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Today's News

  • We thank Karres for his 15 years of service

    I looked at the front page of the June 24 edition of The Lancaster News and saw the headline, “Firing stuns Karres.” I was stunned, too. I soon found out I was not the only one stunned.
    Many other Lancasterians were just as stunned. Karres didn’t know himself until he was called to the office of County Administrator Steve Willis, where Karres was informed he was fired, but no reason was given as to why he was fired.

  • It has been quite a run for Van Wyck’s Crawford

    Sports, often regarded as the games kids play, can be cruel. In a world of what-have-you-done-lately, athletes are often judged by their latest effort. And a performance by an athlete in the twilight of his career will impact how he’s remembered.
    If one wants to remember Olympic champion Shawn Crawford by his latest venture, then so be it.
    Crawford, a Van Wyck native and former Indian Land star athlete, came in seventh in an eight-man race in the 200-meter finals for a spot on the U.S. track and field team at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

  • Kershaw man finds hope after accident

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – On Oct. 30, 2010, Dale Anderson of Kershaw left his home to hunt on his father’s land, hoping to kill his second buck there.
    While on the venture, Anderson fell from his deer stand to the ground.
    Anderson used his cell phone to call his brothers for help. They got to him not too long after he called.
    The accident left Dale Anderson paralyzed from the waist down.
    Once he rehabilitated and returned home, Anderson found it was difficult to complete everyday tasks.

  • Rock Hill edges Post 31

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster Post 31 fell short in its bid to post its first seniors’ League V baseball championship in five seasons on Friday night at Rock Hill High School.
    Host Rock Hill Post 34, which won the League V title with a 13-3 mark, edged Lancaster 4-3.
    Rock Hill will host Spartanburg Post 28 in the S.C. American Legion baseball Upper State playoffs, while Lancaster, as the League V runner-up, will be at home to face Inman Post 45.
    The best-of-five series open Monday night at 7.

  • Ozone stars win district, claim state berth

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone stars did it the hard way, but got it done.
    The Ozone stars, on the final day of the tournament after battling out of the loser’s bracket, need two wins to capture the district title and a bid to the state championship tournament and completed the task as they defeated the Rock Hill Nationals, 9-4, 5-4.
    The Ozone state tourney will be played at the new complex in Georgetown July 14-19. Lancaster, the District 2 champions, will play the District 5 champs at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

  • Makos take win over Waves

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Makos capped their regular-season swim campaign, taking a 319-206 win over the Chester Waves on Thursday, June 28.
    Jennifer Hinton, Will Burton, Michaela Burton, Anna Funderburk and Catherine Abbott each posted four wins to pace the Makos.
    Makena Barker, Jaden Young, Taylor Teague, Coulter Jackson and Bryce Blanton each registered three firsts. Grayson Young notched two wins.
    Zack Mothershed, Riley Burton, Maraya Hinton, Hailley Burton and Brooks Digh each had a win for the Makos.

  • ‘Obamacare’ stirs mixed reaction

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    What are your thoughts about the recent Supreme Court decision on the health-care law?
    Were you surprised by the outcome? How do you think this will affect you?
    The Lancaster News spoke with local residents this past week about the debate surrounding the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare.

  • Council tackles budget shortfall

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Now that local government funding numbers have finally been revealed by the state General Assembly, Lancaster County Council will discuss the effects of a shortfall to the county budget at its meeting Monday night, July 9.
    The shortfall, which had been expected, will delay certain provisions of the recently approved budget, including salary raises for county employees and hiring for several new positions.

  • Campers step up, out through the arts

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Musical performances were aplenty June 29 at the last day of a special week-long camp held at the Preston Blackmon Family Success and Career Center and Deliverance Word of Faith Church in Lancaster.
    The two buildings are within walking distance of one another.
    The Arts Initiative Summer Camp, held June 25-29, gave area children ages 9 through 13 a chance to engage in the aesthetics of visual art, dance, music and drama.

  • News staff wins 16 awards in 2011 LCNI editorial contest

    From staff reports
    Barbara Rutledge, editor of The Lancaster News, wasn’t very surprised by the strong showing of TLN and Carolina Gateway staffers in the annual editorial contest held by the paper’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI).
    “As a team, they work hard to bring the news of this community to readers,” Rutledge said. “They are committed and dedicated to doing the best job they can.”