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Today's News

  • Many helped Storytelling in the Park become reality

    On behalf of Carolinas Literacy Network board of directors, I want to thank the many sponsors, contributors, volunteers and staff who helped to make Storytelling in the Park a wonderful event.
    Keith Tunnell, director of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., planted the seed a year ago when he arranged for a group to visit the National Storytelling Center’s annual festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.

  • Savor fall flavors

    What turns a dish into a comfort food?

    There is no simple answer.

    Scientists who study happiness theorize that it happens whenever nostalgia meets nourishing food in a nourishing environment.

    With comfort food, it’s never about the amount of money that is spent.

    For some, it may be when we are surrounded by family and friends enjoying a no-frills meal that includes old-fashioned meat loaf, macaroni and cheese or a green bean casserole.

  • Authorities indict 15 people in gang case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Local and state law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests and indictments of 15 people suspected of being connected to a local gang with national ties.
    According to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, 15 suspected gang members were indicted on a total of 53 felony crimes and three misdemeanors.

  • Police investigate three weekend shootings

    Police are investigating three shootings that occurred over the weekend in the Lancaster city limits.
    A Lancaster man was reportedly shot outside the Old Barr Street school on East Meeting Street shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday.
    Another man was shot in an apparent drive-by about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Hampton Road, according to police reports. He was flown to a Charlotte hospital for his injuries.

  • Let’s make safety top priority on Halloween

    Halloween, sometimes known as Fright Night, is tomorrow. To make sure the night is truly not a scary ordeal, be sure that safety is part of the plans for the night.
    The night belongs to youngsters and safety should be observed with the little ones in mind. Before they head out, there are certain situations to consider.

  • Not much has changed in Senate past two years

    This is a report regarding what transpired in the S.C. General Assembly this year. In it, I attempt to cover the major issues and a few amusing ones that may be of interest.
    I returned to the Senate in April after two and a half years away and found it much as it was when I retired. The body typically completes 80 percent of its work in the last 20 percent of its available time. So, even though I was seated late in the legislative year, I had not missed much.
    Here’s what happened:
    Collards & Coons

  • I'll just let ol' Tiger sleep it off

    Lancaster folks were a bit antsy the last week of October 1940.

    All of this war stuff was taking a toll. 

    James Williams of Route 4 and Henry Flynn of Elm Street were among the first soldiers whose draft numbers were drawn from a fish bowl in Washington, D.C., that week.

    It had been a tough week. Friday night’s weather had messed up the football game between Lancaster and Fort Mill. The game ended in a 7-7 tie. Some didn’t go ’cause of the rain and the ones who went were mad about the outcome.

  • Lancaster County's real 'House of Horrors'

    These days, translating “de mortuis nihil nisi bonum” from Latin is easy. Just Google it. It means “of the dead (say) nothing but good.”

    But those around Lancaster County didn’t heed that advice 155 years ago when mysterious innkeeper Milt Chaney swung from a scaffold outside the Lancaster County Jail on Gay Street.

  • Vikings ignite early, down Bruins, 28-14

     

       

    The 2011 Lancaster High School homecoming football game wasn’t a happy occasion as Spartanburg went home happy Friday night.

  • A crack in the concrete

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    The mood changed from outrage and confusion to joy and delight as a small group of Indian Land residents watched Lancaster County Council vote to appeal a recent ruling by the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday night.

    Council voted 5-2 to appeal the BZA’s Oct. 11 vote, which had overturned the county’s decision on the nonconforming-use status of Thomas Concrete. Councilmen Cotton Cole and Jack Estridge dissented.