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Today's News

  • Construction starts at Haile Gold Mine

    KERSHAW – The official construction at Haile Gold Mine began the end of May, parent company Romarco Minerals announced this week.

    The company said it expects to produce its first gold by the fourth quarter of 2016, company officials said in a June 1 press release.

    “Hiring of employees and contractors is on schedule and is projected to be approximately 164 at the end of June,” the release said. “By year end 2015, total staffing will be approximately 350.”

  • Santorum gets warm reception at Sun City Carolina Lakes

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster News

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum met with an enthusiastic crowd Saturday, May 30, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Just days earlier, Santorum made his official announcement to run for president of the United States on a factory floor in his hometown area of western Pennsylvania. He wanted to emphasize that in middle America, people are having trouble trying to make ends meet.

  • ‘Team Walters’ prevails

     

    In the most competitive tournament in its history, four teams tied at 15-under, with the winner in the Fore the Kids Golf tournament determined by a scorecard playoff.

    “Team Walters” prevailed in the card playoff at Edgewater Golf Club on Friday, May 29.

  • CPTC earns 19 medals at meet

     

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned 19 medals at the Greenville Jets Invitational track meet at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville earlier this spring.

    The team, a Lancaster area youth track team, competed in a field of 1,200-plus athletes at the Greenville area meet.

  • Ace county quartet in North-South game

     

    Lancaster County will have its share of diamond representation at the annual North-South All-Star baseball game June 12-13 at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

    Buford High School head coach Eric Funderburk along with Stanley Moss of Emerald High School in Greenwood will guide the Class AAA-AA North all-star squad in the tournament.

  • Can binge watching be good for you?

    It’s time for me to face facts, I’m the very definition of a television fanatic.
    It’s been that way since I was a child, growing up during the 1980s and 90s, watching all sorts of TV shows and made-for-TV movies with my parents.

  • With legislature ending, lawmakers consider cuts

    After six months of meaningless resolutions, behind-the-scenes negotiations with lobbyists, lengthy “debates” over bills that don’t matter to anyone, and early adjournments to attend receptions hosted by multibillion-dollar corporations, lawmakers have finally noticed that the state budget contains things that shouldn’t be in the state budget.

  • Thread Trail grand opening is Tuesday

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will celebrate the county’s newest recreational resource next week with the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Carolina Thread Trail.

  • Shehane battles medical issues for five years

    Allison “Alli” Shehane, 17, was a thriving former Buford High School student until she had to drop out for health reasons.

  • Charges pending in gun theft from pawn shop

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Tuesday, June 2, theft of a handgun from Lancaster Pawn and Jewelry, 1556 Great Falls Highway, by a 12-year-old boy.