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Today's News

  • 1959 Blue Hurricanes state champs honored

    A week ago, clocks, as part of a fall ritual, were turned back an hour to end daylight saving time.

    On Friday, the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ football team stepped back in time, returning to its finest hour – the Class AA state championship season.

    The City of Lancaster and Lancaster High School honored the golden anniversary of the only LHS state championship football team with a celebration which began Friday afternoon and carried into the night.

  • 'Canes sweetest season

    The third time proved to be the charm for the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ football team.

    The old saying fits, but it took more than a stroke of luck to land this coveted state crown 50 years ago this month.

    In the fall of 1959, Lancaster’s biggest stories were the passing of Col. Elliott White Springs and the opening of the local branch of the University of South Carolina at the old Williams home, now the site of the Lancaster County library. That same year, the Lancaster High football team was making a strong run for state honors.

  • County selective in zoning enforcement

    In the “Who took the pizza signs?” article in the Oct. 21 edition of The Lancaster News, Steve Willis said “zoning officials issue warning notices first and if the sign is not removed, remove the sign,” in regard to signage zoning violations.

    Here is an example of Lancaster County enforcing its zoning ordinances. Why does Lancaster County choose to do this selectively? For more than two years, the county has refused to enforce its zoning ordinances on the concrete plants at the U.S. 521 light industrial park.

  • Lancaster is lucky to get two fire grants

    Two volunteer fire departments in Lancaster County recently received news to cheer about.

    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department and the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department each learned in October that they have been awarded grants from the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Grant Program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Each grant is substantial. The Indian Land department has been awarded nearly $1.7 million, while the Heath Springs department has been awarded $976,000.

  • Let scam artists know that legal voters in charge

    Thanks to all the people who wrote letters to the editor concerning the Lancaster County Council District 2 election. I agree 110 percent.

    The people behind this scam must think they are untouchable. Tampering with the voting process is a federal crime. I hope the folks in District 2 get out and vote and let this person or these people know that legal voters control this district.

    It is sad to think that whomever is in charge of this write-in campaign cannot accept the results of the primary. It is people like this who cause confusion when results do not go their way.

  • The focus on breast cancer awareness paying off

    Pink ribbons. Pink hair. T-shirts with slogans that say, “Fight like a girl.” NFL players wearing pink cleats. The icons are so familiar that you immediately you know they stand for breast cancer awareness.

    October is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    The focus is on breast cancer awareness. Early detection, healthy lifestyles and education have helped saved the lives of many women.

  • Absentee ballot issue is 'underhanded politics'

    I just read the story about a write-in campaign against Charlene McGriff for the Lancaster County Council District 2 seat. I cannot believe we are going through this same issue again with the numerous absentee ballot requests.

    Voters made their decision for McGriff in the Sept. 15 primary. This unofficial write-in with no name being disclosed is underhanded politics. Voters in District 2, I urge you to get out and vote on Nov. 3. This absentee ballot scam has got to stop. If it is not stopped, every election in District 2 could go through this process.

  • Seniors prevail in LHS powder puff game, 13-2

    The seniors took a 13-2 win over the juniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff game Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The LHS senior girls held a 7-2 lead before sealing the win as alert Almesha Catoe, on a wrong ball trick play, streaked 30 yards to secure the 11-point win.

    Courtney McCrorey’s 15-yard run and Atiya Byrd’s extra-point run gave the seniors a 7-0 edge.

  • Honor Flight a good way to say thanks

    His jacket collar was askew. I reached around his neck and fixed it. With my hands still on his collar I looked him in the eyes and said, “Thank you.”

    I wasn’t sure he understood. Dementia had made its claim on the 85-year-old World War II veteran. But there was a slight smile and he nodded his head.

  • Become foster parent for parents during holidays

    The Humane Society and Pet Finders have joined countless other rescue groups across the nation to host a Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays Month.

    Locally we’d just like to call it Home for the Holidays. It is a way to get people to foster pets for the holidays to give them the most precious of gifts, a chance at life.