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Today's News

  • Pay tribute to Daddy on Father’s Day

    Our Daddy, Jack Caskey, left this world on May 15, 2015, after having been in hospice care since September 2014.

    First of all, my sincere prayer is that every daughter has a wonderful father in their life. I know that I am looking through rose-colored glasses, if I think this is always true, but my sisters and I were the blessed ones.

    Daddy was an amazing man, to his children, to many, many Boy Scouts, to many children and young people whom he worked with in his beloved church.

  • Fathers need to be present every day for their children

    Sadly, too many Americans are growing up without the presence of a father. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children live in homes without their biological fathers.

    The positive impacts of having dad around are numerous, such as better social/emotional and academic functioning and fewer behavioral problems.

    Children in absent-father homes are almost four times more likely to be poor. In 2011, 12 percent of children in two-parent families were living in poverty, compared to 44 percent of children in single-mother families.

  • Ozone stars win district

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars are state-bound.

    The Ozone stars, ages 11-12, completed a splendid 3-0 run in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 tournament with a 15-3 win over the Lewisville stars on Friday, June 19 at Ronnie Gandy Field in the Wylie Park Complex.

  • P-31 rebounds, edges Rock Hill, 7-5

     

    Lancaster Post 31 evened its record at 4-4 with a 7-5 road win over Rock Hill Post 34 in League V Legion baseball play Friday, June 19.

    Lancaster, coming off an 8-6 loss to Fort Mill on Thursday, scored the runs it needed in the sixth as Brady Horton drilled a RBI single, Druw Rollings ripped a two-run double and scored on a passed ball.

    Kipp Rollings banged a triple and tallied on Andrew Caskey's run-scoring single for a 7-3 lead.

  • 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.