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Today's News

  • Golden Age of Merit dinner Sunday

    After more than 20 years, Sally Deese’s annual Golden Age of Merit dinner for seniors has become near-legendary in Lancaster County.
    Since 1989, Deese, with the help of family and friends, has been on a mission from God to cook a Sunday dinner for as many senior citizens who care to join her for the annual event at her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Buford community.
    The event traditionally draws hundreds from all over the county.

  • Man bites woman; officers stun him with a stun gun

    Deputies shot a man with a stun gun minutes after he allegedly bit a woman earlier this month.
    Heath Springs resident George Duncan III, 29, was arrested June 1 on several charges after Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at his home, according to sheriff’s office incident report.
    While there deputies spoke with a woman who said Duncan had been causing a disturbance in the home between 2 and 2:40 a.m.

  • No leads in woman hit by car

    Authorities have no leads in the case of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle earlier this month.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said investigators still haven’t turned up any new information about who hit a 33-year-old Lancaster woman with his or her vehicle June 1.
    The woman spoke to Lancaster police officers at Springs Memorial Hospital about 30 minutes after she was hit, according to a police department incident report. She told officers the hit-and-run happened as she was walking along Clark Place in the city between 9:30 and 10 a.m.  

  • 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.