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Today's News

  • Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s message

    It is hard to believe that there was so much violence surrounding an effort to promote racial justice and equality for people, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. However, the battle did just that.

    The violence prevailed even though Martin Luther King Jr. advocated nonviolence while promoting his mission of equal rights for everyone. King’s and the effort of many others paid off with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Historical two weeks in state and nation

    History is what we’re seeing as new elected leaders on the federal and state level begin their terms in office.

    Last week, history was made in the Congress when 94 newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Indian Land businessman Mick Mulvaney, were sworn into office.

  • Bruins knock off No. 1 Gaffney

    The Lancaster Bruins, in action for the first time in over a week, showed they were in sync with an impressive 67-62 win over No. 1 Gaffney Indians on Saturday night.

    The Region III-AAAA opener, slated for Friday night, was played Saturday afternoon, LHS's first game in over a week with county schools closed due to the winter storm.

    The Bruins, in a seesaw battle with the defending Class AAAA state champions, took control midway the  fourth period with a crucial 12-1 run to take a 62-54 lead with 2:40 to play.

  • Upcoming birthday a time of reflection

    Bless Pete, time sure does fly. In a few more weeks, I’ll reach another milestone in my life.

    I will be another year older, but I seriously doubt if I will be any wiser than I was at this time in 2010.

    It’s true that so far in my journey, I’ve seen a lot, enjoyed a bunch and most likely, missed a heap.

    I’ve been blessed to tell a few stories about this trip with you.

  • Cancer survivor visits Disney World

    For Chase Gordon, 2011 is shaping up to be a better year than 2010.

    After undergoing surgery for cancer in 2009, the 4 year old celebrated New Year’s Day at Disney World with his parents, David and Nicole, and brothers Cody, 7, and Braxton, 5, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    For his parents, the vacation was an early wedding anniversary present. The Gordons were married Jan. 16, 2005.

    The Gordons were in Orlando from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4.

  • Taking care of the kids on snow days

    While much attention has been focused on school closures due to the snow and ice event that gripped Lancaster County last week, one group of people was affected even more than students – their parents.
    Faced with the loss of their daily de facto day care, many parents suddenly found themselves scrambling to make arrangements for what they were going to do with their children during the day while they were at work.
    For many, like the self-employed photographer Amy Sapp of Frankly, Daisy Photography, it was a tough week.

  • Cold weather blamed in man’s death

    Less than a day after an elderly man went missing, his body was found in a wooded area near his Lancaster home.
    James H. Brown, 84, of 2709 Wyatt Brown Road, was found dead by a family member about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was last seen at home by family members at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The family reported Brown’s disappearance to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning.

  • County treasurer dies at age 66

    Mornings won’t be the same for Carrie Helms.
    Helms was used to seeing her boss and county treasurer, R.E. “Dick” Rowell, stop by the office each morning about 10 a.m. She said the office staff would always greet him the same way.
    “They’d holler to him, ‘Good morning, Mr. Rowell,’ and he’d brighten up and just grin from ear to ear,” Helms said. “That just tickled him every time.”

  • Voter office clarifies referendum eligibility

    The Lancaster County Voter Registration Office has issued a clarification about who is eligible to vote in the upcoming Indian Land Fire District referendum.
    The proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District is intended to generate revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department through a special annual charge of $75 on residences.
    Businesses and other users will be assessed at $75 per 2,500 square feet.

  • Memories of MLK Jr.

    Lancaster resident Wayne Murray didn’t have to watch TV or read books to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke with the civil rights leader in person on several occasions.
    Murray was a child when King visited his church over five consecutive years in Pasadena, Calif., in the 1960s.
    Murray and his family attended Pasadena’s Friendship Baptist Church. The pastor there, a man named Marvin T. Robinson Sr., was also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group King presided over.