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Today's News

  • Times with Daddy rank as special memories

     

     

    Some of the best times I had as youngster was tagging along with my father, the late Jim Howey, as he called high school football games every Friday night during the season.

    We’d leave Friday afternoon and he’d make his way to his destination to work a game.

  • Strong finish gives Tucker win

     

    Mason Tucker used a solid finish to win the boys 10-12 division in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s second tournament at the White Plains Golf club on Monday, June 15.

    Tucker posted a one-shot win, carding a 36 over nine holes from the red tees.

  • CPTC captures 46 medals at state meet

     

    The Columbus Parker Track Club received 46 medals and qualified 19 athletes to compete in the regional meet at Eastside High School in Taylors on June 25-28.

    The CPTC athletes qualified for the regionals while competing in the state meet in Hilton Head.

  • 2015 Farmer of the Year

    Chuck Garrison isn’t your typical beef producer. For one thing, he steers clear of the words “calf” and “cow.” They’re not part of his farming vocabulary.
    As Garrison knelt down along the tree line of a 70-acre spread off Mahaffey Line during a recent early morning meander, it made perfect sense.
    He calls them “adults and babies.”
    But he doesn’t call ’em much. Garrison doesn’t have to.

  • City council considers requests at hearing

    Lancaster City Council held a public hearing and budget workshop Tuesday, June 16, for its proposed $23.8 million fiscal 2015-16 budget.
    One school project request and several council recommendations were made at the meeting, but not all of them were fully approved.
    During the public hearing, Reggie Lowery, executive director of Communities In Schools (CIS), addressed council about its continued support for YouthBuild.

  • Summer storm packs a punch

    A summer storm rolled across Lancaster County on Thursday evening, June 18, causing scattered damage and leaving thousands without power, some into Friday afternoon.
    News of the pending storm came about 2:49 p.m. Thursday, with a National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warning issued for southeastern Lancaster County, predicting lightning and a storm capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

  • CCA helps struggling families with wide range of services

    For almost 50 years, Carolina Community Affairs (CCA) has provided help to those facing economic challenges in York, Union, Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.
    Its goal is reducing the causes and conditions of poverty, and the agency spent more than $30 million through the 2012-13 fiscal year to assist both low-income families and individuals with a range of services from job placement to helping pay utility bills.

  • Bill Stokes to discuss paddling on Catawba River

    The next speaker in the Katawba Valley Land Trust 2015 Speaker Series is local paddler Bill Stokes.
    The lecture is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Sheriff seeks leads in burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary at a home near Indian Land High School.
    The crime occurred sometime during the day Friday, June 12, at the River Road home, while the homeowner was at work.
    Investigators said the suspect, or suspects, broke through the glass patio door using a portable air compressor.
    Once inside, the burglar ransacked the house, stealing money, coins, medication, a .22 caliber pistol, watches and jewelry.

  • Cell phones best option for police oversight

    Hardly a week goes by now without the surfacing of a cell-phone video of police abuse, often of minorities.

    These private camera videos are providing the best and often only record of police confrontations, such as the shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, or the more recent incident at a pool party in Texas.

    South Carolina just passed a law requiring police to wear body cameras, and while they may do some internal good, don’t expect to see the images in the news.