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Today's News

  • Thank you, Sgt. Thompson

    My Army battalion was on a required yearly field training exercise. The full moon gave off enough light that I could clearly identify soldiers moving in the cold windy Oklahoma night. Personally, I wasn’t very thrilled to be there at all. It was hard to leave the comfort of a warm home and go out and play soldier.

  • Optimistic about future of America

    Richard Eckstrom is comptroller general of South Carolina.

  • Harvery Stewart did things right

    On a recent visit to Gaffney’s Reservation, I told my son, Jackson, this was my first visit to this Gaffney High football field.
    He asked me about the old Reservation, Gaffney’s former football field. Of course, I told him about the famed “Gaffney tunnel,” the passage through the old stadium to the field. I experienced the tunnel as a player and fan.
    “One thing you wanted to do was make sure you had your helmets on tight when you ran through the tunnel,” I told him.

  • Your dog did not have to die

    I watched your dog die today. The one you brought home as a puppy, so cute, so cuddly. The one you vowed to care for and love and nurture.
    Your dog died today. The one whose mind was a clean slate, waiting for you to write the words that would help him live his life as a good dog.
    Your dog died today. The one you could not bring yourself to bother with; the one you put out in the yard and ignored.

  • Changes coming to county offices

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The shuffle continues for several offices at the county’s administration building.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously to approve changes to an office relocation plan inside the building, which is located along Main Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • Ornament unveiling

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A few years ago, Mona Grey and her husband, Keith, had a minor accident at their house during the holiday season.
    Their Christmas tree fell over, which broke all of the ornaments except the ones that depict historical Lancaster County buildings.
    Grey said that moment let her know for sure those ornaments were something special and that she’d always be a fan.

  • Free shopping day for those in need

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Saturday will be all about free clothing along with a few words of encouragement.
    That’s the day for the Closet Ministry’s second annual Free Shopping Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster.
    The regional clothing bank ministry will provide toys, coats, other clothing and household items for local families in need.
    Everything available Saturday will be free, said organizer Catherine Horton.

  • AJ High student injured in crash

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. on New Hope Road about 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.

  • Nationwide emergency alert system test today

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
    The nationwide test will be at 2 p.m. today and could last up to three and a half minutes.
    The public will hear a message, “This is a test,” on radio, television and cable.

  • Gym owner charged with kidnapping, assault

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster gym owner has been charged for allegedly locking a customer in his office and assaulting him over an outstanding bill.
    Anytime Fitness owner William Edward Haughey, 56, of 504 N. Woodland Drive, was charged Oct. 31, with kidnapping and third-degree assault and battery.
    A traffic stop two days later also led to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.