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Today's News

  • USCL students get Early Start

    Kamaron White is optimistic about starting classes Thursday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The 2008 Lancaster High School graduate said the idea of extensive reading, in-depth reports and tight deadlines became a little easier to absorb over the last three weeks. That's because she was a part of USCL's Early Start program, which helps recent high school graduates transition to college.

  • Woman targeted in money scam

    Samantha Small had a good feeling that a $450,000 prize sounded too good to be true.

    In May, the Lancaster native responded to about 20 sweepstakes offers she had received in the mail. A few weeks later, she got a letter from what was supposed to be a nonprofit organization called the Dream Foundation. It said she won a second-place prize of $450,000.

    There was one catch – the foundation said she first had to pay 1 percent, or $4,500, to receive the prize.

  • Man with rape convictions held for evaluation as sexual predator

    FORT LAWN – A Fort Lawn man twice convicted of rape is in the Chester County Detention Center awaiting a mental evaluation that might lead to his classification as a sexual predator.

    Kenneth Jerome White, 40, of 5773 Willowbrook Road, Fort Lawn, turned himself in Aug. 6 and will be held there until the evaluation is done by the state Department of Mental Health.

  • Candidate withdraws from Lancaster City Council race

    There were no last-minute candidates to file for Lancaster City Council and Lancaster County school board seats Friday, but one candidate has withdrawn.

    Filing closed at noon Friday.

    John Griffin filed for City Council District 6, but withdrew because he later learned he lives in District 5, Lancaster County election official Cassie Stump said.

    The only candidate now seeking the District 6 race is Sara Eddins. Incumbent Danny O'Brien decided not to run for re-election.

  • Baseball not all that's new at USCL this fall

    You may have heard that the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will have a baseball team, the Lancers, which will start play this fall.

    But there are other new programs coming to USCL.

    Here's a look at them:

    – Meeting Educators At Lunch, or MEALs, which is a new take-a-professor-to-lunch program designed to enhance instructor-student interactions in an informal setting over lunch at local restaurants.

  • Crawford 'on target' for Olympic medal

    VAN WYCK – Several of Shawn Crawford's biggest fans, including his mom, headed to Beijing, China, Friday to watch the Olympic champion vie for another gold medal.

    Crawford, 30, may be Van Wyck's most famous native son. 

  • Man dies two weeks after wreck with ambulance near Lancaster

    An 85-year-old Great Falls man who was involved in an accident with an ambulance last month in Lancaster County has died.

    James Marion Baker died Aug. 10 from brain injuries he suffered in the two-vehicle wreck July 26 on S.C. 200, according to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office.

    Baker was driving a 2003 four-door Ford that was struck on its driver's side by a Ford ambulance driven by a 29-year-old Lancaster County woman, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • I'm still partial to gorillas

    Try as I may, I just can’t put my fingers on King Solomon’s words in Proverbs that describe just how sweet it is to recover something that you lost.Seeing how I’ve never been at a loss of words, that notion isn’t going to leave me speechless.I’ll paraphrase it.“Oh, behold the joys of 9 to 5.”Most plowboys (and girls) my age worked 40 years or more before hanging up the old plowshare (or it was hung up for us).More than once during those 14,600 days at the grindstone, I dreamed of retiring t

  • Pregnancy Care Center celebrates 10 years of ministry

    Nothing happens by accident.

  • Decide: Politician or public servant

    In his letter to the editor he spewed accolades about the mayoral candidate he was supporting. It was an impressive letter – neatly typed, well-written and punctuated correctly.

    And while there have been so many advancements in the field of genetics I had a problem believing the 6-month-old had written the letter. Not that I doubted his intelligence, it’s just that I had a problem visualizing his little fingers pounding away at a computer’s keyboard.

    Yes, campaigning for the previous election was in full swing.