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Today's News

  • LGC will re-open Thursday

    The Lancaster Golf Club, a fixture in Upstate golf for eight decades, will re-open for play Thursday, July 26.
    The south Lancaster 18-hole championship course, built in the late 1930s when what is now the front nine was constructed, has been closed for a major renovation since late spring.
    The course’s front nine closed April 30, and the back side closed May 13.
    Club pro Phil Small, who has served in that capacity for two stints totaling 17 years, said the renovation is a “great improvement.”

  • Lancaster P-31 rally nets state bid

    Down to its final strike, Lancaster Post 31 struck for two runs to earn a 9-8 win over Greenwood Post 20 to capture a berth in the upcoming American Legion baseball state tournament in Greenwood. Lancaster’s comeback win gave P-31 the second-round series win, 3-2.  
    P-31, 21-8, trailed 8-6 going to the ninth inning at Greenwood’s John Nave Stadium.

  • Resolute laying off salaried employees

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Resolute Forest Products announced it is laying off 33 employees as a cost-cutting move at its Catawba mill.
    Spokeswoman Debbie Johnston said the company, formerly Abititi Bowater, began notifying the employees Thursday, July 19  and Friday, July 20.
    “Thirty-three salaried employees were notified that their positions would be eliminated,” Johnston said. “Some were affected immediately and others will be over the period of the next several months.”

  • Boy, 17, hit with vehicle

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was jailed earlier this month after a teenager reported the man struck him with a pickup truck.
    Richard Allen Sims, 57, 1196 Old Thompson Ave., was arrested July 14 and charged with aggravated assault and battery and attempted third-degree assault and battery, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.
    The charges were filed after police responded about 10:30 p.m. to a hit and run in the 1200 block of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Local residents react to Colorado mass shooting

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Elizabeth Stilwell doesn’t know what she would have done if she had been in that Colorado movie theater last week when a gunman opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
    The Lancaster County resident said it’s hard to believe a person would take so many lives in such a violent fashion – an assault authorities say may have been in the plans for months.
    Stilwell calls the ordeal sickening.

  • Mailboxes bombed in Legacy Park

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Residents in Indian Land’s Legacy Park are on the hunt for whoever is responsible for blowing up  their mailboxes.
    Carol La Conte of Wiregrass Drive said someone blew up her and her husband Joe’s mailbox  Saturday morning, July 21 – for the second time since July 14.

  • Fire department cooker has been stolen

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in recovering the cooker it uses for fundraising and other activities.
    Department officials described the missing custom-built cooker as black metal and about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet tall, with a beveled, casket-like flat top and two smokestacks in the middle. The cooker is mounted on a black 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer.

  • Man arrested for check forgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fake check led to the arrest of a Columbia man in Kershaw last week.
    James Robert Kriner, 20, was arrested Friday, July 20, and charged with forgery after sheriff’s deputies responded at about 5:40 p.m. to a Kershaw supermarket about a suspicious payroll check, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Attorney general to speak at meeting

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Republican Women will host Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Carole Rae Dowling Center at 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The program starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
    Wilson’s topic title is “How can Lancaster County voters impact the 2012 General Election in SC?”

  • Theater shooting causes shift in focus

    This was supposed to be the moment I provided details about my recent trip to Northeast Ohio.
    I was going to tell you all about my two-day stay in Cleveland that was highlighted by a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a beautiful six-story structure that sits on the shore of Lake Erie.
    The displays and exhibits inside were literally jaw-dropping. As a culture and music enthusiast, it’s all I could ask for – a facility solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of popular American music.