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Today's News

  • Borrowing life jackets on Duke Energy’s lakes

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination

    Like a seatbelt, a life jacket has to be worn to be useful. Every summer, Scott Jolley goes on a mission to ensure that boaters and swimmers understand the importance of wearing a life jacket.
    Jolley runs Duke Energy’s free life jacket loan program in North Carolina and South Carolina. Life jacket loaner stations are at more than 20 locations at lakes, rivers and creeks, and Jolley’s team plans to add more each year.

  • IL man avoids dating-site scam

    A disabled Indian Land man almost fell victim to a dating-site scam involving a purported underage girl, a fake detective from Georgia and an ultimatum of $2,500 or jail time.
    The 24-year-old man has cognitive issues and kidney problems that require him to be on dialysis. His mother, whom he lives with, alerted deputies to the scam June 4, stating that her son had been on a dating website corresponding with a young woman he met named Amber until recently, when she told him she was only 15 or 16 years old.

  • Jody Holt charged again with neglecting her child

    The woman who was wounded and arrested in last month’s fatal Kershaw shooting has been charged again, on a second count of unlawful neglect of a child.
    Jody Linn Holt, 30, of Kershaw, was arrested Tuesday after appearing in court for another case. The new charge resulted from a drug test that came back positive on one of her children.
    The child, who was drug-tested on May 17, a week after the shooting, tested positive for marijuana. Holt tested positive as well, and another of her children had previously tested positive for marijuana.

  • Church News
    Week Ahead
    Big Hat Luncheon June 23
    Lion of Judah Next Level Ministry will host a Big Hat Luncheon at 3 p.m. June 23 at Barr Street Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Principal and educator Michelle Crosby will speak. Admission is $15. For details, call (803) 283-0719.
    Juneteenth Celebration and blood drive
  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Area blood drives posted

    Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

    - June 23, 4-7 p.m., Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church, 202 S. Gregory St., Lancaster.

    American Red Cross

    - July 14, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge of Lancaster, 205 McCardell St., Lancaster.

    - July 19, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. 

  • News Briefs
    Lancaster City Council special meeting June 23
    A special meeting for Lancaster City Council will be held at 10 a.m. June 23 in the conference room of Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.
    County council meets June 25
    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. June 25 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St. 
    County school board to meet
  • 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.