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Today's News

  • Dixie Board honors AAA stars

    FORT LAWN – The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball sponsors dinner featured a salute to the program’s elite AAA all-stars Wednesday night at the Catawba Fish Camp.The AAA stars, ages 9-10, captured the program’s first Dixie Youth state championship in 27 years in July when the team defeated tournament host Hartsville twice to advance to the World Series in LaGrange, Ga.“This team had a lot of fight and heart,” said Lancaster Dixie Baseball chairman David Hance.

  • Toal: Security is not an option for courts

    The state's top judge characterizes the burning of the Lancaster County Courthouse as a "criminal invasion" and "lawlessness."

    S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal met with Lancaster County officials Thursday to review security measures at county government buildings in the wake of two fires set by an arsonist at the historic courthouse and the nearby 6th Circuit Solicitor's office last month.

  • Great Falls Republic Mill 2 getting litigious

    We don’t think anybody could have been surprised the town of Great Falls has gone to court to stop the sale of the Republic Mill No. 2. eeBut even we are scratching our heads a little at some of the turns the issue has taken up to this point.

    Great Falls Town Attorney Brian Grier pulled out of the issue, citing the fact that a senior partner in his law firm, Milton Hamilton, has represented the Chester County Forfeited Land Commission for years, including the matter of the sale of the mill to a Virginia man.

  • Support Pringle in effort to help the homeless

    Over the summer there has been plenty of talk about new developments, both residential and industrial. A big thanks of appreciation is due to city and county councils for their strong leadership efforts and progress.

    I am sure that both councils are on edge and very stressed because of the atrocious act of the courthouse burning. But our leaders must continue to lead on because there are other issues to be dealt with. One is the homeless situation. James Pringle has a plan that he wants to implement that will assist those who have fallen upon hard times.

  • Time to find alternatives for courthouse

    The Russians didn’t just invade Georgia – they cruised on up the interstate and seemed to have settled in Lancaster.

    After the terrible courthouse fire and troubling solicitor’s office blaze we read in The Lancaster News about SLED agents sniffing around trying to get people to inform on their neighbors and Steve Willis trying to get $12,000 so his mother might think about turning him in for the crime.

    But the important question that seems to have been brush-broomed away is the original issue of a new courthouse.

  • Pelham makes second bid for school board seat

    The race is on for the Lancaster County school board District 4 seat, as the Rev. AnThony Pelham places a second bid on the spot held for two terms by University of South Carolina at Lancaster professor Peter Barry.

    Pelham, 39, has been pastoring at Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church for nine years. He said a desire to see the school system improve is what has motivated him to run for the seat a second time.

  • Breaking News Friday sports events rescheduled

    All Lancaster County high school football games scheduled for Friday have been rescheduled for Thursday with the expected impact of severe weather with the passing of Hurricane Hanna.

    The Thursday schedule:

    Buford at Andrew Jackson, 7 p.m.

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  • Barry faces opposition as he seeks third school board term

    District 4 incumbent Peter Barry is facing some opposition in this year's election for his seat on the Lancaster County school board.

    Barry, 67, who has served two terms on the board, is being challenged by AnThony Pelham. Barry's focus, though, is on what he hopes to help the school board accomplish during the next term if re-elected.

  • Breaking News Local teen dies in I-77 pileup

    Details are limited regarding an accident on Interstate 77 that claimed the life of a Lancaster County teen Monday.

    Jorge Lopez, 17, died on the scene following a five-vehicle wreck about 9:30 p.m. in Rock Hill, said York County interim Coroner Sabrina Gast.

    The accident happened at the 82.5-mile marker on the northbound side of I-77, according to Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He didn't say what vehicles were involved or what caused the wreck.