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Today's News

  • Police say men dragged drink machine with SUV

    Harlean Howard is a veteran police officer.

    She’s been with the Lancaster Police Department long enough to obtain the rank of captain. But something happened early Tuesday morning she said she’s never seen.

    Someone took a drink machine from the Market Street Package Shop at the Meeting Street intersection.

    Lancaster Police came to the area after receiving a call just after 3 a.m. about a vehicle dragging a drink box, according to an incident report.  

  • Obama, his family, our country need our prayers

    The Rev. Steve Stewart found it necessary to let the public know in an editorial column that he is not a racist. He backed this statement up by saying that he voted for Alan Keyes, a black candidate who ran as an independent. This is a problem for me because I believe in the famous Mark Twain quote, “All that glitters is not gold.”

    Why couldn’t the reverend just say what he had to say without bringing up Obama’s ethnicity? Rev. Stewart said that America has turned its back on God; he never mentioned how he came to that conclusion.

  • Acclaimed author to speak at USCL’s Stevens Auditorium

    A nationally known, award-winning author is coming to Lancaster this weekend.

    Omar Tyree, who has published 18 books and sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide, will speak Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Tyree, whose past work has primarily been in urban fiction, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. at Stevens Auditorium in Hubbard Hall. He will speak on the need for more urban literacy, as well as financial literacy and ways to convert one’s talent into a business venture.

    The lecture is free.

  • I am writing in response to the letter to the editor written by Tierra Stewart. She wrote about the guest editorial written by the New Horizon Community Church pastor, Steve Stewart. It is obvious she does not know him. I am writing to her and the others who may not know him.

  • 25 years of Thanksgiving fellowship

    In 1983, members of the faith community in Liberty Hill decided they would hold an annual get together to celebrate Thanksgiving.  That was the beginning of a multi-cultural, multi-race, non-denominational event that culminating in hundreds of folks – African American, Caucasian and Native American – gathering at the Liberty Hill Community Center recently for the silver anniversary event.

  • Bruins' season was a banner campaign

    When Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray was hired as the Bruins’ head football coach in mid-February, 2006, he said his goal was to one day lead the LHS program to a state title. McMurray took over a program which was coming off a winless campaign, so he knew his chore was  going to be a daunting challenge. The Bruins took their lumps in McMurray’s first two seasons, going a combined 7-15, but in his third season – the 2008 campaign – the Bruins came out of their football hibernation. McMurray&rsquo

  • Estrada reopens center

    A local hang-out for area teens and college students is open again.

    Owner Sal Estrada said his business, Estrada Extreme Sports, at 106 Elm St., had become time-consuming, which is why he initially shut the doors.

    He was finding it hard splitting his time between his job as an assistant vice president at Founders Federal Credit Union, coaching the women’s soccer team at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and spending time with his four children.

  • Residential development slows in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Planning Director Chris Karres updated members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Indian Land Council on developments under way in the Panhandle at the Indian Land council’s recent meeting.

    Karres said residential growth has slowed in Indian Land, but commercial development continues.

    You want fries with that?

  • Living with brittle bone disease a daily challenge

    She heard it when it happened. Waltavous Massey, 21 months old, was playing on the bed when he fell off. When she heard the crack, Waltavous’ mother, Alexis Massey, wanted to run. Waltavous’s father, Walter Massey, picked him up.

    “All I could think about was that my baby had broken his neck and his bone was sticking out,” Alexis said.

    But it wasn’t his neck. It was his leg.

  • Officer briefly adopts poodle in pink outfit

    Lance Cpl. Brian Curry of the Lancaster Police Department strutted across the lawn at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday with a newfound buddy – a female poodle named Hope.

    Hope drew the most attention, sporting a bright pink doggy dress that read “Born to bark.”

    Walking with a dog in pink didn’t bother Curry.

    Hope belongs to Sandy Oliver, a Beaufort woman involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at White and Meeting streets.