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Today's News

  • Baker wins, captures Young Guns title

     

      

     

  • McGuinness, Beavers lead Lancers in 7-2 win

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team rolled to a 7-2 road win over the Oxford (Ga.) College Lady Eagles on Saturday.

    The Lancers came out strong in the first half, scoring the first three goals. With less than five minutes remaining, the Eagles finally found the net ending the half with a 3-1 USCL lead.

  • Dennis Randall Sutton, 67

     

    Dennis Randall Sutton, 67

    Dennis Randall Sutton, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.  

    He was the son of the late William Conley Sutton and Ruth Naomi Wallace Sutton.

  • Armed robber fires shot inside store

    A convenience store in the Lancaster city limits was robbed by a lone gunman early Monday afternoon.

    A cashier at Midway Grocery, 426 W. Meeting St., (at the intersection of North Wylie and Meeting streets) was robbed at gunpoint about 2 p.m. Monday, said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard. 

    Howard, who was at the scene, said the robber fired a shot inside the business, but the cashier was not hurt. It is not known if any customers were inside the business.  

  • Meet your Neighbor – Becky Harper

    Name: Becky Harper

    Age: 44

    Address: West Doc Garris Road

    Family: Husband, Tim, 45; a son, Joshua Rhyner, 21, a stepdaughter, Meg, 20, and a stepson, Richie, 18 

    Pets: A rat terrier, Abby; a Chesapeake Bay retriever, Hercules, and a quarter horse, Ruby

    Job: Stylist at Mane Street Hair Designers

    Church: Second Baptist Church

  • Tying the threads together

    American diarist and suffragette Ellen Birdseye Wheaton one wrote, “All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.”

    Van Wyck seamstress Janie Straight knows that truth first hand.

    A self-professed former hippie in 1970s California who has worked as a waitress, journalist, typesetter and sign painter (to name a few), Straight, 56, left the chaotic world of Los Angeles and settled in South Carolina with husband, Dennis, 16 years ago.

  • Aunt Bess's buttons get me through

    Times are pretty lean for a lot of folks right now.    

    I hate to paint a bad picture, but they’re gonna get tougher before we see a turnaround. 

    The stock market is moving like a roller coaster again. 

    Some of us older folks have been on this ride before.

    We have leadership in Washington, D.C., that is capable of giving folks a leg up, but there are others who condemn them for helping the hurting.

  • Hospital receives coveted award

    It was a matter of life and death, so Doug Arbour put his money where his mouth is. 

    Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital, awoke several times in the early-morning hours of May 17 with what he thought was indigestion.

    He got up to take some antacids, but that didn’t help. The pressure in his chest and “crunching feeling” was something he had never experienced before. So his wife rushed him to Springs Memorial. 

  • Student faces multiple charges

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker Middle School student allegedly caught with a handgun at school Thursday is facing a total of three charges.

    A Lancaster County School District safety official said a physical education coach reportedly caught the 8th-grader with the 9mm handgun in a locker room bathroom stall while checking up on students.

    The coach had grown suspicious after seeing another student "briskly" walking away from the area.

  • Fenced in but not safe

    Tears welled in Julie Dunn’s eyes as she recounted the day her horse, Pretty Girl, was shot and killed.

    After discovering the 25-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse shot in a field on her land last month, Dunn has been on a mission to revise the county’s laws regarding recreational shooting near homes. She passionately pleaded with Lancaster County Council at its Sept. 12 meeting.