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Today's News

  • We have so much to be thankful for

    After leaving the recent Firefall Concert at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, I thought about how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful concert series right here in Lancaster. Every event I’ve attended has been truly entertaining and so enjoyable. Thanks to all who make the Performing Arts Series possible.

    Driving on the bypass, I smiled at the beautiful Christmas light displays on either side of the road. Kudos to whoever is responsible for getting this done, as it certainly is a spirit-lifter in these dismal economic times.

  • Lancaster doesn’t deserve ‘thug’ title

    Scrooge came to town early this year. He made it here even before Thanksgiving. He appeared at the Nov. 17 County Council meeting.

    He appeared in the face of outgoing County Councilman Wayne Kersey, who made some of the most nasty comments we’ve ever heard about Lancaster County from an elected official.

    During discussion on a proposal to repeal the state’s blue laws in the county until Jan. 4, a measure that would have allowed retailers to open early during the Christmas-selling season, Kersey seemed particularly grumpy.

  • Deputy breaks hand in fight with suspect

    A Lancaster man remains in jail after getting into a fist fight with a law officer early Saturday morning.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged James Mitchell Rollings, 47, of 1173 Flat Creek Road, with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, driving under suspension – fourth offense, and operating uninsured vehicle.

    Deputy Jimmy Stroud tried to stop the Dodge Caravan that Rollings was driving on South Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Saturday because he knew Rollings’ license was suspended, an incident report said.

  • Kudos to HOPE for saving basket fund

    We had lost hope that there would be a Christmas Basket drive this year. But then a Lancaster County organization that has offered people hope for 25 years restored that hope.

    That organization is HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively. The outreach agency has agreed to take on the Christmas Basket drive this year.

  • Garden clubs make a point in decorating courthouse

    The Lancaster County Courthouse may be battered and broken right now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of some traditional holiday cheer.

    Members of three Lancaster County garden clubs dressed up the 180-year-old courthouse with holiday greenery Wednesday morning.

    The garden clubs have decorated the front of the courthouse and the Confederate monument on the grounds for the past several years.

  • 13-year-old baker serves her own homemade treats

    When Elaina Lopez describes her favorite pastries, a smile spreads across her face.

    Elaina, an expert baker from Lancaster, enjoys making all sorts of desserts, from whoopie pies to truffles, but her favorite is her Tres Leches cake.

    The traditional South American dessert is a concoction of sponge cake and three kinds of milk.

    “It takes me two days to make it, but it’s a lot of fun,” Elaina said. “I like taking my time measuring out all the dry ingredients, and then making the whipped topping.”

  • Hinson stages homes to sell

    Trying to sell your house? You’re not alone.  

    There are about 415 houses on the market in Lancaster County alone.   

    With so much competition, you might be interested in one of the latest concepts available to help sell your house faster – home staging.  

    Judy Hinson, who’s sold real estate for more than 20 years, recently earned certification as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).  

    Staging is creating a feeling in the room that makes buyers want to come in and stay a while.

  • A thank-you to all our veterans – past and present

    For over 232 years, men and women have been defending this country. We enjoy the freedoms and rights that our forefathers fought for.

    Today, our veterans are still fighting for those beliefs.

    It is hard for a mother to send a son to war; it is hard for a wife to let her husband go to battle.

    The anxiety of not knowing and waiting is hard for all in the family. Being separated, not being able to talk or touch a loved one is a very longing way of life.

    Our veterans and their family know all about these feeling and more.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.                                             Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.

    Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

    In the varsity boys’ game, the Demons, up 32-28 at the break, steadily pulled away to post the 13-point win.

    L-E was paced by JoJo Pellipino’s 24, 16 in the second half. Pellipino netted 12 points in the final period when the visitors outscored the Jackets 21-14 for the win.