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Today's News

  • Help make 'Think Lancaster First' work

    It’s one of those slap your forehead moments followed by a “Duh.” Barbara Wrape, co-owner of Annette’s Hallmark House, has heard it before. Lancaster shoppers will buy an item in Rock Hill or Charlotte that is available right here in Lancaster.

    “Sometimes people need to be reminded of what we have here,” Wrape said.

  • Duo facing elite foes

    Lancaster and Indian Land will be battling the elite in their respective classes this week in high school football play.

    The Bruins and Warriors will each be taking on top teams who a year ago played for state titles.

    Lancaster and Indian Land will each be at home in these key games.

    The Bruins host Northwestern, while Indian Land will face Central in arguably the biggest football game at IL’s Reservation in a number of years.

    Andrew Jackson, coming off a road win, will be at home to face Cheraw in hopes of a happy AJ homecoming.

  • Put the genie back in the bottle

    Looking back, if I had a brownie for every time I have uttered “if I could live my life over, I wouldn’t make the same mistakes” phrase, I could pick the penny counter clean inside Mr. Dunn’s place.

    Yes sir, we’ve all said it plenty of times. But in reality, if we could live it over again, we’d surely make some of the same errors and surely wished we hadn’t.

    Now think about this; you’re standing on a sandy beach and a bottle washes ashore beneath your bare feet.

  • Football fans put Lancaster first

    The Chamber of Commerce is getting all revved up with its “Think Lancaster First” campaign.

    Shucks, that's nothing new. Most folks around here always figured our old town came first.

    In the late 1940s, down at the Roach Stewart Athletic Field behind Lancaster High School, it was real easy to put Lancaster first.

    Especially when a tough football team like the Chester Red Cyclone came to town.

    Local school kids were decked out in Hurricane Blue and toting sacks of steaming hot dogs from Mr. Lingles’ Arch Street stand.

  • Reluctant heroes

    KERSHAW – Ryan Phillips and Luke Pittman never got the sub sandwiches they were promised on Nov. 1, 2009, when they agreed to ride over into Kershaw County with Luke’s mom, Kelly Pittman, to pick up his younger sister, Grace, who was baby-sitting.

    Kelly’s sandwich bribe was pretty much forgotten about. But what the two boys – Life Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 74 – did that night hasn’t.

  • Sheriff, others remember dispatcher

    Law enforcement officials remember a late dispatcher as not only a good coworker, but a good friend as well.

    Jack Usher, 50, died Thursday after a sudden illness. He was an emergency 911 dispatcher at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Usher came to work for the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1981. In 1985, he left for four years and worked in loss prevention for Sears and Belk department stores before returning to the sheriff’s office in 1988. He worked as a deputy and then as a dispatcher after his return.

  • Junior Jackets swarm Andrew Jackson for 30-7 victory

     Staff Reports

  • Bruins blitz Bengals, 26-10

    The Lancaster Bruins, even with the coolest night of the season to date, showed they’re not ready for football hibernation.

    The Bruins, 3-3, were tough  bears, clawing the Blythewood Bengals, 26-10 on LHS homecoming 2010.

    The 16-point Lancaster win came after two tough home defeats, including a 17-14 overtime loss to Ridge View last week.

  • Friends of Del Webb Library win contest

    INDIAN LAND – Clare McConaughey has one word for the award her group of Indian Land library volunteers just won – amazing.

    McConaughey and her fellow volunteers from the used book shop at the Del Webb Library took the top prize in the WSOC-TV Nine Who Care Awards. Run by the Friends of the Del Webb Library, the book shop sells donated used books, at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2, to fund new book purchases at the library.

  • City firefighters epitomize brotherhood

    DUI checkpoints. Fatal car crashes. Traffic control at major college football games.

    Daren Jenkins’ job as a trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol is quite involved, requiring him to work odd hours and travel from county to county regularly.

    And when he finally takes off his trooper’s uniform, his work isn’t over.

    Jenkins, a Lancaster County native, also volunteers with the Lancaster Fire Department – an organization he’s been affiliated with since 1999.