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Today's News

  • Growing up sure is lots of fun

    Me and Billy Pipkins were lucky. We managed to make it back behind friendly lines unscathed after a fierce battle with a German infantry division encamped over in the Red Hills.When it comes to espionage, timing is everything.Speaking of timing, it was after five o’clock and we had to get home for supper.We marched passed Charlie Cook’s house and the Wilson Brothers Bus Lines garage in formation and made our way toward the railroad crossing on Market Street.Good thing I found these genuine U.S.

  • Teen gets 11 years in 2006 shooting death

    WINNSBORO – A Lancaster man received 11 years in prison for a 2006 shooting death on Thursday.

    Michael Jerome Funderburk, 19, was sentenced by Judge J.C. Nicholson to voluntary manslaughter, a lesser charge of murder, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said.

    Funderburk was charged with murder in the shooting death of Elandro Stradford, 19. Stradford was shot on a path behind the Lancaster Creamery on Memorial Park Road on Nov. 11, 2006.

  • McCantses enjoy Ben Snipes rodeo

    The Ben Snipes rodeo was wonderful again. I couldn’t believe it when we saw cowboys from Lancaster who looked like they weighed 100 pounds climb on a bull and ride.

    Billy Dale loved it. We all had a great time. He still likes the cowgirls.

    The food is great and so is the entertainment.

    You missed it if you didn’t go. I encourage you all to go the next rodeo Ben brings to Lancaster.

    Thanks again, Susan and Ben.

    Myra and Billy Dale

    McCants

    Lancaster

  • A prayer for fighting men, women

    God bless our fighting men and women as they fight a war we must win.

    Bless their families as they endure time away from their loved ones. Help them defeat the enemy and return home to their loved ones.

    God bless all the families of our brave men and women who have given their lives for this country, past and present.

    To all our veterans, we thank you. God bless you all and God bless America – she will not fall.

    Carl M. Miles

    Lancaster

  • 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.