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Today's News

  • Give serious thought about the future

    I don’t know why everyone is complaining about high oil prices. For the past 30 years, you have sent people to Washington who said they would not vote for drilling for oil or putting up refineries. Did you think this day would never come? Washington’s answer to problem: Alternative fuel. Well, they converted corn and wheat and now we have a food shortage and higher gas prices.

  • What do the county's new animal control laws require?

    Lancaster County Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said there may be some confusion about the new animal control laws County Council finalized last week. Do they require you to license your pets? Does it apply to cats and dogs? What are the requirements for dogs deemed dangerous?

    Here are some of the frequently asked questions, and answers, about the new animal laws:

    Q: Does the new law require pet owners to register their pets?

  • Bruins' baseball post draws 12 applicants

    The new Lancaster High School baseball coach will be selected from a field of 12 applicants.

    The cut-off for receiving applications for the job was a week ago. The job came open at the end of the Bruins’ 2008 season last month. Earlier in the LHS season, veteran coach Steve Williams, the Bruins’ baseball coach since 1993, announced his retirement.

  • LHS honors spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2007-08 sports year, saluting spring sports stars Tuesday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Award recipients, letter winners and participation awards were presented in eight sports.

    Several sports had dual winners, including baseball where senior outfielder-pitcher Nick Ferguson was named MVP and earned all-region honors.

    Ferguson, headed to Spartanburg Methodist College to play baseball, was also presented the Friends of Lancaster Baseball Academic Award.

  • Mark your calendar for Battle of Beckhamville

    GREAT FALLS – Have you ever seen a salt maker? Or watch someone make a broom? Or see how tombstones were made from slate?

    How about an 18th century lace maker or a refugee from France?

    All of this can be experienced at the seventh annual Battle of Beckhamville re-enactment, set for June 6, 7 and 8 in Great Falls on the original battlefield.

  • No shortage of events in area this week

    No one in Lancaster County should complain that there's nothing to do here this week. From Lancaster to Kershaw, to the air, the streets and local art galleries, there will be something to do for everyone starting Thursday night. Most of the events are free or offered at low cost.

    Thursday

    • Street Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. downtown Lancaster

  • FAA investigating crash

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the May 2 crash landing of a small airplane on the Catawba River.

    Fort Lawn resident John Sedberry was piloting the Glasair plane that was en route to Florida. His wife and their two dogs were traveling with him. No one was hurt in the crash.

    Sedberry told authorities the engine shut off, forcing the plane to crash land on the river, just moments after take off from nearby Lancaster County Airport.

    A Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report says the plane was towed to a nearby dock by someone's personal boat.

  • Residents oppose plan to down trees

    KERSHAW – About 25 trees are slated to be cut down for safety considerations on Matson Street in Kershaw.

    The first few came down recently

    But the decision to remove the trees, approved earlier this year by Kershaw Town Council, has upset some town residents.

    Denise Hegler, who lives on Matson Street, though not where the trees are slated for removal, expects at least 10 people will speak at Monday's Town Council meeting to tell council members they oppose the plans.

  • Teen accused of trying to disrupt school

    A Lancaster High School senior is accused of starting a rumor about a planned shooting on the campus last week.

    Parris Williams, 18, 312 Dixon Road, has been charged with disturbing school.

    Lancaster Police say Williams began a chain of cell phone text messages that read a shooting would take place at the school Thursday. This was the second such rumor at Lancaster High since April.

    The school's resource officers looked into the situation after a student told administration about the message. Police backtracked the text messages and were led to Williams.

  • Council gives 2nd approval to prostitution ordinance

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested eight people last year on prostitution charges.

    If the sheriff's office had more manpower, it could make prostitution stings every night, with many arrests, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland told County Council on Monday night.

    "We know what they're doing," Holland said. They know we know what they're doing."