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Today's News

  • Senior team falls to RH, Chester

    Lancaster Post 31’s diamond struggles continued Thursday night in a home loss to American Legion baseball League V foe Rock Hill Post 34.

  • Students create solutions with inventions

    Parts of the building looked like a science laboratory while another looked more like a distant planet.

    At Discovery School in Lancaster last week, more than 100 students tried their hand at various stations that made up Camp Invention.

    The program, which fostered creative thinking through hands-on activities, was geared to rising first- through sixth-graders.

    It started Monday and ran through Friday.

    One room in the building was turned into "Planet Zak," where students had crash landed and had five days to get off.

  • Motorcycle deaths on the rise in S.C.

    Peggy Landry was riding her motorcycle with her fiance and friends on May 24 when she was suddenly hit from behind by a truck. The impact killed her instantly.

    About a week after that, fellow Lancaster County resident James Funderburk experienced mechanical failure with his Harley Davidson on Interstate 77. He was thrown from the bike and died on the spot.

    And last year, Eddie Cook was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown off the road. Cook had been riding on S.C. 903 in Kershaw County with a group of motorcyclists in a Scripture run.

  • Couple in comas after fire

    Pat Brice has been praying for Helen and Ronald Wright since they were hurt in a house fire Thursday.

    Brice has power of attorney for Helen, 65, and Ronald, 68, and has known the couple for about 20 years. She helps take care of the couple, and has become like a family member to them.

    Brice, 53, lives about four houses away from the Wrights on Charlotte Highway. She was shocked to hear that their home caught fire Thursday about 5 p.m.

  • Reader appalled by Grace's letter

    This is in response to Eric Grace’s letter Eric Grace “Reader appalled by dog shooting.”

    I am not a resident of this neighborhood, but my young son frequents this neighborhood quite often because it is where his best friend lives.

    I would like to know where this reader obtained his information because it is obvious he did not read the entire story.

  • Horton pulls off an egg-citing street trick

    A crowd had already gathered down at the Corner Drug Store.Something was going on.

  • A balanced budget with balanced priorities

    Americans are calling for a new direction, and Democrats in Congress are delivering. This month, we passed a plan to balance the budget by 2012.

    When President George Bush took office seven years ago, we presented him an advantage that few presidents have ever enjoyed: a budget in surplus by $236 billion. His economists looked out 10 years and saw nothing but surpluses, $5.6 trillion in all.

  • Writer commends deputies for handling of dog situation

    This is in response to Eric Grace attacking the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and county Animal Control officers in his letter, “Reader appalled by dog shooting.”

    Mr. Grace, the sheriff’s deputies were called out because Animal Control is not staffed 24/7.

    I think the deputy acted appropriately in defending himself and others.

    They took an oath to serve and protect all the citizens of Lancaster County. If the dog made an attempt to harm someone, then he acted accordingly.

  • Man accused of growing marijuana – indoors

    Lancaster’s drought and merciless sun didn’t stop one Lancaster man’s crop from growing, officers say.

    John Thomas Whitaker, 29, of 2141 Whaley St., was charged Thursday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with growing marijuana and simple possession of marijuana.

    After receiving information about drug activity at the home, narcotics agents with the sheriff’s office drug team set up surveillance for several hours on Thursday, sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Holland said.

  • Take time to thank volunteer firefighters

    Have you ever stopped to think about the volunteer firefighters in our county? Actually, I haven’t either. Recently I had an opportunity to get involved with Station 16, Riverside Volunteer Fire Department, and found there was a whole lot more to being a volunteer than I ever thought.

    These guys give of their time away from their families, sleep when called during the night and money for gas and other miscellaneous things that go along with volunteering.