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Today's News

  • Column: Yes, Mr. Carnes, all of us should be cooperative, open-minded

    I would like to call attention to Brian Carnes’ guest column in Sunday’s paper entitled “Carnes objects to council snubs of Holt, Wilson.”
    I agree with his statement: “We can only accomplish greatness by working together and by being open to the ideas of others.” This is a reasonable and rational position.

  • Beekeeper’s book teaches life’s lessons from the hive

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Local beekeeper Don Carrier has incorporated his passion for honeybees into 28 pages of fun- and fact-filled information that will educate young people about why honeybees are so important to our environment.
    Carrier’s new book, “How Stinky Sneaker and His Family Met the Honeybees,” is full of surprises as Granddaddy Stinky Sneaker shares his stories with the rest of the Sneaker clan.

  • ‘Come with me to a world of pure imagination’

    Explore Willy Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory when the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County (CPLC) opens its production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on July 14.
    Based on the 1964 children’s book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a boy from a poor family who discovers one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, granting him access to an exclusive tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory.

  • The Indigo opens in IL

    As Indian Land continues to grow, so does its need for a variety of housing options, such as The Indigo at Cross Creek, a new apartment complex that opened this summer.

    The Indigo’s first tenants moved into the complex at 2001 Cramer Circle on June 9. 

    Construction on the 303-unit complex of eight buildings began more than a year ago and should be completed this fall, said Charity Whitaker, Indigo’s property manager. 

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  • One-third of city budget is mandated sewer repairs

    Complying with the terms of a time-sensitive EPA consent order to replace faulty clay sewer lines on Erwin Farm, Kings Circle, Poovey Farm and West Arch Street is exacting heavy cost on city taxpayers.
    An estimated $11.7 million of the city of Lancaster’s current $33.9 million budget for 2017-18 is earmarked to pay for sewer improvements cited in the EPA consent order.
    The deteriorated 80-year-old sewer lines were a “free gift” from Springs Mills that the city accepted in the 1960s.

  • School construction projects on schedule

    Construction is under way or expected to start soon in several parts of the county as the Lancaster County School District adds new facilities and addresses growth in Indian Land.
    “Everything’s on schedule,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    Projects currently under way are multipurpose buildings at Lancaster High and Buford High. Construction began last month on artificial turf for football fields at Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster High schools.
    “The turf will be completed by the time school starts,” Small said.

  • Dixie Softball all-stars strong in state tourney

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-star teams opened play in the state tournament in Dillon with an impressive showing over the weekend.

    The Darlings 8U stars rolled to an 11-0 win over Bluffton on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lancaster stars had their bats booming, with Makenzie Avant leading the way with three singles. Jaylin Larrimore had a double and two singles. Ava Vincent hit a double and a single. Cameryn Cauthen ripped a triple and drove in three runs.

  • 14U Boys All Stars dominate

    Lancaster’s 14U Dixie Boys All Stars team began play in the Dixie Boys District 10 tournament Saturday at Rodman Park in Richburg. 

    The Lancaster All Stars defeated York 13-3 in Game 1 of the tournament. 

    “We started slow because this was the first time we’ve played in several weeks, but once we got going, we were able to pull away,” said Lancaster manager Bryant Neal.

  • Sindarius shines in NBA debut

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School Bruins hoops star, is off to an impressive NBA start with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Clippers NBA Summer League record improved to 3-0 with a 100-93 come-from-behind win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in Las Vegas.

    Thornwell had 18 points in the game, including two three-pointers. He also pulled down five rebounds and had two assists.

  • Kirk is family ‘Renegade’ for now

    Brady Kirk got the family bragging rights with a win over his cousin Andrew Baker on Saturday night in the Renegade Division at Lancaster Super Speedway. 

    Kirk jumped from the S.E.C.A. Crate Sportsman Division to the Renegades several weeks ago and has been fast, finishing second to Baker twice, before getting the checkers.  

    Kirk started on the front row with Andy Hodges, who has moved up from super stock.

    Hodges, Kirk, Landon Carson and Kyle Norwood fought for the early lead, but all eyes were be on Baker, who started 17th.