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Today's News

  • Remember Dad on his special day

    Dads, credit Sonora Smart Dodd for that tie you always wanted, hand-drawn, crayon-colored greeting card and all the attention lavished on you today. Why? Because Dodd was an equal opportunist daughter.
    While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in Spokane, Wash., Dodd got to thinking that fathers deserved special recognition, too.

  • Daddy smarter than I gave him credit for being

    One summer evening, right after we finished supper, we were sitting around the kitchen table, sorta unwinding, so to speak.
    That’s when Mama uttered her current wish and this one wouldn’t wait until Christmas.
    Her heart wasn’t longing for a new dress or set of fine china. I could tell by the look on Daddy’s face he knew that Mama meant business.
    “I need a work table under the big mulberry tree between the back porch and the garden gate,” she said.

  • Makos post swim win over Kershaw

    Staff Reports
     The Lancaster Makos evened their recreation swim season record at 1-1 with a 321-216 win over Kershaw at the Kershaw Aquatics Center on Thursday.
    The Makos were led by Michaela Burton, Will Burton, Anna Funderburk, Noah Phillips and Gracie Scott who posted three wins each.
    Riley Burton, Emily Durant, Jennifer Hinton, Tamra Tipton, Grayson Young and Jayden Young each had two wins. Makena Barker, Hailey Burton, Landon Digh, Coulter Jackson and Zack Mothershed each posted a win.

  • Dixie Baseball sets all-star teams

    Staff Reports
    Lancaster Dixie Baseball has set its all-star baseball teams for the 2012 postseason tournaments.
    The AA all-stars, ages 7-8, are the Yankees’ Landon Williams, Austin Kennington, Bryce Helms, Owen Phillips and Tanner McLemore; Angels’ Tyler Trimnal, Ashton Phillips, Austin Faile; Cubs’ J.P. Cunningham, Kevin Wooden, Adam Wright; Braves’ Landon Deese, Jarrett Laney, Brady Jackson.
    The AA stars open district play in Chester on June 25.

  • CPTC qualifies 24 for national meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club qualified 24 athletes at the district qualifying meet to compete at the national qualifying meet in Douglasville, Ga.
    The club received 60 awards with 35 being medals, 13 gold. The CPTC also received 17 silver, eight bronze, 10 fourth places, 6 fifth places, 3 sixth places and 3 seventh places.
    Meet results:
    9-10 girls
    Shot put – 1. Armoni Evans
    Long jump – 6. Armoni Evans
    9-10 boys
    Shot put – 4. Terrell McGriff
    Race walk – 1. Darius Brice, 2. Terrell McGriff

  • No new taxes expected in next budget

    It’s music to every homeowner’s ears- no new taxes.
    Even more melodious is the idea of less taxes, which the average Lancaster County resident may see in the county’s fiscal year 2012-13 budget.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved second reading of its budget Monday, June 11, which adds funding for several new projects and positions while still decreasing the amount of taxes residents would have to pay.
    Council must still vote one more time before the budget is accepted.

  • Labor of Love

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Pearl Morgan loves to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather at her home just north of the Kershaw town limits.
    Though nice, the outdoor experience can come with some unwelcome elements – chiefly mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Warding against them has always been an issue.
    But now, a lot of that has changed.
    Morgan and her husband, Reggie, are the recipients of home renovations from the Salkehatchie Summer Service program.

  • Truck, mobile home fires at same address considered suspicious

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Melted strips of siding and charred timbers marred the center of a small house in the Antioch community after two suspicious fires broke out on the property early Friday morning, June 15.
    Crime scene technicians donning blue gloves swarmed the home, at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, hours after two back-to-back fires first claimed a truck near the home, and then felled the home itself.

  • Car, mobile home fires at same location appear suspicious

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two suspicious early morning fires that happened at the same Antioch community home. 

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called to a truck fire near a home at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, off S.C. 903, at about 5:02 a.m. Friday, June 15.

    After putting out the fire and clearing the scene, firefighters were again called to the same address about 30 minutes later for a mobile home fire.

  • Are any public servants willing to help public?

    Recent events should have caught the attention of all citizens of  Lancaster County:
    u The public meeting with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, affecting many who live in the vicinity of Pressley’s Recycling Center and those who travel along U.S. 521 daily
    u The decision by Lancaster County Council to lift the rezoning moratorium without changing or redefining the B-3 zoning ordinance. Editor’s note: Lancaster County Council in its second reading on June 11, voted 6-1 to lift the moratorium.