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Today's News

  • Homeplace for the holidays

    Christmastime is always special at 618 Morris Road.  

    It’s the time of year when Harris and Marcene Plyler bring their Victorian-style home to life with boughs of holly and berries. 

    These natural decorations enhance both the Plyler home and yard. 

    Beth Craig of the Leaf and Petal Garden Club passes by the Plyler home often and especially enjoys seeing it during the Christmas holidays.

  • Maintaining poinsettias hard, but not impossible

     

    With the holiday season now fading, those colorful poinsettias will be doing the same thing in the upcoming months.

    The most popular Christmas plant in America, millions of poinsettias are given and received as gifts each year.

    But is it possible to keep it alive and going until Christmas 2012?

    According to the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, poinsettias can be maintained if you’re up for a challenge.

  • Miller could face death penalty

    The man charged with the murder of Beverly Hope Melton could be sentenced to death. 

    As authorities probe Monday’s abduction and killing, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to see the death penalty sought against the accused assailant, Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23. 

    On Thursday, Matthews said he has talked with the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office about charges against Miller, along with the evidence being gathered through the investigation. 

  • Hinson takes Pure Street crown at LMS

    The 2011 Lancaster Motor Speedway Pure Street Division points champion is Steve Hinson.

    Hinson, better known as “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson posted a career season during the 2011 racing season.

  • Strong finish nets Red Devils Comporium title

     

       

    KERSHAW – Great Falls used a clutch late flurry to foil Andrew Jackson’s upset bid in the boys championship game of the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Wednesday night.

  • LHS drills Dudley in Upward play

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins used a familiar formula to roll to a second straight 20-point win in the fourth annual Upward Classic at Dorman High School.

  • Game On!

    A simple food suited for paper plates and disposable utensils has once again become the rage in trendy, high-end restaurants.

    Sliders – small, three-bite burgers – have two personalties, said David Gerard Hogan, a professor of American history at Heidelberg College in  Ohio.  

    According to Hogan, author of “Selling ’em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food,” sliders have become a “bifurcated” food, enjoyed by both the upscale and working class.    

  • We need to thank Mississippi voters

    Too often in South Carolina we find our state ranked near the bottom of  some list of the 50 states’ social and economic indexes. The response is often “thank God for Mississippi,” in that somehow we are consoled that at least one state is below us in the rankings.

  • Cocoa for a cure

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Sam Little came up with a great idea to make raise money – set up a hot chocolate stand.
    Wait a minute. Good idea, but hardly original – kids have been setting up stands of one kind or another for ages, right?
    True enough.
    But 10-year-old Sam had a great location in mind. He set up outside the door of his father’s insurance office in Indian Land, which shares a vestibule with a busy doctor’s office.

  • Man charged in fatal stabbing

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is in jail for stabbing his roommate to death early Christmas morning, according to officials.
    Yery Hernan Castro Ortega, 30, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his roommate, Jose Santiago, 26.
    A Lancaster Sheriff’s Office release said deputies went to the men’s home at 2052 Athena Road about 3:20 Christmas morning after receiving a call about a fight.
    When deputies arrived, they found Santiago dead inside.