Today's News

  • Let's learn from our mistakes

    You have to commend organizers for trying something of the magnitude of the Palmetto Thunder Air Show held May 17-18 at the Lancaster County Airport.

    The event was a major undertaking. It took months of planning. People gave their time to help make the event become a reality. They gave up their weekends to work at the show. And it did not go unnoticed. Spectators wrote raving reviews and praised the show and the “courteous and professional” volunteers.

  • Juniors fall at Gaffney, 6-3

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team fell to 4-4 overall, 3-2 in League V play, after suffering a 6-3 road loss to Gaffney on Saturday.Gaffney took an early lead and stayed on top for the three-run win.Ron Trapps, who worked 2.1 innings, took the loss. He allowed three runs, three hits and five walks. Trapps struck out three. Eric Mojica also pitched, hurling 3.2 innings, yielding seven hits, three runs and four walks. He fanned two batters.Adam Eubanks led the offense with two hits. Zack Rollings had a hit and drove in a run with a sacrifice.

  • Kersey acts as bulldog for constituents

    An outrage – that is the only way to describe recent reports of the conduct of our Lancaster County Council and See Lancaster. Frank Keel, former executive director of See Lancaster, went to County Council with hat in hand to request $75,000 of taxpayers’ money to bail the group out the abysmal failure of the air show.

  • Oppressive heat to let up – at least for a while

    Lancaster County is headed toward a cool down of sorts.

    No, the cold front that dropped snow over parts of the Northwest this week isn't headed this way.

    But instead of temperatures in the upper 90s, temperatures are forecast to drop about 10 degrees over the next few days. The unseasonable heat (it isn't even officially summer yet) has broken records across the state.

    Today's high is expected to be in the low 90s, and Thursday through Saturday, it will be in the upper 80s.

    No rain

  • Man argues his arrest as sex offender was unfair

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man says Lancaster County sheriff's deputies wrongfully arrested him on May 26.

    Robert Steven Smith, 39, of 7362 Charlotte Highway, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on May 26 with failure to register as a sex offender.

    Smith said he established his residence in Lancaster County on May 19. But the sheriff's office says he moved here on May 13, Smith said.

  • Carolina Wildcats runners-up in USBA state championship

    The Carolina Wildcats finished as the state runner-up in the recent United States Basketball Association (USBA) tournament in Myrtle Beach.The Wildcats, a Lancaster area 16-under AAU boys basketball team, went 3-1, with their only loss coming in a 67-63 title game setback to TOPPS.TOPPS includes the top players from high school teams across the state.In the championship game, the Wildcats found themselves down 15-1 after five minutes.The Wildcats were somewhat “star struck,” looking at the much bigger TOPPS players.The

  • Courthouse may get new windows

    County Council DOES do windows.

    The county's 2008-09 proposed budget has grown by roughly $100,000 to equal $30.3 million, county Finance Director Veronica Thompson told council Monday night.

    That's to replace windows at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse. Due to the courthouse's National Historic Landmark status, the windows must be replaced in a specific way – to the tune of $111,000.

    Many of the windows are rotting, and courthouse officials say they leak when it rains.

    Council held a public hearing on the budget, but no one signed up to speak.

  • SCJGA opens 2008 season on Monday

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opens its 2008 schedule with its first tournament Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.The junior golf association, which features play for girls and boys ages 8-18, is set to begin play at 8 a.m.

  • Walk-off walk gives juniors win

    A walk-off walk lifted the surging Lancaster Post 31 junior team to a one-run win Thursday night at Eggleton Field.Dillon Hydrick’s bases-loaded free pass pushed home Scott Mathis to lift the Lancaster juniors to a 7-6 win over Clover.The P-31 juniors entered the ninth inning locked in a 6-all draw.Mathis reached on an error to ignite the Lancaster rally.

  • See Lancaster director resigns

    Frank Keel resigned as executive director of See Lancaster on Friday – a day after Lancaster City Council voted to pull its funding from the tourism and promotions group.

    The city is the group's principal benefactor.

    Debbie Jaillette, chairwoman of the See Lancaster board, said Keel announced his resignation at an emergency See Lancaster board meeting Friday morning. She called his resignation "regrettable."

    "We wish Frank well," Jaillette said. "He's done good work for Lancaster County and its citizens."

    Keel couldn't be reached for comment Friday.