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Today's News

  • Deputy arrested in Indian Land; charged with DUI

    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy resigned Sunday after being charged with driving under the influence.

  • Gregory tells GOP crowd it's time for him to step down from Senate

    State Sen. Greg Gregory spoke to members of the local Republican Party Thursday as he prepares to complete his final term in the District 16 seat.

    Gregory, who has served in the Senate for 16 years, addressed a GOP crowd eager to hear his final thoughts about his job. He spoke about his initial run in 1992 and how he was the first Republican to win that seat in more than 100 years.

    "Back then, people were agitated and ready for a change," Gregory said. "But I had a good campaign and I got into the Senate."

  • Blackmon, Hood seek to fill unexpired term on City Council

    The two candidates for Lancaster City Council District 1 know what people without jobs in Lancaster are going through, and they want to work to bring more jobs to the area.

    Racarda Blackmon, 57, and Kenneth "Kenny" Hood, 50, are running for the seat, left vacant after the death of Blackmon's father, Preston, in August. Preston Blackmon had held the seat for 30 years. There are two years left in the term.

    Blackmon: "I'm here to help"

    Racarda Blackmon is a Lancaster native who graduated from Lancaster High School in 1969 before full integration.

  • Man reports being robbed

    A Columbia man told sheriff's deputies he was robbed at gunpoint Oct. 12 after giving a Lancaster man a ride from Crenco's convenience store on South Main Street.

    The victim said he was at the store at 8:30 a.m. when he saw the man, whom he said he has known for a long time, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    The victim said he agreed to give the man a ride to his home.

    When the victim was about to leave the home, the man put a gun to his head and demanded money, the report said.

    The victim told deputies he gave the man $47.

  • Hopefuls for office to appear at political forum

    Many of Lancaster County's 44,000-plus registered voters heard the two presidential hopefuls argue the issues facing America during a televised debate Wednesday night.

    Now voters can learn where hometown candidates stand on issues during the Before You Vote 2008 Candidate Forum.

    The forum is 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bundy Auditorium at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    It's co-sponsored by Duke Energy, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, USCL and The Lancaster News.

  • Speakers tell students of obstacles they overcame

    Whether it was lifting weights or studying for class, Kennett Washington said he always dreamed big and worked hard toward achieving his goals.

    Washington, a Lancaster native and professional fitness trainer, along with Phillip Mickles, principal at A.R. Rucker Middle School, spoke to students Friday morning at Clinton Elementary School.

    Mickles and Washington, who both grew up in Lancaster's New Town area, spoke of the adversity and struggles they endured before achieving success as adults.

  • DHEC takes blame for slow notice in notifying water customers of issue

    INDIAN LAND – Panhandle residents, mostly from the Sun City and Black Horse Run neighborhoods, questioned local and state officials about their water quality during a meeting sponsored by the Indian Land Action Council on Wednesday.

    Officials from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control admitted DHEC was at fault in a delay in notifying local water customers about a water violation earlier this year.

  • A few candidates embrace Internet in '08 campaign

    It used to be that the only way political candidates could reach a large audience was to spend their days walking door to door, meeting voters where they lived.

    But in a world where social network Web sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have become the quickest ways to reach an audience, candidates in local elections have turned to emerging technology to reach even more potential voters.

  • Panthers spoil Jackets' homecoming in 18-0 win

    Chance Bowers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD - The Friday night lights in Buford hosted the McBee Panthers this week and the visitors went home the victors with an 18-0 win.

    It was homecoming night for the Yellow Jackets, as Jordan Boone took home the crown. The night quickly became bitter-sweet for the host Jackets, however, as they were blanked by the Panthers 18-0.

    The Panthers posted their first points on the night with 6:54 remaining in the first quarter when MHS ace running back Justin Bristow toted the football into the end zone from two yards out.

  • Humane Society still exists

    You may have heard recently that the Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. has dissolved. Several of the members of the board of directors voted to dissolve and indeed are at this time actively pursuing that. But this is not the wish of the entire board.

    The Humane Society of Lancaster is still operating and continues our pledge to place the health and welfare of these endangered pets and that we will work with animal control officers and with the county government to assure that we can save as many as possible.