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Today's News

  • One dies in wreck

    One person was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 521 North on Monday afternoon. Check back later for details.

  • Daddy's driving advice is still good

    One of the marvels of modern society is the ability to read the views of various folks who contribute to newspapers all over the world. In case you missed it, we just celebrated National Newspaper Week.

    According to the latest research, almost 70 percent of your neighbors have read either a printed newspaper or a cyberspace version in the last seven days.

    I think it’s because the old black and white and “read all over” newspaper is still the most trusted source of local news we have.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Earline Bowers

    Name: Earline Bowers

    Address: Fork Hill Road

    Age: 30-plus!

    Family: Husband, Brent, 54; two daughters, Connie, 27, and Monica, 21, son-in-law, Michael Fulton, 29, and a granddaughter, Melanie

    Job: Bookkeeper at Buford High School

    Church: Fork Hill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Watching Buford and Gamecocks sports

  • Did wrong date indicate need for a panic attack?

    On the morning of Oct. 2, 2011, I sat down with a cup of coffee and my copy of The Lancaster News.
    I turned to the Faces and Places section and glanced at the date on page 1B. The date said Sunday, October 11, 2011. I began my panic attack. What happened to Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011? What happened to last week? Where am I? Should I not know where I am?

  • Naming SCDOT building for Williams fitting tribute

    As the S.C. 9 traffic whizzed by, I was thinking maybe Mr. Williams did too good of a job as resident maintenance engineer for Lancaster County.
    Mr. Williams, as I knew him, is the late Steve Clyburn Williams Jr., who worked 40 years with the S.C. Department of Transportation to make sure county roads were in good shape.
    The way the nearby traffic rumbled by the Lancaster headquarters of the SCDOT, it was a challenge to hear.

  • Concrete plant ruling overturned

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals overturned a county decision to revoke an Indian Land concrete plant’s right to operate in a local light industrial park.

    The ruling, made during a BZA hearing Tuesday night on the nonconforming use status of Thomas Concrete of Carolina LLC, disappointed residents of nearby neighborhoods who have battled the plant, and others like it, for years.

  • Veteran’s Affairs office collecting coupons for military

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Attention shoppers. 

    If you have any expired coupons, they can still be used by military families overseas. 

    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office has been collecting coupons since early September that are benefiting families stationed at a U.S. Army base in Vicennial, Italy. The staff's effort is part of the national Overseas Coupon Program, in which groups can “adopt” military bases abroad. 

  • City council votes to discontinue its AM traveler’s information station

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    A local radio station that has provided weather information and other updates is now a thing of the past. 

    City Council voted 6-1 at its meeting Tuesday to eliminate the traveler's information station that aired in Lancaster on AM radio. 

    The station, at 1620 AM, was launched in 2004 and provided updates on traffic and road conditions, as well as weather updates and various tidbits. 

  • Bruins deck Trojans

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s gut-check drive gave the Bruins plenty of reasons to hold their heads high with a major Class AAAA football victory Thursday night.

    Bruins’ senior quarterback Shaq Williams capped what LHS coach Bennie McMurray called a “gut-check drive” with a yard plunge to lift LHS to a thrilling 23-21 win over No. 7 Northwestern at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium.

  • Stallions’ late TD foils Jackets’ hopes

    BUFORD – A late Stallions’ charge zapped hopes of a happy Buford High School homecoming Friday night at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.

    The Lee Central Stallions, putting a damper on the Jackets’ hopes early on with a 14-0 lead, used Jamari Wright’s two-yard touchdown run with 12.2 seconds left to cap a 29-22 Conference IV-AA football win.

    The Stallions, 4-4, 1-2, notched their first-ever win over the Jackets, driving 61 yards in 11 plays to tally the decisive touchdown.