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Today's News

  • DHEC: City shouldn't have dumped at site

    The city didn't get a permit to dump leaves at the old Lancaster Plant site, as it apparently did for about a year.

    Frances Pittman, who lives on the south end of the once mighty Springs Industries plant, found the pile of leaves the city left on the site annoying. It smelled and was a haven for snakes and rats, she said.

    Earlier this month, the pile stood about 25 feet tall and stretched about 50 yards. A stench also pervaded the pile's surroundings.

    But that was a good day, said Pittman's caretaker, Tim Steele.

  • Individuals have right to personalize license plates

    The state of South Carolina recently proposed to produce for sale through the DMV vehicle license plates depicting a Christian symbol and the words “I believe.” It was immediately criticized and attacked by atheists for violation of the “separation of church and state” provision. These attackers fall into the same category as the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 because we do not believe as they do; as a matter of fact, the terrorists at least profess a belief in a supreme being.

  • Committee gets a first-hand look at the needs for new courthouse facilities

    It took about 45 minutes Wednesday to convince Keith Deese that Lancaster County needs a new courthouse.

    Deese is a member of the county's capital projects sales tax committee.

    The committee is charged with developing a ballot question for a proposed bond referendum in which voters will decide whether to approve a 1 penny sales tax to fund a new courthouse and possibly other county building projects.

  • God never segregated; people did

    Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

    They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

  • National League 8 stars rally to capture AA series city title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League AA all-stars bounced back in the rubber game to capture the 8-year-old city championship on Tuesday night at Wylie Park field five.The NL stars rallied for an exciting 12-11 win over the American League AA all-stars in decisive game three.The best-of-three series opened Saturday when the NL stars took a 15-10 victory, but the determined American League stars sent the series to a third game with a solid 19-9 win over the Nationals on Monday night.In the seesaw game, the AL stars tallied four in the fifth innin

  • School employees to get pay raise

    Nearly all Lancaster County school employees – not just its teachers – will get a raise for the 2008-09 school year.

    The pay increases are part of the school district's $78 million budget that the school board approved Tuesday night. The vote was 5-2, with board members Margaret Gamble and Don McCorkle voting against it.

    Last month, the school board saw an unbalanced budget that had teachers as the only district employees getting a raise.

  • Newberry signs Massey

    Lancaster High School football star Taniel Massey returned to his alma mater Thursday to do something for his future.Massey, in the distant future, has aspirations of returning to LHS one day to be the Bruins’ football coach.In order to do so, he needs to have a college education, which was the purpose of his return to LHS.Massey, a four-year starter for the Bruins, will continue his education and football career at Newberry College after signing with the South Atlantic School.“My goal is to come back here and coach the Bruins,&rd

  • Officials should account for mess in Washington

    Wow, $4.07 a gallon. Like most everyone, it hurts to fill up my tank because of outrageous gas prices. Not long ago, I heard someone say that President George W. Bush was to blame. As someone not particularly enamored with President Bush, I still find it implausible to see how the current gas prices are his fault.

  • Foursome's -25 tops Taylor field

    The winning foursome posted a two-shot win to capture the title in the fourth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. golf tournament at Bermuda Run Golf Club on Saturday.The winning foursome of Kevin Logan, Rick Best, Curtis Wilson and Will Lowery shot a 25-under over 18 holes to take first place and $1,000 prize.The tournament featured a captain’s choice format with a combined handicap.

  • Woman, 47, dies in one-car wreck on Hoke Road

    A 47-year-old Lancaster woman died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Hoke Road.

    Patricia Coleman was traveling north in a 1999 Ford SUV just before 1 a.m. when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a road sign about 9.8 miles south of Lancaster, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    She then drove off the left side of the road, hit another sign and an embankment. The vehicle overturned and ejected her.

    Coleman was not wearing a seat belt, Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said. She was the only person in the vehicle.