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Today's News

  • 11th Running for Ryan Saturday

    The 11th annual Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet, a highlight of the county track season, is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The Running for Ryan meet also serves as an event to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome.

    The meet is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Sports Talk: These 3 guys enjoyed life

    Holy week has been a challenge with the death of three longtime friends.

    The trio includes David McIsaac, Phillip “Corky” Holliday and Robert Gardner.

    Can’t quite recall when I saw each of them last, but they were good guys in their own way.

    Like us all, they had their share of flaws, but at the end of the day, it was fun to be around each man.

  • Column: Congressional hopefuls need to detail plans for Medicare

    With 15 candidates competing for votes, things are heating up in the special election to fill Mick Mulvaney’s seat in the 5th Congressional District.
    On behalf of our 81,000 members in the 5th District, AARP South Carolina wants to know where these candidates stand on protecting Medicare for the future and their specific position on “premium support” (a.k.a. Medicare vouchers).
    So what are Medicare vouchers?

  • Column: Today we celebrate most amazing event in history

    As we look around the world this Easter Sunday, we see the realities of violence, disease and famine, of graphic horrors in places like Syria and Egypt.
    With all this suffering, it is a fitting moment to ask a well-worn question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
    My attempt at an answer would be to examine the word “good.” It’s an extremely relative term. I can look around and find persons with whom I can compare myself, and I can reach the conclusion that compared to them, I am pretty good.

  • Crazy Critters

    A not-so-long-lasting silence fell across the room April 7 as Discovery School students waited to see which animals were in the covered cages.

    Students gasped at the legless lizard. They giggled when a cockatoo started swaying. And their eyes widened when a coati climbed up Conservation Educator Khoreen Vetter’s leg.

  • Elgin barbecue runs like Ford assembly line

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Was this a volunteer firefighters' barbecue, a community social, a family reunion or a fellowship dinner? It was all of the above.
    I was fortunate enough to be asked to help the Elgin Fire Department with its big barbecue on March 16-17.

  • First Steps sets $24K goal for Give Local

    First Steps of Lancaster hopes to raise $24,000 through the upcoming Give Local Lancaster campaign.
    And while that’s a lofty goal, it is attainable, said First Steps volunteer Fred Witherspoon.
    “All across America, you have agencies taking part in these campaigns,” Witherspoon said. “We just plug into it.”
    First Steps is one of 41 local organizations that will participate in Give Local Lancaster on May 2.

  • Jackson descendant brings ‘Old Hickory’ to life

    Andrew Jackson VI recalled Thursday evening a story he believed as a child of his direct ancestor and former U.S. president who shares his same name.
    Jackson VI – a known descendant of Andrew Jackson Jr., who was the adopted son of President Andrew and Rachel Jackson – shared the story of his ancestors “infamous duel” with Charles Dickinson, leaving Jackson with a bullet permanently in his chest.
    “It was years before I knew my grandfather did not kill the man who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol,’” he said.

  • Operation Fall Harvest holdout arrested

    One of a handful of suspects still sought in connection to a major drug operation in 2016 was arrested last week in Kershaw.
    Daniel Ali Thompson, 31, of Kershaw, was arrested Monday on multiple drug charges stemming from Operation Fall Harvest, last October’s massive drug round-up which led to 135 charges against 70 people.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said there are always a few suspects who can’t be located during big operations like Operation Fall Harvest.

  • Fort Mill man arrested for pizza delivery robbery

    A cell phone seized in the arrest of a Fort Mill robbery suspect has tied him to the robbery of a Lancaster Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver in November.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said as a result of the seizure, sheriff’s office investigators obtained warrants charging Eric Neal Patton, 32, of Fort Mill, with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.