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Today's News

  • Foursome's 147 tops Easter field

    The winning foursome earned $1,000 in the fifth annual Saturday Before Easter Omega golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning foursome included Larry Westcott, Gary Greene, Wayne Gilliam and Jarvis Jenkins who posted a 147 (72-75).

    “This is a strong score considering the format called for the best two scores on each hole to be used,” said LGC pro Phil Small.

    Westcott had a banner day as he was the close-up winner on No. 7 ($100) and No. 13 ($100 and a Playstation 2).

  • Senior golfers register back-to-back aces at Bermuda Run

    Hole-in-one shots are rare, but back-to-back holes-in-one are rarer.

    Nevertheless, a pair of area senior golfers recorded rare back-to-back aces at Bermuda Run golf course on Thursday afternoon.

    Joe Faile, 72, and Ronnie Casey, 61, were playing in a foursome when they registered the consecutive aces on No. 13.

    Faile, playing in a foursome which included Casey, Hubert Brown and Reid Brown, had the first hole-in-one using an 8-iron on the 113-yard shot.

  • Banks paces Jackets to golf victory

    The Buford High School golfer Trevor Banks shot a 35 to lead the Jackets to a 165-204 win over rival Indian Land High School at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday.

    Taylor Banks aided the Jackets’ win, posting a 39. Jalen Terry followed with a 42 and Taylor Threatt carded a 49 for BHS.

    Indian Land was led by Chase Hunter, who had a 46. Jerrick Spence and Zach Brigman each shot 51.

    Brandon Thomas carded a 56 to round out the Warriors’ scores.

    LHS booters fall

    The Lancaster High School boys soccer team fell to Nation Ford 1-0 on Tuesday night.

  • Gun carry permit a right, not privilege

    South Carolina is poised to join 28 other states which have closed access to their lists of concealed weapon permit (CWP) holders. In addition to South Carolina, five other states have similar pending legislation.

    The S.C. Press Association (SCPA) is opposed to the legislation (H. 3528). It has argued that the public has a right to know who has a CWP, in the same way that a license to operate a vehicle on a public highway is public information.

    The SCPA is incorrect.

  • Wild Things: What to do when you find a baby wild animal

    As spring approaches, the wildlife in our area will once again begin the timeless ritual of finding a mate and raising their young.

    The Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas (ARC) is requesting your help, on behalf of these wild creatures should you or your friends come across an orphaned, injured or sick wild animal.

  • Lancaster losing old Burger King, but will get new one

    Lancaster’s Burger King restaurant is about to undergo a whopper of a makeover.

    The popular fast food restaurant located on North Main Street will close Monday so it can be torn down and rebuilt.

    Burger King spokeswoman Denise Wilson said the new building will feature an open-view ceiling and a double drive-thru.

    “It’s more efficient and modern-looking,” Wilson said. “It’s a great new look for the restaurant.”

  • Seniors eligible for economic stimulus checks

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: I have been hearing on the news lately about the economic stimulus check that the Internal Revenue Service is going to be sending out this year. I am confused. Will seniors get this rebate? First they said we did not qualify and now I am hearing that we do.

    What is the real answer, will I be getting this check or not? It is difficult making ends meet on a fixed budget and this money sure would make a difference to my wife and me.

  • City agrees to fund Bundy Auditorium improvements

    Lancaster City Council recently agreed to contribute $32,650 from the city’s hospitality tax revenue to make more improvements at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    USCL Educational Foundation President Don Rushing and Bundy Performing Arts Series Manager Peggy Little sought the funding at a meeting last month.

  • Deputies arrest Pit Stop owner, bartender on cocaine charges

    The owner of the Pit Stop on Grace Avenue and a bartender there both face drug charges after an undercover informant bought cocaine from the bar last month.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office charged the owner, Bill Laney, 56, 1564 Riverside Road, on Feb. 21 with distribution of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine.

    The bartender, Paula Barton Knight, 45, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

  • Severe weather season: Be prepared for spring's unpredictable conditions

    Springtime in South Carolina means budding trees, blooming flowers and more daylight.

    But March to May is also the peak tornado season when sudden severe storms can spawn tornadoes as it did March 15.

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 15 tornadoes ripped through the state that day. No one was killed in the storms here, but two people died from storms in Georgia.