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Today's News

  • Softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball teams are going strong in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Springdale Park.
    The Lancaster County Angels stars, ages 9-10, are unbeaten with a 3-0 record.
    The Angels stars opened with an 18-2 win over Chester and then notched a 9-4 win over Union on Sunday.
    On Monday, the Angels rolled to a 31-9 victory over Lewisville.

  • Dixie Baseball stars start strong

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA (8U) all-stars opened play in the 2016 District 2 tournament, taking a thrilling 6-5 win over the Union all-stars at the Cherokee Sports Complex in Gaffney on Saturday. The Union team is the defending state champion and was the World Series runner-up.
    Lancaster built a 5-1 lead and was able to hold on for the one-run win.
    “We put the pressure on Union by scoring three runs in that first inning and played great defense to hold on for the win” Lancaster manager John Avant said.

  • Lancaster P-31 goes 1-2 in tourney

    The Lancaster Post 31 team went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge at Asheboro N.C., over the weekend.
    The P-31 team was 1-1 in two games Saturday before dropping a 10-0 loss to Rowan County, N.C., at McCrary Park in Asheboro.
    Lancaster opened the baseball tourney play, taking a 6-2 win over Kernersville, N.C.
    In that game, Ryan Griffin and Eric Miles each had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.
    Evan Flynn had a hit and twice reached after being hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Post 31.

  • Column: The world I grew up in is long gone

    What is truth? It seems a simple question, and yet truth is the elusive puff of smoke everyone is seeking through layers of rhetoric and excuses.
    Why is there no beacon of truth anymore? Once we thought that electing good, honest leaders and trusting them assured a great society, and justice would be served by a Supreme Court if all other courts in the land failed. But now we see judges appointed based more on their political leanings than their interpretations of the law, and those good, honest leaders seem to be out of touch with their constituents.

  • Column: My friend needs Mulvaney to try again on Medicare fight

    I am writing about a problem involving Sandra Knight Howard, who now lives in Winnsboro.
    Sandra grew up in Lancaster and attended schools here until her marriage. She still has two brothers in Lancaster.
    Many Lancastrians know of her brother Richard Knight and his many helpful deeds with the Red Cross and other local organizations. Sandra’s other brother, Carl, works at the local courthouse as court bailiff. Sandra loves Lancaster and visits here often.

  • Sheriff’s Office asks public for information in IL burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into a townhouse in Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood June 7 while the resident’s girlfriend was home.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the 20-year-old woman was home alone about 1:30 a.m. that day in a downstairs back bedroom of the townhouse on Heather Chase Drive when she heard a noise outside the window.

  • Give Local Lancaster raises $93,810

    More than 200 people came together Monday to celebrate the successful online Give Local Lancaster fundraising campaign hosted by the J. Marion Sims Foundation last month. The celebration luncheon was held in the special events room in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Individual and business donors raised $93,810, almost double the initial goal of $50,000. More than 800 donors from 18 states and two countries gave financial gifts to 36 local nonprofits in Lancaster’s first community online fundraiser.

  • Lancaster men arrested Friday in molestation cases

    Two Lancaster men were arrested for unrelated sexual crimes against children Friday. Both turned themselves in that day.
    Albert Joseph Darminio, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and unlawful neglect of a child by a legal custodian, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Darminio accompanied the now 17-year-old victim and a relative of the victim to the sheriff’s office Friday morning, where he confirmed their complaint to a deputy.

  • City plans for $8.6M sewer line upgrades

    City of Lancaster officials hope to begin construction in mid-October to replace the 80-year-old terra cotta sewer lines in Erwin Farm and make other sewer improvements cited in the municipality’s consent order with the Environmental Protection Agency.
    The estimated cost of the Erwin Farm sewer improvements is $8.6
    million.

  • Auto shop fire destroys vehicles