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Today's News

  • Column: S.C. Supreme Court ruling allows money-laundering of tax dollars

    Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina’s legalization of video poker was that it provided a statewide network of money laundromats.

  • Column: Momentum is building for June 16 prayer rally

    People across our community are getting excited as they prepare for one of the largest prayer gatherings ever to be held in Lancaster.
    “Unity and Synergy” is the theme of this year’s Lancaster Citywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, on the courthouse grounds downtown.
    More than 70 local churches, evangelistic ministries and businesses are involved thus far and are participating in various ways. Our mission is to seek God’s help for our city and its people.

  • Column: Agonize, pray, repeat: School shooting routine never changes

    Relax, America. There is nothing to see here. This is who we are now.
    Sure, 10 more kids are dead at the hands of a schoolmate. But the news cycle will play out as it always does. Follow along in your program if you will.
    First will come the breathless news reports as reporters arrive on screen and snatch anyone who will be interviewed live on TV. They don’t even have to have witnessed anything. Second-hand information as well as rumor and innuendo are fine if they can speak somewhat coherently into the microphone.

  • 11 debutantes presented at cotillion

    Lauren R. Kornegay
    For The Lancaster News

    Eleven young women were presented to more than 200 guests on May 19 as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Iota Theta Omega Chapter hosted its 15th Biennial Debutante Cotillion, “Emeralds of Excellence: An Evening in the Emerald Garden.”
    The debutantes were Teanna Alexander, Tytiuna Alexander, Joi A. Brown, Cassie Chandler, Noelle W. Davis, Niyla E. Ford, Aliah Jacobs, Darriyah McCree, Lyrik Mitchell, Logan J. Pelham and Jordan Stanfield.

  • It’s time to select S.C. party nominees

    The statewide primaries are coming up Tuesday, with five races appearing on Lancaster County ballots, including the governor’s contest and the U.S. House race.
    Registered voters can vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries, regardless of political affiliation, because South Carolina is an open primary state. You simply select the party you wish to vote in, and use that ballot to vote. Both primaries are on the same day. All polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    If needed, runoffs will be held June 26.

  • VW takes aim against litter, junk

    Keep it clean, Van Wyck.
    The small – but growing – new town in Lancaster County’s Panhandle is aiming to keep its bucolic nature intact.
    At its June 4 town council meeting, members gave unanimous first-reading consent for new rules governing the appearance and upkeep of property and prohibitions against litter.
    The new rules, which will require at least one more council approval before taking effect, will basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county.

  • YouthBuild wins state litter awards

    With Lancaster County struggling this year to keep roadsides clear of rubbish after losing its state-prison labor, YouthBuild has been one of many groups stepping up to keep Lancaster clean.
    The nonprofit has committed so much time to the effort that it has received two awards from the S.C. Department of Transportation. YouthBuild received the regional award and was named Group of the Year for the third straight year at the Adopt-A-Highway Program’s 30th-annual awards celebration last month.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) participated in the Charlotte Flights Invitational on May 5 at UNC Charlotte.

    The CPTC took 37 of the 42 athletes for 2018 and they competed against 1,000 athletes.

    This event was a developmental meet with AAU and USAT&F members competing together.

    The meet is a good indication of the talent we have on the team when the athletes do well at this track meet.

    Athletes had to place in the top six to receive an award and below are the winners.

  • ‘Wild Bill,’ ‘Big Show’ highlight Saturday night LMS racing action

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action with two highlights of the night Saturday evening.

    One track attraction is “Wild Bill” Knight and the other is Kenneth Deese, “The Big Show.”

    In the SECA Crate Sportsman Division, Knight has dominated the competition the past three races with three straight checkers.

    The rule has been the same for numerous years at LMS. If a driver wins three races in a row in any division, then the following race the driver has to start in the rear of the field.

  • Host of swimmers keyed Piranhas win

    The Lancaster County Piranhas opened the 2018 summer swim season with a home win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC Piranhas, in the win over the LW Gators, were led by Fletcher Armbrust, Isabella Ihm, Reece Walker, Nathan Reid, Devan R. Gelpke, Dabney Trimnal, Isabella Thorpe, Ryder Lucas and Bristol Glenn with three wins each.

    Matt Prete, Richard Gardner, Emmie Grace Johnson, Olivia Thorpe and Ashton Cutts each had two wins for the Piranhas.