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Today's News

  • Council balks at killing Ansley Park

    After a contentious meeting Monday night, Lancaster County Council voted against rescinding the Ansley Park development agreement.
    The vote was 6-0 not to reconsider the council's Dec. 15 decision that allowed the long-troubled Indian Land project to proceed. Council member Jack Estridge abstained.

  • District 1 runoff goes to Graham

    Terry Graham of Van Wyck won the Lancaster County Council District 1 primary runoff election Tuesday against fellow Republican contender Melvin Stroble.
    Barring the slim possibility of a successful write-in campaign by another candidate, Tuesday night’s victory means Graham is the presumptive winner of the District 1 seat, since he has no Democratic challenger in the general election, which is Nov. 8.
    According to the Lancaster County Elections Office, Graham received 860 votes, or 60.52 percent of the 1,421 ballots cast in District 1.

  • Hunter Wallace wins auditor job

    Susan Hunter Wallace squeaked by in Tuesday’s runoff election for Lancaster County auditor, narrowly defeating Allen Blackmon.
    Hunter Wallace received 1,848 votes (51.3 percent) in the Republican runoff, leaving Blackmon close behind with 1,755 votes (48.7 percent). She will have no Democratic opposition in November’s general election.
    “I’m humbled, and I know I’m privileged to be the next auditor,” Hunter Wallace said. “It’s not money and it’s not power. I give (God) all the glory for this win.”

  • Big names coming to Lancaster this year

    Season tickets for the 2016-17 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series go on sale ($275 plus tax) in July.
    The lineup ranges from down-home country and uptown R&B to classic rock ’n’ roll and cutting-edge comedy.
    Leading the list is a Sept. 17 concert by Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws.

  • Column: Tanner responds to Evans’ column

    I just want to let Dianne Evans, who serves on the Lancaster County Library Board, know that I believe rules need to be applied and followed. (Evans wrote the column, “Some think rules don’t apply to them,” in last week’s Gateway.)
    What many residents don’t realize is that all the county boards and commissions are different and, therefore, their rules need to be written accordingly.

  • Column: Lancaster County has best government money can buy

    “We have the best government that money can buy.” Was Mark Twain a resident of Lancaster County? I don’t think so, but at times his famous quote seems to fit our system of government.
    Here are but two examples:
    ◆ You may recall this past December when an out-of-state developer was caught violating the laws of Lancaster County. Those laws, adopted in 2007, were to protect the endangered natural habitat of the Carolina heelsplitter mussel on Six Mile Creek.

  • Ozone stars roll to district title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball (12U) Ozone team was victorious in defending its District 2 crown Thursday night at the York Recreation Complex in York.

    The Lancaster Ozone stars, coming off a 17-1 victory over Gaffney on Tuesday night, faced Gaffney in the championship game after Gaffney worked its way into the championship game through the tourney’s loser’s bracket.

  • Juniors post solid scores at Kershaw

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped first round play – opening three tournaments – with a visit to the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday.

    The older boys golfers posted some solid scores to highlight the action on a hot day on the Kershaw course.

    The boys 13-14 age group had a strong showing, with Caleb Henson shooting a three-under 69 (34-35) to take a one-shot win. Henson, the Buford High ace golfer, notched six birdies and nine pars for the day.

  • Lancaster P-31 sweeps York

    Lancaster Post 31 capped a banner week with a League V sweep of host York Post 66 at York Comprehensive High School on Friday night.

    Lancaster P-31, 7-2 in League V play, moved into first place with the sweep of P-66.

    Lancaster opened the twin bill with a 1-0 win and then rallied from a 3-2 deficit to take a 6-3 win over York to complete the sweep.

    York, seeking the split, held a 3-2 lead going to the top of the seventh inning when Lancaster mounted its comeback.

  • Cuttino remembered for encouraging ministry

    BEAUFORT – Those acquainted with Dr. Robert Edward Cuttino called him “Bob.” But those who knew him well called him “Barnabas,” due to his encouraging disposition.

    The former minister of Lancaster’s First Baptist Church and religion teacher at the University of South Carolina Lancaster died Thursday at the age of 86.