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Today's News

  • Post 31 snaps skid at Rock Hill

    Lancaster Post 31 snapped a five-game losing skid, taking a 10-9 League V road win over Rock Hill on Tuesday night.Ross Maiden went 3-5 with two RBIs to aid the win. Josh Eubanks also had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs. Darius Cherry supplied two hits and two RBIs.Tyler Vaughn had a hit and a RBI as did Justin Hinson.Khoury Hammond, and J.R. Tripp each had a hit.Nick Ferguson worked the final two innings for the win, a scoreless stint.

  • City backs USCL drive

    The city of Lancaster wants to support the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, but doesn't want to approve more taxes to do it.

    As an amendment to the 2008-09 city budget, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay $33,350 out of a contingency fund account in the general budget to support a fundraiser, which will commemorate the university's 50th anniversary in 2009.

    Councilman Preston Blackmon was not present.

  • Teamwork's key in win

    The team of Ray Ackerman, Rodney Thomas, Jeff Reynolds and Bobby Fleming captured top honors in the seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament on Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.The winning foursome topped the field with a 47.7.Ackerman said teamwork contributed to the team’s triumph.“We really teamed up well,” Ackerman said. “Seems like each member of our team had a hand in our first-place finish.“Rodney Thomas was clutch on some putts from 10 to 12 feet for us,” Ackerman said.

  • Breaking News State Law Enforcement Division investigates a county employee

    The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a Lancaster County employee.Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said he could say very little about the case. The employee no longer works for the county as of last week.

  • Domino's Pizza opens store

    INDIAN LAND - Mack Patterson manned the phones on June 3 at the new Domino's in the Commons at Doby's Bridge shopping center. That was the first day of business for the pizzeria, and, as owner, Patterson was involved in every task.

    Judging by the level of energy and excitement inside, one would never guess that Patterson had done this more than 40 times before.

    "This is my 42nd store in our franchise," Patterson said. "I see all the stores on a regular basis."

    They are spread out over Mecklenburg, Gaston and Lincoln counties.

  • Committee meets with concrete plant reps

    Representatives of four local concrete companies faced questions from Lancaster County Council members last week.

    A council committee – Rudy Carter, Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Vaughn – has been looking into noise complaints from residents of Brookchase and Lakeview Landing residents in Indian Land. Vaughn did not attend the June 18 meeting.

    Some residents have complained of excessive noise and dust being generated by the concrete companies in 521 Perimeter Commerce Park, which backs up to several homes in Brookchase and is adjacent to some in Lakeview Landing.

  • County, state officials to meet with residents about noise

    Some Lancaster County Council members and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control officials will meet with residents who live near several concrete companies in Indian Land to discuss noise and dust problems Thursday.

    The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Land High School, said County Council Chairman Rudy Carter.

  • Writer glad to be smiling again

    Going to a dentist for a six-month checkup is routine for people with a decent income or dental insurance. I was among that group at one time.

    People use to call me the sunshine lady because I smiled all the time. I believe that a smile can have a positive effect on people. It does me. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, force yourself and after a while you start feeling better about yourself.

  • Clover downs Post 31

    Lancaster Post 31 fell to 5-11, 2-8 with an 8-1 League V American Legion baseball loss to Clover on Monday night at Eggleton Field.Clover built a 5-1 lead in the sixth inning and cruised to the seven-run win over Lancaster, which dropped its fifth straight loss.Veteran left-hander Evan Byrd, who worked five innings, took the loss. Tyler Vaughn went three innings and Ross Maiden hurled one frame.The trio combined to allow eight runs, eight hits and six walks.

  • Gregory battled for health, environment, democracy

    We’ve been reading a lot about the long and distinguished careers of two Senate veterans who are retiring this year, and rightly so.

    But I’d like to take a few moments to recognize a quieter senator who also is stepping down this year, albeit after a relatively short 16 years.