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Today's News

  • State passes age of consent amendment

    An amendment to the South Carolina constitution to remove a provision for the age at which a girl can have consensual sex was approved by South Carolina voters Tuesday.

    It passed with 52 percent of 1.7 million people voting in favor of the amendment.

    The consent amendment deletes an item in the 113-year-old state constitution that set the age of consent for sex for unmarried women at 14.

  • A quick look at the Lancaster County vote totals

    Here's a look at the unofficial Lancaster County vote totals for candidates on Tuesday's ballot.

    President

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat: 12,089

    John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican: 16,385

    Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party: 79

    Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, Libertarian Party: 108

    Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez, petition candidates: 82

    Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, Constitution Party: 72

    U.S. Senate

    Bob Conley, D: 11,537

    Lindsey Graham, R, (i): 16,241

  • Pedestrians safer on Roddey Bridge

    After years of dodging cars on Roddey Drive, pedestrians now have a safer alternative.

    Lancaster city officials dedicated a new pedestrian bridge on Roddey Drive near Lancaster High School that will carry people safely across the road, connecting the school to nearby ball fields and homes.

    "This is not the bridge to nowhere, this is the bridge to safety," said City Administrator Helen Sowell at the Oct. 29 ceremony.

  • Cleveland wins conservation board seat

    Phil Cleveland bested Michael Windhorn in the election for the one open seat on the Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation Board in Tuesday's election.

    Cleveland won with 9,743 votes. Windhorn received 7,571 votes.

    The soil and water conservation district aims to increase awareness of local natural resources by talking about conservation and environmental issues to schools, community leaders and other residents.

  • County quartet reaps honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster County teams had four winners at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.

  • Third Herd thunder on display at American Legion

    The S.C. National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 178th Field Artillery, once based in Lancaster was deactivated in August, but its legacy is alive and well.And now, thanks to the members of American Legion Post 31, the unit – called Palmetto Thunder by some and the “Third Herd” by others – won’t be forgotten.Those who attend Saturday’s Veterans Day ceremony will get a chance to see what gave that unit its ground-shaking name.

  • Let's hope America hasn't been fooled

    Let’s take a look at some facts about our new president.

    1. Radical ties

    Bill Ayers – Terrorist, socialist. Teaches changing America to socialist society starting with school system.

    Rev. Wright – Trinity United Church of Christ. Church calls for Marxist class warfare and radical socialist element with black radicalism. Obama member for more than 20 years.

  • Bruins' Penegar looks to state meet

    Lancaster High School sophomore Wylie Penegar will compete in the Class AAAA state cross country meet after posting a 16:56 for 3.1 miles in the state qualifying meet. The state meet will be held at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.Penegar was fifth overall in the region meet in a time of 17:09, which earned him a spot on the all-region team this fall.

  • It is important for people to vote

    Now that the voting is over, I congratulate the winners, but remind them to keep all campaign promises.

    You were voted into this office and we, the citizens and voters, can remove you from office by not casting our vote for you in two or four years. Your score card will be the ballot box.

    The reason there were unqualified candidates on the ballot is because voters did not take the time to vote in the primary.

  • AJ's Sellers a good catch

    A season of 39 catches is an impressive receiving statistic.It takes greater meaning when you toss in the fact the receiver – Andrew Jackson High School senior Justin Sellers – has done so with a broken bone in his right hand.“Justin’s heart is bigger than that pain in his right hand,” AJ receivers coach Alex Fair said. “He gives it all each Friday night. That’s just the way he is. Justin is tough and he’s been a solid player for us all year.