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Today's News

  • City Council approves Erwin Farm pump station contract

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster is moving ahead with plans to upgrade one if its pump stations.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, June 11, to approve a contract with W.K. Dickson for engineering services.
    The company will provide planning and project management for the pump station-improvement project in the Erwin Farm area.
    This is one of the city’s 17 pump (or lift) stations, which help move wastewater through areas where slopes and elevations won’t allow it to flow naturally.

  • Woman attacked through window

    A Kershaw woman called 911 after a man she knew allegedly broke her bedroom window and grabbed her by the hair.
    Deputies responded to the vandalism and assault call about 2:30 a.m. June 9 in the 6100 block of Old Lancaster Highway in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    Deputies spoke with the woman at the scene who said the assault happened shortly after she returned home from watching a race in Lancaster and had put her child to bed.

  • Woman points gun at driver

    An altercation between two women reportedly led to one pointing a gun at the other while driving along Rock Street.
    A Lancaster woman who was visibly upset came to the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street about 6:45 p.m. June 5 to report somebody pointing a pistol at her, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The woman said she was dropping somebody off at the corner of Rock Street and Chesterfield Avenue when a woman she knows pointed a black pistol at her car  from the passenger side of a white Kia four-door, the report said.

  • York Tech offers instant enrollment, scholarships

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Services
    It’s not too late for 2013 high school graduates to get into college this fall, even if applications haven’t already been filed.
    From 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, York Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill will host Connect YTC: Enrollment Day 2013, said Michael McAllister, the college’s marketing coordinator for college advancement.

  • VA seeks info on Korean War vets

    Lancaster County                   Veterans Affairs Office
    Calling all Korean War veterans: a local effort is underway to find any and all surviving veterans for special recognition in this, the 60th anniversary of the end of the three-year war in 1953.
    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office is trying to collect and identify names and addresses of all Korean War veterans here to be recognized July 15 during a patriotic service at the Columbia Convention Center.

  • A firm foundation of faith, service

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Will Shetley admits he wasn’t too excited about taking part in this year’s Salkehatchie Summer Service program.
    The 14-year-old from Union said his mother and grandfather years ago participated in  Salkehathchie, which recruits teens throughout the state to make home repairs for residents who aren’t able to afford the work.

  • Forever father figure

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    In 2004, TV Guide ranked John Walton Sr. as No. 3 on its list of the 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.
    That sort of prominence will never escape actor Ralph Waite, who portrayed Walton Sr. in the long-running "The Waltons" TV series.   
     Waite, who was in the Carolinas in late April filming a six-part short-form miniseries, “Old Henry,” for INSP, still walks in Walton’s shoes.

  • Tigers win over Makos

    The Lancaster Tigers improved to 2-0 on the 2013 summer recreation swim season, taking a rain-shortened 202-148 win over the Lancaster Makos on Thursday, June 13 at the Lancaster County pool.

    A late afternoon thunderstorm stopped the meet in the butterfly events.

  • Teams fall in coach pitch district baseball tourney

     

       

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation coach pitch all-star teams saw their seasons end in the Little League Baseball S.C. District 8 tournament at Oakridge Middle School in Tega Cay on Friday, June 14.

  • Legends Baseball Academy sets grand opening June 22

    The Legends Baseball Academy, located at 2333 Airport Road, will host its grand opening Saturday, June 22.

    The grand opening will feature a cookout between 2 and 6 p.m. and giveaways.