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Today's News

  • Convincing work of the Holy Spirit

    During his final meeting with his apostles, Jesus explained the future ministry of the Holy Spirit to the world of unsaved people (see John 16:8-11). He predicted that the Holy Spirit would reprove the world concerning three things: sin, righteousness, and judgment.

    In the New Testament the word “reprove” to convince, convict, or rebuke someone about the wrongness of his actions or attitudes. John the Baptist reproved the Roman ruler Herod for marrying Herodias, his half-brother Philip’s wife.

  • If audit finds nothing, county should apologize

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC) is one of the most productive such operations in the state, with a long history of bringing business organizations to Lancaster County.

    Red Ventures, Nutramax, Fancy Pokkets, Keer America – the list goes on and on with hundreds of millions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs brought into Lancaster County by this organization. One would think that Lancaster County Council would be appreciative of the work of this organization. Unfortunately, such is not the case.

  • Ignored Senate bill would be a good start

    This year our Legislature met from January to July, extending session beyond even the normal allowance in years past. During that time, 1,336 bills were filed between the House and Senate. Of those, 131 were passed by lawmakers.

  • The Abbeville case – key to S.C.’s future

    There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?

  • LSS to host Smokehouse 25 Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the Smokehouse 25 on Saturday, Aug. 1.
    Headlining the night will be the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000 to win with a $100 entry, 12 or less cars $150 start, 13 or more cars $200 to start.
    Some of the Carolinas top SECA Crate Late Model drivers will compete for the $2,000 payday.
    For the 2015 racing season, the SECA Crate Late Model winners list is Steve Banal with two wins; Timbo Mangum, two; Brandy Baker, two; Benji Knight, one and Trent Ivey, one.

  • Warriors to wear Panthers’ jerseys

    The Indian Land Warriors have been honored by the NFL Carolina Panthers.
    The Warriors’ football team, which opens practice today, July 31, is a recipient of the Panthers’ High School Uniform Grant.
    “We are honored to be able to provide you with 53 blue practice jerseys worn by Carolina Panthers,” said Peter Vacho, the Carolina Panthers military and outreach manager. “We are pleased to strengthen your already accomplished program.”

  • Football drills open today

    Lancaster County high school football teams will hit the field today, July 31 to tackle the challenge of the 2015 season.
    Camps at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster will get underway with drills on the first day of preseason high school football practice around the state.
    Opening drills are limited to light gear as the teams focus on conditioning.

    Lancaster High School

  • Teen reports sexual assault at motel

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the case of a Lancaster juvenile who said she was sexually assaulted while partying at a local hotel.
    According to the incident report, an official at Springs Memorial Hospital called police about 2:10 a.m. Monday July 27, to report they were treating the victim, who later told police the assault happened early Sunday, July 26, at the Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

  • Lawmakers approve $200,000 earmark for ‘paper’ project

    S.C. lawmakers for years have bypassed the normal budget process by quietly slipping in earmarks for thousands – and sometimes millions – of tax dollars for their favorite organizations.

    But in rejecting Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a $200,000 earmark sponsored by Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Beaufort and a member of the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee, the General Assembly recently went a step further: It approved spending taxpayer money for a nonprofit housing development that has existed for years only on paper.

  • County to host consortium

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Local residents, public officials and service agencies will all have the chance to weigh in on local housing needs at an upcoming public forum about a federal housing grant program.

    Representatives from the Lancaster County HOME Consortium will hold several public meetings across a four-county area, including one at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in Lancaster City Council chambers, 216 S. Catawba St.