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Today's News

  • Boy was I wrong about TEA party

    I attended the local TEA party tax protest Wednesday. I thought I had met some really warm, good-hearted people and even began some would-be long friendships.

    I watched a cable news channel, which supported my feeling that these were good people exercising their constitutional rights.

    But then I flipped over to CNN and MSNBC. Thankfully, they told me the “real truth” – that some of these people at the rally were dangerous. In fact, some of these people could have been opposed to abortion.

  • Police reports - April 17, 2009

    According to a Lancaster Police Department report:

    - One person was arrested after police responded to a disturbance at the apartments on Hubbard Drive on April 3.

    Akshar Amin, 18, 1395 Charlotte Highway, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Richard Watson, 19, 502 W. Pine St., Kershaw, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of beer under 21.

    The report said officers heard loud noise coming from the apartments, across from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Imagine if newspapers were invented today

    I can understand why newspapers are not viewed as trendy today. After all, they were really the iPods of 1690.

    But humor me, and consider this alternate history: Imagine if Gutenberg had invented a digital modem rather than a printing press, and that for centuries all of our information had come to us online.

    Further, imagine if we held a press conference announcing the invention of an intriguing new product called the “newspaper.”

    That press conference might go something like this:

  • Breaking NewsKershaw to hold special meeting tonight

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. tonight, April 16, at the Kershaw Recreation Center.

    New business on the meeting agenda includes the Town Hall design. A new Town Hall is under construction now.

    Council members also plan to discuss the town election.

    The town needs to hold a special election after the April 6 resignations of Tommy Baker as mayor, and his mother, Rose Marie Baker, and Jabo Sims as council members.

  • Car show to honor county veterans

    In August 2008, Palmetto Thunder cased its colors for the last time when the 178th Field Artillery Battalion was deactivated.

    Many of its members are now attached to different National Guard units across the state.

    But some of them who served their country during various military conflicts like Operation Iraqi Freedom are still around.

    So are other military veterans, including the county’s five World War II prisoners of war and four Gold Star mothers. 

  • Former Kershaw leaders still not talking about resignations

    KERSHAW – Kershaw officials still aren’t saying anything about why they resigned their posts on Monday.

    “I don’t care to make a comment,” said former mayor Tommy Baker on Thursday. He served the town for four years.

    His mother, Rose Marie Baker, also resigned her post as councilwoman, after serving eight years serving District 2. She’s also not talking.

    “We’re not going to make a comment. There’s just too many things,” she said Thursday.

  • Relay For Life to move to LHS soccer field

    The 2009 Relay For Life will have a new home this year.

    Event co-chairwoman Donna Parsons said the Relay will be held at the Lancaster High School soccer field behind North Elementary School between Stadium Street and Roddey Drive.

    The move, she said, was prompted by construction of a new field house at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.

  • Man, 26, faces two sex charges

    A Lancaster man has been charged with inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl at her home.

    Jose Ramon Vela Diaz, 26, of  2116 Thomasville St., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with lewd act on a minor and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident report, a woman told deputies that her 7-year-old daughter told her that she saw Diaz rubbing the 12-year-old  girl Saturday.

  • Indian Land ‘eyesore’ is on its way out

    INDIAN LAND – The remnants of several abandoned trailers in Indian Land are being removed, only days after residents complained to Lancaster County Council.

    The cluster of run-down trailers, across from the Gate station on U.S. 521, had attracted significant attention over the last few weeks, as residents and passers-by watched a team of workers tear portions of the trailers apart.

    At first, many believed they were part of a construction crew hired to haul the trailers away.

  • Sheriff’s office: Don’t be a victim of lottery scam

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is sending out the age-old reminder: If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

    Maj. David Belk said the sheriff’s office has received calls about a lottery scam going out through the mail.

    “This kind of thing has been going on for a while,” Belk said. “We have some people who have actually sent money to these folks.”

    A Lancaster woman reported to the sheriff’s office that she received a letter notifying her that she had won $150,000 in a lottery draw in Canada.