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Today's News

  • Concerns still exist about Rico Industries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs is still questioning what environmental impact, if any, Rico Industries has on the town’s wastewater flow.
    Town Council voted 4-0 at its Tuesday meeting to enter into a task-order agreement with Davis & Floyd Inc. Councilman Eddie Moore was absent.

  • CNN comes to town

    Jesef Williams and Chris Sardelli
    news@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is being featured prominently by one of the nation’s largest media outlets.
    If you were to visit CNN.com on Thursday afternoon, the main profile piece you’d see at the top of the web page is a story about Lancaster. The report is titled “Hard-hit town: It’s all about faith, jobs.”

  • Warriors' charge nets mat win over Jackets

    Indian Land used a late surge to post a 43-16 wrestling home win over Region IV-AA and county rival Buford High School on Tuesday.

    The Warriors, 12-10, outscored the Jackets, 29-4, in the final six weight divisions to take the 27-point win.

  • Lady Jackets fall short

     

       

    BUFORD – Lee Central made some late free throws count in notching a 46-42 win over Buford to open a varsity sweep of host Buford in Region IV-AA hoops play Tuesday night.

  • Bruins rebound, top Trojans in OT

       

     

       

    Lancaster rebounded from its first region loss to down Northwestern, 49-41 in overtime on Tuesday night.

  • CNN profiles Lancaster as top story on website

    South Carolina towns are featured in media outlets across the nation as the countdown continues to Saturday's GOP Primary. CNN has done an in-depth article on Lancaster. Read the story at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/politics/south-carolina-lancaster/

  • Community newspapers strengthen hometowns

    In Pickens County, the local Meals on Wheels program announced in early January that it’s teaming up with another organization to prepare emergency food packages for homebound people in case inclement weather creates hazardous driving conditions, which prevent Meals on Wheels volunteers from being able to deliver food, according to the Pickens Sentinel.

  • Climate change costs you

    What do cars, computer hard drives, hamburgers, chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, wine cotton tee shirts and Kentucky bourbon have in common? They’re all likely to cost more in coming months and years for the same reason: climate change.
    Globalization has brought us many wonderful things, like cheap jeans and bananas in February. But lately, the global economy is taking a hit from global warming, as extreme weather increases the price and decreases availability of United States imports and domestic goods.

  • Reason to celebrate

    I have to hand it to the estimated 7,700 residents of Rockland, Maine.

    They saw snow Monday, ice pellets on Tuesday and went outside this morning to a temperature of about 7 degrees.

    In the upcoming days, the residents of the coastal town will see more snow and rain. Weather like that doesn’t generate many smiles. It’s not something to celebrate.

    But Rockland residents will be celebrating Sunday afternoon with its annual Pies on Parade to commemorate National Pie Day on Monday.

  • First-in-the-South primary Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    All eyes are on South Carolina as candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination vie for votes in the Palmetto State’s presidential primary Saturday.
    As the second primary in the nation and the first in the South, the Palmetto State’s presidential primaries have historically been seen as a key political bellwether in judging the nation’s enthusiasm for candidates – especially Republican primary candidates.