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Today's News

  • USC has plenty to crow about

    2011 has passed, but University of South Carolina Gamecocks fans will long savor it for the sweet memories.
    OK, some did spill over into 2012, which USC backers won’t moan about because it was a grand start to the new year.
    But 2011 was a watershed year with a flood of fond memories.
    Of course, the USC baseball team provided many thrills with its second straight national championship run.

  • Nieces adored Uncle Jerry

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Cami Steen’s first grandchild was born Jan. 11, 2012. While waiting the arrival of Braelyn Emanuel Mickle, Steen recalled an incident from her childhood when she and her two sisters stayed with grandparents in Durham, N.C., when their fourth sister was about to enter the world. It was Jerry Honeycutt, their beloved uncle, who drove the three young siblings to Durham. Steen wrote this article about her favorite uncle when she was a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Community rallies to support children

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project, I would like to thank the community for your outpouring of support to the children of our county during the holiday season.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children who are in foster care or who are under the supervision of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services.

  • Bicycle wheel turns full circle

    I’ve often heard the expression that folks should be careful when pointing fingers of blame at someone else. When we do, three fingers are pointing back at us.

    I ain’t taking the heat for the financial trouble of Sears and Kmart.

    In late December, they announced plans to padlock 80 stores in the United States.

    The blame for this should be firmly placed on the shoulders of greedy executives who were looking into a fishbowl instead of a crystal ball down at the carnival.

  • Learning by doing

    On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, students who pass by Room 412 at Lancaster High School Career Center can count on one thing – a chorus of blow dryers will be singing out.

    The 20 members of Jan Williamson’s senior cosmetology class won’t be talking to each other much and Williamson won’t be lecturing them from an adjacent classroom.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Ron Plyler

    Name: Ron Plyler

    Age: 69

    Address: Old Dixie Road

    Family: Elaine, Charlene, Cory and Haleigh

    Pets: Four cats, Skittles, Seymour, Rufus and Garfield, and a dog, Miley

    Job: Driver for Lancaster County Council on Aging

    Church: Pleasant Dale Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Anything outdoors

  • Community responds to CNN

    It’s soon to be the rally cry heard round the county – “We are Lancaster!”
    Only hours after an article about Lancaster appeared Thursday as the lead story on CNN.com, residents and business owners alike began expressing concerns about how it could negatively impact the community.

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Ready to come home

    The call comes in loud and clear, as if Chief Petty Officer Derric Hinson is talking from the next room.
    In fact, Hinson, a Naval Reservist and Lancaster resident, is more than 7,000 miles away, finishing up the last month of his deployment at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. It’s been a long stretch, almost 10 months, and Hinson said he’s ready to return home.

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.