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Today's News

  • Yard of the Month: Sexton reuse glass to embolden landscaping

    Instead of trashing old wine bottles, Clara and Thaddeus “Tee” Sexton have incorporated them into the landscape design of their Buford community home. Capitalizing on ideas picked up from home and garden magazines, the Sextons have created a greener garden by adding innovative glass touches throughout their yard. Old wine bottles (angled bottoms up) edge the natural area and sidewalk leading to their front door.

  • Lancaster softball stars are shining

    A familiar line in baseball is that going 1 for 3 at the plate will get a player hall of fame consideration with a .333 batting average.

    How about 4 for 5?

    For Lancaster County softball teams, going 4-5 in the recent Dixie Softball District II tournaments in Chester earned four teams a coveted bid to the state tournament in Sumter. Four championships in five different age divisions is pretty impressive stuff. Clearly the Lancaster teams sparkled on the diamond.

    We emphatically say how ‘bout those Lancaster softball girls all-stars!

  • Don't leave grocery carts unattended

    Don’t leave grocery carts unattended

    About 2:30 p.m. July 6 a friend and I took her mother to old Bi-Lo, the grocery store we always go to. My friend and I both recently lost our jobs through a layoff, so we put our money together and got what we could. It was just a few things but it totaled up to $54.

  • Agency director thanks council for supporting LIFT

    Anyone who has followed the Lancaster County Council budget process in the past few weeks, has witnessed the significance of the Learning Institute For Tomorrow (LIFT.)

    LIFT’S mission is to educate, equip and empower individuals restoring their lives from the effects of behavioral health problems, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or addiction.

  • Rain top scorer in sports

    Staff Reports

    While the much-needed rain of the last few days helped with the drought situation, it put a dent on Lancaster County sports events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The heavy precipitation prevented Lancaster Post 31 junior and senior teams from playing. The Aquatics team could not complete their meet for the 10 and under on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Dixie Boys 14-year-olds only played half an inning before the game was called. Other teams never got to play.

  • Fast-food restaurants, retailers lose power Tuesday

    Taco Bell addicts had to go without their Burrito Supremes and crunchy tacos at the worst time on Tuesday - right in the middle of lunch hour.

    About 1 p.m. Tuesday, Taco Bell employees stood outside in the parking lot, waving customers away from the popular restaurant. An employee said the power had flickered off and on, then went out for a while. The neon drive-through sign in the restaurant window was dark.

  • Breaking News Sheriff's office investigating shooting death

    Someone is firing shots from a home near Cedar Creek Tackle that sheriff's deputies have surrounded, a sheriff's office spokesman said.About 11:45 a.m. three shots were reportedly fired through the back window of a home in the area Lancaster County Sheriff's Office deputies were searching after a shooting at Cedar Creek Tackle, according to police radio and Lancaster News reporter Jesef Williams, who is at the scene.The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating at shooting death at Cedar Creek Tackle on Cedar Creek Road (S.C.

  • BREAKING NEWS Tackle store owner shot to death; suspected shooter also dead

    A Lancaster County man who sheriff's deputies say shot and killed store owner Ronnie Cairnes on Wednesday morning was also found dead.

    Cairnes, 55, who operated Cedar Creek Tackle, at the intersection of Cedar Creek (S.C. 97) and Green roads in the southwestern part of the county, was shot about 10 a.m. outside the business.

    For several hours after the shooting, the area was blocked off while county and state authorities searched for the shooter, whom Cairnes' family members say was Darren Winchester.

  • Lancaster tops Rock Hill

    Lancaster Post 31 Juniors took Game 1 of the American Legion playoffs in dramatic fashion as Will Gaston slugged a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Rock Hill Post 34, 5-3, on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, the second-place team in League V, took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Adam Eubanks scored Andrew Smyre with a sacrifice fly.

    Lancaster extended its lead in the third as Kendall Adams singled and scored on Joseph Threatt’s RBI.

  • Annual Aquatics meet gets under way today

    The annual Aquatics meet is returning to Lancaster.

    The season-ending meet for the recreation summer swim league will be held over two days starting today at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The pool is located at the corner of Wylie and York streets adjacent to the Lancaster County tennis courts.

    The swim meet includes the four-team field of Lancaster, Chester, Kershaw and Camden. The LCST Sharks went unbeaten during the regular season which was held in June.