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Today's News

  • Girl Scout cookies coming in this week

    The two month wait is over. A shipment of more than 35,000 boxes of Caramel deLites, Cinna-Spins, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot and Thin Mints arrived here late Saturday.

    Eager local Girl Scouts from 25 troops and their leaders met a tractor trailer stacked high with some of America's favorite cookies at St. Luke United Methodist Church to unload them.

    Nobody around town is happier about that than J.R. Snipes. For Snipes, it's cookie time.

  • Self-interests get in way of witnessing

    Feb. 6 marked the beginning of Lent this year. As many often regard this as an archaic tradition, I would beg to differ.

    This tradition is as relevant today as it was when Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai.

    A colleague once brought up the concept that we tend to put God in our pocket, only pulling him out when we need them.

    Fellow Christians, we should not set a bad example by turning to God when we need him and simply forgetting about him when times get rough.

    Life will certainly present many distractions every time you turn around.

  • Jackets' Wells all-star coach

    Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec.

  • GF fire captain accused of arson

    GREAT FALLS - Great Falls Fire Capt. David Dutton is facing an arson charge in a fire at the town fire department and is considered "a person of interest" in three other fires, authorities say.

    Dutton, of 10 Farrow St., was charged last week with third-degree arson, an arrest warrant from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division said.

    An arrest warrant says Dutton used the liquid antibacterial hand sanitizer Germ-X to burn a desk at the Great Falls Fire Department. Germ-X contains ethyl alcohol, a flammable compound.

  • Winds pick up speed

    Hold on to your hats. Wind - and later in the week, rain - are in the forecast.

    The flags around town and your hair will likely be whipping in the wind again today. As they did on Tuesday, the winds will be gusting up to 30 mph, with sustained winds of 6 to 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. You might think Lancaster is the Windy City instead of the Red Rose City.

  • Funeral customs focus of exhibit

    When Africans were brought to America, they adopted some European traditions while maintaining many of their original customs.

    This is evident in various funeral and mourning rituals used today.

    Elaine Nichols, a curator at the S.C. State Museum, gave a presentation about African American homegoing customs at the Medford Library at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Friday. Nichols' lecture was based on an exhibit called "The Last Mile of the Way," which is on display in the library.

  • Couple die in fire

    Married for eight years, the Omarsabriis were a couple who did everything together, their relatives say.

    Early Sunday, the couple - Nakim, 35, and Jacqueline, 39 - died in a fire at their 12th Street home, leaving their families in shock.

    "It's like a dream still to me," said Nakim's sister, Letitia Patterson on Tuesday.

    Fighting the fire

  • County trio advances to state finals

    Three Lancaster County prep wrestlers advanced to battle for individual state championships this weekend.Lancaster High School’s Dawan Thompson is bound for the Class AAAA state meet at Irmo High School, while Buford has a pair of wrestlers – Lamont McPhearson and Rashad Cunningham – in the hunt for Class A-AA state crowns at Gilbert High School.Thompson, a junior, placed fourth in the Class AAAA Upper State meet on Saturday.He went 3-2 to advance his record to 29-8 for the season.“Dawan wrestled hard and performed wel

  • Jackets' Wells all-star coach

    Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.

    Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec. 20 at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium.

  • Carolina Thread Trails include Lancaster County

    In November, more than 600 guests were invited to attend a kickoff luncheon at Charlotte Marriott City Center sponsored by Carolina Thread Trails. Two of those guests represented See Lancaster - board president Debbie Jaillette and welcome center hostess Sylvia Hudson. They and other guests were educated about the proposed trails while witnessing first hand $14.5 million in corporate commitments toward the fundraising campaign. Duke Energy, Wachovia, Bank of America and Foundation for the Carolinas were among the contributors.