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Today's News

  • Writer glad to be smiling again

    Going to a dentist for a six-month checkup is routine for people with a decent income or dental insurance. I was among that group at one time.

    People use to call me the sunshine lady because I smiled all the time. I believe that a smile can have a positive effect on people. It does me. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, force yourself and after a while you start feeling better about yourself.

  • Clover downs Post 31

    Lancaster Post 31 fell to 5-11, 2-8 with an 8-1 League V American Legion baseball loss to Clover on Monday night at Eggleton Field.Clover built a 5-1 lead in the sixth inning and cruised to the seven-run win over Lancaster, which dropped its fifth straight loss.Veteran left-hander Evan Byrd, who worked five innings, took the loss. Tyler Vaughn went three innings and Ross Maiden hurled one frame.The trio combined to allow eight runs, eight hits and six walks.

  • Gregory battled for health, environment, democracy

    We’ve been reading a lot about the long and distinguished careers of two Senate veterans who are retiring this year, and rightly so.

    But I’d like to take a few moments to recognize a quieter senator who also is stepping down this year, albeit after a relatively short 16 years.

  • Farmer's markets have local flavor

    If you want some of the freshest produce around, you’ll find it at a local farmer’s market.The reasoning is simple. There is no “jet lag” involved. While most of the produce that hits the supermarket shelves is trucked in, local produce has traveled less than a day to get to market, making it as garden fresh as possible.

  • GoldenCare now operating program at HS senior center

    HEATH SPRINGS - The seniors of Heath Springs have gotten another feather in their hats with the start of a new afternoon program at the Heath Springs Senior Center.

    GoldenCare Adult Day Care is responsible for the recreational and social program, which started about two weeks ago and is meant to give seniors the brand of fun they want, said GoldenCare administrator Susan Bowers.

    The afternoon program is funded by Lancaster County with new funding from the S.C. Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.

  • Yandle posts first young guns win

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night saw Andrew Yandle take his first young guns division win this season.Yandle was determined to win his race from the start.

  • Motorcycle riders asks drivers to pay attention

    Edward “Eddie Boy” Cook. Peggy Landry. James “Mickey” Funderburk. They had a lot in common. They were all from Lancaster. They were all in their 40s. They were all Harley Davidson owners. They all died in motorcycle accidents.

    Cook, Landry and Funderburk also fit the profile of a recent study on the increase of motorcycle deaths across the nation. A Gannett News Service (GNS) analysis of federal accident reports says “dying on a motorcycle could soon become a predominantly middle-age phenomenon.”

  • Swimmers sink Camden

    The Lancaster County swim team continued its winning ways in the waves with a 438-99 road win over Camden on Saturday.

  • Officials: Men shot at trooper's house

    Two Lancaster men are accused of shooting at the home of a highway patrolman.

    Lakeithon Darell Mingo, 22, of 3452 Oak Ridge Road, and Navoney Quantay Curry, also 22, of 1342 Springdale Road, were each arrested and charged Monday with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

    The trooper was returning to his home near Camp Creek Road shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when he heard a gunshot. He told officers from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office that it appeared the shot came from the road near his home.

  • Community activist to be honored as he turns 90

    HEATH SPRINGS – Someone known for his commitment to economic and political equity will be honored as he celebrates his 90th birthday.

    The life of Pleasant Hill resident Gonze Lee Twitty will be celebrated at the Lancaster County Community Center on Barr Street starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Invitations have been sent, and about 200 people are expected to attend.

    "You get to be 90 and you're on the countdown," Twitty said Monday. "I just appreciate my daughters and the community coming together to do this."