Today's News

  • Tigers stay unbeaten after win over Kershaw Stingrays

    The Lancaster Tigers capped a 5-0 regular-season recreation swim league mark, taking a 347-186 win over host Kershaw on Thursday.

    Each team featured outstanding pool performances in the meet.

  • Foursome posts narrow win in Blackwell tourney


    A clear summer’s day greeted 100 golfers as they competed in the 10th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Saturday.

  • Juniors rout Rock Hill, eye playoffs

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team put the finishing touches on its stellar regular-season finale with a 14-4 win over Rock Hill Post 34 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, the League V champion, capped regular-season play with a 13-2 record.

  • AA all-stars state-bound



    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars are No. 1 in S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District Two.

  • Man sentenced for selling crack

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of crack cocaine, two years after Lancaster police officers arrested him following a sting operation.

    Drico Curry, 31, was sentenced this week in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Teen hurt in motorcycle accident

    What appeared to be a friendly race between a car and a motorcycle has left a Lancaster teen hospitalized with serious injuries. 

    Howard Penegar Jr., 18, was riding a motorcycle on S.C. 9 Bypass shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle and wound up on the side of the road, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Penegar was with some friends at Chick-fil-A shortly before the accident. He left the restaurant on a motorcycle, while his three friends left in a gray Honda, the report said. 

  • Police Blotter 7/3/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

    • A moped was reported stolen from a West Arch Street home between June 22 and 23. The owner told police the moped was chained to a porch handrail. Estimated cost of the black and gray Sprint Tomos moped is $1,188. 

  • Judicial halls give a glimpse of past, future

    You would figure, as sure as Lancaster County sports a new courthouse with its recent grand opening, I could provide stories aplenty of the old courthouse next door.
    I say that being a lifelong county resident, and even more since my father, the late Jim Howey Sr., was a Lancaster defense attorney who had more than his share of cases in the old building. Toss in the fact that he served some 16 years as the county’s probate judge, and I would probably have enough to write a book.


    Robert Howey
    It’s back-to-back and still solidly out front for the national champion University of South Carolina Gamecock baseball team.
    The 55-14 USC team, as the College World Series slogan implies – history happens here – did so as the sixth team to repeat as the college baseball national champion.

  • More taxes for schools

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County school board members approved an $82 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 Tuesday night and they’re asking county residents to help pay for it.
    This year’s combined budget includes a $70,563,397 general fund budget for daily operations and an $11,490,840 debt services budget for debt payments and capital needs.
    The budget includes a shortfall of $831,936 balanced against equity, or savings from prior years’ budgets maintained to meet operating costs each year.