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Today's News

  • God never segregated; people did

    Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

    They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

  • National League 8 stars rally to capture AA series city title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League AA all-stars bounced back in the rubber game to capture the 8-year-old city championship on Tuesday night at Wylie Park field five.The NL stars rallied for an exciting 12-11 win over the American League AA all-stars in decisive game three.The best-of-three series opened Saturday when the NL stars took a 15-10 victory, but the determined American League stars sent the series to a third game with a solid 19-9 win over the Nationals on Monday night.In the seesaw game, the AL stars tallied four in the fifth innin

  • School employees to get pay raise

    Nearly all Lancaster County school employees – not just its teachers – will get a raise for the 2008-09 school year.

    The pay increases are part of the school district's $78 million budget that the school board approved Tuesday night. The vote was 5-2, with board members Margaret Gamble and Don McCorkle voting against it.

    Last month, the school board saw an unbalanced budget that had teachers as the only district employees getting a raise.

  • Newberry signs Massey

    Lancaster High School football star Taniel Massey returned to his alma mater Thursday to do something for his future.Massey, in the distant future, has aspirations of returning to LHS one day to be the Bruins’ football coach.In order to do so, he needs to have a college education, which was the purpose of his return to LHS.Massey, a four-year starter for the Bruins, will continue his education and football career at Newberry College after signing with the South Atlantic School.“My goal is to come back here and coach the Bruins,&rd

  • Officials should account for mess in Washington

    Wow, $4.07 a gallon. Like most everyone, it hurts to fill up my tank because of outrageous gas prices. Not long ago, I heard someone say that President George W. Bush was to blame. As someone not particularly enamored with President Bush, I still find it implausible to see how the current gas prices are his fault.

  • Foursome's -25 tops Taylor field

    The winning foursome posted a two-shot win to capture the title in the fourth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. golf tournament at Bermuda Run Golf Club on Saturday.The winning foursome of Kevin Logan, Rick Best, Curtis Wilson and Will Lowery shot a 25-under over 18 holes to take first place and $1,000 prize.The tournament featured a captain’s choice format with a combined handicap.

  • Woman, 47, dies in one-car wreck on Hoke Road

    A 47-year-old Lancaster woman died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Hoke Road.

    Patricia Coleman was traveling north in a 1999 Ford SUV just before 1 a.m. when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a road sign about 9.8 miles south of Lancaster, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    She then drove off the left side of the road, hit another sign and an embankment. The vehicle overturned and ejected her.

    Coleman was not wearing a seat belt, Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said. She was the only person in the vehicle.

  • McGuirt takes checkers in super stock four race

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway action was on as soon as the race started in the super stock four division.

  • Attorney buys Kershaw Plant for $750,000

    KERSHAW – The former Springs Industries Kershaw Plant has a new owner who says he's talking with two Poland-based businesses that are interested in operating at the building.

    One company makes expensive chocolates; the other makes bakery goods.

  • County feels pain at the gas pump

    Like most everybody else, county officials are looking for ways to save on gasoline costs.

    "The fuel costs have really gone up. For example, the week of July 16, 2007, we spent $15,858 in fuel," County Administrator Steve Willis said. "The week of May 26, 2008, we spent $22,468 with the same size fleet."