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Today's News

  • Be careful if you’re voting straight ticket

    If you’re planning to cast a straight-party voter machine ballot in Tuesday’s election, don’t forget about the local nonpartisan races.
    “We want to make sure that every vote that should get counted gets counted,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.
    A little confusion has risen among some voters casting straight-party Democratic or Republican ballots because nonpartisan races aren’t included in the straight-party process.

  • Candidate's Column: District 5’s Taylor asks for your vote

    To the voters of Lancaster City Council District 5:
    Friday’s Lancaster News contained an awesome write-up by reporter Mark Manicone about the Before You Vote Forum, and it stated the reason I did not attend this event.
    Several weeks ago I sent an RSVP to the chamber of commerce saying I would not be able to attend. I asked Lancaster News Editor Brian Melton if it was mentioned at the forum that I had responded to the invitation, and he said he did not hear it.

  • Firefighters raise $4,500 for MDA

    The Lancaster Fire Department raised more than $4,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its annual Fill the Boot fundraiser this month, 40 percent more than last year.
    MDA helps kids and adults struggling with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other muscle-debilitating diseases. It also contributes to research efforts, support groups and care centers.
    The Lancaster firefighters presented an MDA representative a check Monday afternoon, and also on hand was 23-year-old Talf Wrenn of Kershaw, who wanted to be there to thank them for what they had done.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. support steady

    Winthrop University

    ROCK HILL – With less than a week before the nation’s midterm elections, President Trump’s approval rating is at 44 percent among S.C. residents, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of half of Palmetto State citizens. His approval rating among S.C. adults has remained in the mid-40s over his two years in office.
    Among respondents who lean Republican, Trump has an 83 percent approval rate, which continues to climb in one of the reddest states in the country.

  • Feds OK Lancaster ‘opportunity zones’

    Lancaster has been approved for the new federal “opportunity zone” initiative to create jobs and affordable housing in economically distressed areas – a shot in the arm for downtown revitalization efforts.
    U.S. Treasury officials designated two opportunity zones that encompass everything inside Lancaster’s city limits and some small adjacent areas. The program creates new federal tax breaks for investors who spend money in the zones on projects – industrial, commercial or residential – that will produce jobs.

  • Burns Ford team captures Rub of the Green crown

    The Burns Ford team shot a 24-under 48 to post its second straight win in the annual Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at Carolina Lakes Golf Club on Oct. 25.
    The Burns Ford team included Bobby Young, Tyler Young, Scott Caskey and Scott Roberts, a former Lancaster Golf Club champion.
    A year ago, the Burns Ford team, which was captained by Bobby Young, won with a 49.

  • Mandy is dandy with stellar Picks showing

    Defending Picks champ Mandy Catoe lived up to her nickname with a dandy effort last week.
    Catoe, in a panel-best week, went a solid 15-5 to swap places with Lori Sistare “Bright,” who wasn’t as shining in her latest showing.
    Sistare, who just moved into third, slipped back to fifth with Mandy, on her dipsy-do two-step maneuver on her 15-5 effort.
    “Just like my KC Chiefs, I’m on the warpath and looking to keep that going,” Mandy said.

  • Powdersville halts IL volleyball run

    Defending Class AAA Upper State volleyball champion Powdersville survived a court battle with Upstate upstart Indian Land High School to advance to the Class AAA Upper State title match.
    Host Powdersville prevailed 3-1, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25 and 25-18 to move on to face Chapman High School on Monday. Chapman advanced with a 3-0 win over Woodruff High School on Wednesday at CHS where it won 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23.

  • Faulkenberry versatile for Vols

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School football team has just a few senior players, but in one – three-year player Luke Faulkenberry – the Volunteers have one who can play multiple positions.
    Need a running back, Faulkenberry can handle the chore, and he can also punt, or play linebacker or defensive end.

  • AJ fine arts students in musical play ‘Cinderella’

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    An enchanting classic takes the stage this weekend as the Andrew Jackson High School Fine Arts Department presents “Cinderella: The Musical.”
    The talented cast includes Jurnee Ingram as Cinderella and Rhett Wilson as Prince Charming. The production is full of “dancing, singing and pageantry,” said director Katrina Bernsdorff, with choreography by Shannon Bradberry and her dance focus students.