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Today's News

  • Cleveland wins conservation board seat

    Phil Cleveland bested Michael Windhorn in the election for the one open seat on the Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation Board in Tuesday's election.

    Cleveland won with 9,743 votes. Windhorn received 7,571 votes.

    The soil and water conservation district aims to increase awareness of local natural resources by talking about conservation and environmental issues to schools, community leaders and other residents.

  • County quartet reaps honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster County teams had four winners at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.

  • Third Herd thunder on display at American Legion

    The S.C. National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 178th Field Artillery, once based in Lancaster was deactivated in August, but its legacy is alive and well.And now, thanks to the members of American Legion Post 31, the unit – called Palmetto Thunder by some and the “Third Herd” by others – won’t be forgotten.Those who attend Saturday’s Veterans Day ceremony will get a chance to see what gave that unit its ground-shaking name.

  • 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."