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Today's News

  • Do your research before choosing next president

    On July 24, my family said goodbye to my 18-year-old son, a United States Marine, as he departed Camp Lejuene for Iraq. This would be the first of at least two deployments he will make.

    As expected, this was an emotional day. I expected sadness, but didn’t expect the many other emotions I felt that day.

  • Teams look to jamborees

    With the county high school kickoffs two weeks away, teams will move their preseason schedules into area jamboree action.Buford and Andrew Jackson get the jump on their county grid brethren as they battle in the 33rd annual Camden Shrine Jamboree tonight at Camden’s Zemp Stadium.

  • Late councilman's son hopes to fill City Council seat

    Racarda Blackmon wants to follow in his father's footsteps.

    Blackmon, the son of former Lancaster City Councilman Preston Blackmon, announced this week that he will run for the District 1 seat, which his father held until his death Aug. 3.

    Preston Blackmon, who served on city council 31 years, was 82.

    His son made the announcement at City Council's meeting Tuesday evening.

    The people still need good representation for District 1, Racarda Blackmon said. I'm a man of integrity. I'm not after greed or political gain."

  • Help find paintings stolen from hospital

    The Lancaster County Art League is an organization that supports the arts in Lancaster. We have had workshops every month except in the summer for more than 40 years.

    Every year we put our art work in the Springs Hospital Gallery on the second floor. Last year two of Dianne Mahaffee's beautiful paintings were stolen.

    They were her spider lilies collections. One photo was three spider lillies and the other was a single lily.

  • Heart of summer beats strong at Kershaw event

    The heart of summer was beating strong in Kershaw this past weekend for the first ever Heart of Summer festival.

    It brought people out to enjoy a range of activities, beginning with the Heart of Summer Sweetheart contest Friday night. Sunni Kennington was crowned Heart of Summer Sweetheart in the Teen Miss category.

    The weather was beautiful Saturday morning as more than 250 motorcycles rode into town from as far away as Augusta, Ga.

    Festivalgoers enjoyed music broadcast by disc jockey Jay Taylor of Interstate 107 WRHM in Rock Hill.

  • Barfield: Court 'still alive'

    Fires at the 6th Circuit Solicitor's Office and Lancaster County Courthouse haven't stopped the court system.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Tuesday morning that the courts are "still alive."

    "We have a pulse. We're still breathing," he said.

    By the end of this week, Barfield will have a new office set up in the basement of the County Administration Building.

  • Storms of Life encourages women facing difficult times

    Between a struggling economy, high unemployment and dealing with personal challenges at home and work, there are difficulties that women to face each and every day.

  • Two teens charged in robbery

    Beefed up security over the weekend may have been the reason authorities were able to make quick arrests in an armed robbery Sunday.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Demarco Fonte' Blair, 19, of 1936 Devine St., and Cedrick Arkeem Creighton, 17, of 1685 Beaker Road, Heath Springs, each with two counts of armed robbery.

    Deputies say they robbed two men at gunpoint at a car wash on Great Falls Highway about 3 a.m. Sunday.

  • Early June heat wave with little rain, severe storm wipes out local corn crop

    South Carolina’s corn crop is now in season, but there’s not very much of it.

  • O'Brien grateful for opportunity to serve, thanks supporters

    nning for my City Council District 6 seat this term.

    After 12 years of service, I feel that now is a good time for me to step down. I have learned a lot during the past years about city government and I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to serve on council.

    I would like to encourage each of you in the following areas:

    n Pray for your leaders. I truly appreciate those who have prayed for me.

    n Encourage your leaders. I received a letter from a gentleman thanking me for my service and he enclosed $10 to buy my lunch. Thanks a million.