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Today's News

  • Farewell party surprises Dr. Moore

    A crowd of nearly 30 people surprised Dr. Gene Moore, soon-to-be retired Lancaster County School District superintendent, with a party Tuesday evening.
    District staff and community leaders met in USC Lancaster’s Arnold Special Events Room to tell Moore goodbye after nearly 12 years as LCSD superintendent.
    Moore, who announced his retirement in January, said he was told the party was for the new superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Phipps.

  • 2 suspects sought in break-ins

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a number of vehicle break-ins in the areas off Regency Park and Harrisburg roads over the weekend.
    There were at least two suspects and the possible suspect’s vehicle is a tan-colored Lincoln.
    The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects, including the man in this photo.

  • Clemson, Auburn lead effort to save wild tiger populations

    Michael Staton
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Clemson University and Auburn University have joined forces to throw the weight of multiple academic disciplines behind efforts to save wild tiger populations worldwide.
    The two universities, along with Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri, are leading the efforts of the newly formed U.S. Tiger University Consortium, so named for the sports mascots the institutions share.

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster Speedway a long time coming

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins, Lawrence named to Walter Camp list

    CLEMSON – Clemson University defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have both been named to the 2017 Walter Camp National Player of the Year watch list.   
    Both were also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football.
    Only nine defensive players were named to the Camp watch list and Clemson is the only school with two defensive players on it.
    Wilkins and Lawrence form one of the top defensive tackle combinations in college football.

  • Column: Where Dems are in charge, everything is falling apart

    Dimple Ajmera, a Charlotte City Council member, said last week that any Republican who supports President Donald Trump has no place on the city council or in the Charlotte mayor’s race. 
    Her liberal Democrat self-satisfaction is off the chart. She and her party consider themselves the epitome of compassion, empathy, goodness and light, while believing that conservative Republicans are full of greed and hate.

  • Column: Open government has come a long way in the last decade

    It was 10 years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s fiscal transparency website – one of the first such sites in the country. The goal was to provide citizens easy access to details about how state government spends their money.

  • Weekend Recap: July 24, 2017

    Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt teamed to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament played under sweltering weather conditions. The annual club championship is Aug. 12-13. Golfers can register by calling (803) 416-4500.

    Scott Hunter topped the ultra-competitive 16-car field in USCS Sprint car action. For the latest dirt racing results, see sports in Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Column: Feeling nibbled at checkout line? This may be the reason

    If you shop locally and wonder where the money goes, the Tax Foundation has an explanation. South Carolinians pay the 17th-highest sales taxes in the nation, according to a new midyear report from the nonpartisan think tank.
    The ranking, arrived at by combining state sales taxes and a population-weighted average of local sales taxes, is another rebuke to public officials who tout the Palmetto State as a low-tax environment.