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Today's News

  • Rodriguez graduates from naval academy

    Navy Intelligence Specialist Florencia Rodriguez graduated June 29 from Great Lakes Chicago Naval Academy. She is stationed in Norfolk, Va., with the RTC Honor Division 933.
    She is the daughter of Jorge and Carla Rodriguez of Charlotte, N.C. Her father is a pressman for The Lancaster News.

  • Betty Waddell wishes to see her childhood home one more time

    Betty Waddell had a play room. Miranda Lambert’s handprints are on the front steps. Waddell once burned her hands on a coal heater that was in the center of the house. Lambert did her homework and learned to play the guitar “up the stairs, in that little back bedroom.”
    Waddell and Lambert share a common wish – to visit the house they grew up in one more time. Lambert, a country music artist, shared her wish in the lyrics of her song, “The House That Built Me.”

  • Dixie Darlings state champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Darlings all-stars earned a bid to the world series in Georgetown, on July 27-Aug. 2 by capturing the state championship in Hanahan on Wednesday.
    The all-stars claimed that right by winning five games during the five-day tournament, from July 7 to July 11.
    Lancaster’s first win came July 7, when the girls defeated Midland Valley, 20-7.
    On July 8, they lost to Aynor, 5-4.

  • 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.