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Today's News

  • Advertising staff wins 19 SCPA awards

    Advertising representatives at The Lancaster News brought home a slew of awards from the recent S.C. Press Association’s annual Palmy Awards.

    The awards ceremony was held May 15 at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia. The Lancaster News won 19 awards, plus the prestigious Paul League Award for Best Overall Advertising in the weekly division. The Lancaster News competes in the 12,001 to 35,000 weekly circulation division.

  • Sunny wants a chance to be your friend

    My name is Sunny. I am 3 years old, I think. I had a mama, brothers and sisters, but Mama’s owner decided we were too many mouths to feed.

    So, Mama’s owner packed us up, drove to a secluded place and let us out in the woods to fend for ourselves.

    Each of us searched for food and water, Mom and a friendly human.

    Then about two years ago I happened to be passing Mary’s house. She fed me, gave me a warm dry place to sleep and called me Sunny.

  • Writer to spend his $20 in Chester County

    I am writing in reference to your newspaper and local businesses asking me to spend $20 in Lancaster today.

    Thank you, but I don’t need anything from Lancaster this week. I don’t like the 8 cents sales tax.

    I don’t like Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council’s nuisance food tax.

    I have plans to spend my $20 at Catawba Fish Camp this week.

    Come on out and enjoy.

    Oops, I forgot, that’s in Chester County.

    Edwin Powers

    Heath Springs

     

  • Writer believes change is coming

    Collectively, we’re at rest over the economy, but the fears and stigma from the H1N1 virus seems to boost businesses lagging behind.

    I still have yet to cave into the pressure into staying at home. I’m not scared of the swine flu. After all, most researchers have said it’s just like the regular seasonal flu. It’s not a killer, at least, not yet.

  • Food Drive collects 8,400 pounds of food

    I would like to thank the residents of Lancaster County for supporting the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 9. Despite your own personal economic challenges, you opened your hearts and your pantries to give a total of 8,400 pounds of nonperishable food items for HOPE in Lancaster’s food pantry. Your sacrifice will truly make a difference in many families’ lives.

    Thanks also to all the volunteers who made this event happen.

    The letter carriers went the second mile to collect all the food items along their routes.  

  • Will event have impact?

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    If every resident of Lancaster County spent $20 on May 20, could it help boost the local economy?

    That’s the question on many people’s minds as local businesses launch the Spend $20 on the 20th experiment. The purpose of the event is to encourage local residents to spend $20 at county businesses, which could hopefully inject much-needed funds into the local economy.

  • Economist to present 2009 forecast at forum

    National economist Steve Rick will address the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce membership at a special economic forum Thursday morning.

    The meeting will be held at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club beginning with a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. The program will start at 8:30 a.m.

    Sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, the forum will be geared toward assisting business and leaders to plan for the near future.

    Rick will present information on current economic conditions and an outlook for the remainder of 2009.

  • Buford girls bask in diamond glory

    BUFORD – May 20, 2009 will forever be noted as a “Maroon Letter Day” in Buford High School girls’ athletic history.

    The Lady Jackets’ softball team, in its 31st season, produced the school’s first girls’ state Class A championship as BHS completed a sweep of Johnsonville in the best-of-three series  Wednesday at the Buford softball field. The Lady Jackets shut out Lower State champion Johnsonville in two games – 4-0 in the opener Monday on the Lady Flashes’ field  and 7-0 Wednesday on the BHS field.

  • Police reports - May 24, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    - Electronics and other household items were stolen from an Old Camden Road home in Heath Springs between 7:45 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. May 18.

    The report said someone broke in the front door, causing $100 in damage.

  • 'Hannah Montana' visits school

    Teenage music and acting sensation Hannah Montana paid a special visit to Indian Land Elementary School on May 15.

    Well, kind of.

    No, it wasn’t the real Hannah Montana who visited the school, but judging by the students’ loud roar, you may not have been able to tell the difference.