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Today's News

  • Poetry comes alive

    He’s faced with no running water, fortress-like walls and dark windows that block the sunshine.
    He’s a prisoner who feels all of life’s joys and opportunities have been stripped away, yet he manages to stay positive. Through adversity, he finds himself and even discovers subtle joys amidst the pain.
    This is the scenario in “Who Understands Me But Me,” a Jimmy Santiago Baca poem recited by a Lancaster County high school student at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Passing through one more time

    In 2010, The Lancaster News published 164 issues. That’s a lot of your stories to tell.
    We said hello to Zantwan Adams, the county’s first baby, born Jan. 2.
    We lost Dr. Bill Duke, school board member Dr. Peter Barry, longtime business owner J.L. Knight, “Aunt Jo” Williams, former county councilman Gene Hudson, the Rev. N.J. Neely and countless others who made a difference.
    In looking back, choosing the top feature stories for the year was quite a task.

  • Next year, things will get better

    Some folks were saying that 1944 was gonna bring changes. For me, those changes got an early start.
    Dec. 25 had come and gone, but Mama decided to take down  the Christmas decorations before the old year ended.
    Now, this was as big deal at our house. We usually kept the tree up until New Year’s Day had passed.
    To be honest, the living room Christmas cedar had seen better days and was shedding all over the hardwood floor.
    When I carried it through the front door that Friday afternoon, more dried needles fell all over the front porch.

  • Domestic abuse serious problem in South Carolina

    Many women and children are in serious danger in a place where they should be safe and secure- within their own home.
    Domestic violence is a very serious problem in the state of South Carolina.
    Annually, more than 36,000 victims report a domestic incident to law enforcement agencies around the state.
    During the past 13 years, an average of 33 women have been killed each year by their intimate partner.
    In South Carolina, the term domestic violence refers to violence between a male and female who are married, or share a child in common.

  • 20-year police veteran to lead city department

    As an undercover drug officer, she interacted directly with narcotics dealers in some of the city’s most drug-infested areas. That job may not be highly celebrated, but it is one that can be quite dangerous.
    That’s how Harlean Howard got her start with the Lancaster Police Department 20 years ago. Since then, she’s moved through the ranks, assumed more and more responsibility and will now hold the highest title of all.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint Howard as the department’s next police chief.

  • Patrol to be out in force for holiday

    Listen up, New Year partiers. This is your fair warning: Find yourself a designated driver or stay home. Because if you drink and drive this weekend, there’s a good chance you’re going to cross paths with law enforcement officers.
    The campaign taking place this weekend is called Sober or Slammer and involves a range of law enforcement organizations focused on one goal – keeping drunk drivers off the road.

  • A look at the top 10 stories of 2010

    The Lancaster News, like many other newspapers, looks back at the top stories at the end of a year.
    Here are the stories that we put on our Top 10 list for 2010:
    (1) Mulvaney goes to Congress

  • Town targets sagging pants

    GREAT FALLS – Pull up your pants or be fined.
    That’s the gist of the ordinance Great Falls Town Council gave first reading approval to Dec. 20.
    Mayor Don Camp presented the ordinance to council.
    “This is primarily to stop what we see everyday on the street,” Camp said.
    “Great Falls Town Council recognizes that our young people are a product of their environments, and, therefore, it is important that the adults around them demonstrate qualities which best characterize Great Falls,” the ordinance said.

  • Fashion dream becomes a reality

    INDIAN LAND – Fashion is a dream job for many young women, but Annelise Manns is making it her reality.
    “You can’t hope for it, you have to force your foot in the door,” said Manns.
    That determination has paid off with two stints at New York City’s Fashion Week and a summer internship in New York City working for a fashion designer to help them launch a new line of women’s clothing.

  • Sheriff’s office probes Indian Land house fire

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire at a vacant home in Indian Land on Tuesday night.
    Authorities said firefighters from Indian Land, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Pleasant Valley and Waxhaw volunteer fire departments were dispatched about 9 p.m. to the home at 7156 Ander Vincent Road.
    The small wood-framed house, located about a mile down a dirt road off S.C. 75, was fully involved when firefighters arrived.