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Today's News

  • One-third of city budget is mandated sewer repairs

    Complying with the terms of a time-sensitive EPA consent order to replace faulty clay sewer lines on Erwin Farm, Kings Circle, Poovey Farm and West Arch Street is exacting heavy cost on city taxpayers.
    An estimated $11.7 million of the city of Lancaster’s current $33.9 million budget for 2017-18 is earmarked to pay for sewer improvements cited in the EPA consent order.
    The deteriorated 80-year-old sewer lines were a “free gift” from Springs Mills that the city accepted in the 1960s.

  • ‘Come with me to a world of pure imagination’

    Explore Willy Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory when the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County (CPLC) opens its production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on July 14.
    Based on the 1964 children’s book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a boy from a poor family who discovers one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, granting him access to an exclusive tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory.

  • Beekeeper’s book teaches life’s lessons from the hive

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Local beekeeper Don Carrier has incorporated his passion for honeybees into 28 pages of fun- and fact-filled information that will educate young people about why honeybees are so important to our environment.
    Carrier’s new book, “How Stinky Sneaker and His Family Met the Honeybees,” is full of surprises as Granddaddy Stinky Sneaker shares his stories with the rest of the Sneaker clan.

  • Column: The holes in state’s shield law

    A judge is considering whether to hold S.C. political blogger Will Folks in contempt and possibly jail him for refusing to reveal a confidential source.
    The case points out an intentional gap that South Carolina left in its reporters’ shield law. In most other states, Folks would not be facing possible jail time.

  • Column: Court: Newberry County must pay $13K for open-meetings violation

    Anyone who has attended a meeting of a public body where the body has gone into executive session has probably been left in the dark about what was being discussed in the executive session.

  • Sprint Cars at LSS on Saturday night

    The ever-popular USCS Sprint Cars will headline the show at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Seems each time the USCS Sprint Cars invade the big half-mile of LSS, the crowd is record breaking.
    A big crowd is expected this week after the track had its third rainout in the last four weeks.
    The USCS Sprint Cars will carry speeds close to 150 miles per hour down the long LSS straightaways into the turns.
    The fan favorite is Mr. Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Lee Riggins Jr.

  • A league stars capture district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Machine Pitch All-Stars recently won the District 2 tournament in dominating fashion at Rodman Park in Chester.
    The A-League teams use a motorized wheel pitching machine that pitches the ball at 35 miles per hour.
    The Lancaster stars outscored their opponents in three games by a score of 57-2.  In game one, the Lancaster team was matched up against the Jefferson stars. The Lancaster All Stars scored early and often on their way to a convincing 15-0 win.

  • Junior golfers blaze in return to links

    CHESTER – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association matched the weather with a blazing return to the links at the Chester Golf Club on July 10.
    The juniors, despite some sweltering playing conditions, posted some stellar scores in their first tournament coming off the chapter’s annual two-week break.
    Buford High School star golfer Caleb Henson captured the win in the boys 15-18 age group, shooting an even 72 (35-37) to take a two-shot win over Nick Mangano, who finished with a 74, 37-37, over 18 holes.

  • Thornwell makes Clippers cut

    Sin’s glittering “Sin City” showing has played a key role in Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell officially making the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Thornwell, known as “Sin,” was officially introduced as a member of the Clippers during a Tuesday team press conference in Los Angeles.
    “It’s great, really great,” Thornwell said of making the NBA Western Conference  Pacific Division team.

  • Another rainout at Lancaster Speedway

    Late evening showers continue to hamper local dirt racing at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway.
    On Saturday, the track experienced its sixth rainout of the 2017. There was one in March, two in May, one in June and so far, racing action has been canceled twice in July.
    At least one local driver – Travis Steele – raced elsewhere.
    Steele took the roof off his late model and competed in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models field at the half-mile Antioch Speedway in Morganton, N.C.