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Today's News

  • Fay makes her way through county and brings lot of rain

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay dumped a deluge of rain on Lancaster County and triggered several tornado warnings Tuesday.

    The county was under a tornado watch until 2 a.m. today, and tornado warnings were issued three times Tuesday afternoon.

    The county was also under a flash flood warning for part of the day.

    According to reports from the National Weather Service, the southern and eastern parts of the county were hit the hardest by the storm, with the tornado warnings issued for those areas.

  • New courthouse doesn't need to be $33M palace

    The fire at our courthouse pressed me to write this in fear that some on council will use this disaster to push a fool’s plan forward.

    Some of our Lancaster County Council members believe they have found a way to pay for a new courthouse. I believe they need to wake up.

    Spending $33 million for a courthouse is fiscally irresponsible. I believe the county could buy an unoccupied building and renovate it for a lot less money.

    The new high school in Indian Land cost far less than they are planning to spend on this project.

  • Dream Team begins its second year

    The Lancaster News wrote on April 15, 2007, that “this promises to be an extraordinary day in the history of Lancaster County sports.”

    The newspaper was referring to the beginning of something that hundreds of local kids have been waiting on.

    They have been waiting on their chance to play ball, their chance to do what every child wants to do but was unable to until now.

    I am speaking of the Lancaster Dream Team.

    The Lancaster Dream Team is the first-ever free sports program for children with mental and/or physical disabilities.

  • Crawford in elite field

    Lancaster native Laura Crawford will play in the World University Golf Championship in South Africa as part of the World University Games.Crawford, a graduate of Wake Forest University where she played golf for the Lady Demon Deacons, left today to play in the tournament which opens Tuesday in Sun City, South Africa.“I’m real excited about playing and I feel it will be a great experience,” said Crawford, 22.

  • Will Crawford get to keep silver medal?

    There is some question whether Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford will get to keep the silver medal he won in the 200-meter race at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

    Crawford, 30, who was hoping to win a gold medal in the event as he did in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, originally appeared to be out of medal contention in the Aug. 20 finals.

  • Man's family disputes police account of fatal crash

    The family of the man charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last week says Lancaster Police Department officers are partially to blame.

    Lancaster police officers initiated a chase on Hampton Road in Lancaster's Southside community, said Najla Parker, the aunt of suspect Marqevius Hood.

    Hood, 26, of 408 Fairfield St., is charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol with leaving the scene of an accident involving death in the crash that killed motorcyclist John Haver, 68, on Aug. 20.

  • Give voters information before

    The issue has changed. Before the Aug. 4 arson that destroyed the top floor of the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, county leaders were pushing for a November referendum in which residents would vote on a 1-cent local sales tax that would pay for the construction of a new courthouse facility.

    The new facility would be bigger and better, consolidating the county’s criminal and family court offices into one building, alleviating security issues and allowing the criminal justice system to work more efficiently in the county.

  • County pride at stake in openers

    The 2008 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off in a big way Friday night.County pride will be the major stakes in games involving the four teams.Lancaster will host county rival Andrew Jackson, while Buford will be at home to face Indian Land.The Bruins vs.

  • Snap out of rut with summertime twists on traditional recipes

    Your summer dinners are starting to drag. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. It’s easy to get into a rut preparing the same meals over and over again.But it’s just as easy to snap out of it and start a culinary revolution by twisting something old into something new. Just put a spin on your favorite recipes by doing the summertime twist.An updated version of the tried and true All-American cheeseburger and Baked Sweet Potato Fries will keep your Labor Day cookout guests on their toes.

  • Blaze destroys home in Baker Place

    Juliet Borcherds didn't expect to see flames coming from the carport area of her Woodbridge Street house Monday afternoon.

    When she realized there was a fire, she alerted her son, who was in his bedroom. The two rushed out the front door and called 911.

    Firefighters received the call just before 1:30 p.m. Elgin Volunteer Fire Department first responded, with assistance from the Antioch and Rich Hill departments.

    Borcherds said the fire originated in the carport's laundry room on the left side of the house, situated off S.C. 903 in the Baker Place community.