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Today's News

  • Visit Washington during National Police Week

    I believe every law enforcement officer should visit Washington, D.C. during the week of May 15, which is National Police Week. This is the week that law enforcement officers honor their brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is the week when all of the fallen officers’ families honor their loved ones each year in Washington, DC.

  • Does Mulvaney appreciate needs of state retirees?

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been taking a lot of credit lately for keeping our taxes low.

    For example, Mr. Mulvaney, along with 50 or more of his colleagues, objected to including legislators in a plan to provide retired public employees an annual cost of living adjustment.

    Because of their objections the bill was sent back to committee.

  • National League 7 all-stars sweep to city championship

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League 7-year-old all-stars completed a sweep of the American League all-stars, taking a 22-9 win in five innings Monday night at Wylie Park field five.The Nationals opened the best-of-three series, taking a 13-3 victory on Saturday.The Nationals used a 10-run third inning to take control of the game.Griffin Gardner and John Michael Faile each had four singles to lead the NL stars’ win. Gardner scored three runs and Faile tallied a run.Gillis Robinson had three singles and scored twice.

  • What is blunt force trauma?

    Many highway accidents here involve a Lancaster County person dying due to blunt force trauma.

    The phrase often appears in The Lancaster News' stories about highway deaths, but you may wonder, "What does it really mean?"

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said blunt force trauma is an umbrella term used by medical personnel that refers to the effects of a blunt object striking the body.

  • Sheriff makes plea for manpower

    For what will likely be the last time in his law enforcement career, Sheriff Johnny Cauthen asked County Council for more money for his department.

    Cauthen, who isn't seeking re-election this year, didn't have a dollar figure for council members, but asked for 16 more deputies for the sheriff's office in the 2008-09 budget. Four of those would go to Indian Land. The others would assist with court duties.

    "We're not asking for any fluff," Cauthen said. "We're asking for what we need."

    One of Cauthen's biggest concerns is the growth in Indian Land.

  • Daddy taught keep the faith in game of life

    Gamecocks’ place-kicker Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal looked on line to finally seal South Carolina’s hard-fought win over North Carolina that mid-October day as dusk fell on the Tar Heels’ Kenan Stadium last fall.It was good – good for nothing. The kick bounced harmlessly off the right upright to the turf.

  • Local man dies in wreck

    A Lancaster County man died Friday in a three-vehicle accident in Chesterfield County.

    The wreck happened at 5:45 p.m. on S.C. 9, about six miles west of Pageland, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Details released by the Highway Patrol before The Lancaster News' Saturday afternoon deadline were sketchy.

    The patrol would not release the name of the man who died, but it said he was a Lancaster County resident. He was driving a 2007 Ford Focus that was also occupied by Steven Vincent, 49, of Lancaster.

  • City decides proposed student apartments don't 'pass muster'

    One of the early steps to build student housing at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster failed Tuesday night as Lancaster City Council voted down the necessary rezoning.

    Some residents of Brook Drive, where the proposed 10-unit apartment complex would be, voiced concerns on how quality of life, traffic and public infrastructure would be affected, and council voted down the measure 3-2, with Councilmen Preston Blackmon and Danny O'Brien absent.

  • Relay for Life exceeds $257,000 mark

    When it comes to the annual Lancaster County Relay for Life, Pat Ray likes to use the event here as a blueprint for others to follow.

    There's just one problem, said Ray, regional director of the American Cancer Society.

    "It wouldn't work," said Ray, who came to Lancaster on Thursday night for the Relay for Life wrap-up celebration at First ARP Church.

    Members of the 48 teams participating in this year's event learned their work had raised $257,316.

  • National stars win

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball National League all-stars captured wins in the opening game of the AA city championship tournament on Saturday at Wylie Park’s field five.