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Today's News

  • 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.

  • What is blunt force trauma?

    Many highway accidents here involve a Lancaster County person dying due to blunt force trauma.

    The phrase often appears in The Lancaster News' stories about highway deaths, but you may wonder, "What does it really mean?"

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said blunt force trauma is an umbrella term used by medical personnel that refers to the effects of a blunt object striking the body.

  • Sheriff makes plea for manpower

    For what will likely be the last time in his law enforcement career, Sheriff Johnny Cauthen asked County Council for more money for his department.

    Cauthen, who isn't seeking re-election this year, didn't have a dollar figure for council members, but asked for 16 more deputies for the sheriff's office in the 2008-09 budget. Four of those would go to Indian Land. The others would assist with court duties.

    "We're not asking for any fluff," Cauthen said. "We're asking for what we need."

    One of Cauthen's biggest concerns is the growth in Indian Land.

  • Daddy taught keep the faith in game of life

    Gamecocks’ place-kicker Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal looked on line to finally seal South Carolina’s hard-fought win over North Carolina that mid-October day as dusk fell on the Tar Heels’ Kenan Stadium last fall.It was good – good for nothing. The kick bounced harmlessly off the right upright to the turf.

  • Local man dies in wreck

    A Lancaster County man died Friday in a three-vehicle accident in Chesterfield County.

    The wreck happened at 5:45 p.m. on S.C. 9, about six miles west of Pageland, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Details released by the Highway Patrol before The Lancaster News' Saturday afternoon deadline were sketchy.

    The patrol would not release the name of the man who died, but it said he was a Lancaster County resident. He was driving a 2007 Ford Focus that was also occupied by Steven Vincent, 49, of Lancaster.