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Today's News

  • Team’s 44 tops par-three field

    Teamwork and steady play sparked the winning team in the Lancaster Golf Club’s par-three tournament July 23.
    The winning foursome of Skip Small and Jason Blakley, along with the father-son duo of William Pate and Junior Pate, posted a 10-under 44 to notch a one-shot win.
    “It was fun and quite different, very challenging,” said Small, the team’s A player.
    Each team in the field included an A, B, C and D-level player.

  • Column: We must talk about the turmoil to heal it

    Editor’s note: This column ran in USA Today on Thursday.

    Our American family is experiencing turmoil we have not seen in a generation.
    Two weeks ago, a tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed and seven more wounded, closed a disturbing week that began with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castille. Then, early this past Sunday, three Baton Rouge police officers were ambushed and killed.

  • Lancaster's art scene grows 'a little'

    Elementary art teachers Melissa Caughman and Lisa Stamper decided in January as they were walking down Lancaster’s Main Street to bring more art to town. 

    While brainstorming ideas, they named their new studio “a little art studio” with the intention to have their own storefront one day. Since January, Caughman and Stamper have been raising money through workshops and selling artwork to put toward a lease in downtown Lancaster. They’re halfway there. 

  • Who ya gonna call? Don-drai-co!

    Yes, those are Lancaster native Dondraico Johnson’s dance moves in the summer blockbuster “Ghostbusters.”
    The 36-year-old choreographer mapped out scenes involving up to 150 actors and and even got to appear on screen himself.
    Johnson, who has worked on many movies and TV shows since moving to Hollywood, said it was tremendous fun working with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, as well as director Paul Feig.

  • Lancaster News staff wins 9 LCNI awards

    Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway staffers won nine awards this week in the 2015 news and editorial contest sponsored by the papers’ parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the two Lancaster County papers.
    Publisher Susan Rowell said it is an honor to be recognized by LCNI and she is proud of the editorial staff’s commitment.

  • Heath Springs backs Little Free Library

    HEATH SPRINGS – Members of Heath Springs Town Council will back the local nonprofit Little Free Library (LFL) initiative and will provide a spot to install one of the oversized “bird houses” for books.
    Educator Lisa Bridges, a former county school board member and wife of Heath Springs Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bridges, came before town council Tuesday night to discuss the initiative and left with its full support.

  • IL man arrested on child-porn charges

    A Sun City Carolina Lakes man has been arrested on multiple child-pornography charges following an investigation by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff’s office investigators arrested Ray Gene Cook Jr., 63, of 12298 Gadwell Place, Indian Land, July 15 on 17 counts related to the distribution of child pornography via an internet file-sharing network.

  • Sims Foundation hosting youth forum Wednesday

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation is hosting a “Sims Talk” this Wednesday to explore what changes youth want to see in Lancaster County, Great Falls and Fort Lawn.
    The event, targeting 16- to 25-year-olds, is the second in a series of Sims Talks created to gather grassroots insights from local communities and use that information to create greater change in local government.

  • Storm-water utility, fees proposed for Panhandle

    Among the deferred agenda items at Monday night’s Lancaster County Council meeting was a proposed ordinance that would establish a storm-water utility for the Lancaster County Panhandle.
    Monday night’s discussion and deferral was the first many residents had heard of what will essentially be a new county department charged with managing storm-water issues and infrastructure in the Panhandle – and a new fee on their tax bills to pay for it.

  • Crenshaw wins at White Plains

    Lancaster High School golfer Trey Crenshaw won the boys 13-14 age group in the Lancaster chapter tournament of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
    Crenshaw posted a three-over 75 (37-38) to notch a one-shot win, his top finish with the LJGA this season.
    Crenshaw’s round included two birdies and 11 pars.
    Buford High golfer Caleb Henson was a close second, shooting a 76 (38-38). Henson’s effort featured a pair of birdies to go with 10 pars.