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Today's News

  • Make sure you are prepared on Election Day

    The Nov. 4 election promises to draw plenty of attention.

    If you’re a voter, we encourage you to exercise your right as a U.S. citizen. It’s part of the American process and participation should be taken seriously. The vote will greatly impact our future.

    Millions of citizens across the nation are expected to cast ballots for national, state and community leaders. A new president will be elected, so the future of our nation’s leadership will hinge on ballots cast.

    Two givens on election day are tight races and long voting lines.

  • Two Lancaster men shot

    Two Lancaster men were reportedly shot while playing cards at a Rock Street home early Thursday.

    The two men – ages 25 and 19 – were inside the home when they heard three gunshots, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. One man was shot in the right arm and the other was shot in the lower right abdomen.

    The incident happened just after midnight.

  • 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.