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Today's News

  • Column: Lancaster County has best government money can buy

    “We have the best government that money can buy.” Was Mark Twain a resident of Lancaster County? I don’t think so, but at times his famous quote seems to fit our system of government.
    Here are but two examples:
    ◆ You may recall this past December when an out-of-state developer was caught violating the laws of Lancaster County. Those laws, adopted in 2007, were to protect the endangered natural habitat of the Carolina heelsplitter mussel on Six Mile Creek.

  • Ozone stars roll to district title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball (12U) Ozone team was victorious in defending its District 2 crown Thursday night at the York Recreation Complex in York.

    The Lancaster Ozone stars, coming off a 17-1 victory over Gaffney on Tuesday night, faced Gaffney in the championship game after Gaffney worked its way into the championship game through the tourney’s loser’s bracket.

  • Juniors post solid scores at Kershaw

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped first round play – opening three tournaments – with a visit to the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday.

    The older boys golfers posted some solid scores to highlight the action on a hot day on the Kershaw course.

    The boys 13-14 age group had a strong showing, with Caleb Henson shooting a three-under 69 (34-35) to take a one-shot win. Henson, the Buford High ace golfer, notched six birdies and nine pars for the day.

  • Lancaster P-31 sweeps York

    Lancaster Post 31 capped a banner week with a League V sweep of host York Post 66 at York Comprehensive High School on Friday night.

    Lancaster P-31, 7-2 in League V play, moved into first place with the sweep of P-66.

    Lancaster opened the twin bill with a 1-0 win and then rallied from a 3-2 deficit to take a 6-3 win over York to complete the sweep.

    York, seeking the split, held a 3-2 lead going to the top of the seventh inning when Lancaster mounted its comeback.

  • Cuttino remembered for encouraging ministry

    BEAUFORT – Those acquainted with Dr. Robert Edward Cuttino called him “Bob.” But those who knew him well called him “Barnabas,” due to his encouraging disposition.

    The former minister of Lancaster’s First Baptist Church and religion teacher at the University of South Carolina Lancaster died Thursday at the age of 86. 

  • Chamber education breakfast focuses on connections

    Building a workforce pipeline

     

    The goal of the workforce pipeline is to ensure the skills needed in the workforce match the skills developed by schools. Skills acquisition begins in elementary education. Secondary and post-secondary education build on those skills and add new ones. Industry partners work with educators to build programs.
    By working together, educators and employers build Lancaster County’s future workforce.

     

  • Primary runoff Tuesday

    All registered Lancaster County voters may vote in the Republican primary runoffs Tuesday.

    The June 28 runoffs, like the June 14 primaries, will be open elections to determine the GOP winners of the Lancaster County Council District 1 seat and county auditor’s post. 

  • ‘Working Revival’

    Fifty people from across the state, plus one from Alabama, took a week out of their summer vacation to work on local homes during Lancaster’s 13th annual Salkehatchie camp.

    The campers invested $230 each into building supplies, travel expenses and food to help renovate four Lancaster homes at no cost to their owners. 

  • Ansley Park issues complicated

    If there has been one common refrain among Indian Land residents concerned with the effects of growth on their community it is this: Lancaster County officials allow developers to do what they want without regard for the community’s best interests.

    Recently, those concerns have revolved around Ansley Park, a 309-home residential project that is the latest attempt to develop a portion of an 11-year-old mixed-use planned development district between Henry Harris Road and U.S. 521.

  • Column: Wilt throws support behind Stroble

    Iclearly lost the Republican primary election on June 14, running behind both Terry Graham and Melvin Stroble. I can accept this result, but it leaves me with the question of how to respond to my supporters asking for my recommendation as to which candidate to support in the runoff election on June 28.