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Today's News

  • Make government records easier for citizens to get

    Citizens are frequently urged to get involved in the process of government. Those who heed the call by seeking insights into the workings of government often learn the hurdles can be high and costly.

  • Hero at Lake Wateree

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    When Lancaster residents Elizabeth and Joe Simpson went for a walk at Lake Wateree not long ago they encountered a little more than fresh air.
    The Simpsons were following their dogs along the banks of Lake Wateree near Beaver Creek when they noticed their chocolate lab, Tripp, and German shepherd, Hootie, playing with  a brown object in the water.
    “At first we thought it was a fish or something. Tripp was pulling it up with his head,” Elizabeth Simpson said.

  • Seven tips to help your landscape beat the heat

    Melinda Myers
    Horticulturist
    Summer has arrived and for many gardeners that means heat, drought and watering bans. This can be hard on gardeners as well as their landscapes. The good news is that there are ways to help plants thrive despite these seasonal challenges.
    Adjusting landscape care accordingly during the summer months can not only provide relief for lawns and gardens, but also for the gardener.

  • New evidence for positive health benefits of trees

    Joanna Angle
    For The Lancaster News
    Emerging evidence from international studies is verifying that trees and forests offer invaluable benefits to human physical health.
    Research results from the University of Illinois provide evidence that trees may also help to reduce social problems.
    Investigators found that trees draw people out of their individual homes and foster socialization among neighbors.
    These relationships then help nurture children and build a strengthened sense of community, contributing to good physical and mental health.

  • Cook, Coy place hopes on petition drives

    The two men who were removed from the S.C. House District 44 primary ballot say they’ve made substantial progress in their quest to still appear as candidates in November’s general election.

    Bob Cook and Joseph Coy are each running a petition campaign to be placed on the election ballot as an independent candidate. District 44 is completely enclosed in Lancaster County.

    Cook, a Kershaw resident, had been seeking the Democratic nomination against Mandy Powers Norrell.

  • Scams target utility customers

    Duke Energy and Lynches River Electric Cooperative are warning their respective customers to be on the lookout for two new identity theft scams.

    Duke Energy District Manager Rick Jiran said one that’s sweeping the nation claims President Barack Obama will pay utility bills through a new federal program.

    Jiran said consumers are being asked for personal information including their birth date and Social Security number and are given instructions on how to make a utility payment.

  • Foursome's 51 wins Taylor Memorial golf tournament

    The winning team shot a 21-under to capture the title in the seventh annual Jimmy Taylor Sr., Memorial golf tournament at Edgewater Golf Club on Saturday, June. 16.

    The winning team, with a 51, included Leroy Roseborough, James “Slim” Boulder, Kenue Dunlap and Bobby Ellis.

  • Alexis King paces CPTC AAU National qualifiers

     

       

    Alexis King, a 13-14 girls competitor with the Columbus Parker Track Club, led the way as the CPTC qualified 11 athletes to compete in the AAU Nationals to be held at Turner Stadium in Houston, Texas.

  • Speedway to host double points races Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature double points night at the track Saturday, July 7.

    The  NDRA GM Performance Late Models has $1,200 to win and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be the only division qualifying.

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars win district, net state bid

     

       

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars had plenty to celebrate on Independence Day, 2012.