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Today's News

  • Lady Vols hope to stay healthy; Vols looking to gain experience

     The 2010-11 Andrew Jackson basketball season finds the Lady Vols recuperated and the Volunteers searching for experience.

    The 2010-11 Lady Vols basketball team returns five players who missed either the entire, or a significant portion of the 2009-10 season with injuries.

  • Two men sought in robberies

    Deputies are searching for two men who robbed South 200 Discount Beverage in Lancaster nearly two weeks ago and hope the release of photos will lead to the men’s arrest.
    On Nov. 19, two men – each armed with knives – entered the store on Great Falls Highway and demanded money from the cashier.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released photos this week taken from the store’s surveillance cameras both inside and outside the store.
    Maj. David Belk said he hopes the new information will lead authorities to the suspects.

  • Local man charged in Charlotte robberies

    A Lancaster man remains in jail after being charged in two armed robberies in Charlotte over the weekend.
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department charged Aaron Shah Khan, 35, on Sunday with robbery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Mecklenburg County jail, according to records from that county’s sheriff’s office.
    The sheriff’s office didn’t have a specific address listed for Khan.
    Charlotte authorities responded to incidents at two hotels that took place in about a 10-minute span Saturday afternoon.

  • ‘Just doing my job’

    KERSHAW – When Jonathan Cook hears others praise him for his service to his country or for his lasting influence in and beyond Kershaw as a lifeguard and swim instructor, he doesn’t understand what the fuss is about.
    Friends say he’d rather stay out of the spotlight and is embarrassed by the attention. His typical response: “I was just doing my job.”
    That may be true from his perspective, but others say it’s how he did his job that made a difference in the lives of the people he touched.

  • City employee recovering after motorcycle wreck

    A city of Lancaster employee is at home recovering after being involved in a single-vehicle accident last week.
    Marty Cauthen, who works in the city’s public works department, was driving his motorcycle southbound on Great Falls Highway about 6 p.m. Nov. 23 when a deer ran out and hit him, said his supervisor, city public works director Jerry Crockett.
    The accident happened near the S.C. 97 intersection, not far from the Chester County line, Crockett said.

  • HOPE receives $5,000 from BI-LO Charities

    Elaine Adkins is excited to have a $5,000 donation to help feed hungry families this holiday season.
    Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, recently accepted a $5,000 grant award from BI-LO Charities. HOPE is a local organization that provides food and help with utility bills for local families.
    Adkins traveled to Columbia on Nov. 15 for a special BI-LO holiday event, though at the time she had no idea HOPE would be awarded grant money. Adkins applied for the grant earlier this year.

  • Belk updates its logo

    With its 125th anniversary less than three years away, Belk Inc. has launched an updated corporate identity that projects the company’s restated mission “to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.”
    A new graphics package will refresh the company’s visual identity with a new corporate logo, color palette and tagline - Modern. Southern. Style. The new logo and tagline represent the first significant change in the company’s brand identity since 1967.

  • Keep less fortunate in mind this holiday

    It may be trite to say it’s better to give than to receive. But is it? Doesn’t it make you feel good when you give something that makes a loved one happy? And doesn’t it make you feel good when you give something that helps somebody else, especially somebody who is less fortunate than you are?
    Thanksgiving is a holiday when we traditionally gather with family and friends for a big feast. It’s a time when we Americans give thanks for what we have – our health, our family, the roof overheads, the job that pays the bills, etc.

  • Sumner wins special election

    Bill Sumner will once again hold local elected office.
    Sumner defeated Ronald Burke on Tuesday in a special election for the District 4 seat on the Lancaster County school board. The seat had been held by Dr. Peter Barry, who died in September.
    Sumner got 254 votes (70 percent) and Burke got 103 (29 percent), according to the unofficial results. Al Simpson, who withdrew from the race weeks ago, got two votes.

  • There's always next Saturday

     

        

     

       The sun was rising over the eastern horizon and daylight was burning. It was almost picture show time at the Imperial Theater on Main Street and the coins in my pocket were about to burn a hole in my britches.