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Today's News

  • Neither option for courthouse palatable

    The news on the front page of the Oct. 15 edition was depressing no matter how you read it. That news, on the back of the recent financial news, only continues a trend in a long direction of dark news for Lancaster County – Springs Industries, Front Door Communications, a torched historic courthouse and more than 12 percent unemployment.

    There is a saying that goes, “What’s done is done – you cannot go back.” But we do have some choices going forward. And I am not sure we, as residents of Lancaster County, are being presented with all of our options.

  • If an illusion is a false interpretation of what one sees, Kevin Spencer has got it down pat

    When Kevin Spencer was 5 years old, his mother told him he was going to be a magician when he grew up. Three years later, his parents gave him a magic kit for Christmas.He did magic tricks throughout grade school, high school and worked his way through college with his own magic act.But it wasn’t until he saw Harry Blackstone Jr.

  • Political handout reflects work of fiction writer

    I recently was shown a copy of a handout regarding Mandy Powers Norrell and Mick Mulvaney.

    This was obviously written by a Norrell supporter, who had a mastery of the English language because the handout made the good look bad.

    The author also must be a noted fiction writer because he or she did not check out their facts about either person.

    It painted the picture that Mulvaney is a person who is far from caring about the environment and common people in general. This is so far from the truth that it hurts.

  • Lancers golfers compete in tourney

    The USCL Lancer golf team carded a 639 total at the Links O’Tryon Golf Club in Campobello on Oct. 6-7.Brevard College, a NCAA Division II school, won the event with a 582 total, which included a two-under par performance on day two.Daniel Hardy, of host Spartanburg Methodist College, was the medalist with a 141 (72-69).Tyler Young led the Lancers with a 155 total (81-74). Skip Small was second at 156 (81-75).

  • 'Run for One' marathon Saturday to benefit Matt Blackwell Foundation

    Mark Blackwell is bringing his “Run for One” to Lancaster County with a special theme.The marathon, a 51-mile run, is set for Saturday.Mark Blackwell, the uncle of the late Matt Blackwell, is an avid marathoner.The “Run for One,” in its fourth year, has raised $12,000 for the youth of Lancaster County.Matt Blackwell died in an auto accident in May of 2001.“Matt was an exceptional young man, active in his community and church, an excellent athlete in many sports and a team player whose sportsmanship and

  • Oct. 29 deadline for endorsement letters

    In less than two weeks, voters across the nation will elect a new president. Locally, we will have some new faces in several elected positions – the S.C. Senate District 16, the S.C. House 45 and the City Council District 1 seats.

    Several incumbents have opposition for their seats. They include County Council District 3, School Board districts 4 and 6, and City Council districts 1, 3 and 4.

  • Two killed in motorcycle accident

    Jerry Flynn wishes he had a chance to show his son more affection.

    His son, Jason Flynn, 33, and Kayla Faile, 18, were killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident on Grace Avenue.

    The two Lancaster residents died after the 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle they were riding hit a 1996 Dodge pickup truck, according to Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened at 9:45 p.m. about 3 miles west of Lancaster.

    The motorcycle was traveling south behind the pickup, driven by Doris Talford, 46, who lives on Grace Avenue.

  • Driver charged with felony DUI in wreck early Monday

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    The S.C. Highway Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a fatal accident early Monday morning in Indian Land.

    The backseat passenger of a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was killed about 1:20 a.m. along Old Bailes Road. The driver, Anthony Guzzonato, 19, of Morris, Ill., has been charged with felony driving under the influence.

  • Deputy arrested in Indian Land; charged with DUI

    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy resigned Sunday after being charged with driving under the influence.

  • Gregory tells GOP crowd it's time for him to step down from Senate

    State Sen. Greg Gregory spoke to members of the local Republican Party Thursday as he prepares to complete his final term in the District 16 seat.

    Gregory, who has served in the Senate for 16 years, addressed a GOP crowd eager to hear his final thoughts about his job. He spoke about his initial run in 1992 and how he was the first Republican to win that seat in more than 100 years.

    "Back then, people were agitated and ready for a change," Gregory said. "But I had a good campaign and I got into the Senate."