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Today's News

  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southwestern Lancaster County

    The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Lancaster County effective until 4:30 p.m. Monday.
    Just before 4 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over the town of Great Falls and moving east at 10 mph. 
    Wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter size hail are forecasted, according to the NWS.
    Hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees is possible.

  • Editor's Column: Butch Flynn’s political self-destruction

    This newspaper hasn’t endorsed a candidate in Lancaster’s July 10 mayoral election, but I’m dis-endorsing one today – Butch Flynn.
    Mr. Flynn chose not to appear with the other four candidates Monday to answer questions in the campaign’s single public mayoral forum. He had not returned our phone calls since the news broke that he had been arrested May 1 for disobeying a court order in a family court case.

  • Starkey seeks second straight Vintage win

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Divisions racing will be SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Extreme 4, Pure Stock V8 and Vintage.

    Johnny Starkey, fresh off his first-ever Vintage Division win in his pure Ford power plant No. 20 machine, will be seeking to make it two straight checkers in the Vintage Division.

    The Vintage Division had the night off Saturday for the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race.

  • Roberts’ major moment – 56 from the silver tees

    What was hotter than the weather Tuesday, the hottest day of the year to date?

    For anybody at the Lancaster Golf Club, the answer was easy – five-time defending club champion Scott Roberts.

    Roberts, in a regular 18-hole round of golf with three other area golfers – Haskell Faulkenberry, Gary Greene and Wesley Phillips, shot a blazing 56 from the silver tees at the LGC.

    “I don’t care what tees you’re playing from, a 56 is strong,” said longtime club pro Phil Small.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling that memorable day like yesterday

    I remember it like it was yesterday. Well, it was, just 28 years ago.

    As a husband, one of the unwritten rules of marriage, is never forget your wedding anniversary.

    For me, it was June 23, 1990 – 28 years ago yesterday – at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, a couple of blocks west of my now workplace for 41 years, The Lancaster News.

    The wheels of future wedlock began spinning in early 1988.

    It was just after a heavy snowfall in mid-January.

  • Clutch rally lifts P-31 to win

    Lancaster Post 31, down to its final out, found a way to win, rallying for an exciting 5-4 American Legion League V comeback win over third-ranked Fort Mill on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31, 3-6, had dropped two straight losses to 7-2 Fort Mill, 8-3 on Monday at home, and 13-6 in Fort Mill on Tuesday, but prevailed Thursday night.

  • Here’s how Tuesday’s primary runoff works

    Voters who cast ballots in the June 12 Democratic Party primary are barred voting in Tuesday’s Republican Party runoff for governor and state attorney general.
    The only ones allowed to vote in the runoff are those who voted in the June 12 Republican primary or those who did not cast ballots that day.
    “It can be confusing because some voters believe the primaries are just like the general election where you can vote a straight ticket or for individual candidates,” said county Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • Starnes resigns as Heath Springs administrator

    HEATH SPRINGS – Tony Starnes has resigned as administrator for the town of Heath Springs, and his last day on the job is July 2.
    Starnes said Friday that he submitted his resignation to Mayor Eddie Moore on June 18.
    “It’s just time for me to move on and do something different,” Starnes said. “I’d still want to do something on a part-time basis. I just don’t know what that will be.”
    Moore said he and Starnes have talked about his decision to resign.

  • IL sidewalk project gets final OK

    The Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study committee (RFATS) gave final approval Friday to a measure that will provide the additional funding to build a sidewalk near Indian Land High School.
    The sidewalk will be built on the northwest side of River Road.
    “The project will be a go sometime later this year. I just can’t tell you when,” said County Administrator Steve Willis, who attended the RFATS meeting.

  • Norman, Parnell trade criticism as midterm campaign ramps up

    Rep. Ralph Norman and Archie Parnell have begun scrapping over what we knew they would be scrapping over – Parnell’s 45-year-old instance of domestic violence.
    Republican Norman, the incumbent 5th District congressman from Rock Hill, faces Democrat Parnell in November’s midterm election.
    Parnell, a retired Goldman Sachs executive from Sumter, has been under a microscope since late May, when divorce records obtained by the Post & Courier of Charleston showed that he hit his then-wife one night in 1973.