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Today's News

  • After 40 years, I bet my class can still party

    I’m about to enjoy two treats this weekend that are few and far between.
    First and foremost, the Lancaster High School Class of 1978 is marking its 40th anniversary with a reunion celebration on Saturday.
    That means a dance where real music, such as Meat Loaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” by Johnny Mathis and Denise Williams, will rule the night. If we’re lucky, we will have that dull speaker hum ringing in our ears when we get home. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Father’s Day services

    - God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will host a Father’s Day service at 8:30 a.m. June 17. Elder James D. Blair will speak. For details, call (803) 320-3810.

    - Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3650 Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs, will host a Father’s Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. June 17. The Rev. Chalmers Champion will speak. For details, call (803) 273-9638.

    Free community meal June 18

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Sign up now for summer arts camps

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2018 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camp dates are:

    - July 9-13, Discovery School, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster.

    - July 16-20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster.

    - July 23-27, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw.

    - July 30-Aug. 3, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land.

  • News Briefs
    Council on Aging meets June 18
    The board of directors of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, Inc., will meet at 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    Planning commission meets
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next meeting is 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. The scheduled workshop for this month has been canceled.
  • David Platts named county’s 2018 conservation educator

    From release

    David Platts has been named Lancaster County’s 2018 Conservation Educator of the Year.

    The award was presented May 17 at the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Affiliate Members Awards and Recognition Program.

    Each year, the soil and water conservation district recognizes a teacher in Lancaster County who is doing an outstanding job educating students about the importance of our natural resources. 

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday.

    Phillip Knight is my late father, and his race comes a day before my birthday.

    With Father’s Day this weekend and this race coming up, there’s a lot of emotion, to say the least.

    The race has major money on the line in every division racing that night.

  • P-31 pounds York 10-1

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team broke through in a big way, taking a 10-1 win over York Post 66 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, 2-4, built an early 3-1 edge and steadily pulled away for the nine-run win.

    Lancaster, earlier in the week, had dropped two games to York in League V Legion baseball play.

    York rolled to a 14-0 road win on Monday and took a 14-9 comeback win at the Post 66 field on Wednesday night.

    P-31 has two home games this week when it hosts Fort Mill Post 43.

  • Clinton leads LHS softball honors

    Senior players took the spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School softball awards.

    Senior pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for softball, earned the team MVP.

    An all-region and all-area pick, Clinton was the ace of the LHS staff, posting a 1.20 earn run average. She batted .461 with three home runs this spring.

    Clinton, who also played in the annual North-South All-Star game at USC-Aiken, earlier signed to play softball at the USC-Union.

  • Sports Talk: Glad we had Henry as a city father

    In just over a month, the City of Lancaster will have new leadership.

    That’s ahead, but today – Father’s Day, that annual mid-June Sunday, we tip our hat to dad, I’m thinking about a man, who was, among many, a fine father for our town, “The Red Rose City.”

    Back earlier this spring, we lost a couple of “good men,” who were solid leaders for Lancaster, within the same week – John Howard and Henry Johnson.

    I knew both of them well, but I go back a l-o-n-g way with Henry.

  • Column: Anyone watching as S.C. agency head takes job with a regulated contractor?

    Beverly Buscemi didn’t publicly – and apparently neither privately to key people – reveal specifics about her new job with her resignation at the end of last year as the longtime director of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
    “At this time, I feel it is important to move onto other opportunities outside of South Carolina while continuing to follow my passion of supporting individuals with disabilities,” Buscemi wrote in a letter to staff when her resignation was announced in October.