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Today's News

  • Writer sets the record straight

    The Paws in the Panhandle story in the April 7 edition of The Lancaster News contained some incorrect information.

    The very first sentence, which said, “Over 5,000 animals have been euthanized at the county shelter in the past year,” is way off the mark. If the writer had checked the facts or if Gloria Davey, director and founder of Paws in the Panhandle, had given correct info, that would not have been a problem.

  • Change needs to be made at massacre

    I don’t believe any other town in South Carolina experienced such a horrendous act as the Buford Massacre, during the Revolutionary War.

    Yet no other has been so totally negligent in showing care and respect for the boys who died because they came to help South Carolina be free from the rule of their mother country.

    Records state the Buford Massacre caused people to realize if they didn’t take up arms and help, they would be under the same harsh rule they had come here to be free of.

  • Organizers grateful for festival support

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kershaw Spring-A-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many that made this another successful year.

    We would like to thank our sponsors, Haile Gold Mine, Stevens Foundation, town of Kershaw, Founders Federal Credit Union, Kershaw News Era, First Citizens Bank, Gus’ House of Pizza, attorney Robert Davis, Dr. John Howell and Small’s Food Center.

  • 2010-11 budget puts off some tough decisions

    After a marathon 18-hour session that ended about 5 a.m. May 7, the S.C. Senate passed its version of the 2010-2011 budget.

    I voted against it, for numerous reasons.

  • I'm sharing some double Howey pride

    As the fans filed out of the high school basketball game last season, an elderly lady stopped and said, “Robert, those articles you write about your family, keep on doing that. We really like them.”

    If so, and I believe it because I hear it often, then you get a double Howey dose today.

    Today is graduation for the Lancaster County class of 2010.

  • City still working with store owner on exemption

    Lancaster City Council has a little more time to decide how it will treat a store owner’s request to be exempt from the city’s Streetscape project.

    Hal Crenshaw, owner of Crenco Oil Co., said the efforts to install new curbing and sidewalk along South Main Street would hurt his business, Crenco Food Store. The beautification project has already started along that section of Main Street, but Crenshaw has asked that his convenience store be exempt from the project.

  • Two men face trespassing charges after crashing on local race track

    The truck sped up and rounded a turn when the driver lost control and struck the concrete barrier in turn two.

    This might sound like a description of Saturday night at the races at the Lancaster Speedway.

    But instead, the high-speed action was Tuesday when employees of a sprinkler service company decided to drink beer and take a turn on Lancaster’s dirt track, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Multi-Cultural Information Center announces 2010 board of directors

    The Multi-Cultural Information Center (MCIC) has announced its 2010 board and capacity-building activities.

    The following volunteers will serve as leadership for MCIC for the coming year:

    • Kim Richardson, University of South Carolina at Lancaster, president

    • Monica Diaz, Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, vice-president

    • Evelyn Jennette, Morphis Pediatric, secretary

    • Crystal Fields, Lancaster County School District

    • Jose L. Gutierrez, Haddon House Food Products

  • Repairs on I-77 bridges progressing rapidly

    Engineers at the S.C.  Department of Transportation report that the work to replace the northbound and southbound bridges on Interstate 77 at exit 62 in Chester County has progressed swiftly since beginning on Monday.

    The removal of both bridge decks was completed in two days.

    Crews began setting the 12 new beams on Wednesday. Four girders were put in place on that day.

    Four more girders were being set on Thursday.

    The final four steel beams will be put in place today.

  • Sheheen wins easily; Haley, Barrett in GOP run-off

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, whose district includes part of Lancaster County, easily won the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination Tuesday.

    He received nearly 59 percent of the votes in the primary, while Jim Rex, state superintendent of education, placed second with 23 percent of the votes, and Robert Ford got 18 percent of the votes.

    Although Sheheen won big, there was far greater interest in the four-way race in the Republican  gubernatorial campaign.