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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Burns, other educators inducted into Hall of Fame

    Dr. Pat Burns helped create the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame a few years ago to recognize educators for their many years of dedication.

    Burns, the former district superintendent, is now a member of this distinguished group. She is among a class of four that was inducted into the hall earlier this year.

    The other 2008 Hall of Fame inductees are the late Lafayette Belk, the late Donald Crolley and the late C.D. Williams.

  • March for Babies fundraiser kicks off Tuesday at SMH

    The March of Dimes is gearing up for its annual walk.

    Walk-America, the March of Dimes largest fundraiser, which brought in $117 million nationwide last year, has been renamed March for Babies. The new name makes a clear connection to what the March of Dimes is all about – babies' health.

    "The name of our event has changed, but our mission stays the same - working towards the day when every baby is born healthy," said Phyllis Stroud, executive director of the March of Dimes North Central Division.

  • Dixie Boys junior all-stars finish as state runners-up

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys junior all-stars, age 13, fell short in their shot to capture a state championship.Host Lexington defeated Lancaster 10-0 in five innings to take the 2008 Dixie Boys junior all-stars state crown on Friday night in Lexington.Lexington now moves on to the Dixie Boys junior all-stars’ World Series in Bluffton.“Friday wasn’t our night,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys junior all-star manager Brant Barnes.

  • 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.