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Today's News

  • Smith's still impact player

    As painful as it is for more reasons than the obvious, Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Travis Smith is hoping to make the most of his final football season.Problem is Smith, a four-year member of the Bruins’ squad, can only watch.Smith’s pain is twofold – emotional and physical.Three weeks ago, Smith’s final season came to a sudden halt in the Bruins’ Rock Hill jamboree clash with Class A foe Great Falls.Smith, playing nose guard late in the second period, found himself free for an instant after co

  • Woman gives husband car she wins in contest

    The fresh cherry red paint drew extra attention to a car that already stood out in a crowd.

    When Glenda and Jeff Cauthen started up the new Toyota Prius for the first time, the engine was so quiet, they didn't realize it was running.

    Jeff Cauthen still can't believe the vehicle is his.

    The Cauthens, who live in the Antioch community, are the recipients of a 2008 four-door Prius Hybrid. Glenda Cauthen won the car in a nationwide sweepstakes sponsored by Fetzer Vineyards winery.

  • Mine for gems at annual festival in Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – The community of Van Wyck will be dishing out lots of Southern hospitality Saturday at the annual Celebrate Van Wyck Festival.

    Olympic champion Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and graduate of Indian Land High School, is expected to make a quick visit home sometime during the festival, said resident Betty Broome.

    Crawford, 30, won the silver medal in the 200-meter race in the Olympic Games in Beijing this year. He won two medals, including the gold medal in the 200-meter race, in the 2004 games.

  • Lancaster cross country team tops IL

    The Lancaster High School cross country team split a home meet with county foe Indian Land on Tuesday.The Bruins won the boys’ meet with an 18-45 score.Wylie Penegar led the LHS runners with a 16:52 effort. Drew Burn was second, running a 17:03. Graham Taylor was fourth overall with a 19:11. Jordan Caroway, 19:13, and Grayson Snipes, 19:35, and Peyton Brumfield, 19:35, rounded out the top LHS finishers.“I was definitely pleased with the performance of our runners overall,” LHS coach Josh Pauling said.

  • Dixie Board honors AAA stars

    FORT LAWN – The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball sponsors dinner featured a salute to the program’s elite AAA all-stars Wednesday night at the Catawba Fish Camp.The AAA stars, ages 9-10, captured the program’s first Dixie Youth state championship in 27 years in July when the team defeated tournament host Hartsville twice to advance to the World Series in LaGrange, Ga.“This team had a lot of fight and heart,” said Lancaster Dixie Baseball chairman David Hance.

  • Toal: Security is not an option for courts

    The state's top judge characterizes the burning of the Lancaster County Courthouse as a "criminal invasion" and "lawlessness."

    S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal met with Lancaster County officials Thursday to review security measures at county government buildings in the wake of two fires set by an arsonist at the historic courthouse and the nearby 6th Circuit Solicitor's office last month.

  • Great Falls Republic Mill 2 getting litigious

    We don’t think anybody could have been surprised the town of Great Falls has gone to court to stop the sale of the Republic Mill No. 2. eeBut even we are scratching our heads a little at some of the turns the issue has taken up to this point.

    Great Falls Town Attorney Brian Grier pulled out of the issue, citing the fact that a senior partner in his law firm, Milton Hamilton, has represented the Chester County Forfeited Land Commission for years, including the matter of the sale of the mill to a Virginia man.

  • Support Pringle in effort to help the homeless

    Over the summer there has been plenty of talk about new developments, both residential and industrial. A big thanks of appreciation is due to city and county councils for their strong leadership efforts and progress.

    I am sure that both councils are on edge and very stressed because of the atrocious act of the courthouse burning. But our leaders must continue to lead on because there are other issues to be dealt with. One is the homeless situation. James Pringle has a plan that he wants to implement that will assist those who have fallen upon hard times.

  • Time to find alternatives for courthouse

    The Russians didn’t just invade Georgia – they cruised on up the interstate and seemed to have settled in Lancaster.

    After the terrible courthouse fire and troubling solicitor’s office blaze we read in The Lancaster News about SLED agents sniffing around trying to get people to inform on their neighbors and Steve Willis trying to get $12,000 so his mother might think about turning him in for the crime.

    But the important question that seems to have been brush-broomed away is the original issue of a new courthouse.

  • Pelham makes second bid for school board seat

    The race is on for the Lancaster County school board District 4 seat, as the Rev. AnThony Pelham places a second bid on the spot held for two terms by University of South Carolina at Lancaster professor Peter Barry.

    Pelham, 39, has been pastoring at Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church for nine years. He said a desire to see the school system improve is what has motivated him to run for the seat a second time.