Today's News

  • Don’t let Gov. Sanford amputate USCL campus

    I read with great interest the article on Gov. Sanford’s proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The question just begs to be asked: Does Gov. Sanford live in South Carolina? Is he interested in each of the counties that make up the state of South Carolina? It sounds by his comments that he needs a little educating himself.

  • Uncharted waters

    LIBERTY HILL – On one hand are the Seven Deadly Sins – pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth.

    On the other hand, is the tale of a fateful trip that started from a tropic port aboard a tiny ship.

    The two subjects don’t seem to have very much in common, but a group of local youth pastors have found a connection between “Gilligan's Island” and the capital vices.

  • Sheriff seeks several grants

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has applied for several grants to help continue various operations in the county.

    Sheriff Barry Faile recently submitted his recommendations for grants his office needs to County Council.

    The first priority, he said, is to renew a gang investigator grant that addresses gang enforcement and education. With at least 12 gangs identified in the county, the grant will allow the office to have a full-time employee compiling data on gang members.

  • President Obama inspires fifth-grader

    I am writing to you about the history that happened Tuesday that changed the world. I am part of a majority Democrat family.

    These last two years of history I have been living through are unbelievable. First, we had an African-American candidate to run. Then we had an African-American to make it as one of the top two candidates. Then, if all that wasn’t enough, President Barack Obama won the presidential election.

  • Education important to our children

    I am so mad at Gov. Mark Sanford for thinking of closing the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus. It really makes me mad. Add to that the county is building a new courthouse. There are existing buildings that could suffice for that use. Our children and grandchildren need the campus to expand their education. Higher education is so important to our community and our children. Our children are our future and Gov. Sanford wants to take this campus from them. What is this telling our children?

    I agree with Steve Willis. Gov. Sanford is certified squirrel bait.

  • Tanker driver feared for safety of his rescuers

    A tanker driver involved in a fiery crash Tuesday told his rescuers to leave him inside his truck because he thought it was going to blow up.

    Brent Lowery of Lancaster helped pull Stanley W. Perry, 53, of Charlotte, from an overturned tanker at U.S. 521 and Twilight Road. Perry was transporting 8,000 gallons of gasoline.

    Lowery said he was headed south on U.S. 521 and got on the entrance ramp at S.C. 903 when he saw a commotion farther down U.S. 521.

  • Former governor has prized viewing spot of inauguration ceremony

    Lancaster native and former Gov. Jim Hodges will be closer than most people during Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony Tuesday on Capital Hill.

    Hodges, who served as a national co-chair for Obama’s presidential campaign, was able to secure tickets to witness the swearing in of the 44th president and the nation’s first black president.

    Hodges and his family flew out from Columbia on Saturday morning and will return from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

  • Rash of car break-ins in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning Panhandle residents to lock their cars at night.

    Five break-ins were reported overnight on Jan. 9 in Indian Land neighborhoods, including Bridgehampton, Glen Laurel, Windsor Trace and Hanover, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

    On Ashby Lane in Windsor Trace, a man warmed up his car while he took his dogs for a walk about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

    When he returned to the car, he found that his Cobra radar detector had been taken.

  • Four men face drug charges

    Four Lancaster men were arrested on drug and gun charges after a search warrant at a South York Street home Thursday.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said the search warrant was obtained after a controlled drug buy by the sheriff’s officer at 307 S. York St.

    The men arrested and their charges are:

  • Shore to headline annual chamber meeting

    Jim Shore, creator of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s limited edition historic sites series in 1993 and now a nationally known award-winning American folk artist, will be guest speaker at the 53rd annual meeting of the chamber on Jan. 29.

    Founders Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the annual meeting.

    The event will be held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club, beginning at 6:15 p.m., with a reception preceding the dinner meeting.