Today's News

  • Candidates alike in many respects

    As a conservative Republican and former elected official, I was very impressed by the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate.

    I was also struck by the similarities between Palin and another conservative female candidate running for local office here in our own area.

    Beyond the obvious similarities, both Sarah Palin and Mandy Powers Norrell are attractive candidates.

    If elected, Palin will be the first female vice president and Norrell will be South Carolina’s only female state senator.

  • Children at bus stops need to be careful

    On the morning of Sept. 8, I was riding with my sister-in-law on Lynwood Drive going toward New Hope. We were behind one of the grass cutters that cut the side of the road. The back tires were almost flat, but the grass cutter sideswiped a mailbox.

    My concern is what if a child was standing there waiting for a school bus. It could have been tragic. Parents need to tell their children to be extra careful while waiting at bus stops in the mornings.

  • Man, 18, charged in shooting death

    Anthony Armour Sr. said his son moved to South Carolina from Chicago to escape violence.

    The unfortunate irony is that, in just one year in Lancaster, his son has lost his life to a violent crime.

    Anthony Armour Jr., 31, was fatally shot between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Ferguson and Dunlap streets, Lancaster police say.

    Monterio Lamarcus Hood, 18, of 100 Jolly St., has been charged with murder and assault and battery with intent to kill in the shooting death.

  • Politicians don't care about mill village

    I have lived in the mill village area most of my life and worked for the Springs Lancaster plant most of my life.

    I was often called a “lint head” because I worked in that mill. Now that mill is gone and I still live on the mill village, people call me a “low life.”

    I pay taxes on my property just as other Lancaster County residents do. I graduated from high school and went to school with a lot of our politicians.

  • Candidates to speak at event Sunday

    Now that the election season is in full swing, you can expect more political events in the weeks ahead.

    One of the first on the calendar is a forum set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 701 E. Arch St. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Free food will be served.

    For details, call 283-8432 or 287-7364.

    Candidates to speak include:

    – City Council District 1 - Kenny Hood and Ricardo Blackmon

    – City Council District 3 - Audrey Curry and Linda Blackmon-Brace

    – City Council District 4 – Bill Sumner and Tamara Green

  • Man, 60, robbed behind credit union building

    Another man has been robbed at gunpoint near Lancaster's North Main Street area.

    A 60-year-old man told police he was robbed early Tuesday morning behind the Founders Federal Credit Union building on Covenant Place.

    The man had finished cleaning the building and put trash on top of his vehicle to drive to the dumpster, according to an incident report.

    While he was behind the building dumping the trash, a man armed with a gun approached him from behind, the report said.

  • Powers Norrell will stand up for issues important to us

    In a recent column by Mick Mulvaney, he told us where he stood on certain issues. I, being neither Republican nor Democrat, agree wholeheartedly that the issues are very important. I personally do not pay any attention to all the he-said, she-said nonsense. Although I may agree with him on the issues, I totally disagree with him about where you come from and how you grew up not being important. To the contrary, it is very important.

  • Cosmetology students sharpen skills

    No two heads are the same and that's something the 16 students in the senior cosmetology class at the Lancaster High School Career Center will start learning firsthand.

    The class will start accepting clients at 12:30 p.m. today. Appointments aren't necessary, said instructor Jan Williamson.

    The career center offers a variety of beauty services, including hair and nail care, make-up and waxing. Services are not available on non-school days.

  • Drums, dancing mark dedication of Indian Land High's

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land's history as home to the Catawba Indian Nation became a part of its present when members of the tribe blessed the high school's stadium and dedicated the field at a ceremony before Friday's home football game.

    Catawba Chief Donald Rodgers dedicated the stadium, now known as "The Reservation," as a "place of safety, a place of spirit."

  • Amsterdam firm to buy Soliant

    TROY, Mich. – AkzoNobel, the world's largest supplier of paints and coatings, has significantly strengthened its position in the automotive plastics decorating market through the acquisition of Soliant LLC, a leading manufacturer of decorative paint and bright films.

    Soliant's coatings alternatives are used primarily in the automotive market.