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Today's News

  • Gunshot victim dies at hospital

    A Lancaster man died Saturday morning while being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered a few hours earlier.
    Police got a call around 3:20 a.m. Saturday about a shooting at 307 Rutledge St. When officers arrived, they found David Scott Brazzell, 41, who had been shot, said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.
    Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on scene to treat Brazzell, who was then taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, Howard said.

  • The good and bad of social networking

    We have become so dependent on social networking that functioning without it would be a real challenge – commercially and personally. We Facebook, Tweet and text almost nonstop. Social networking has so many positive attributes. It also has its bad side.
    If you read our July 10 edition of The Lancaster News, you saw some examples of the good and bad of social networking.

  • Team honors top swimmers

    Staff Reports
    Following the annual Aquatics meet, the Lancaster County team, Makos and Tigers, honored their top swimmers for the 2011 season.
    The Lancaster County swim team was split to have two teams this season.
    “We had a great season and we felt it was a great decision to split the teams and form two teams,” said Lancaster County Aquatics Director Midenna Anderson.
    The awards were presented at an ice cream party for both teams.
    Listed below are the MVP swimmers for each team in each age group.

  • 23 CPTC athletes qualify for National Junior Olympics

    Staff reports
    The Columbus Parker Track Club had 23 athletes to qualify for the National Junior Olympics at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on June 23-26.
    The CPTC, a Lancaster area youth track club, earned 34 medals in the competition.

  • Junior golfers visit Edgewater, Lancaster

    From release
    The Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golfers Association split up this week to play at two venues.
    The 18-hole players were at Edgewater Golf Course and the younger players were at their home course in Lancaster.

  • DNR rewarding boaters who are using life jackets

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    Summer is here and it’s time to get out on the water with family and friends, but safety is always the number one priority. S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement is reminding the public of the lifesaving value of wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) or what is commonly referred to as a life jacket.

  • Coupon-crazy

    These days, when Dale Walker goes shopping, you can count on there being a notebook full of manufacturer’s coupons open on the baby seat in the top of her shopping cart.

    “It’s all about saving money,” Walker said. “You’ll do anything you can to save money these days.”

    A rough economy has reversed a 14-year decline in coupon redemption in the United States.

  • We earn our war games stripes

    The last few days have been miserably hot. It kind of reminds me of when the U.S. Army came to town for a round of war games.

    America was getting a bit antsy with all the saber-rattling going on in Europe.

    Given the situation, somebody up and decided to call out our soldiers in the middle of a really hot summer for military maneuvers.

    You know, it takes two sides to argue, fight or have a war, even if it’s just playin’ war.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Mary Ida Lucas

    Name: Mary Ida Lucas

    Age: 102; I will be 103 on Aug. 7.

    Address: New Hope Road, Heath Springs

    Family: Husband, the late James Lloyd Lucas; four children, Arthur Lucas, Marian McNeely, Mary Powers and Edith Taylor; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 13 great great-grandchildren  

    Job: Retired, Springs Industries

    Church: Grace United Methodist Church

  • Faris resigns as ILHS principal

    Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris unexpectedly announced Thursday she is giving up her position at the end of the month, a position she has held five years.
    Faris’ announcement came in a resignation letter sent to faculty and staff Thursday, a little more than a month before students return to school Aug. 15.