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Today's News

  • Saylors wins again at games

    Two Lancaster County residents competed in the recent U.S. Transplant Olympic Games in Pittsburgh, and they're no strangers to the challenge.

    Amy Saylors and Ed Heins took to their beloved competitions on the week of July 11-16 to show that having a transplant doesn't stop them from doing the physical activities they love. They were two of the 29 members on the South Carolina team.

  • County's reserve fund 'adequate,' but not healthy

    The recent editorial concerning the need for additional funds for the Indian Land Library mentioned using the county’s “healthy reserve fund” for this purpose.

    Whether or not to use that funding is of course County Council’s decision, but I would not want your readers to think Lancaster County has a lot of money just sitting in the bank for no good reason.

    While I would call our reserve fund “adequate,” it is not healthy in the sense it is holding more than it should.

  • Foursome snags tight win

    The winning team took a tight victory in the 23rd annual Lancaster Sertoma Club golf tournament Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club. The foursome of Dixon Parker, Rusty Reed, Junior Pate and Ryan Buckley teamed for a 49.1 over 18 holes to finish in first place and take home $1,200.

    The format was a captain’s choice tournament with adjusted handicaps for the 15-team field.

    The second-place team, which shot a 50.6, included Buford High School golf standout Taylor Banks along with Michael Wilson, Eric Wilson and Nicholas Wilson. The runner-up foursome netted $400.

  • Gunshots fired during argument in local street

    Gunshots were fired Friday night during what sheriff's deputies say was an argument in the middle of Watts Drive.

    A Watts Drive resident told deputies she and several family members were walking toward their house at 9:40 p.m. when they got into a fight with a passerby.

    One of the resident's teenage daughters said a vehicle drove by and someone inside it yelled, "Y'all think you are too good to get out of the road," according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • AAA all-stars represent Lancaster with class

    I have been overly impressed with the class, dignity, sportsmanship and athleticism that was displayed by the Lancaster Dixie Baseball 9-10 year old all-star team in the state playoffs in Hartsville.

    These boys are representing our town, families and themselves in a dignified, superb fashion, while not losing a game and are on their way to compete in the World Series in LaGrange, Ga.

    Congratulations to each of you young men for your hard work and fine representation of Lancaster County.

  • Vaughn: Voter scare tactics may backfire

    The price tag to build a new Lancaster County Courthouse may be scary to some people, says County Councilman Bryan Vaughn.

    He also suggested that using "scare tactics" to sell a referendum to voters might not be a good strategy.

    County Council on Monday approved second reading to establish a referendum for voters, who will decide in November whether to add a 1 percent sales tax in the county.

    Proceeds from the tax would pay off bonds to build a new courthouse.

  • IL library high tech but not space age

    INDIAN LAND – The interior look of the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land will fall somewhere between your grandmother's parlor and George Jetson's apartment.

    "The interior of the building is very contemporary and may be considered by some people to be high tech," said Danny Shelley, the library's architect and interior designer. "It's going to be a little different, but it's not space age.

    "It's not going to have floral carpets like your grandmama's living room. It's not a house," he said.

    But it will be comfortable.

  • Author researches roots in new book

    It wasn't always easy to find a quiet place to write with seven brothers and sisters running around.

    So, when she was little, Rosemary Whitlock would sometimes climb under the kitchen table with a flashlight to find some peace before trying to put pencil to paper.

    "I didn't get stepped on there," she said, with a smile.

    Her mother, who was usually in the kitchen cooking or canning, always made sure her daughter had the proper writing utensils.

  • Reporter leaves Lancaster with some mixed emotions

    It's with mixed emotions that by the time this piece appears in the newspaper, I've left Lancaster County to pursue a new career opportunity in my native area, Louisville, Ky., and return to the roots I love. I look to the future with much happiness and hope, but I feel sadness for what I know I'm leaving behind.

  • Council to discuss library funding, sales tax

    County Council will discuss economic development issues, a proposed 1 percent sales tax, noise at Panhandle concrete plants and funding for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land on Monday.

    Council is expected to vote on contributing $200,000 to the Indian Land library at the meeting after a request from Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band at council's last meeting.

    Band told council members then that he had applied for a grant from the state for the $200,000 to buy books and furniture for the new library, but it wasn't approved.