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Today's News

  • Juniors solid at Bermuda Run

    Solid play highlighted the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s visit to Bermuda Run on Monday.The brother duo of Trevor and Taylor Banks continued their course battle, with Trevor prevailing with a 70 to take a narrow lead in the overall points – 95-90.

  • AAA stars state champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars stepped “fourth” to take the 2008 state championship Friday afternoon.The AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, used a crucial six-run, fourth-inning rally to defeat tournament host Hartsville 7-4 at Byerly Park to take the state championship and a bid to the Dixie Youth AAA World Series in LaGrange, Ga.“I just can’t say enough about the determination of these players,” said Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-star manager Mike Lucas.

  • Berry picked to head up IL library

    "Would you believe it?" she says, with a laugh. She minored in library science, and later received a master's degree in library science.

    Berry said she'll definitely miss the staff at the Lancaster library, which has become her second family. She's worked with county library director Richard Band since he started there 29 years ago. She'll also miss the Lancaster clientele.

  • Walters duo wins member-member

    The father-son team of Rick and Drew Walters captured the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Writer praises 'Jungle Book Kids' show

    I am not a performing arts critic by any stretch of the imagination.

    But I felt compelled to comment on the Lancaster County Community Playhouse production of the “Jungle Book Kids.”

    My daughter, Kate, played a small part in the production.

    Those who missed this show missed something very special indeed.

    The talents of our children never cease to amaze and they were on full display in this rousing rendition of the Disney classic.

    The singing, dancing, costuming and just plain fun of this production were wonderful.

  • AAA, junior stars eye titles

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars and Dixie Boys juniors moved into the state championship round in their respective tournaments on Thursday night.The AAA stars, ages 9-10, rallied for a 10-3 win over Lexington to stay unbeaten in the double-elimination state tournament in Hartsville.The Dixie Boys juniors, ages 13, defeated Sumter 10-3 in an elimination game to leave three teams alive in the state tournament.

  • Banks claims title in Honda Classic

    Trevor Banks figured a rare double bogey on the final hole would probably cost him a shot at the recent Honda Classic championship.

  • Writer grateful for help from Lancaster folks

    I spent two years in your wonderful town. When I left, I wrote a letter to the editor to The Lancaster News thanking so many who made my stay a very pleasant one.

    Recently, I was reminded of how wonderful the citizens of Lancaster are. My daughter and I were driving her car to Lancaster for a visit when a tire blew out near Rockingham. AAA helped us get back on the road.

  • Builders Supply Co. has adapted to change

    A hundred years ago, people would line Elm Street with their horses and wagons to get ice and coal from Lancaster Ice and Fuel Co. on French Street.

    "It was a really active business," said Chauncey "Bubber" Gregory Jr.

    It was the only ice plant in Lancaster County, and it provided ice and coal to Springs Cotton Mills during its early years.

    Gregory's grandfather, William Thurlow, operated the fuel and ice company.

  • Gregory's battles have benefited all of us

    On Nov. 4, voters will send either Mick Mulvaney or Mandy Powers Norell to the S.C. Senate 16 seat next year. That’s because the person who has held that seat for 16 years is giving it up.

    When Greg Gregory was elected to the Senate in 1992 he planned to serve only two terms. But after local legislators Jim Hodges and Billy Boan retired, Gregory decided to stay on to have seniority on the local delegation.

    But that’s not enough anymore to keep Gregory in the Senate.