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Today's News

  • Post 31 wins game two vs. Inman

    Thursday night at Eggleton field, Lancaster Post 31 used a six-run fourth inning to spark a come-from-behind 14-4 win over Inman Post 45 in game two of the American Legion playoffs.
    With Inman leading 4-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, P-31 center fielder Bobby Delly bolted a three-run home run to tie the game.
    Tripp Rollings singled home Jonah Crenshaw to give P-31 the lead, 5-4. Tyler Rodgers drilled a two-run homer to make the score 7-4.
    Lancaster scored four more runs in the fifth, keyed by Crenshaw and Colt Ellis’ run-scoring singles.

  • Seegars picked for Clemson Hall of Fame

    Kershaw native and former Andrew Jackson High School star lineman Stacy Seegars will be among Clemson University’s largest class of Tigers’ Hall of Fame inductees this fall.
    Seegars, who starred in the offensive line for the Tigers from 1990-93, will be in the 2012 class which includes 10 former Clemson athletic greats.

  • DNR: State antler records remain high this year

    The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources revealed 257 new records, including two Boone and Crockett qualifiers,
    Each spring S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia.
    Of the 601 sets of antlers measured this spring, 257 met the minimum score for entry on the state records list including 246 sets of typical and 11 non-typical racks.

  • Man charged with two break-ins at Bantam Chef

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw man was arrested this week in connection with two burglaries at the same Kershaw eatery last month.
    James Junior Pierce, 42, 616 S. Hampton St., Kershaw, was arrested Tuesday, July 10, and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Deputies charged Pierce with breaking into the Bantam Chef, 608 S. Hampton St. The restaurant isn’t very far from Pierce’s last known address.

  • A Second Chance at ‘fame’?

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The Vibrations have hit the local rock ‘n’ roll big time, again.
    Well, it depends on what your definition of the big time is.
    If you define it by sold-out shows and green-only M&Ms, well, maybe not.

  • Budget shortfall to delay hiring, pay raises

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Plans to increase salaries for county employees and hire several new personnel will be slightly delayed due to a reduction in local government funding allocated from the state.
    With the state General Assembly finally unveiling its 2012-13 budget earlier this month, Lancaster County Council got its first look July 9 at how much funding the county will receive in its Local Government Fund.

  • Six arrests in robbery/murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Six people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the  home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris in June.

  • Repaving project starts July 23

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Drivers who use Quality Drive in Lancaster Industrial Park as a shortcut between S.C. 9 Bypass and S.C. 200 may be better off driving the extra half mile starting next week.
    In fact, you may have already seen the signs.
    Beginning July 23, crews will begin an extensive reconstruction project on the .85-mile stretch of road expected to last until October.

  • Man reports shots fired at Kershaw home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man says his grandmother’s home was shot at multiple times, though deputies never found any evidence of a shooting.
    A deputy came to the 200 block of South Ashe Street in Kershaw about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in response to a call about shots being fired.
    A man there said he was sitting under the carport of the house when he saw someone in a gold four-door Mercury slowly drive down the street, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • It’s important to be educated about ACA

    President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign platform was based on change, and hope. He promoted health care reform and promised to change the system so individuals’ health insurance was not tied to their job. The job-based insurance system resulted in many people losing their access to health care when they lost their job, which happened all too frequently during the economic recession of 2008.