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Today's News

  • County receives recognition from America initiative

    Lancaster County received an important distinction Monday night after working more than a year to receive it.

    The Preserve America initiative, a federal program chaired by first lady Laura Bush, has designated more than 600 geographic areas since 2003 as places where residents give special attention to preserving their cultural and historical assets.

    Lancaster County is one of the newest Preserve America communities, and the award plaque was formally presented Monday at Lancaster County Council's meeting.

  • Follow fireworks safety tips to ensure a happy July 4

    Fireworks go with the Fourth of July like, well, the “bombs bursting in air” and the “rockets’ red glare” go with the national anthem.Here in South Carolina, where almost all fireworks are legal, shooting off your own fireworks display is a big part of the holiday.Using fireworks can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be.

  • 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.