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Today's News

  • Cole unseats Grier for Council Council

    Democrat D.W. "Cotton" Cole defeated Republican incumbent Wesley Grier on Tuesday for the County Council District 3 seat.

    Cole had 1,766 votes and Grier had 1,698 votes.

    District 3 covers the Buford community, as well as the Camp Creek, Tradesville, Unity and Pleasant Dale communities.

    Cole, a retired Lancaster fire chief, watched intently Tuesday night as the results came in on the big screen at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

    At that time, he didn't know how the numbers were going to play out.

  • Long makes history in District 45

    Republican Deborah Long was leading Democrat Fred Thomas at press time in the race for the S.C. House District 45 seat, which covers parts of Lancaster and northern York counties.

    As of 11:30 p.m., Long had 7,174 votes in Lancaster County, while Thomas had 6,758 votes.

    York County numbers were unavailable, but they usually favor the Republican candidate.

  • Editorial pages full of hot air

    Congratulations on discovering how to capture hot air and put it in the editorial section of the newspaper – especially the six pages in the Oct. 31 edition.

    I look forward to the day when you demonstrate the use of that same hot air to solve our dependence upon imported oil for energy.

    Do you really think political commentary influences anybody’s decision to vote for or against an individual?

    Angelo Sciulli

    Lancaster

  • Updated throughout the count Local election results for Lancaster County only

    Complete State Senate District 16 results:

    Mick Mulvaney (R) - 53.70%

    Mandy Powers Norrell (D) - 46.22%

    Complete State House District 45 results:

  • County Council did the right thing

    Editor Barbara Rutledge quoted letter writer James McManus in her column, “Some spooky stuff going on in this election,” in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

    McManus said “a dysfuncational County Council (is) ramming a $32 million courthouse down our throats.”

  • Blackwell elated with 'Run for One'

    Those who follow sports often wonder what motivates some athletes to push themselves to their physical and mental limits.In the case of marathoner, Mark Blackwell, that’s an easy answer. His inspiration comes from someone who has touched his heart deeply – his nephew, the late Matt Blackwell.

  • Bands gain valuable recognition

    As far as state championship dreams go this fall, bands at Indian Land and Andrew Jackson high schools didn’t see their lofty visions reach fruition.

    This is not to say, a dedicated effort wasn’t there.

    The fact that each group of musicians from those respective county schools competed on the state level speaks volumes of the work and dedication they have put forth. It takes quite an effort to earn the right to compete for state honors.

  • Rutledge's column offended councilman

    I don’t believe the mold for honest politicians has been misplaced. But after Barbara Rutledge’s column, “Spooky stuff going on in this election,” I question whether the newspaper can identify honesty.

    Over the years I have read many articles, but I could not believe what I was reading in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News. All of us who are trying to do what we believe is the right thing and best for our city or county are evidently considered to be dishonest. That offended me and, hopefully, many others who are serving.

  • CCA Crusaders capture state crown

    October 23 will go down as a red-letter day in the annals of Carolina Christian Academy athletics.The Crusaders, led by first-year coach Derrick Coley, captured the school's first-ever state volleyball championship.CCA, which finished 7-4, defeated Union Christian Day School of Union 3-1 to take the S.C.

  • Trio focus on playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson are already in.Lancaster is bidding to join.The Jackets and Volunteers have made the Upper State football playoffs in their respective classifications and are hoping to stay alive.Lancaster has its eye on the postseason, needing a win to nail down its first playoff bid in eight seasons.Lancaster caps regular-season play with a Region IV-AAAA road trip to Pontiac to face Spring Valley.Buford and AJ are also on the road as they launch their postseason hopes.The Jackets have a familiar foe in Regio