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Today's News

  • Report: 3 men attempt to rob another man at local car wash

    A Lancaster man was punched in the head Saturday night after he refused to give his attackers his wallet.

    The man and a companion were washing their vehicles at a car wash on Memorial Park Road when three men approached them and demanded money, a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report said.

    When the man refused to give up his money, one of the men punched him on the top of his head. The victim and his companion ran into the parking lot of Bugsy's Bar and Grill, the report said. He told deputies he didn't give the attackers any money.

  • Golfers double their luck

    When word spread around Sun City Carolina Lakes’ golf course that a second golfer had made a hole-in-one on the 16th hole June 7, the hole that brought the prize of a new car in a recent member/guest tournament, both hole-in-one winners considered their luck.

    “I felt like, ‘That’s just my luck, my first hole-in-one, on the hole with the car, and I didn’t even win it,’” said the second hole-in-one winner, Bob Newmarker of Hilton Head. “As it was, it all turned out great.”

  • Tax-free weekend almost here

    Ready, set, shop!

    The state's ninth annual tax-free shopping weekend begins at midnight Friday and concludes at midnight Sunday.

    During the long weekend, the state's sales and use tax is lifted on purchases of clothes, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, computer parts, printers and more.

    Students and parents of students often take advantage of the weekend to buy clothing and school supplies for the coming year.

    South Carolina shoppers typically save about $2.8 million in sales tax during the event, according to the S.C. Department of Revenue.

  • Racing action brings fans to their feet

    Steven Evans

    For The Lancaster News

    It was a good night for racing Saturday at Lancaster Motor Speedway. In the Young Guns main event, David Yandle had the car to beat. As soon as he took the green flag he went straight to the front. He had no challengers for the top spot. He dominated the entire race and cruised into victory lane taking another win. He was followed by Josh Langley, Brandon Blackmon and Leah Sweatt, who was driving for Andrew Blackwood.

  • 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.