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Today's News

  • Column: Legislature defies Supreme Court ruling

    In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie “Unforgiven” won the Oscar for the Best Picture.

  • Remember When: Summer job rolling pennies from Main St. parking meters

    As I’m writing this column, it’s my great-granddaughter’s final day of school in Maryland. She is moving back to Lancaster.
    My daddy firmly believed boys should have summer jobs. I mean in addition to those around the house. Somebody real famous said something about idle minds getting folks into trouble, and Daddy certainly didn’t want me to get into more trouble than I normally did.

  • Government phone listing actually sex-chat line

    Talk about a wrong number!
    In the Lancaster County phone book, the toll-free phone number listed for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA Flight Service office in Florence  actually connects you to a sex-chat line.

  • Man sloshed with gas, set on fire, leaps into creek

    Two men have been flown to Augusta Burn Center after one of them allegedly threw gasoline on the other and set him on fire after a fight.
    Officers responded to the 100 block of North Gregory Street in Lancaster about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after someone reported a person on fire, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. They found the trunk lid and rear bumper of a Chevrolet Impala burning on the shoulder of the road, but no victim.
    The officers grabbed fire extinguishers and put the fire out just as city firefighters arrived.

  • LHS teacher retires, heads to Midwest chasing twisters

    Most people retire hoping for quiet, sunny days filled with rest and relaxation.
    Retired Lancaster High School English teacher Robert Hinson, 66, has a completely different idea of retirement. And It has nothing to do with rocking chairs or clear skies.
    Hinson started tackling his bucket list immediately after retiring last month from the public school system after 35 years of teaching.
    Just two days after his last day in a classroom, Hinson was in Oklahoma City right in the middle of tornado alley, hoping to chase some twisters.

  • Piranhas post swim over Sharks

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted a road win over River Hills to cap their 2016 Metrolina League swim meet regular season.

    The Piranhas, 2-2, downed River Hills Sharks, 350-226 on Thursday at the River Hills pool.

    Lancaster, in the 124-point win, was led by Samuel Page, Isabella Thorpe, Amelia Wright, Brayden Russell, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Tamra Tipton, who notched three wins each.

    Lancaster double winners included Bristol Glenn and Blaine Plyler.

  • Junior golfers compete in second tourney

    Michael Long carded an even par 72 to capture the boys 15-18 win in the second tournament of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    Long’s two–shot win featured four birdies and 10 pars over 18 holes, He had a 36-36.

    Mason Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High golf standout, was a close second with a 74 (36-38). Sowell had four birdies and eight pars on the day.

  • A stars rebound for crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) all-stars came all the way back to win the District 2 Machine Pitch championship tournament with a pair of impressive wins over host Union at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Friday night.

    Lancaster dropped the best-of-three series opener, 19-14 Thursday night, but responded with two clutch wins – 14-7 and 22-5 on Friday.

  • Sports Talk: Daddy taught me spelling, and a little bit more

    Often when I write, or read the word – Lancaster – I think of that memorable night on Normandy Road.

     I can smile now in fond reflection, but it was anything close to grins – the proverbial “rainbows and butterflies” –that evening.

    From the time I was born to grade three, I lived with my family on Normandy Road before we moved to Sherwood Circle in Forest Hills.

  • Homeowners may get tax cut

    The city of Lancaster’s proposed $32.8 million 2016-17 budget will result in a lower tax bill for homeowners but a slight increase for landlords and commercial businesses.