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Today's News

  • Two convenience stores robbed

    The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff's Office are each investigating convenience store robberies.

    According to the police department, three men went into Midway Grocery on West Meeting Street and stole money at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Monday.

    The clerk told police that she gave the men money from the register, according to an incident report. She said she saw the men at the counter and then one of them knocked on the office door. Another employee came out of the office and the men ran out of the store.

  • New year, new baby

    When Tornita Adams went into labor about 5:30 p.m. Friday, she was hoping for a New Year’s Day baby.

    But Zantwan Marqual Adams had something else in mind. He decided to wait until the next day. And this time, he got his way.

    Zantwan, the newborn son of Adams and Charles Mobley 

    made his grand entrance at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Springs Memorial Hospital. Tornita was due Jan. 12.

    Zantwan is not only Lancaster County’s first baby of 2010, he is also the first county birth in a new decade.

  • A buz of employment here: Ain’t North Carolina lucky?

    Despite reports that Lancaster County’s unemployment rate was cresting toward 20 percent, the swarms of construction crews along Plantation and Gillsbrook roads would indicate a robust local economy.

    Construction of the Founders Federal Credit Union and rebuilding of our historic courthouse seemed to be just the employment hope and revenue generators this community so direly needed.

  • Family grateful for Hospice of Lancaster

    Our family’s journey with Hospice of Lancaster began when Bill Coble left White Oak Manor Nursing Home on March 26, 2009. We were told he had about six months to live. He was suffering from COPD, emphysema, early Alzheimer’s and other health issues.

  • Make sure you are included in census

    The 2010 Census count got its official kickoff for the local area yesterday in Rock Hill. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with several officials, including U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5. The Rock Hill office is the district’s base for 11 South Carolina counties, including Lancaster.

    The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be taken every 10 years. While there has always been a big effort to get to get an accurate census count, there is a major effort to make sure everyone is accounted for in the 2010 count.

  • Bruins club Cougars

    Lancaster High capped non-region basketball play with a split with York in a make-up game Saturday afternoon in the Cougars' gym.

    The 11-3 LHS boys notched a 68-55 win, but the Lady Bruins dropped a 66-51 setback in the varsity opener.

    The games were slated for Dec. 18, but hazardous road conditions that night moved the twin bill to Saturday.

    The LHS boys, fresh off a third straight overtime win the night prior in the Bruins' gym, used a balanced attack to notch the 13-point win.

  • Eatery offers oven-baked pizzas

    INDIAN LAND – The name of Indian Land’s first brick-oven pizza restaurant means “friends” in Italian, which is fitting since its owners are childhood pals.

    Rob Ross and Jimmy Warner opened Amici Italian Lovin’ Oven in September to offer the area something unique.

    The restaurant is located next to Carolina Bistro, which is also run by the pair. The restaurants share kitchen space and staff to reduce overhead costs.

    “It’s a friendly, fun, family place,” said Gloria Ross, Rob’s wife and daytime manager.

  • Parents deserve more educational choices

    Great schools are not just an economic necessity for our state; they are a fundamental right for the children living in South Carolina.

    In the last decade, countless well-intended policies for school improvement have been discussed and adopted by state lawmakers and local school boards alike.

    The results have been uniformly disappointing.

  • Give the gift of a lifetime

    “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk” was once the rallying cry for an army of young people campaigning to curb impaired driving among their peers.

    In it lies a simple proposition: that friends have a special responsibility to keep each other safe and alive. And it worked.

    From the early 1980s to the mid-’90, alcohol-related crash deaths among youth plummeted by 60 percent.

    Thousands and thousands of lives saved through the selfless act of speaking up to protect another.

  • Who is the oldest person living in South Carolina?

    Question:  My grandmother will be turning 106 years old later this month. While planning how we would celebrate this event, my sister asked if I thought our grandmother was the oldest person in South Carolina.

    I did some research on the Internet and was not able to find out who the oldest living person in South Carolina is. 

    Does the Office on Aging keep up with this information and, if so, do you recognize this milestone in some way?