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Today's News

  • Column: After circus of primaries, presidential stage is set

    The primary season is over (finally!) and the stage is set for November’s presidential election – unless, of course, something happens that would change the present set of circumstances.
    So, let’s look back on several months of debates, debacles and deliberations.

  • Piranhas post first swim win

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted their first swim win in the Metrolina League, taking a 309-273 victory over the Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins.
    Lancaster was led by Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page who had three wins each in the win over the RHCC Dolphins.
    Isabella Thorpe, Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Amelia Wright, Reece Earl, Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling had two wins apiece in the Piranhas win.

  • Post 31 at home tonight

    Lancaster Post 31 will be home tonight at it hosts Rock Hill Post 34 in a League V baseball clash at Eggleton Field.
    The game tonight is the second meeting of the season between Lancaster and Rock Hill.
    Lancaster, which entered the week with a 2-2 record in League V play, downed Post 34 in the first contest, taking a 12-2 victory in Rock Hill last month.
    In that game, Evan Flynn smashed a two-run home run and Druw Rollings drilled a solo home run to spark the 10-run win in seven frames.

  • Andrew Baker posts two wins at LSS on Saturday

    A return to racing at Lancaster Super Speedway featured some of the top action of the 2016 season.
    Veteran driver Andrew Baker highlighted the night, taking two wins.
    u The Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event front row had Matthew Cauthen and Brandy Baker.
    At the green flag, Brandy Baker, Cauthen, Andrew Baker and Justin Norwood roared into turn one battling for the lead.
    Some early race cautions halted action, but once the race got rolling, it was Cauthen, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker and Norwood in a lead battle.

  • Langley nets first Super Late Model win

    Josh Langley was all smiles Saturday night after capturing his first career Super Late Model win with the Ultimate Super Late Models Power Satellite 40 at Toccoa Raceway in Georgia.
    Langley’s Super Late Model checkers earned him $4,000 with the 40-lap victory at the Georgia track.
    “It was good to win and I’m thrilled to get that first one,” Langley said. “We have had our share of tough luck, so this win really was exciting.
    “It was great to get the win at a tough track and against a top field.”

  • Column: IL crowd becomes a bit tiring sometimes

    I presently serve on two boards of directors for Lancaster County. The bylaws of both these organizations state that failure of a member to attend three consecutive meetings of the board of directors will subject the member to dismissal from that board.
    I believe this to be a standard attendance regulation for most such organizations, even though extenuating circumstances will be considered at the discretion of the board members.

  • Column: Orlando: Another case of human depravity

    We have just witnessed another horrific example of how depraved people can be.
    A lone gunman walks into an Orlando bar and opens fire. When it is over, 49 people are dead, and more than that number are wounded. Our prayers go out to the families of the murdered, and to those who survived.
    And now, all the questions begin to emerge. Why? Why do horrible things like this happen? What would motivate someone to carry out such a despicable act? How could someone have such a calloused heart? And, of course, why didn’t God prevent this from happening?

  • Remember When: Amid heat of summer, the ice man rolled along

    The sun was boiling. You know, just one of those Carolina scorchers when the air blew in dry gusts and the leaves on the elms between the sidewalk and street seemed to curl up like brittle weeds.
    I had a way of telling time based on the way things usually happened. It felt like about half past two. Of course a better way was listening for the sound of steel horseshoes plopping down on the street pavement. The ice wagon was coming.

  • Memories take flight

    A dozen butterflies were released Wednesday morning at Red Rose Park in the heart of Lancaster in honor of the late Mayor Joe Shaw, who served the city for 33 years.
    More than 30 citizens, city and county officials, garden club members and special guest Charlotte Shaw, widow of Joe Shaw, were in attendance to honor the former mayor.

  • Column: ‘Fabulous food, family fun, fantastic fellowship’

    As far back as I can remember, the Unity in the Community festival started on East Gay Street (The Hill) with some great gospel singing and was the highlight of the weekend.
    We had basketball games, table tennis, dunking booths and dancing in the parking lot and a variety of performers throughout the years. Free food and pounds of fish frying. People were in long lines waiting for the hot fish.
    It was a time for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project to give back to the community. There were great speakers to encourage the community to help each other and unify in spirit.