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Today's News

  • Baker takes NDRA Road Show win

    Brandy Baker captured the NDRA Road Show win to highlight action.

    The night was long as thunderstorms impacted the action at LMS on Saturday night.

    Baker and Steve Banal were on the pole for the NDRA Road Show.

    At the green, Baker and Banal were battling for the lead entering turn one, and a caution came out in turn two.

  • Lancaster man found dead in Chester County

    Authorities are still investigating the death of a Lancaster man whose body was found in the middle of a Chester County road Sunday, July 29.

    Chester County deputies found the body of Michael Terry, 39, 205 N. French St., only minutes after responding to a sexual assault call along the same road, according to information released Monday by Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.

  • P-31 wins, remains alive

    Lancaster Post 31 remained alive in the American Legion baseball state tournament, taking a 5-1 win over Union Post 22 Sunday, July 29.

    Tripp Rollings, the winning Lancaster hurler, combined with Kendall Knight to hurl a four-hitter. Rollings, in six frames, allowed three hits and struck out six. He walked four. Knight, in three innings, allowed a hit and fanned two.

    Brien Clyburn led the Lancaster offense with two hits. Bobby Delly had a hit and scored three runs. Jonah Crenshaw had a hit, RBI and scored twice. Tyler Rodgers supplied a hit and drove in a run.

  • Dixie Pre-Majors stars rebound, win

    The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars, the South Carolina state champion, rebounded to stay alive in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series in Guntersville, Ala., on Sunday.

    Lancaster, down 2-1, rallied for two runs in the seventh and a 3-2 win over Alabama.

    Grayson Snipes’ sacrifice fly to deep center field scored Jason Dobbins with what proved to be the winning run.

    Earlier in the inning, Dobbins doubled home Brayden Carnes to tie the game. Carnes was running for Jordan Brock, who reached on a hit.

  • Jobless rate up in S.C., county

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate is back up to 13 percent, mirroring a statewide trend that saw the rate rise in most counties from May to June.
    The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce released June unemployment figures earlier this month.
    Lancaster County’s jobless rate went from 12.3 percent in May to 13 percent in June. Its reported labor force is now 31,119. Of that total, 4,032 are unemployed.

  • The mean season: hurricanes can leave pets in a lurch

    Patricia Withrow would stand her ground, come hell or high water. On September 21, 1989, hell and high water came. It left the low country looking like a landfill. The 14-year-old and her family stayed as Hurricane Hugo bore down on their Berkeley County farm in South Carolina. They would not leave. They could not leave. Their horses were family.

  • Getting better with age

    Sun City Carolina Lakes swimmer Fred Ruppenthal is just getting better with age.

    The 78-year-old won six gold medals in the Beaufort County Senior Games in Bluffton on Nov. 1, 2011, two of them in events he doesn’t usually swim in.

    “They are beautiful medals, with a torch on the front,” he said.
    Ruppenthal, who has dominated the state’s senior swimming scene since he moved here in 2007, won four freestyle events and two backstroke events.

    Here are his results:

  • Tournament proceeds benefit children

    The 12th annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, has topped the $3 million mark in money raised.

    The one-day tournament , held April 23, raised $356,967, which ranks as the second highest in the event’s history. The exact figure for 12 years is $3,007, 902.

  • Caskey charged with forgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A former Lancaster County Recreation Department employee was arrested on 68 forgery charges Thursday, July 26, following an investigation by state authorities.
    Cecil Scott Caskey, 50, 1190 Peach Farm Road, was charged with 30 counts of forgery less than $5,000 and 38 counts of forgery less than $10,000, according to arrest warrants released Friday by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • From fruit to fine art

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Once upon a time, they hung from vines and carried the type of weight that resembled  a watermelon.
    Now, they exist as art pieces that can be passed along as gifts or kept as part of your own home decoration display.
    Who knew gourds could hold such aesthetic value?
    Dianne Mahaffee, an art teacher at Lancaster High School, has known about the usefulness of gourds for years, and just wrapped up a class that focused primarily on the circular fruit.