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Today's News

  • Be part of Child Safety Day on June 7

    On behalf of Springs Memorial Hospital, we are very proud to be associated with the third annual Child Safety Day, which will be held on June 7.

    As responsible citizens, parents, community leaders and community members, it is the responsibility of all to promote the awareness of safety of our future – our youth.

    On June 7, many agencies and businesses from our community will take time out of their busy schedules to educate local youth and their parents on different ways that safety can be ensured in everyday life.

  • Senior citizens to get help with analog transition

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: When I was watching the news the other evening, I saw the reporter talking about the government making a law that would change how television works. They said that if you didn’t have cable television, your TV would not work any more and that you would have to get a new set. Will my television really quit working next year?

  • McDougal: SMH future is bright

    Tom McDougal listens intently as cardiologist Mark Ciminelli discusses some of the new equipment in the cath lab at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    This is the first time that McDougal, the hospital's chief executive officer, has gotten a walk-through of the room, which includes an X-ray station, information screens and about 50 different type of catheters. All of the equipment is just a few weeks old.

  • Washington must choose his office

    We were actually working on a story about something called “dual office holding” in reference to the Great Falls election when we heard that a protest had been filed in the recent election.

    Two unsuccessful candidates in the Great Falls election filed a protest claiming that Darryl Washington, the top vote getter, is holding dual offices.

    Anyone can file a protest on any issue, but this is not an issue for the Great Falls Election Commission because it is not an election issue.

  • Election is not a popularity contest

    I begin this letter by introducing myself once again as a proud wife and mother, as well as a conservative Republican by choice. I recently commented in The Lancaster News editorial section regarding the upcoming Senate District 16 election setting Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a Republican, against Democratic candidate Mandy Powers-Norrell for the vacated seat in November. Apparently, my letter stirred some attention to this race.

  • Citizens face worse issues than threat of vouchers

    When asked what the major issue facing our district, Mandy Powers-Norrell answered, “The threat of school vouchers.” School vouchers?

    Was that really her answer or was it a misprint by The Lancaster News to make her look foolish and out of touch with the citizens of Lancaster?

    With Lancaster County unemployment at 9.9 percent, I doubt the threat of school vouchers is keeping those affected up at night. My guess is they are worried if they will be able to find a job.

  • USC-L's Walters earns Region X Player of the Year

    The USCL Lancer golf team hosted the Division III Region X Championship on April 14-15 at the Lancaster Golf Club.The five-team field played 36 holes, with perennial Division III power Louisburg College winning by 13 strokes over USC-Lancaster.Louisburg’s total was 608, while the the Lancers carded a 621.“We had a good chance to bring home the crown. We were only three shots behind after the first day,” said USCL golf coach Rick Walters. “Drew Walters and Stephen Adeimy played excellent on Monday.

  • Line, linebacker key in Tigers' '08 season

    If Clemson solves two question mark areas, the Tigers’ football team could be looking at an exclamation-point season in 2008.Clemson football coach Tommy Bowden, addressing 190 Tiger fans at the annual Lancaster County Clemson Club meeting Monday night at the Fairway Room, said the Tigers’ offensive line and linebacker are major questions coming out of spring practice.“Those are our biggest questions,” Bowden said. “We lose four starters in the offensive line and we could start two freshmen.

  • Nurse killed in Pineville had local ties

    Virginia Sanchez's life began in turmoil, say her grandparents, the Rev. Bill and Saundra Ferguson of Lancaster.

    Sanchez lived with different family members when she was young, including with the Fergusons. She was emancipated from her parents at 16.

    "She had some teenage problems, like a lot of teenagers do," Saundra Ferguson said. "It took a while to get past that, but she was starting to turn her life around."

  • Straight-A student's angry plans for 'Columbine III'

    CHESTERFIELD – "He recognized his anger."

    Chesterfield Police Chief Randall Lear offered insight into the mind of Chesterfield High senior Ryan Schallenberger, 18, who was charged Saturday with plotting to detonate bombs at his school.

    Lear said the young man was angry – and had planned to let the world know.

    Deputies charged the high school senior Saturday after finding plans for an assault on students and teachers. Schallenberger called his plan "Columbine III," police said.