to the back-to-back national

    champion University of South Carolina baseball team, had an idea the Gamecocks could repeat the unique feat.