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Today's News

  • Accusations fly in District 16 race

    The battle continues as the candidates for the state Senate District 16 seat bicker over a mountain of accusations.

    Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell and Republican Mick Mulvaney have spent much of the final days before Tuesday's election responding to complaints from each other's campaign.

    On Tuesday afternoon, Norrell accused Mulvaney of supporting "push polling," a technique used in political elections where people are asked fake poll questions designed to tarnish the reputation of a candidate.

  • Gang activity up in county

    Bullets are flying in city neighborhoods, and the Lancaster Police Department has formed a crime suppression unit to battle the problem.

    The police department is working with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, State Law Enforcement Division and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to get guns and those who are using them recklessly off the streets, Police Chief Hugh White said.

  • Some spooky stuff going on in this election

    I didn’t dress up for Halloween this year. I couldn’t find the costume I wanted. Seems they have misplaced the mold for honest politicians.

    Seriously, are you sick of this year’s election process? I am.

    So, is letter writer James McManus.

  • America is a rainbow of colors

    During these last several months of campaigns ongoing for elected offices, I have heard remarks made from time to time that if a certain man running for president of the United States of America was to win the office that within three months, he would be shot.

  • We don't need a senator who is misleading or poorly informed

    I have been a participant in politics, in one way or another, for more than 50 years and I have never seen a campaign more dishonest or lacking in substance like that of the Mandy Powers Norrell’s campaign for the S.C. Senate. When she makes a charge that is retorted by the chairman of Lancaster County Council, she is either poorly informed or is outright misleading. We don’t need a senator like that representing us.

  • Know what's at stake Nov. 4

    Let’s stop for a while and take a look at Lancaster County, and also our state.

    First, a comparison of our state and Washington. Our state for a number of years now has been under Republican control (governor, House of Representatives and Senate). This has proven to have the same results as Washington. The last weeks and months have only been bad news for pensions, 401Ks, stocks, banks and other institutions. In all of these, the Republican-led government has consistently pushed deregulation and “Keep government out of our business.”

  • Bruins' Thompson all-star selection

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Dawan Thompson is among the beach elite.Thompson, a two-year starter for the Bruins, has been selected to play in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game to be played Dec. 13 at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.“This is quite an honor for Dawan and we’re extremely thrilled for him,” LHS coach Bennie McMurray said of Thompson’s selection.

  • Catoe's ace play says it all

    Lancaster High School senior football standout Michael Catoe lets his actions speak for his success.Catoe, a three-sport ace at LHS, is soft-spoken with his signature smile, but on the field his play speaks volumes of a talented, versatile player.“He’s the total package,” said LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray. “Mike never says much, but he chooses to talk with his play and his body language says so much in terms of what he can do.

  • AJ Middle School beats Buford 30-6 to cap second straight undefeated football season

    Andrew Jackson Middle School capped a second straight unbeaten football season, downing county rival Buford Middle School 30-6 on Thursday at Volunteer Stadium.The Vols, 7-0, opened a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised to the 24-point win.Javaris Clyburn opened the Vols’ scoring, tallying on a one-yard run.

  • Purchase a copy of The Lancaster News for six pages of Letters to the Editor Much has been accomplished in six years on City Council

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your District 4 City Councilman for the past six years.

    My entire adult life has been spent in service to Lancaster, including 28 years in law enforcement, retiring as chief of police; 13 years at the Children’s Home, retiring as executive director; 26 years in the S.C. National Guard, including an overseas deployment in Operation Desert Storm, retiring as sergeant major; and I am still serving as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and Wade Presbyterian Church.