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Today's News

  • Column: Graham seeks your vote in runoff

    Iam Terry Graham and I am running for Lancaster County Council District 1.  
    I would like to thank all the voters who voted in the primary on June 14.
    I received 46.1 percent of the vote, and the second place candidate received 22.42 percent. My support was broad-based, from both new and old residents. However, because I did not reach the 50 percent plus one threshold, there must be a runoff on June 28.

  • Column: Blackmon touts his experience, ideas

    In running for the Lancaster County Auditor’s Office, I have greatly appreciated the warm hospitality shown by so many and appreciate their concerns for a modernized auditor’s office, which truly puts taxpayers first. My background of success at managing operations for a large and growing construction company, senior management roles in the state Department of Revenue and record of community service has given me the ability to manage the auditor’s office, while bringing needed reforms and planning for future growth.

  • Christian Services yard sale way to grow ministry

    Hidden Treasures is aptly named.
    From furniture, dishes and knick-knacks to barely used prom dresses and gently used dress clothes, there are bargains galore every day at the Christian Services thrift store on Great Falls Highway.
    But those offerings will grow outside the walls this weekend.
    The agency that helps feed the county’s hungry families is holding a rent-a-space yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is a $20 donation per 10-by-10-foot space.

  • Remember When: Scary Stuff

    To tell the truth, I ain’t scared, ‘cepting when I hear noises coming from places where they ought not to.
    Me and Mama, as usual, went to the Parr Picture Show for Jackpot Night and the movie was one of them good old Charlie Chan ones about ghosts inside of an old castle. Boy, I sat on the edge of my seat until the picture was over.
    You know, on the walk home, it seemed that there were a lot more shadows along the tree-lined walkway. Oh well, it was still too early for bedtime, so I turned on the radio and some scary stories were being broadcast.

  • Bounty Night at speedway Saturday

    This Saturday night is Bounty Night and Bonus Money at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Speedway owner Doug McManus put up a $100 bounty on the Bakers (Andrew and Brandy) in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock Division.
    Then two more sponsors stepped up and put up more bounty money on the Bakers. Swankyville and Rocky's Electric have put up $100 each to any driver who can beat the Bakers this Saturday night, for a total bounty of $300.

  • 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.”