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Today's News

  • Rain halts, but doesn’t stop race

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum were in the front row in the Montgomery Towing Super Street main event Saturday night, Aug. 10, at the Lancaster Super Speedway.
    When the green flag dropped Baker, Mangum, Walter Cook and Joey Engelbrecht all roared into turn one battling for the lead. The huge crowd stood as leader Mangum exited turn 2 and completed lap one.
    As the laps ticked off it was Mangum in the lead followed by Baker and then Baker’s son, Andrew Baker.

  • Not horsin’ around

     The game of horseshoes has a long history, one that can be traced back to ancient Rome. According to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, records were not kept in the United States on horseshoe tournaments or competitions until 1909, but it has been established that one of the driving force behind present day horseshoe pitching came from the throwing of mule shoes in Union camps during the Civil War. One Lancaster resident recently demonstrated his skill in the sport July 24 and 25 at the 2013 National Senior Games held in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Code change would permit temporary housing on industrial sites

    Possible interest from a foreign company had Lancaster County Council considering the idea of temporary employee housing for the first time in the county’s history during its meeting Monday, Aug. 12. 

  • Man threatens police officer at restaurant

    A Lancaster man was charged and jailed after threatening an officer at a restaurant last week.

  • HOPE in Lancaster in critical need of certain food items

    Many of the shelves are bare at HOPE in Lancaster. The charitable organization is experiencing a major food shortage right now as local need continues to climb. This week, staff released a list of items they’re completely out of.

  • Back-to-class blowout

    Lancaster County teachers blew it out again this year during the school district’s Celebrate of Great Teaching event at Lancaster High School gymnasium Tuesday, Aug. 13.

  • Sheriff’s office active in tracking down fugitives

    Fugitive tracking has recently become a major part of the daily grind for members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • LDB stars shined on the diamond

    The 2013 Lancaster Dixie Baseball season is in the books and it’s been quite a story.
    The 2013 LDB seasons saw five all-star teams advance to state tournament play.
    “We did really well,” said veteran LDB chairman David Hance. “These coaches and players were outstanding. Their parents, grandparents and fans had plenty to cheer about this summer.”
    The youth baseball organization’s 2013 all-star campaign ended with the AA stars, ages 7-8, playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball regional tournament in Walterboro.

  • Is it a great day in S.C.?

    “It’s a great day in South Carolina.” That’s the sentiment, still faithfully echoed by state workers across South Carolina. This is the case, despite, what many describe as an apparent disregard, insensitivity, even lack of cursory consideration for state employees.
    The failure by some legislators, to even, remotely, address long-term and significant deficits in pay, was a major disappointment for South Carolina’s state employees. But, even that, has not deterred state employees who remain on the frontline and deliver their very best.

  • School days... – do you remember rest?

    I am going to relive a story I brought to you, oh, probably some three years ago about going back to school and how wonderful that time was for me.
    I remember it well and as I worked and shopped over this three day tax-free weekend, I was oh so reminded of it and how hard it must have been for Mama to get everything for Cindy and I.
    But no matter what the sacrifice, she and Daddy always did it and we had everything we needed to start the school year fresh and new. Enjoy the story once again and relive your own memories of those school days.