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Today's News

  • Late score lifts Lions over Jackets

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets hosted the Lewisville Lions, sloppy conditions, as well as a Conference III-A football clash Friday night. The Jackets and Lions were deadlocked through this contest until the game’s waning moments.Lewisville converted a key turnover to turn back the Jackets, 21-12.Buford, 2-3, 0-2, was the first to strike, coming off a 53-yard touchdown run from junior running back Andrew Jennings.

  • Warriors' second-half charge sparks 20-0 win over Knights

    BOONETOWN – This time, in timely fashion, Indian Land finished in a flurry.Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer said the manner Indian Land had finished games in two of its three losses had been an IL concern.“We hadn’t finished the game well and if we had, our record would probably be better,” Mayer said. “Those past games we couldn’t do much about. Tonight, with the game in the balance, we stepped up and made a statement with our second-half play.

  • Mule calfnaps bovine baby at Snipes farm

    A strange love story unfolded at Ben Snipes' mule farm last week.

    The tale involves a maternal male mule named Blackie, and the confused newborn heifer he stole from a herd of Brahma cattle in the pasture he shares with the cows.

    This isn't the first time that Blackie has displayed his maternal instincts.

    He did it two months ago. When separated from that calf, he broke a gate and leapt a fence, breaking the top board as he went over, trying to get to his beloved "foster child."

  • In trying times, folks will unite

    The United Way of Lancaster County’s kickoff offered reason to celebrate.

    The recent breakfast event, launching the local United Way’s 51st year, featured a helping of the customary early-morning fare of sausage, scrambled eggs and biscuits.

    The food had to have a taste of victory since the United Way’s board of directors said $450,000 was raised last year, topping the goal of $400,000.

    Those numbers had to produce smiles for the attendees at the thought of trying financial times here and across the state and nation.

  • Courthouse cost options: Sales tax or property tax

    In the Nov. 4 general election, voters of Lancaster County will have an opportunity to express their opinion as to whether sales tax charged in the county should be increased by 1 percent to pay for construction of a new county courthouse.

    The vote is not whether or not to build such a facility. That has already been decided. County Council is on record as expressing the need for a new courthouse and declaring that one will be built.

    We elect council members to use their best judgment in county matters and to make sound decisions when called for.

  • Utility eases water restrictions

    Just in time for the fall planting season, regional water officials say it's OK to use water outdoors two days a week.

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group said residents may water their lawns two days a week through Nov. 30. This provides the opportunity for some additional landscape watering during the fall planting season, along with other outdoor water uses.

    Before Wednesday's announcement, residents could only water their lawns or wash their cars one day on weekends.

  • Save trees, vote against Mulvaney

    As usual, I read the majority of Mick Mulvaney’s recent “Statehouse Report” with little interest.

    As usual, he takes credit for the few “good” things coming out of the state capital, while ignoring all of the bad things like this year’s multi-million dollar budget deficit that he was actually involved in.

    Ignoring the deficit, he brags about the Department of Commerce spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for yet another planning study when Lancaster County already has a development plan.

  • Hood looks to succeed Blackmon in City Council District 1 race

    Kenneth B. Hood says he has the people skills needed to be a good councilman.

    The Lancaster native is seeking the City Council District 1 seat that opened after the death of longtime Councilman Preston Blackmon in August. Blackmon, who was 82, held the seat for more than 30 years.

    Hood said he decided to run before Blackmon died. However, he thought this moment wouldn't come until 2010, when Blackmon's term would expire.

    Hood will face Blackmon's son, Racarda Blackmon, in the Nov. 4 election. The winner will serve the two remaining years in Preston Blackmon's term.

  • Get answers from candidates at Indian Land political forum

    INDIAN LAND – Voters are encouraged to come out to a political forum to learn more about the candidates running for local, state and even national office.

    Carolina Gateway's third candidates forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Indian Land Middle School gymnasium. Carolina Gateway is a sister publication of The Lancaster News.

    There will be a meet-and-greet with candidates from to 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the forum.

    The forum is co-sponsored by the Indian Land Action Council and Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Three more charged in home invasion

    Three more men have been arrested after warrants were issued alleging their involvement in a home invasion Saturday night.

    Darren J. Henderson, 18, of 6125 Shiloh Unity Road; Donald Nebraska Henderson, 26, of 1560 Earnhardt Drive; and Edward Jerome Montgomery, 21, of 632 Ginger Cake Road, have each been charged with first-degree burglary and attempted armed robbery.

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies say they were three of the five men responsible for the burglary of a Shiloh Unity Road home about 11 p.m. Saturday. The three were arrested Wednesday.