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Today's News

  • Miss South Carolina pays visit to students

    The students were mesmerized by Crystal Garrett's beauty, but it was her words that will probably have the greatest impact.

    Garrett, the reigning Miss South Carolina, told students at Clinton Elementary School on Wednesday how people didn't think she would have a chance to make it this far.

    A Columbia native, Garrett was diagnosed with allergy-induced asthma when she was 3. Doctors didn't expect her to live to see 21.

  • I didn't always listen to my mama

    Mama's words stung.

    "Just because you went to the show and watched another old scary movie, don't think you can jump into our bed in the middle of the night." 

    I understood the message loud and clear as I crawled back into my own bed after having watched a Wolfman movie at the Midway picture show earlier that day.

    And what a glorious screen gem it was!

  • Writer proud of legislators for protecting animal rights

    After reading the article regarding animal fighting in the Feb. 17 issue, it made me even more grateful and proud of our legislators for the great things they are doing to move our state forward. Especially by protecting those who can’t help themselves. Has anyone ever pictured themselves in the animal’s place, especially a dog? How they would love to have a good home with someone to love and care for them. But they have no choice. The “good old country boys” as described, have control, and the animal has no rights. What are the heart and soul and feelings?

  • Bruce helped start area law enforcement network

    RICHBURG – Friends and associates of former Chester County Councilman Jim Bruce are devastated after his death early Wednesday morning.

    Bruce died early Wednesday morning of cancer. He was 69.

    Bruce was a county councilman from 2003 to 2006.

    "He was a great person," said his wife, Carol. "We were married 43 years. We had our ups and downs like everybody."

    Bruce was civic-minded, she said. It was often his top priority.

    "That came first," she said.

  • Boy, 13, beaten with bat

    A 13-year-old Lancaster boy was hit in the head with a baseball bat when he tried to stop a group of boys from stealing his bicycle Sunday.

    The boy noticed the bike was missing from the front porch of his Pardue Street home about 11 p.m. and went around the back and saw about five boys gathered near it, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Tire headquarters to roll this way

    INDIAN LAND – Continental Tire North America will wheel its Charlotte headquarters into a new building in Indian Land next year.

    The tire manufacturer will move 300 employees to a 75,000-square-foot building at McMillan Business Park on S.C. 160, an $11 million investment. Contractors have begun clearing land for the building, and construction is expected to be completed in early 2009.

  • Indian Land still needs its very own post office

    Good things continue to happen in the Panhandle area of Lancaster County. Things that will surely make a difference in the lives of citizens in Indian Land.On Jan. 31, Springs Memorial Hospital and the medical partners of the ambulatory surgery center held the grand opening of The Surgery Center at Edgewater. This facility must be called “state of the art” because when you visit it, it becomes apparent that money was no object.

  • Planning for 6,300-acre project in Chester Co. ahead of schedule

    CHESTER – A lengthy approval process for Montrose Plantation is ahead of schedule, according to the developer, and a recent state grant is helping it proceed.

    Montrose Plantation is the 6,300-acre mixed-use project owned by Charlotte real estate investor Mel Graham. The property is located along Interstate 77 in Chester County.

    "The lengthy approval process is going extremely well," Graham said. "We are about midway through the approval process, which we originally expected to take several years to complete. We are ahead of schedule."

  • Paper should not have printed Feb. 8 article

    I am writing about the article “Man being held for having sex with a horse, official says” in the Feb. 8 edition of The Lancaster News.I know this may be newsworthy to some folks, but that was something that could have been left out of the newspaper. The paper could have just put the man’s name and that he was arrested for indecent acts.Children use newspapers to look up events for school projects or discussions. I was around some teens after the article was in the paper and they were laughing and thinking the incident was funny.

  • Help veterans keep rolling as van drivers

    Veterans have stepped up to the plate for our freedom. Now they need us to step up for them. Drivers are needed to take veterans to appointments in Columbia and Rock Hill.Our veterans are in need of our help.The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs office is looking for van drivers to take veterans to their medical appointments. Stops include the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia and the Rock Hill VA Clinic.The van transports veterans to appointments in Columbia Monday through Thursday.