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Today's News

  • Let's hope America hasn't been fooled

    Let’s take a look at some facts about our new president.

    1. Radical ties

    Bill Ayers – Terrorist, socialist. Teaches changing America to socialist society starting with school system.

    Rev. Wright – Trinity United Church of Christ. Church calls for Marxist class warfare and radical socialist element with black radicalism. Obama member for more than 20 years.

  • Bruins' Penegar looks to state meet

    Lancaster High School sophomore Wylie Penegar will compete in the Class AAAA state cross country meet after posting a 16:56 for 3.1 miles in the state qualifying meet. The state meet will be held at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.Penegar was fifth overall in the region meet in a time of 17:09, which earned him a spot on the all-region team this fall.

  • It is important for people to vote

    Now that the voting is over, I congratulate the winners, but remind them to keep all campaign promises.

    You were voted into this office and we, the citizens and voters, can remove you from office by not casting our vote for you in two or four years. Your score card will be the ballot box.

    The reason there were unqualified candidates on the ballot is because voters did not take the time to vote in the primary.

  • AJ's Sellers a good catch

    A season of 39 catches is an impressive receiving statistic.It takes greater meaning when you toss in the fact the receiver – Andrew Jackson High School senior Justin Sellers – has done so with a broken bone in his right hand.“Justin’s heart is bigger than that pain in his right hand,” AJ receivers coach Alex Fair said. “He gives it all each Friday night. That’s just the way he is. Justin is tough and he’s been a solid player for us all year.

  • Obama victory shows American progress

    Many Americans thought they’d never live to see a day like Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. Barack Obama, the first-term U.S. senator from Illinois, was elected the 44th president of the United States. The Democrat defeated Republican John McCain to win the presidency.

  • Residents brave rain, long lines to cast ballots

    Judy Arioli drove past her voting precinct four times Tuesday before deciding to park her car and get out.

    Arioli votes at the main branch of the Lancaster County Library in downtown Lancaster. Each time she drove past the library, the lines were wrapped around the back of the building.

    When she returned for a fifth time at 12:45 p.m., the crowd was much smaller. Despite the rain, Arioli chose to get in line and wait.

    She said the election was too important to miss.

    I said Ill go ahead and do it (get in line), Arioli said. I always vote.

  • Residents brave rain, long lines to cast ballots

    Judy Arioli drove past her voting precinct four times Tuesday before deciding to park her car and get out.

    Arioli votes at the main branch of the Lancaster County Library in downtown Lancaster. Each time she drove past the library, the lines were wrapped around the back of the building.

    When she returned for a fifth time at 12:45 p.m., the crowd was much smaller. Despite the rain, Arioli chose to get in line and wait.

    She said the election was too important to miss.

    "I said I'll go ahead and do it (get in line)," Arioli said. "I always vote."

  • 2 incumbents lose seats on City Council

    Linda Blackmon-Brace has once again taken a seat on City Council.

    Blackmon-Brace beat longtime District 3 incumbent Audrey Curry 348 to 208 votes. Blackmon-Brace served on City Council in District 2 in the past. She also made an unsuccessful run for mayor after serving on City Council.

    "I just have such a passion," Blackmon-Brace said after the results were final. "I want to do some wonderful things for this city as a whole, and for the county as a whole."

    Blackmon-Brace praised Curry's 17 years of service with the city.

  • Mulvaney wins District 16 Senate seat

    Republican Mick Mulvaney has won the state S.C. Senate District 16 race over Democratic opponent Mandy Powers Norrell.

    According to unofficial results from the S.C. State Election Commission, Mulvaney won with 53.7 percent of the vote, which was 25,125 votes. Norrell trailed with 21,626 votes, or 46.22 percent of the vote. This includes votes from Lancaster and York counties.

  • Incumbents retain school seats

    Two incumbents faced off against newcomers in the race for District 4 and District 6 school board seats, and late Tuesday night both incumbents had retained them.

    Peter Barry's campaign to keep his District 4 seat against the Rev. AnThony Pelham was successful, as the final tally gave Barry 2,355 votes to Pelham's 1,022 votes.