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Today's News

  • Cruelty has no place in the world

    I have another comment on how cruelty is not right. It could be to a child who has no one to care about him or her or their feelings, whether it be from an arrogant bully at school or an insensitive gossip at work or elsewhere. It could be an elderly person who can't help himself or herself and are at the mercy of someone who has power over them. It could also be to any living being.

    The point seems to be that there are those who love this power over those who can't help themselves.

  • Louis needs to stand up for his beliefs

    I would like to thank Jensan Louis, "Anti-cockfighters seek to take away rights" in the Feb. 17 edition of The Lancaster News, for bringing up some good points and pointing out how God still had a place 200 years ago. God has a place right here and now and creatures of all kinds belong to him. It is our place to make sure they are cared for. That is exactly what I intend to keep doing.

  • Letters mailed to residents of mussel overlay district

    INDIAN LAND - If you live in the Six Mile Creek basin, you'll probably get a letter from Lancaster County concerning the Carolina heelsplitter this week.

    The Lancaster County Planning Department is sending out about 3,000 letters to residents and property owners in the Six Mile Creek basin, which is east of U.S. 521 in the Panhandle. County Council is working on measures to protect the heelsplitter, an endangered mussel, which lives in Six Mile Creek in Indian Land.

  • Local sailor completes icy mission

    ANTARCTICA - The temperature hovers around zero degrees all day. You're surrounded by ice, and depending on how strong the wind is, the temperature can drop to nearly 50 degrees below zero.

    Quincy Champion says that Antarctica is so cold, you have to wear special clothing to prevent freezing to death.

    Despite the conditions, he's glad to have gone there three times.

    "It's a beautiful place," he said.

  • Man looks to market ant-proof pet bowls

    PAGELAND - Randy Deese says he's found a foolproof way to keep fire ants from helping themselves to your pet's food.

    In various places around his yard are early prototypes for the Ultimate Pet Feeder, a bowl he created for his own pets after fire ants became a serious problem.

    It's taken seven years for him to polish the product before offering it for sale to the public.

    They should be available for stores in about five weeks, he said.

  • Help children adjust to time change

    Sunday at 2 a.m. signals the beginning of daylight-saving time when children across the country will have their clocks turned ahead and lose an hour of much-needed sleep each night.

    The sudden change can make morning routines, daily school activities and extra-curricular commitments that much more hectic.

    But with a couple of well-planned adjustments, the time shift needn't be a difficult one.

    Despite the change, children's sleep needs do not decrease and remain vitally important to their overall health.

  • George confident about LHS softball

    Lancaster High School softball coach Shawanda George said she feels the Lady Bruins can improve on their 8-8 diamond mark of last season and be in the thick of the Conference III-AAAA race.“We’re a young team, but we see a lot of potential in these girls,” said George.

  • Gold stars shoot for state title

    The way the Lancaster County Gold U-14 all-star basketball team views hardwood matters, its goal is in reach.“We’re halfway there,” said Lancaster County Gold coach Kirk Jackson.

  • Former Lions big man signs with Hampton

    During his time at Feather River Community College in California, Davion Wright quickly established himself as the big man on campus.Of course, Wright, at 330 pounds, would qualify as a big man on any campus.The former Lewisville standout recently signed with Hampton University in Virginia. He began classes in January and will compete for a starting spot on the Pirates’ offensive line this coming season.Two years ago, Wright was close to finishing high school and hoped for a chance to play college football.

  • Dickson keys BHS to victory

    Buford High School senior pitcher Christian Dickson hurled a one-hitter and struck out 14 to pace the Jackets to an 8-1 win over Indian Land in high school baseball play Wednesday.Dickson, in a route job, allowed two walks and an unearned run.Dickson aided his cause with a hit, run batted in and scored a run.The Jackets took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning when Donald Kirkley, who had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice, laced a two-run single.The Jackets added three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh inning to seal the seven-