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Today's News

  • Economist says next two years will be slow

    Things don't look so good for the national economy over the next two years, said a visiting economist at Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce's first economic forum on May 20.

    Steve Rick, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told the chamber's membership that times are tough and will get tougher. The group met over breakfast at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Building.

  • School district owes apology about Memorial Day observance

    I was shocked and dismayed to read that the Lancaster School District did not close in observance of Memorial Day. Does the school district not have history books in the schools? Do school board officials not know of the supreme sacrifice so many brave Americans have made to defend our freedoms? Do they not care about the loss so many millions of American family members endured so we all can enjoy life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?

    What is the school district teaching our children by its callous attitude toward our fallen heroes?

  • Woman, 46, dies in cycle crash

    ROCK HILL – A Lancaster woman was killed over the weekend in a three-vehicle accident in York County.

    Peggy Landry, 46, was driving a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 4:20 p.m. Saturday when she was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident occurred east of Rock Hill on Lesslie Highway at the Springdale Road intersection.

  • Three die in single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 5

    An evening visiting family turned fatal for three Lancaster relatives Monday night.

    Doris McClinton, 64, Felicia McClinton, 34, and Crystal Evans, 23, died in a one-vehicle accident on S.C. 5.

    They were among seven people riding in a 2004 GMC Yukon Denali that ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The SUV was traveling east, Trooper Josef Robinson said. The wreck happened about 10:30 p.m., just west of the Old Hickory Road intersection.

  • 'Pop', others who fought for freedom deserve our respect

    On Memorial Day we recognized all those individuals who stood up for us in all branches of our military service. Memorial Day should always be a day of remembering, giving thanks for and to any person who ever wore a uniform in our defense.

  • Revolutionary War battle to be re-enacted June 7

    GREAT FALLS – A limner will be on hand at the seventh annual Battle of Beckhamville re-enactment in Great Falls.

    But what in the world is a limner?

    A limner is one who draws, paints and outlines in clear, sharp detail.

    The limner will be joined by a refugee from France who is a lace merchant, a broom maker, a tombstone carver and a man who "makes" salt.

    You'll be able to see them all during the Beckhamville re-enactment, set for June 6, 7 and 8 in Great Falls on the original battlefield.

  • Fortson proves she's no quitter

    Like a lot of graduates, Lancaster High School senior Debra Fortson is a little nervous about walking across the stage Friday night.

    She's going to wear flats. She's going to make sure there's nothing on the stage she can trip over.

    "I don't want to fall on my face," said Fortson, 18.

    But walking across the stage should be one of the easiest things Fortson has done during her high school career. The road to graduation hasn't been easy.

    When she was 13 and in the ninth grade, Fortson found out she was pregnant.

  • County school district shows disrespect to armed forces

    I did not know that students did not have Memorial Day off until field day.

    Having been in other school districts in the past, I was caught off guard, especially since Charlotte and the Rock Hill districts were off.

    I'm just curious as to why. I was not really concerned about the attendance issue point because my kids did not attend out of respect for our armed forces. My main concern is why the school district does not respect our armed forces. There are other days the kids could have gone to school and had this day off. For example, maybe one day for Easter instead of two.

  • DeMint staffers help build Habitat house

    YouthBuild workers got a boost Tuesday morning when staffers from U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's office came to Lancaster to help them build a house for Habitat for Humanity.

    Three DeMint staffers – regional director Kelly Long and legislative aides Kimberly Gluck and Brian Eisele – joined hands with several of YouthBuild's young adults to install the insulation and drywall of a three-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot home.

    YouthBuild will nearly finish the house, but the Habitat for Humanity program requires "sweat equity" from the new homeowners to finish the house.

  • Crawford focusing on 2008 Olympics

    Indian Land’s Shawn Crawford is focused on returning to the Olympics this summer in Beijing and hopefully earning another gold medal. Crawford, a Van Wyck native, is the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter sprint. He was also a member of the U.S.