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Today's News

  • WIS-TV weatherman visits Heath Springs Elemementary

    HEATH SPRINGS – When Ben Tanner visited Heath Springs Elementary School on Wednesday, he was treated a little like a rock star.

    As the Columbia weatherman walked inside the building, he was greeted with screams, posters, thunder sounds and weather-esque music.

    But Tanner didn't come to play the star. He came to educate.

    After taking pictures with the entire student body in the gym, he spoke with the fourth-graders about weather.

  • Harris team's 59 tops Rotary tourney field

    For the second straight year in the annual Rotary golf tournament, the Mark Harris team has posted a narrow win.A year ago, the Harris foursome prevailed in a card playoff with a birdie.This time, Harris teamed Jerry Williams, Gerald McInnis and Jerry Seegars to shoot a 59 for a one-shot win.“A win in this tournament was pretty good work because this was our strongest field in recent memory,” tournament director Evan Scott said.

  • 2 men robbed at post office

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Two men were robbed in separate incidents at the Lancaster post office on North Main Street within a week.

    Police say the robberies may be related.

    A Lancaster man reported to police Thursday that he was held up at gunpoint inside the post office.

    The man, 39, walked in to buy a stamp and was about to place an envelope in the box when another man entered, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Three Dog Night comes to USCL

    From 1969 to 1974, nobody did pop music better than Three Dog Night and they have the hits to prove it.American music icons, the group’s name allegedly came from the practice of indigenous Australians sleeping in holes dug in the ground with dingos to stay warm (if the night was especially cold, it was a “three dog night”).But some say that story is up for debate.What is not up for debate is the numbers that the group put up in the early 1970s with their smooth, polished vocals.Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2

  • Fishing never the best part

    I recall reading somewhere that fishing is now a sport. That’s not necessarily the case.It can’t be very sporting for the fish unless he is as big as Jaws.As boys, we didn’t have to worry about size, too much and we sure didn’t have to worry about the limit. To me, this fishing was never the fun part. Getting ready to go, was.I didn’t have to worry about running down to the nearby bait shop, either.

  • No matter how you vote, you are going

    Buried in the Sept. 5 advertising section is the Lancaster County Election Notice which includes, among other voter choices, the issue of a 1 percent increase in sales taxes. Many folks have been hearing about the $33 million cost of a new courthouse. Well, the sales tax question relates to an amount not to exceed $42,400,000.

  • Mix treatment methods to control pond weeds

    Do you have weeds growing in your pond?Would you like to know how to get rid of the weeds?Then the Clemson Extension Office in your county can help.If you have a pond, you understand the severity in which pond weeds can rapidly establish in still water.Each year throughout the Southeast, local, state and federal government agencies spend millions of dollars controlling aquatic weeds in public waterways.

  • It's time to drill for oil now

    Why has the price of oil nearly doubled to a record high of $140 a barrel in the last 12 months, while the average cost at the wellhead averages only $6 a barrel?

    Simply because OPEC – led by Saudi Arabia and Iran, and followed by the Russians and Chinese – want it that way. Unlike most cost increases, it has nothing to do with the cost of production.

  • Dating teens to put romance on hold as rival teams take the field

    If all's fair in love and war, then football ranks right up there with both.

    Romance involving football rivals may make a place-kicking situation in tonight's Buford-Lancaster county clash an interesting scenario.

    And extra points – usually regarded as routine plays – may not be so routine when the Jackets and Bruins tangle at BHS tonight.

    That's because Lancaster High School senior place-kicker Anna Funderburk will be battling against her boyfriend, Buford High senior captain Joe Wright, a two-way starter at offensive guard and linebacker.

  • 'Reservation' source of pride for Catawbas

    You may have been surprised when you learned that some members of the Catawba Indian Nation would be on hand tonight to formally bless the new Indian Land High School football stadium.

    Indian dancers and drummers are also scheduled to perform as the Indian Land Warriors’ stadium, which is nicknamed “The Reservation,” is given a traditional Indian blessing as it is dedicated.