Today's News

  • Mayor Shaw: Lancaster has many bright spots

    Despite increased unemployment and a recent string of crime, Joe Shaw says there are a lot of things to be proud of in the city of Lancaster.

    The longtime mayor of Lancaster was the guest speaker at the Lancaster Lunch Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Shaw said Lancaster has experienced much growth during the 28 years he’s been mayor. There has been a new city hall, a second fire station as well as the addition of the Municipal Justice Center, which houses the Lancaster Police Department.

  • Two face charges in separate stabbings

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigated two stabbings within hours of each other on Thursday and early Friday.

    According to press releases, an argument between several people at a party on Taxahaw Road ended up with a 21-year-old Heath Springs man getting stabbed in the stomach.

    Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home at 1:25 a.m. and arrived to find the man holding a shirt to his abdomen. He was bleeding heavily, according to the release.

  • Work on the I-77 bridge spans in Chester County takes a new step

    The S.C. Department of Transportation reports that work on the bridge decks has begun on both the northbound and southbound spans on Interstate 77 at exit 62 in Chester County.

    Both bridges are being replaced following the discovery of cracks in some of the steel beams on the two bridges during a routine inspection on April 29.

  • What to do about violence?

    There wasn’t a large crowd, but that didn’t matter to Lancaster City Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris.

    Her crime watch group, Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy, held a community forum Friday night at the Lancaster Police Department to discuss violence with a panel of guests, including pastors, city and county council members and law enforcement officials. About 15 people came out for the forum.

  • Celebrate summer a few days early

    The official start of summer is just a few days away.

    But there’s nothing wrong with getting started 12 days earlier by grabbing a tall glass of iced tea and sitting beneath a shade tree to enjoy it.

    This is the perfect time to do it, too. Thursday, June 10, is National Iced Tea Day.

    Americans have enjoyed a love affair with iced tea for more than 100 years.

    The beginnings of iced tea as America’s drink of choice are steeped in legend.

  • P-31 juniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball continued its stellar play Thursday night, but the senior team wasn’t as fortunate Friday evening.

    The junior squad of head coach Sam Sinclair improved to 7-1 overall with a 5-1 road win over Chester Post 27.

    The four-run victory pushed the juniors’ League V baseball mark to 6-1.

    Southpaw C.D. Pelham combined with right-handed reliever Tripp Rollings to hurl a one-hitter.

    Pelham, in 5.1 innings, struck out 10 Post 27 batters. He allowed four walks and a run.

  • Hallman, Brugh set for all-star play

    Two Lancaster County high school softball stars will cap their prep careers among the elite this week.

    Buford High’s Jena Hallman and Indian Land High’s Paige Brugh will play for the Class A-AAAA North all-star team in the annual North-South All-Star Softball Classic at the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Play in the three-day event begins Tuesday.

    Hallman is coming off a banner season for the Lady Jackets, who went 25-7 this spring.

  • Day 2 exciting with school visit, match

    Editor’s note: Sarah Katherine DeVenny, a rising senior at Lancaster High School and a member of the Lancaster Fútbol women’s team, is writing about the team’s recent visit to Panama.

    The second day in Panama began with another training session during which we worked on our technique on the hotel tennis court.

    After extracting as much energy from us as possible at 6 a.m., coach Bo Sylvia let us shower and eat breakfast. We sleepily got ready to visit our first Panamanian school, Academia Interamericana de Panamá.

  • LDB salutes its elite performers

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 2010 season, honoring top players, coaches and teams at the Wylie Park Complex on Thursday night.

    An annual highlight of the LDB awards night is the presentation of the Dixie Boys Matt Blackwell Sportsmanship Award.

    A.J. Collins, who played for Anderson Jewelers, was the 2010 recipient as Skip Small, a Lancaster Dixie Baseball product who is now on the Matt Blackwell Foundation Board, made the presentation.

    The award is given in memory of the late Lancaster Dixie Baseball player who died in a 2001 auto accident.

  • Nucor tourney honors Craig, boosts youth

    The 10th annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, enjoyed its second-best tournament in terms of funds raised.

    The one-day tournament raised $321,809 after a $254,332 effort in 2009.

    “We were well pleased,” said Buffy Fortner, a Nucor Steel cost accountant who has worked with the tournament for 10 years, including the last eight as chairman. “It’s really amazing. It’s all about the love of kids.”