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Today's News

  • Where Lancaster County residents vote in the presidential primary

    Some polling places consolidated

    You may be one of the Lancaster County residents who won't vote in your usual polling place for the Democratic presidential primary. The county combined several precincts because it did not get enough money from the state to open all precincts for the presidential primaries.

    The polling places that have been combined and where you'll vote are:

    - Antioch and Hyde Park - Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road

    - Belair and Belair II - Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land

  • State 4-H seeks alumni names for 100th anniversary

    CLEMSON – Millions of young people in the Palmetto State have been involved in 4-H since the first corn club was founded in 1908.

    Its alumni can spend hours talking about the history of 4-H clubs and their memories.

    Since 4-H is celebrating 100 years in 2008, the South Carolina 4-H Teen Council is issuing a challenge to all Clemson Extension offices in the state to collect as many alumni names as possible.

    Anyone who has ever been a member of 4-H is asked to contact their local Clemson Extension office to get their names on record.

  • Man shot in French Street parking lot

    "Call 911. I'm dying."

    Those are the words a man shouted across a parking lot on French Street on Wednesday afternoon.

    A Masonic lodge, the Lancaster County Clemson Extension office, the Lancaster County Economic Development office, Discovery School and houses surround the parking lot.

    A witness, who asked not to be named, said she thought she heard a car backfire.

    "Then it went boom, boom, boom, boom, boom and I said, 'That's not a car,' " the woman said.

  • Team effort spurs Buford over Stallions

    Buford used a team effort to post a huge road upset Tuesday night.

    The upstart Jackets knocked off Class AA power Lee Central 51-47 in Bishopville.

    "We just had a complete effort," BHS assistant coach Neil Couch said. "To go into a place as rowdy as Lee Central and come out with a win, you have to play well together and have a complete effort.

    "That's what we did," Couch said of the Jackets' win over the No. 8 Stallions.

    BHS, playing to its tempo, held an 11-8 lead after one period and owned a 26-23 spread at the break.

  • Vols rally by Braves, sweep

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Justin Sellers dropped in a clutch free throw with 4.4 seconds to play to lift the Vols to a 49-47 win over Cheraw. AJ’s two-point win gave the Vols a sweep of the league twin bill.The Lady Vols took a 51-45 win in the opener Tuesday night. AJ, down at the half 19-17, rallied to tie the boys game going into the final quarter at 27-all.The Vols, bolstered by the inside tandem of Ryan Miller and Jonathan Belk who teamed for 30 points, rallied for the win in the final period.

  • We must learn from past mistakes

    Most people in Lancaster County probably have never seen a live Carolina heelsplitter before. Most people probably never even heard of them until the rare mussel became a threat to development in the booming Indian Land area.

    But in the last year, these creatures have flexed their muscles, thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which have given them a voice. We've been told that since these mussels are protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, we must take precautionary measures to ensure they are protected in Lancaster County.

  • Mulvaney to seek Senate seat

    S.C. House District 45 Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced today that he will run for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat being vacated by Greg Gregory of Lancaster.

    Mulvaney will make a formal announcement tour in early February, but he has already received the support of Gregory and several other key business leaders in the district.

  • Edwards to stump in Lancaster

    Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards will bring his presidential campaign to Lancaster today.

    Edwards, a South Carolina native and former senator from North Carolina, will appear at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster as part of his two-day Back Home, Back Roads Barnstorm tour.

    Edwards, who's vying for the Democratic nomination, is scheduled to be at USCL at 2:45 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

  • We should all practice common courtesy everywhere

    We should all practice common courtesy everywhere

    I truly appreciate Karen Smith's letter "Use common courtesy in parking lots, on highway" in the Sept. 16 edition of The Lancaster News. We all could learn from this. Courtesy is something that is necessary in our world today. I would like to add to her list a few of my pet peeves:

  • Saving water doesn't mean saving money

    I am writing to voice my disbelief at the attitude of the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.

    My husband and I received our bill in December for $48, having used 2,000 gallons. We decided that with the ongoing drought, we could reduce our water usage by recycling the water from the shower by using it to flush our toilets and water our plants.