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Today's News

  • Republicans are also using scare tactics

    It’s interesting to note that in the July 31 edition of this paper, Sandy McGarry’s column, “President using fear mongering to address debt ceiling,” accuses President Barack Obama and other Democrats of using scare tactics on the public. I find this ironic since the Republicans had no qualms about using these same kind of tactics during the 2010 elections.
    Hopefully, by the time this letter sees print, the debt ceiling will have been raised or extended and much of this letter may be rendered moot.

  • Realignment makes impact

     

       

    The S.C High School’s realignment plan for 2012-14 will have an impact on all county schools, with Lancaster High School seeing a major change in its region membership.

  • Celebrating teachers

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County School District welcomed its teachers back to school Tuesday with its annual Celebration of Great Teaching event.
    The event, held at the Lancaster High School auditorium, drew hundreds of teachers from the district’s 19 schools and gave the district a chance to honor those who make its mission of “Putting Our Children First” possible.
    To kick off the celebration, Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore welcomed teachers back to work.

  • Shoppers take advantage of tax-free sales

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Fewer buggies were available. Additional store clerks manned the check-out counters and a lot more shoppers than normal filled the shopping aisles.
    This was the scene as Lancaster County residents, like others throughout the Carolinas, desccended on local stores to take advantage of last weekend’s tax-free holiday, which ran Friday through Sunday.

  • Cars damaged in gas mix-up at Murphy’s

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It was Friday, about 7:30 p.m., when Greg Bowers got the call.
    Dozens of cars were suddenly stalling moments after their drivers had filled up a little after 5 p.m. at Murphy’s Express, a gas station located along S.C. 9 Bypass. Some never made it past the pumps, while others had sputtered at different spots along the road.

  • Pet horse shot to death in its own pasture

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    When Robbie Dunn first built his ranch on a stretch of land off Old Church Road more than a dozen years ago, it was supposed to be a sanctuary for his family and their five horses.
    Nestled near Andrew Jackson State Park, the 10-acre site was meant to be a safe place for his parents to live and for their various horses to roam.
    But Dunn said those dreams were shattered Saturday when he found one of their beloved horses shot to death in a field on his land.

  • Baker cruises to fourth straight win

     

    Brandy Baker captured his fourth straight win in the Super Street race to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The Super Street front row featured heat winners Jody Bigham and Andy Blackwood, a returning track veteran.

  • Four arrested in cocaine investigation

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Four men were arrested last week after a drug investigation uncovered illegal drugs at a local bar.
    The arrests were made Aug. 4, as the Lancaster County Drug Task Force was conducting an investigation at Good Time Charlie’s, a bar located on West Meeting Street in Lancaster, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Hot days give way to cold dreams

    Me and Billy Pipkins stopped what we were doing to get a swallow of drinking water from the old hose pipe in the back yard. 

    We made sure to let it run a little before taking a sip and cooling off our faces. Boy is it hot! 

    Our toy guns, which we placed on an old box before stopping by the watering hole, were just too hot to handle. 

    Since it was too hot to play cowboys, we decided to mosey around for a while.

  • Rain impacts scrimmages