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Today's News

  • Kersey listens and addresses residents' issues

    I am supporting the reelection of Wayne Kersey for Lancaster County Council District 7. I personally have known Wayne and his wife, Faye, for most of my adult years. We attended and were members together for many years at Antioch Baptist Church.

    His son and wife are members and a vital part of our Sunday school and church family at Covenant Baptist Church. I also patronize their businesses.

    I feel as though I can speak concerning the quality of his character.

    Wayne and his wife are small business owners. They make a modest living and live in a modest home.

  • Dog owner doggone mad

    INDIAN LAND –An Indian Land dog owner wants to know why her dog was left at Lancaster County Animal Control for 18 hours with a bullet wound to his jaw.

    Sally Barnette said her 5-year-old boxer, Momo, came home May 22, after having part of his jaw removed. He was shot by a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy.

    Barnette said she was out of town on May 18, when Momo was shot. She said Momo and her female boxer, Mimi, both got out of their pen and went into neighbor Michael Schoeppner's yard.

  • Air show operates at loss of $75,000

    While the Palmetto Thunder Air Show may have provided satisfying entertainment to many at the Lancaster County Airport on May 17 and 18, it didn't bring in the money organizers had hoped.

    In fact, it operated at a deficit of $75,000.

    Most of that came from a $60,000 shortfall in expected ticket revenue, with $64,000 coming in versus the $120,000 to $125,000 projected. The cost of fuel at the airport was also $15,000 more than expected, largely due to the increased cost of fuel since the air show budget was created.

  • Dear grads: Go out, make a difference in the world

    Today’s the big day for Lancaster County high school graduates.

    This day stands as the hour you’ve worked for since you launched your education career in kindergarten with the 1995-96 school term.

    Today as those cameras flash with toothy grins and proud parents, take a moment to reflect on your journey.

    It’s been a long road, one filled with challenges and new horizons. No doubt there’s been peaks and valleys along the way.

  • We can make positive impact on our economy

    In the last few weeks we have reported about the layoffs at Springs Memorial Hospital, the possibility of job losses at the Lancaster County School District, pleas from nonprofit agencies for continual funding and the inability of a local philanthropic organization to offer free summer camp for at-risk children this year.

    Add to that $4 per gallon gas, high unemployment, decreasing home values, increasing food costs and you get a bleak picture of our economy.

  • Family copes with loss of 3 relatives

    Three lives were lost in a flash Monday.

    A mother. A daughter. A granddaughter.

    Doris McClinton, Felicia McClinton and Crystal Evans were heading back from a Memorial Day event at a relative's house in Rock Hill when the unthinkable happened.

    The SUV they were riding in hit a tree. They died right there.

    Nobody had a chance to say goodbye. There were no final "I love yous." Now family members are coping with the awful feeling of losing three loved ones in an instant.

    A frantic situation

  • Hartley keeps animal abuse in limelight

    I wanted to commend senior reporter Jenny Hartley for her outstanding work to put animals in the limelight and on the front cover of The Lancaster News. As a teacher and an animal lover I am flabbergasted by the amount of people who treat animals as if their lives were completely expendable. However, it is individuals like you who have a voice and can shed some light on the cruel world of animal abuse and neglect.

  • Economist says next two years will be slow

    Things don't look so good for the national economy over the next two years, said a visiting economist at Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce's first economic forum on May 20.

    Steve Rick, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told the chamber's membership that times are tough and will get tougher. The group met over breakfast at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Building.

  • School district owes apology about Memorial Day observance

    I was shocked and dismayed to read that the Lancaster School District did not close in observance of Memorial Day. Does the school district not have history books in the schools? Do school board officials not know of the supreme sacrifice so many brave Americans have made to defend our freedoms? Do they not care about the loss so many millions of American family members endured so we all can enjoy life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?

    What is the school district teaching our children by its callous attitude toward our fallen heroes?

  • Woman, 46, dies in cycle crash

    ROCK HILL – A Lancaster woman was killed over the weekend in a three-vehicle accident in York County.

    Peggy Landry, 46, was driving a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 4:20 p.m. Saturday when she was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident occurred east of Rock Hill on Lesslie Highway at the Springdale Road intersection.