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Today's News

  • Just ask the grandkids about me

    Boy, I sure am feeling much safer.  For a few dollars each month I can now protect myself from identity loss.

    Somebody wanting to be me... imagine that. 

    According to the television commercials, somebody out there is just waiting to swipe my credit card and charge thousands of dollars to it. 

    To tell the truth, with my credit score, that would be a real feat, if you get my drift.

    You know, all this identification stuff is sorta hard to grasp.

  • Ready to go

    FORT LAWN – Time sure flies. 

    In 1953, Robert “Bobby” Edwards went to work part time for his uncle, Pleas Baker, at Catawba Fish Camp on S.C. 9, after serving a hitch in the U.S. Army as a mess sergeant. He was 24 years old.

    Then in 1968, when Baker retired, Edwards quit a good job at the Rock Hill Bleachery after 23 years and took over the fish camp full time. Edwards was told by a bleachery supervisor that he was making a mistake.   

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Tori Cunningham

    Name: Tori Cunningham

    Age: 16

    Address: Monroe Highway

    Family: Parents, Clarence and Andrea Cunningham; one sister, Jasmine, 24, and a brother, Trey, 14 

    Job: Student, Lancaster High School

    Church: Greater New Hope Christian Association

    Hobbies: Track, basketball and singing 

  • Courtney to step down from arts council

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will soon be looking for a new executive director. 

    Sam Courtney, who’s held the position for six years, told The Lancaster News on Monday that he is resigning, effective June 30. 

    The Arts Council, located in the old Springs House on Gay Street, promotes the arts in Lancaster County by providing educational opportunities for students and various programming for the general public, among other services. 

  • Mulvaney shares view on budget

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster

    INDIAN LAND  – As part of his “Spending, Debt, and Deficits” tour of the state, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. 5, held a town hall meeting at the pavilion in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Wednesday morning, June 8.  

  • Man shot 4 times at club

    Authorities and crime scene investigators combed the Midway area Thursday night for whoever shot a man outside a local club. 

    A 19-year-old Heath Springs man was shot at about 9 p.m. outside of Big Momma’s club, located at 1016 Old Landsford Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Sheriff’s deputies found the victim lying almost directly in front of the club’s front door.

  • Nine graduate from CCA

    Nine seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement June 3 at Carolina Christian Academy.

    The private school’s gym floor was filled with proud parents, family, friends and a 102-year-old great-grandmother. 

    Sadie Sweatt proudly watched and smiled as her great-grandson, James Thorne Noland, cross the stage with his diploma in hand.

    School Administrator Dr. Huey Mills, praised the class of 2011, saying there is so much Christ-likeness in the graduating class.

  • Officers: Teen stabs another teen

    A teenage girl was arrested last week in connection with the stabbing of another teen. 

    Dericka Frazier, 17, 2116 Florence Circle, was arrested May 30 by Lancaster police officers and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The arrest happened only days after Frazier reportedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the arm, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. 

    Lancaster police officers learned of the incident after responding to Springs Memorial Hospital 

  • Are we headed for nuclear abyss or human survival?

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his quest for Iran to get nuclear weapons remains a news worthy item. What does that mean for America and Israel? It can only come down to one thing – eventual war.
    Since the recent collapse of the Egyptian government, radical Islam on both ends now controls the Suez Canal. Iranian warships are passing through the canal into the Mediterranean Sea next to Israel’s coast.
    Egypt, now under military control, is permanently opened to the Gaza Strip. This is a major security breach with Israel.

  • Tigers top Makos for first pool win

     

       

    The Tigers downed the Makos, 267-255 at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday.