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Today's News

  • City hires finance director

    The city of Lancaster has hired Dana Pinkert as it’s new finance director after former Finance Director Daniel Driggers resigned May 11.
    Pinkert, who now lives in Ohio, said she is moving to be closer with family.
    “We were considering going down South, and my son moved to Fort Mill with my grandkids. So I started looking in that general area, and Lancaster itself,” Pinkert said. “It just fit, the type of little city it is, the services it has and the form of government. It was a good fit for me.”

  • Lancaster dad dies in accident

    A Lancaster man died in a single-vehicle wreck in Waxhaw, N.C., on Tuesday afternoon.
    Jonathon “Jon” Morris, 26, was a passenger in a 1976 Chevy pickup truck that wrecked on Providence Road South in Waxhaw near Cane Creek Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
    The truck, driven by Jonathan Starnes of North Carolina, ran off of the right side of the road, overcorrected, then ran off the left side of the road before hitting trees.
    Starnes has been charged with driving while impaired, and other charges are pending.

  • Power to the youth x10

    The National Youth Empowerment Day Festival is Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Preston Blackmon Park, 500 Connor St., in Lancaster.
    The year marks the 10th annual celebration of the event, hosted by Ja’Von Crockett, a Lancaster native who now lives in Atlanta as a pastor, master barber/hairstylist and instructor at 71 Hair Salon.
    The event will include music, food, grocery and bicycle giveaways, free school supplies, free haircuts and a talent showcase.

  • Polston pleads guilty to armory weapons theft

    A third person has been convicted on federal weapons charges after being caught in November with machine guns, a grenade launcher and other items stolen from the Lancaster National Guard Armory.
    Brandon Shane Polston, 32, of Lancaster pleaded guilty to possession of machine guns and destructive devices, and to being a felon in possession of firearms, according to South Carolina’s U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon.
    Two co-defendants, Austin Lee Ritter, 23, and Kimberly Denise Cannon, 40, pleaded guilty to the same charges last month.

  • Coming Events
    Week Ahead
    Exploring the Greenway guided hike
    Anne Springs Close Greenway will hold an Exploring the Greenway guided hike at 10 a.m. July 21 starting at the Rush Pavillion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Led by an S.C. master naturalist, the hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 90 minutes. No registration is required. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
    ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ performance
  • News Briefs
    City council meets
    Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.
    County democrats to meet
    The Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting is 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Lancaster County Library Conference Room, 313 S. Main St. 
    Fire commission meets Aug. 2
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster. 
  • Port's Heating and Air Pure Stock Special Saturday

    The Pure Stock V8 Division will have its biggest race and  top payday of the 2018 racing season at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    Division sponsor Port's Heating & Air will be having a special race for the Pure Stock V8 Division, paying $1,000 to the winner.

  • Thompson Bruins track MVP

    Lancaster High School senior sprinter Frederick Thompson led the LHS track awards for the 2018 season.

    Thompson, who has signed to run track at Coker College, finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a 50.38 effort at the state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac last spring.

    Thompson, at the region meet, was second in the 400-meter and ran a leg on the runner-up 4 x 400 relay, which included Jaelen Harfield, Dontavious Blair and his brother Kendrick Thompson.

  • CPTC shines in AAU Regionals

    Columbus Parker Track Club, a Lancaster area youth track team, competed in the AAU Regionals at Laney Memorial Stadium in Augusta, Ga., June 28-July 1.

    Jeremiah Salley was the CPTC boys top scorer and Autumn Boulware was the girls top scorer. Salley received a silver medal for the turbo javelin. Boulware earned gold for the 1,500-meter race walk.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club is named for its first coach, the late Columbus Parker who died in 1983. Parker, known as “Big Daddy,” was an educator, coach and sports official during his life.

  • Women’s title part of LGC championship

    The 2018 Lancaster Golf Club championship will have a new twist.

    The LGC title tournament, a 36-hole event, will also feature the women’s championship.

    The 2018 tournament is scheduled for Aug. 11-12.

    In the past few years, the tournament only featured the men’s championship, but the women’s title will also be part of the 2018 format.