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Today's News

  • Column: We won’t defeat terrorists under normal rules of war

    As Westerners, most of us will probably never understand the mentality of terrorists. Nor will we accept their actions. The perversion of a religion seems to be the root cause of so many of these acts around the world.
    Charismatic speakers reach out and touch the lost people of a society. These sad individuals are so desperate for something to give meaning to their lives that they are willing to sacrifice those same lives for the “greater glory,” as espoused by these evil leaders.

  • All hands on deck

    The new Shrimp Boat at Buford Crossroads opened last week to an overwhelming response from patrons that left the owners and employees both astonished and bone tired.

    Much of the time, the parking lot was packed with a line of customers that snaked from the front door to the cash register for those wanting some of the best fried chicken around.

  • Devotional book links hunting to spirituality

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Michael Anderson of Kershaw was sitting in a deer stand when he received a text message from a friend, asking had he ever thought of writing a devotional for deer-hunters.
    He began writing in December and finished his book, “Deeper Woods,” in about two months.

  • Preserving the culture of the S.C. mill village

    Mark Manicone
    Columbia Voice

    Sherry Jaco has lived, worked and breathed all things in Columbia’s Olympia mill village. And for the last four years, she has been trying to preserve the history that’s on almost every street ­– the regulars, the locals, the characters woven into a neighborhood that give it life.

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race victory

    Ben Watkins captured the win in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    Watkins, the “Rock Hill Bad Boy,” and Timbo Mangum were on the front row after winning the heat races.

    The LSS fans were on their feet as these two Late Model drivers are two of LSS’s most popular drivers. Watkins, at the green flag, stormed to the lead, while Mangum, Brian Carswell, and Adam Yarbrough battled for second.

  • Riversweep needs volunteers for this Saturday

    From release

    Because of inclement weather, the Great Falls Riversweep date has been changed to this Saturday.
    Volunteers are still needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The clean-up will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir.
    The event’s sponsors include the Great Falls Home Town Association, Duke Energy, the Catawba Riverkeeper and Palmetto Pride.
    Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • Late-night wreck kills Great Falls man

    A Great Falls man died following a two-vehicle accident on S.C. 200 early Saturday morning, the S.C. Highway Patrol said.
    Killed in the 2:08 a.m. accident 2 miles south of Lancaster was Randolph Edward “Eddie” Lee, 56, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said.
    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the accident happened when Richard Lane Roberts, 44, of Lancaster, traveling north in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup, crossed the center line and struck Lee’s southbound 2005 Buick sedan head-on.

  • Rick Santorum to stump for 5th District’s Mullikin

    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be in Lancaster this week to boost Tom Mullikin’s bid for the state’s vacant 5th District congressional seat.
    Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, will attend a business meet and greet from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Edwards-Scott House, 200 Elm St. Local construction company owner Kim Lineberger will host the campaign stop.
    Those wishing to attend should RSVP www.tommullikin.com/eventsrsvp and select “Lancaster, April 6” from the drop-down menu.

  • Pope, Connelly court voters at Lancaster, Kershaw events

    The race for the 5th District congressional seat is in full swing, with two more candidates courting Lancaster County voters over the weekend.
    Chad Connelly and Tommy Pope appeared at campaign events in Lancaster and Kershaw. Sherri Few and Ralph Norman stumped in the county last week, and Tom Mullikin is coming this Thursday.
    The five are among the seven Republicans candidates in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney. The other two GOP candidates are Indian Land attorney Kris Wampler and Ray Craig of Lake Wylie.

  • Historic weekend for Gamecock basketball

    Agony and ecstasy in garnet and black.
    Gamecock fans endured a wild 24-hour swing during Final Four weekend, with the men’s team falling one step short and the women achieving their dream.
    The women’s team won its first NCAA National Championship Sunday, beating Mississippi State 67-55. Coach Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks were in control most of the game but allowed a 9-0 run by the Bulldogs late in the third quarter that brought them within 4 points. Once they beat back that challenge, USC cruised to the win.