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Today's News

  • Column: Overcoming what divides our country

    I am narrow-minded. Some would use different words, such as bigoted, prejudiced, exclusive or hateful.
    But please hear me out before you make that judgment.
    There is an unquestionable, obvious divide in our country. This divide has been identified in several different ways: racial, political, ideological, philosophical, religious, etc. I would agree that you can certainly identify each of these divides in our contemporary culture.

  • New mentoring group: Ladies of High Standards

    Monica Hall of Lancaster has started a new mentoring group, Ladies of High Standards (LHS), dedicated to helping teenage girls enter adulthood “strong, smart, independent and empowered.”
    Hall and the other volunteers with LHS plan to introduce themselves and the program to the community this Saturday from 2-4 p.m during a meet-and-greet at the Lancaster County Main Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster.
    The program is open to girls ages 14 to 18, and parents are encouraged to attend the introductory event.

  • Robber hits Flat Creek Quick Stop

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.
    When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.

  • Craft-beer, music fest on St. Patrick’s

    Downtown Lancaster is getting its own St. Patrick’s Day festival.
    Called Red Rose Brew Fest, the live music festival is set for 5-9 p.m. March 17 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18 in the city’s cultural arts district.
    The Craft Stand and its owners, Don and Brandy Geraghty, are sponsoring the festival, which is anticipated to draw at least 500 patrons a day.
    “We plan on hitting anyone from within a 50-mile radius to come,” said Brandy Geraghty.

  • 4th Republican throws hand up for 5th District

    The line of Republicans officially interested in taking over Mick Mulvaney’s 5th District congressional seat is now up to four.
    Tom Mullikin, a Republican lawyer from Camden, announced Wednesday that he will run for the seat if Mulvaney is confirmed as White House budget director.
    “I support President Trump’s focus on strengthening America and want to be a part of his team in Congress,” Mullikin said.

  • Mulvaney gets thumbs up from 2 committees

    WASHINGTON – On party-line votes, two U.S. Senate committees on Thursday approved the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as White House budget director.
    The Budget Committee voted 12-11 for the Indian Land Republican, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved 8-7. Next the full Senate will vote on the nomination, perhaps early next week.

  • ‘I’m not going to sit on this long’

    Attorneys for Jackie Harris and Linda Blackmon argued their cases in court Thursday but presented no witness testimony, and the judge said he would issue his ruling early next week in their disputed Lancaster City Council race.
    “The law wants a quick decision on elections, because things have to keep moving and governments have to operate,” said Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons.

  • Kershaw area store robbed Tuesday

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.

    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.

    When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.

  • Lancers launch season with sweep of Red Hawks

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers completed a four-game sweep to open the 2017 baseball season, taking two from Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory on Sunday afternoon.
    The Lancers, who defeated the Red Hawks twice to open the season Saturday, downed CVCC, 8-2 and 9-3 on Sunday afternoon.
    “We played well on the road against a good team,” USCL baseball coach Steve Williams said. “We have solid hope about our season and we have set the standard high for our team.

  • Milasauskas leads IL Upstate mat qualifiers

    The Indian Land Warriors wrestling team qualified 14 wrestlers for the Class AAA Upper State tournament, led by five ILHS grapplers who won region championships Saturday.
    ILHS Chad Milasauskas, 32-0, won the 126-pound class and was also named the Region IV-AAA Wrestler of the Year as voted on by the region coaches.
    In addition to Milasauskas, the region champions were Austin Ross (106), Juan Alejandro (113), Kyle Daley (145) and Wesley Johnson (152).