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Today's News

  • Marlins host Tigers to open playoffs

    The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games.
    The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4.
    The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive.
    Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field.
    The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.

  • ‘Red Man’ one of the good guys

    One of the Lancaster Golf Club’s “good guys” has played his final round. That’s a shame because Mike “Red Man” Kennington truly loved the game of golf.
    Kennington, a fixture at the LGC as a sometimes employee and avid golfer, died last week after a battle with cancer.
    During the recent club championship, which saw 14-year-old phenom Anthony “T” Sutton earn the crown, there was still talk of “Red Man.”

  • Junior golfers bidding for all-star crowns

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf

    Association will be competing for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd

    all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for

    titles in the age divisions Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23.

    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each

    age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring

  • Bear Hug Brawl spotlights jayvee play

    The Lancaster County high school football spotlight will be on the county’s four junior varsity football teams at the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl Junior Varsity Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Seth Muennich, the late Buford High School junior varsity football player who died in an auto accident near the school four years ago.

  • Teams battle tonight at AJ

    Lancaster County high school football fans will have a final preseason look at teams as Andrew Jackson High School hosts the 12th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium tonight, Aug. 21.
    All four county teams will be on display in the action which opens with host AJ meeting Indian Land at 6 p.m.
    Volunteers’ fans will have added interest as they will get their first home view of new AJ coach C.J. Frye’s squad as the Vols battle the Warriors.

  • Let the learning begin

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, there’s significance to the number 12,047.

    After visiting all 20 of the county’s schools during the first full day of classes Monday, Aug. 17, from Kershaw Elementary to Lancaster High to Harrisburg Elementary, Moore realized he racked up that many steps during his daylong journey.

  • Officers seek info on robbery

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster police are hoping the release of photos and video from a surveillance camera will help them track down a man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night, Aug. 17.

    The incident happened about 9 p.m. at The Markette, 604 S. Market St., when a man entered the store holding a silver revolver and demanded money, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • Commercial water rates are going up

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Members of Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted Monday, Aug. 17, to change water rates for commercial water customers, based on the pipe size at the water meter.

    For some customers, the change will mean an increase in the base rate; for others, it will mean a slight decrease.

    The change in commercial base rates follows a close to 5 percent increase in residential rates in July.

  • IL Middle School expansion project begins this fall

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Construction on a planned expansion and renovation project at Indian Land Middle School, to accommodate a rise in the student population, is expected to begin later this year, school district officials say.

    Lancaster County School District Facilities Director David Small confirmed July 29 that preliminary design work is complete and plans are being reviewed by the S.C. Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities.

  • Felony DUI charges upgraded

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@

    thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Solicitor’s Office has upgrade felony DUI charges against a Lancaster man following the death of his son who was injured in a drunk driving accident south of Kershaw last week.

    In the meantime, family members say they’re depending on memories of the outgoing 5-year-old and a spirit of forgiveness to help them cope with the tragedy.