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Today's News

  • Cut through smoke screen to solve U.S. problems

    The totalitarian socialist left in America – the Democrat Party – has created a major smoke screen with the Confederate flag here in South Carolina.

    They have diverted our attention from some real problems in America. These ignored problems are actually grotesque failures of Democrat interventionism in our lives.

    The welfare state has decimated the poorest families in America. The big welfare state is a creation of the Democrats in 1965. When the family is destroyed, the state becomes the caregiver.

  • Faulty motorcycle starts shop fire

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    In his years as a firefighter and captain for Lancaster Fire Department, Gonzie Mackey saw his share of house fires.

    But a late afternoon blaze on Monday, Aug. 3, hit close to home; really close to home.

    The workshop behind the retired firefighter’s residence on Glenwood Avenue was heavily damaged when an ill-running motorcycle parked inside of it started a fire.

  • Fourth suspect charged in armed robberies

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – The Pageland Police Department has made another arrest in the armed robbery of convenience stores in three Carolina counties.

    Yamilez Matos, 19, of Wingate, N.C., is now facing multiple charges.

    She is charged with armed robbery in connection to the July 7 hold-up of Kountry Korner on South Van Lingo Mungo Boulevard in Pageland.

  • Tax-free holiday Aug. 7-9

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    For parents trying to cope with high back-to-school expenses, some relief is on the way.

    From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, to midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, they can buy school supplies and some household items without having to pay state sales tax. In Lancaster County, that is a savings of 8 percent.

    Exempt or sales tax free items include:

    u Clothing and clothing accessories, including, hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags, and footwear

  • IL man faces sex charges

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – A man arrested in May is facing several charges of molesting a minor repeatedly for more than eight years.

    William Joe Craig, 60, of the 1100 block of Fort Mill Highway, is charged with 16 counts stemming from his early May arrest, along with two more counts added in late July, according to the online 6th Judicial Circuit Public Index.

  • Some to get energy conservation help

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Residents in the Brooklyn, Midway, Dobson and French streets area will get some free help with lowering their home energy bills this fall.

    The Duke Energy Residential Neighborhood Program will target those areas in its second foray into Lancaster.

    Lancaster City Council heard an update on the plan during a presentation by Duke Energy program manager Sue Dinnsen at its Tuesday, July 28, meeting.

  • Flags at half-staff in memory of deputy

    Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown in South Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in memory of Deputy Delton “Del” Daniels, Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.

  • Convincing work of the Holy Spirit

    During his final meeting with his apostles, Jesus explained the future ministry of the Holy Spirit to the world of unsaved people (see John 16:8-11). He predicted that the Holy Spirit would reprove the world concerning three things: sin, righteousness, and judgment.

    In the New Testament the word “reprove” to convince, convict, or rebuke someone about the wrongness of his actions or attitudes. John the Baptist reproved the Roman ruler Herod for marrying Herodias, his half-brother Philip’s wife.

  • If audit finds nothing, county should apologize

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC) is one of the most productive such operations in the state, with a long history of bringing business organizations to Lancaster County.

    Red Ventures, Nutramax, Fancy Pokkets, Keer America – the list goes on and on with hundreds of millions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs brought into Lancaster County by this organization. One would think that Lancaster County Council would be appreciative of the work of this organization. Unfortunately, such is not the case.

  • Lever does his patriotic duty

    By Cathyleen Rice

    On days when he isn’t fulfilling his duties as an elder at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Thomas “Buddy” Coke Lever puts up American flags for the city of Lancaster.  
    Lever said he has been putting up the flags for the past four and a half years.
    With help from local Scout troops, Lever sets up 126 American and 150 Christmas flags on Main Street  15 times throughout the year.