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Today's News

  • Watson picked for N-S all-star honor

    No matter how the Buford High School volleyball team fares this season, Lady Jackets’ veteran coach Janet Watson will be coaching deep into the fall.

  • Van Wyck greets Olympic hero Shawn Crawford

    VAN WYCK – Welcoming cheers and words of thanks greeted Van Wyck native and two-time Olympic medalist Shawn Crawford when he returned during the Celebrate Van Wyck festival Saturday to sign autographs and greet friends.

  • County proposes 8.9 mill tax hike to pay for court deputies, security

    The Lancaster County Courthouse burned down, and now residents’ taxes are going up.

  • Cry Out America is call to prayer

    Evangelist Patience Alexander Wood is “crying out” for Lancaster County to unite in prayer.Cry Out America is a nationally-organized event for every state and county to gather for a spiritual awakening in local communities.Wood is the 2008 Lancaster County coordinator for the hour-long program, which is noon Thursday at Lancaster City Hall.“The purpose of this event is to call people back to prayer,” Wood said.

  • Buford, LHS seek to go 3-0

    The stakes are high Friday night when Lancaster and Buford tangle at BHS’s Jackets Stadium to highlight the third week of county prep football play.The county will have action aplenty as Indian Land hosts Central of Pageland and Andrew Jackson is at home to face Class A rival North Central.All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.County bragging rights will be at stake along with the chance to stay unbeaten when the Bruins and Jackets meet for the fifth time in the series.LHS, which holds a 3-1 edge in the series with BHS, will be seeking to stay

  • We've had some trying times

    There was good news and not-so-good news revealed about Lancaster County at the recent State of the Community meeting.

    A local developer and city, county and school district officials shared the information at the meeting sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and LGI Land-Riverchase Estates.

    The good news:

  • Rudy Carter sounds just like a politician

    Rudy Carter was quoted as saying, “The public has got to understand the court is the prominent voice of the law.

    When you walk in a courthouse, you have to feel like you’re in a court of law.”

    The first sentence makes “the law” sound like some kind of mystical thing, more like a religion than what it really is.

    Unlike God’s Law, our law is simply a set of rules man has set to maintain order and protect citizen’s rights.

  • What politics should be

    Sometimes it seems that getting politicians to focus on issues is a lot like getting kids to eat their vegetables – and there’s some truth to that.

    Most politicians explain this by blaming voters, saying we don’t care about ideas. They assume that we’re more interested in a discussion of unwed mothers or irate preachers – or about where someone’s kids go to school. Certainly, most current politics is aimed at that level (or lower).

  • Blackmon, Hood seek council seat

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Two men will vie for the City Council seat vacated last month by Preston Blackmon’s death.

    Blackmon, who was 82, had served as the District 1 councilman for 31 years.

    His son, Racarda Blackmon, and Kenneth Hood are running for the seat.

    Because of Blackmon’s death, a special District 1 filing period started Aug. 22 and ended Thursday.

    The winner will serve the remainder of Blackmon’s term, which has about two years left.

  • Bruins shell Fort Mill

    FORT MILL – The only thing wider than the Lancaster High School football players’ victory smiles was the margin of victory Thursday night.The 2-0 Bruins, who haven’t allowed an offensive touchdown this season, rolled to a 41-0 win over Class AAAA foe Fort Mill at the Jackets’ Bob Jones Stadium.Lancaster, 2-0 to open the season for the first time since the 2002 campaign, ignited for 21 first-half points and cruised to the lopsided victory over the Jackets.Fort Mill, 0-2, has been outscored 83-0 in two games.