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Today's News

  • County teams take titles

    A year ago, the Lancaster Debs didn’t even field an all-star softball team.This summer, the Lancaster Debs stars are the class of the S.C. Dixie Softball District Two field.The Lancaster all-stars capped a 3-0 run in the double-elimination tournament with a convincing 13-2 win over Chester at the Chester Middle School field on Sunday.“We’re real proud of these girls and the way they came together,” Lancaster coach Ron Johnson said. “They played well in all phases of the game – offense, defense and pitching.

  • Listen to the 911 call Retired officer may lose eyesight

    The gunshots that were fired in Ray Knight's direction Friday night were a total surprise to him and shocked the 911 dispatcher he had been speaking with.

    Knight, a retired Lancaster police officer, was walking around his daughter's neighborhood on Lynwood Circle when he was shot in the head.

    The suspected assailants – Charles Raffaldt, 23, and Stephanie Myers, 21 – had overturned a red Infiniti a few feet away, and Knight was going over to check on them and had just called 911 when he became a shooting victim, authorities said.

  • AAA stars solid in sub-district play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars continued their solid sub-district tournament play with a 6-1 win over Union National on Saturday in Chester.

  • Post 31 juniors sweep by Clover

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team continued its solid late-season play sweeping a road twin bill from Clover Post 28 on Monday night.The P-31 juniors, 10-6, 9-3, topped Clover 2-1 and 9-1.The Lancaster juniors of coach Michael Anderson have won three straight and four of their last five games in League V play.In the opener at Clover on Monday, Adam Eubanks worked five innings for the win. He allowed no runs, four hits, two walks and hit a batter.Eubanks fanned two.

  • Swimmers dunk Waves for road meet victory

    The Lancaster County swim team continued its summer success with a 332-157 road win over Chester on Thursday night.

  • Back yard feast: Side dishes add fireworks to Great American Cookout

    Light the grill; Independence Day is here.While hot dogs, hamburger patties and barbecue chicken take center stage in the backyard on Friday, nothing adds spice to a star-spangled July 4 feast like all-American side dishes.The great thing about side dishes is you can mix and match them, depending on what your tastes are.From baked beans and coleslaw to potato salad and fresh-shucked corn, the combinations are endless.Nothing is better than topping it with homemade ice cream and a patriotic sweet treat or two, including an ice cold watermelon.

  • We must fight to keep right to live in a democratic republic

    June 26, 2008, is a day which should be featured prominently in future history books. Finally, after 217 years, the Supreme Court issued a definitive ruling on the meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    In the decision, with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority, the court has affirmed what the people have understood throughout our history: the Second Amendment recognizes that every citizen is vested with the right to keep and bear arms unconnected with service in the militia.

  • Duracell's expansion good news for economy

    You know Duracell. It’s the “copper-top battery.” And for 32 years, the company has been making batteries here in Lancaster. You may work at the plant on the S.C. 9 Bypass or know somebody who does. About 500 people now work at the plant, making it one of the county’s larger employers.

  • Community responds to needs of young artists

    On behalf of young artists throughout the region, I would like to thank the multitude of individuals and organizations who have donated “recycled art” camp supplies. Those who have helped make the camps and neighborhood outreach programs possible for our youth are too numerous to name.

    We have received donations from generous folks in Lancaster, Kershaw, Heath Springs, Buford, Fort Lawn, Chester, Great Falls, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land, Rock Hill, and elsewhere.

  • UW surpasses 2007-08 goal

    The United Way of Lancaster County had more than one reason to celebrate Thursday.

    The organization is celebrating its 50th year of operation this year, and it just finished another successful campaign.

    The 2007-08 campaign brought in $455,740 – $55,740, or 14 percent above the fundraising goal. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in Lancaster County.

    Twenty-two community organizations receive financial assistance from the local United Way.