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Today's News

  • Dixie Baseball Ozone fights for district title

    Brent Stogner
    For The Lancaster News

    Two Lancaster Dixie Baseball  all-star teams went to bat in the  2016 District 2 Tournament at the York Recreation Complex on Tuesday night. One advanced to the district title game Thursday night, while the other fell in the second round.

    Ozone pounds Gaffney, 17-1
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone (12-under) all-stars continued to roll in the 2016 District 2 Tournament at the York Recreation Complex on Tuesday night.

  • Sports Briefs: June 24, 2016

    USCL sets soccer tryouts
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster has set soccer tryouts for the 2016 women’s and men’s teams.
    The open tryouts are July 15, with the men’s tryouts from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and the women’s tryouts 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    For details, call Lancers soccer coach Alex Tarque at (803) 245-8593 or the USCL athletic office at (803) 313-7464.

    LCPRC sets swim lessons

  • Lancaster P31 downs Clover, 6-3

    Lancaster Post 31 pushed its League V record to 3-2, taking a 6-3 win over Clover Post 38 at Harvey Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.
    Lancaster, which went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge tournament in Asheboro, N.C., over the weekend, was on its game Tuesday night.
    Post 31 built an early 4-0 cushion on the way to the three-run win over Post 38.
    Eric Miles, the Buford High School ace right-hander, worked five innings for the win. He struck out six and allowed two walks, a run and two hits.

  • Angels, Ponytails stars going to state

    Two Lancaster County Dixie Softball all-star teams are state-bound after winning District 2 championships Wednesday night at Springdale Park.
    The Angels all-stars, ages 9-10, wrapped up the district crown with an 11-1 win over Union County.
    The Angels stars entered play Wednesday unbeaten in tournament play, but dropped a 4-3 loss to Union to force a winner-take-all second game with Union.

  • It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

    Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
    The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
    The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”

  • Heath Springs Council passes budget, will not close RR crossings

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously approved the final reading of the town’s $361,158 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Tuesday night.
    The final budget doesn’t include any increase in the town’s water, sewer or garbage rates, but it does include a $2,000 increase for training and workshops.

  • Assessment team seeks comments on sheriff’s office

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
    Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas – policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

  • Lancaster welcomes new city council member

    Hazel Taylor was sworn in Wednesday night as the new Lancaster City Council representative for District 5. She  was elected June 14 to fill the unexpired city council  term vacated by Mayor John Howard.

  • Williams named animal shelter director

    Alan Williams has been named the new director at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter beginning next Monday, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday.
    For the first time since early May, the shelter will resume full-time hours and be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 27.
    The shelter has been without a director since May 11, when the former director was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
    Willis would not say whether the previous director quit or was fired.

  • Kershaw: New budget includes property tax rollback

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed first reading of the proposed $3.8 million 2016-17 budget Monday night, though its numbers are not yet finalized.
    Mitch Lucas, the town’s interim administrator, said he is still waiting on the final county numbers on how much the town will get in property tax revenue for 2016-17.