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Today's News

  • Rudy Carter sounds just like a politician

    Rudy Carter was quoted as saying, “The public has got to understand the court is the prominent voice of the law.

    When you walk in a courthouse, you have to feel like you’re in a court of law.”

    The first sentence makes “the law” sound like some kind of mystical thing, more like a religion than what it really is.

    Unlike God’s Law, our law is simply a set of rules man has set to maintain order and protect citizen’s rights.

  • What politics should be

    Sometimes it seems that getting politicians to focus on issues is a lot like getting kids to eat their vegetables – and there’s some truth to that.

    Most politicians explain this by blaming voters, saying we don’t care about ideas. They assume that we’re more interested in a discussion of unwed mothers or irate preachers – or about where someone’s kids go to school. Certainly, most current politics is aimed at that level (or lower).

  • Blackmon, Hood seek council seat

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Two men will vie for the City Council seat vacated last month by Preston Blackmon’s death.

    Blackmon, who was 82, had served as the District 1 councilman for 31 years.

    His son, Racarda Blackmon, and Kenneth Hood are running for the seat.

    Because of Blackmon’s death, a special District 1 filing period started Aug. 22 and ended Thursday.

    The winner will serve the remainder of Blackmon’s term, which has about two years left.

  • Bruins shell Fort Mill

    FORT MILL – The only thing wider than the Lancaster High School football players’ victory smiles was the margin of victory Thursday night.The 2-0 Bruins, who haven’t allowed an offensive touchdown this season, rolled to a 41-0 win over Class AAAA foe Fort Mill at the Jackets’ Bob Jones Stadium.Lancaster, 2-0 to open the season for the first time since the 2002 campaign, ignited for 21 first-half points and cruised to the lopsided victory over the Jackets.Fort Mill, 0-2, has been outscored 83-0 in two games.

  • Bumpy ride on Meeting Street

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    It’s a bumpy ride on Meeting Street through the city of Lancaster right now.

    Boggs Paving of Monroe is resurfacing the street as part of a state-funded highway project through the S.C. Department of Transportation.

    The old pavement has been milled down, creating a rough road, said Marty Cauthen, streets and sanitation director for the city of Lancaster.

    “It rides rough, especially if you’re on a motorcycle,” Cauthen said.

  • Indian Land Elementary School using 'mobile village'

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    Despite moving an entire school’s worth of students out of the building in January, Indian Land Elementary School remains above capacity, with 1,085 students as of Aug. 26, with more enrolling daily.

    Each of Indian Land’s schools increased in enrollment this month, with students moving in from nearby school districts and distant states, such as North Dakota and New York.

  • Late strike lifts Jackets by Vols

    KERSHAW – In a game with more twists and turns than a Tour de France mountain course, game Buford rallied with a dramatic touchdown pass to Qua Reid from Will Ford with 20.3 seconds left to defeat Andrew Jackson 28-21 Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.Andrew Jackson, at the BHS 21 and up 21-20, appeared poised to take the win with 2:15 left.The Vols faced third and less than a yard for a first down.

  • Boston's clutch pick keys Warriors' win

    BLACKSBURG – The Indian Land offense put the Warriors in control, but the IL defense delivered the clincher in a 24-14 road win Thursday night at Blacksburg’s Campbell Stadium.Indian Land junior defensive back Ted Boston picked off a Wildcats’ pass and returned it 56 yards to lift the Warriors to the 10-point win.“Our defense came up big in the second half,” a beaming IL coach Mike Mayer said of Boston’s decisive defensive gem which came with 1:37 to play.

  • Buford Rec center becomes a reality

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Indoor walking trails for adults and a host of sporting events for children are now available in the Buford area.

    With the opening of the new Buford recreation center in August, there are now four centers to serve residents in Lancaster County’s four main areas.

    The Buford center, located on Hurley Walters Road, has two gymnasiums, two rooms for programs and a meeting room. There are two youth baseball fields, two adult softball fields and two soccer fields.

    The open house was held last month.

  • 2-year-old hit by SUV

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    A 2-year-old boy was hit by a sport utility vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot Friday night.

    Lancaster police say Dana Michelle Sullivan, 26, of Kershaw, hit the boy about 7 p.m. while driving her 2006 Honda Pilot down one of the aisles in front of the supercenter.

    The boy was with his grandfather, James Lee Johnson of Lancaster. The two were putting away a shopping cart when the boy got away and darted across an aisle toward their vehicle, said Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Brian Small.