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Today's News

  • Unopposed McGriff seeks fifth term on school board

    She said she's running for office again because of her love of children.

    Charlene McGriff is running unopposed for the District 2 seat on the Lancaster County school board in Tuesday's election.

    McGriff, 56, has served on the board 1994. She is seeking her fifth term.

    "All my love and energy go toward children," said McGriff, the current board chairwoman. "That's what I do."

    McGriff wants to help ensure that everything the board does is for the betterment of the students.

  • Shores, Sims make Troop 74 a success

    Shores, Sims make Troop 74 a success

    On Oct. 18, Boy Scout Troop 74 and several other volunteers gathered at Boan Field in Kershaw to help me complete my Eagle Scout Project. I would like to take the time to thank each one of the volunteers for their time and support to see this project through.

    I also want to thank Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Glidden Paint for their kind and generous donations toward making this project a complete success.

  • Voters to decide fate of referendum in election

    It was once a question of if Lancaster County would build a courthouse using a 1-cent sales tax.

    That was before a fire set by an arsonist destroyed the second floor of the 180-year-old Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4.

    The courthouse was being used then as a working court facility, and county officials were making plans to build a new one.

    But the fire changed the tone of the referendum. Now, Lancaster County must have a new courthouse, county officials say.

  • 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.