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Today's News

  • M-G has repeat winner

    Chris Johnson and partner Steven Threatt were repeat winners in the 28th annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.Johnson, the 2005 LGC champion, and Threatt teamed for a two-day total of 131 (64-67) to post a one-shot win over Jeff Reynolds and Brian Smith.The 2008 tournament drew 40 teams.Reynolds, the 2007 club champion, and Smith teamed for a 132 (68-64).A year ago, Johnson and Threatt, a cancer survivor, shot a 126 (63-63) to notch a seven-shot win.Johnson said teamwork was the key over the week

  • The term 'healthy tan' oxymoron

    Getting a good sun tan in the summertime used to be the in thing for many Americans. It was considered an ideal, something to strive for – that beautiful summer tan, that Coppertone tan, that healthy tan.

    But as it turns out, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan indicates damage to the skin, period. And the more you tan, or worse, burn, the more susceptible to skin cancers you are.

  • Pizza Inn gets new look

    The atmosphere and dining experience for customers at the Pizza Inn in Lancaster has been improved, says its owners, Scottish Food Systems Inc.

    In recent months, the store at 1107 N. Main St. has been remodeled.

    The busy local restaurant has been given a total makeover, including the addition of an all-day buffet and game room, with fun games for children of all ages to enjoy while dining out with their family.

  • City taps Nelson for judge's post

    Lancaster City Council recently voted to end a long search for an associate municipal judge to serve on Sundays.

    Council voted late last month to approve Sandy Nelson as the new judge.

    She is a contracted broker with Lindsay Pettus Real Estate Co. of Lancaster and longtime civic volunteer on boards and commissions on both the local and state level.

    Nelson has a doctor of education degree in policy and leadership from the University of South Carolina.

    She has also completed continuing education in municipal government.

  • P-31 splits in League V play

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 senior team split in a pair of recent League V games.The P-31 seniors defeated Fort Mill at Fort Mill Post 43 on Friday, but dropped an 8-6 home loss to Chester on Monday night in League V play.In the loss to Chester, Ross Maiden took the mound defeat. He worked two innings and allowed five runs, five hits and two walks.Maiden fanned one.

  • Capital projects committee to tour courthouse today

    The committee charged with determining the projects and a ballot question for voters on a proposed sales tax has begun its work.

    The capital project sales tax committee meets today at 5 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

    The committee will tour the Lancaster County Courthouse today. It will also begin taking up proposals from other county and municipal officials in the next few weeks.

  • Enroll your children now in annual arts, science camp

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts has weeks of fun planned for children ages 5 to 12 next month.

    The arts council is holding its annual arts and sciences camps in Lancaster, Indian Land and Kershaw in July.

    The Lancaster camp will be held July 14 to 18 at First United Methodist Church on West Gay Street.

    Indian Land's camp is July 21 to 25, with the location to be announced a little later.

    Kershaw's camp is July 28 to Aug. 1 at First Baptist Church in Kershaw.

    The camps are held from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Classes available this year are:

  • Visit Washington during National Police Week

    I believe every law enforcement officer should visit Washington, D.C. during the week of May 15, which is National Police Week. This is the week that law enforcement officers honor their brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is the week when all of the fallen officers’ families honor their loved ones each year in Washington, DC.

  • Does Mulvaney appreciate needs of state retirees?

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been taking a lot of credit lately for keeping our taxes low.

    For example, Mr. Mulvaney, along with 50 or more of his colleagues, objected to including legislators in a plan to provide retired public employees an annual cost of living adjustment.

    Because of their objections the bill was sent back to committee.

  • National League 7 all-stars sweep to city championship

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League 7-year-old all-stars completed a sweep of the American League all-stars, taking a 22-9 win in five innings Monday night at Wylie Park field five.The Nationals opened the best-of-three series, taking a 13-3 victory on Saturday.The Nationals used a 10-run third inning to take control of the game.Griffin Gardner and John Michael Faile each had four singles to lead the NL stars’ win. Gardner scored three runs and Faile tallied a run.Gillis Robinson had three singles and scored twice.