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Today's News

  • Fierce heat settles in

    For construction workers at Lancaster High School, this week’s scorching heat means longer workdays, protracted breaks, mountains of empty plastic water bottles and impromptu gatherings in the shade.
    “You drink plenty of water and try to stay out of it as much as you possibly can,” said brick mason Londell Alston, as he spread a layer of mortar for a row of bricks on the façade of the new LHS multipurpose building.

  • Man robs Family Dollar at gunpoint

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery that happened late Wednesday night at the Family Dollar store on Kershaw Camden Highway in the Elgin community.
    According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the store was robbed just before 10 p.m., while two workers and several customers were inside. Several bystanders were also in the parking lot.

  • Details on Red Ventures’ SoBa apartments at firm’s IL campus

    Indian Land’s next major development is slated to get under way soon.

    SoBa @ Redstone — a 260-apartment complex to be constructed on the Red Ventures campus on U.S. 521— is set to begin construction before the end of July, according to Ethan Zoeller, construction estimator for Charlotte general contractor Fortune-Johnson.

    SoBa (which stands for “south of Ballantyne”) will feature an array of upscale studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, Zoeller said Monday. 

  • In and out in 15 seconds flat

    When Eric Gunderson pulled into the Lancaster Walmart parking lot Tuesday, he was not a “happy camper,” he said.

    A landscaper by trade, dressed in heavy Carhartt canvas work pants, work boots and a grimy, sweat-drenched T-shirt, Gunderson said he only had about 30 minutes for lunch before his next job. 

    After a full morning working in the oppressive heat, the only thing he craved was a Chick-fil-A sandwich “and the largest, coldest iced tea they sell. The last damned place I wanted to be right now was at the Walmart.”

  • Heffner returns to Great Falls to lead Red Devils baseball

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – In more ways than one, Josh Heffner is back in the driver’s seat.

  • Fort Mill foils P-31

    Lancaster was looking to duplicate its last showing at Eggleton Field on Monday night, but visiting Fort Mill Post 43 had other ideas.

    Fort Mill, with a strong finish, took an 8-3 win over Lancaster Post 31.

    Lancaster, in its previous home game last Thursday, rolled to a 10-1 League V victory over York Post 66.

    Lancaster trailed 4-3 after three innings, but Fort Mill came on for the five-run League V win.

  • LA Elite 14U softball hosts tournament

    The LA Elite youth softball team will hold a co-ed slow pitch softball tournament fundraiser July 14 at Camp Clyburn.

    Camp Clyburn is located at 3662 Taxahaw Road in eastern Lancaster County off S.C. 903 East.

    Participating teams must be registered with entry fee submitted by July 4.

    The registration fee is $250 a team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. The team minimum is 10 players.

    Teams must have an even amount of boys and girls. Men can hit regular.

  • CPTC shines in district meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) competed in the S.C.  District qualifier on June 2-3 at Eastside High School in Taylors.

    The Lancaster youth track team, named in memory of its first coach – Columbus Parker – placed in the top 10 overall out of 28 state teams.

    Everyone on the team placed in the top 16 for the state. All members will be moving forward to the regionals in Augusta, Ga., and the AAU Club Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

  • Commentary: Rep. Sanford ‘wasn’t Trump enough in the age of Trump’

    Editor’s note: Rep. Mark Sanford lost in last week’s Republican primary for his congressional seat after President Trump denounced him on Twitter as voters were going to the polls. Sanford was interviewed Sunday by moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Here are excerpts of their discussion.

     

  • Column: Threats to our constitutional republic are being ignored

    When I think back
    On all the crap I learned in high school,
    It’s a wonder
    I can think at all.
    And though my lack of education
    Hasn’t hurt me none,
    I can read the writing on the wall.
    – “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

    All the people could see the writing on the wall at King Nebuchadnezzar’s party, but only Daniel could tell what it meant.