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Today's News

  • Hinkle claims club crown

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Youth was served in a big way Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Lancaster High School freshman golfer Brady Hinkle, 14, would be considered a youngster by age, but he was the man of the hour at the LGC.

    Hinkle notched a stellar three-under 141 (72-69) to take the LGC championship on an overcast day.

    Hinkle, a zero handicap golfer, posted a nine-shot victory over defending club champion Mike “Red Man” Kennington, who finished with a six-over 150 (72-78).

  • Mangum captures win over Watkins

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    There was plenty of action for dirt racing fans at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    u In the Late Model main event, Timbo Mangum and the Rock Hill “Bad Boy Ben” Watkins were in the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum, Watkins, Johnny Pursley and David Yandle battled for the lead.

  • ‘Stupid is as stupid does’

    Is there anyone who does not recognize this brilliant comment from the movie “Forest Gump?”

    I’m sure that the scriptwriters who penned this statement never imagined how mainstream this observation on life would become.

    The year is 2014. It is again time for a mid-term election. Is there any doubt as to the outcome of this exercise in futility?

  • Just fixing the court backlog is not enough

    In about 90 days, the people of Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties will go to the polls to elect a new circuit solicitor, known as a district attorney in other areas.

    Much will be made of the backlog of pending criminal cases in our circuit during the solicitor’s election and it is, of course, a tremendous issue, particularly in Lancaster County.

  • Council signs off on capital sales tax ballot question

    After months of speculation by residents and revision by sales tax commissiners a plan for a proposed 1-cent capital project sales tax was approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, Aug. 11.

  • Route to A.R. Rucker Middle School changes

    Parents who drop off car riders at A.R. Rucker Middle School won’t be able to access the campus from Pageland Highway until early November.

  • Controversies surround, derail I-77 Alliance vote

    Accusations of hidden agendas and leaked confidential information were lobbed from both sides as talks between Lancaster County and I-77 Alliance officials fell apart earlier this year, according to a series of emails released last month. 

  • Overlay designed to slow traffic

    If you commute to Charlotte or regularly travel on U.S. 521, you might want to contact members of Lancaster County Council and ask what they are doing.

    They passed the Panhandle Highway Corridor Overlay District so they could fix it. Now is the time to fix it.

    Often it has been said, the devil is in the details.

    “Our goal is by bringing the buildings forward, creating landscaping, it’s going to slow down the traffic,” said the county’s consultant from North Carolina.

  • A place that seldom rests

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    athy Taylor never thought she’d be a farmer. She worked in offices her whole life, most recently spending eight years working for Mar Mac Wire in McBee as an accounts payable clerk. But when she was laid off from that job in 2004, her life changed in a way she couldn’t have imagined.

  • Tips for keeping your cat calm

    Statepoint Media

    The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such disruptive things as summer thunderstorms and road trips.

    And unfortunately behavioral issues are the No. 1 reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats, resulting in the death of about 15 million pets each year.