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Today's News

  • SPEND $20 ON 20th

    Based on the success of last year’s experiment, The Lancaster News is again offering its $20 on the 20th promotion.

    For $20, local businesses are running ads in the Wednesday, Jan. 20 edition of the newspaper promoting specials that cost $20 or less.

    The promotion benefits small businesses that cannot afford to advertise often. Newspaper staffers hope it will create goodwill with advertisers and help the local economy.

  • Events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

    Events are slated for today and Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ideals he fought for.

    The events include:

    • A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at 4 p.m. today at First Washington Baptist Church, 1300 W. Meeting St. Guest speaker is Bennie Webb. For details, call (803) 804-1076. The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP is the sponsor.

  • Council honors Soccer All-Stars

    It was a good day to be an All-Star on Jan. 4.

    That’s when County Council honored several young people from the county’s Parks and Recreation Soccer Mite All-Stars. The team, which recently competed in the state championships in the 11- to 12-year-old bracket, are the 2009 Mite soccer state champions.

    Council Chairman Rudy Carter congratulated the team and presented a special proclamation to the young athletes.

    “This is what I like to do,” Carter said. “I like to brag on our young people.”

  • I will cry when our gas bill gets here

    Somehow during middle of the night, that blanket at the foot of the bed got pulled up snug around my shoulders.

    I felt all comfy and cozy until my feet touched the bare oak floor.

    Bless Pete, it’s cold.

    As I navigated toward the kitchen to flip on the coffee pot, my better half stirred.

    “Turn the heat up,” she said. “We have a baby in the house.”

    You know, I seriously doubt if that child was as frosty as great-grandmama.

  • National Do Nothing Day is in a league of its own

    On Thanksgiving, we celebrate with turkey and pumpkin pies. The center of Christmas is the birth of a savior. Valentine’s Day is sweetened by chocolate and overly-sentimental cards.

    Mother’s Day is flowers, treating mom to lunch and a little extra pampering.

    Veterans Day is filled with parades to honor our servicemen and service women for their sacrifice.

    We even know what we’re supposed to do on Earth Day, World AIDS Day and Arbor Day.

    However, there’s one holiday, or technically, an un-holiday, that has me bamboozled.

  • Man found hurt in parking lot; another man faces charges

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found an injured man in the parking lot of the Wash Tub on Great Falls Highway early Wednesday.

    James Blake Rivers, of 2511 Charlotte Highway, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school.

  • AmeriCorps members to help with lunch at MLK Jr. event

    HEATH SPRINGS – As the nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Lancaster County School District BEST AmeriCorps members will answer  King’s call to community service.

    AmeriCorps members will help make and serve lunch at Mount Carmel AME Zion Church in Heath Springs.

     Volunteers will report to the church at 11 a.m. The church will have an MLK Day program starting at noon. Lunch will be served following the program.

  • Warriors start strong in region

    McBEE A year ago an early-season Conference III-A basketball clash with McBee included a fight which led to probation and a ban on the Warriors’ hopes for a playoff bid.

    On Saturday, the Warriors, their probation behind them, took another step to enhance their postseason hoops hopes in a 57-50 win over McBee at the MHS gym.

    Indian Land’s seven point win gave the Warriors a sweep of the league twin bill.

    The Lady Warriors, in quest of  a second straight region title,  rolled to a 69-40 over the Lady Panthers’ in the opener.

  • Stewart's hoop lifts LHS

    Lancaster High School boys basketball coach Ricardo Priester has often stressed this season the importance of each player’s role being vital in the Bruins’ 12-3 season.

    Priester’s concept was never truer Monday night when LHS 6-3 senior center Nehemiah Stewart nailed a 10-foot baseline jumper to lift the 10th-ranked Bruins to a 56-54 road win over South Pointe in the LHS region opener.

    The Bruins’ two-point win gave LHS a split after the Lady Bruins dropped a 68-48 loss in the varsity opener.

  • Report: Man, 21, shoots his father in dispute

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man is charged with shooting his father after an argument at their Hoke Road home late Thursday night.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Andrew Cairnes, 21, of 3750 Hoke Road, with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to an incident report, deputies responding to the home found Cairnes and his mother, Teresa, on the front porch. Cairnes told deputies that he has shot his father, the report said.