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Today's News

  • Cook vying for House 44

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Kershaw attorney Bob Cook announced Tuesday he intends to join the race for the S.C. House District 44 seat now occupied by state Rep. James Neal.
    Neal, also a Kershaw native, announced earlier this month he will not seek re-election this year after 14 years in office.
    Cook, a Democrat, is the third candidate to announce a run for the seat.

  • Reclaiming the dream

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Local celebrations held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got off to an early start Monday, with the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast.
    The Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by the Rev. AnThony Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster.

  • Gold mine sets community-wide meeting Monday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The community will soon have a chance to ask questions and gain insight about the status of the Haile Gold Mine project in the southern part of the county.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a special meeting Monday at Kershaw’s Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. The corps is evaluating the gold mine’s potential environmental impact on the area.
    Monday’s meeting, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., is open to the public.

  • Would-be chicken thief behind bars

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     A Lancaster County man who got caught trying to steal meat from a grocery store is now in jail after fighting with store employees. Lewis Rodrigues Stevenson, 34, 121-D College St., Heath Springs, was charged Jan. 8 with shoplifting, third offense or more, three counts of assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

  • Bruins honor fall stars

    Lancaster High School fall sports standouts drew the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School fall sports awards night in the LHS auditorium last Wednesday night.

  • Early surge sparks Bruins' mat victory

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team used a fast start to post its first region win of the 2011-12 mat season.

    The Bruins, 10-5, bolted to a 40-4 lead on the way to the 46-34 Region III-AAAA win over Gaffney High School on LHS senior night on Friday night.

  • Winter weather can get finicky

    In 1972, Arlo Guthrie recorded a song about a nightly passenger train that travels the 934-mile stretch from Chicago to the Big Easy.

    I can’t recall all the lyrics of “The City of New Orleans,” but the chorus  makes reference to the train going “500 miles when the day is done.”

    You know, I can identify with that these days. I have to travel 500 miles to get to my granddaughter’s Maryland home.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Barbara Benton

     Name: Barbara Benton

    Age: 55

    Address: Denton Hill Road

    Family: Husband, Freddie, 46; a daughter, Jessica, and a grandson, Carson

    Pets: Four horses, Princess, MayBaby, Buford and Spirit; four cats, Marley, Slater, Smokey and Flame; and a miniature dachshund, Rascal 

  • Standing in the gap

    Most days, a labor and delivery nurse goes home smiling.

    “We get to share in the happiest days of people’s lives,” said Cathy Montgomery, who is the nurse manager for labor and delivery and newborn nursery at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    But there is a flip side to that happiness coin, when things go wrong and pure joy turns to unspeakable sorrow.

     Those are the days when infants are stillborn or die.

    “I always say we have the best job in the world or the worst,” Montgomery said.

  • County deputy arrested for burglary

    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy found himself on the other side of the law this week after he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday.
    The sheriff’s office began investigating the case after deputies were called to an unfinished home in the 10000 block of Lakeshore Drive about a theft of construction materials, according to a sheriff’s office press release.