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Today's News

  • Kershaw County teen killed in wreck

    Two Lancaster County men were hospitalized after being involved in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night that claimed the life of one of the other passengers, a Kershaw County teen.

    Antonio Lee Seegars, 17, who lived in the northern part of Kershaw County, died on the scene about 9:45 p.m. when the 2006 Dodge minivan he was riding in struck a ditch and overturned along S.C. 157, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident happened in Kershaw County, just south of the Lancaster County line.

  • Success requires 'strong will, guts

    Johnathan C. Ryan

    jryan@thelancasternews.com

    Gus Deligiannidis has a saying: “I have my hands on it.”

    Deligiannidis, or simply Gus, as he’s known by most folks, has been serving a mixture of Greek, Italian and Southern favorites in Lancaster County for 20 years.

    He opened The House of Pizza in Kershaw in the spring of 1988, and in 1992, propelled by its success, opened Gus’s Family Pizza Restaurant in Lancaster.

    Gus, 61, prides himself on his dishes – and what he puts in them.

  • Racing to Success – BMS students read their way to Darlington Raceway

    DARLINGTON – Logan Gordon and Jordan Smith shared a common bond with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on Friday night.All three of them were winners.Stewart took the checkers during the running of the Nationwide Series race while Logan and Jordan got to see most of the race he won.

  • 1-cent local tax will be tough case

    Even when times are good, it’s always a challenge for officials to write the county budget. Conflicting interests are always at play, and the money can never be stretched as far as County Council would like.

    This year, of course, isn’t the best of times. Gas prices are at record highs, and the price of gas has started to affect the price of food and clothing. The local housing market, many say, remains good, but there has been a slowdown in the issuance of building permits.

  • Landscape around post office neglected

    I am appalled at the exterior condition of our local post office - the weeds that inhabit the landscape beds, the mildew covered crepe myrtles and the inattention given to the entry and sidewalks. I spoke to the former postmaster about the problems and no improvements were made.

    The plants and shrubbery look like what you would see around an abandoned building.

    I shared my concern with the current postmaster, at least I assume he is still there. He said he would correct the problem soon. Soon has come and gone and now it is much later.

    Tom Morgan

    Lancaster

  • Furniture and people can be a lot alike

    I have wanted an antique mantle all my life. For my birthday I got $160. I took my money and found an old mantle in back of Southern Attic for $150. You could hardly see it because it had bird houses and hanging flowers on it.

    My mother, Jeanette Estridge, taught my sister, Marian Starnes, and me to look for treasures no one else sees. I found mine. It was beautiful. It had some pieces broken off and they were probably lost years ago, but it was beautiful.

  • Learn to never give up

    My name is Sheila Freeman, or Annette, as some may know me. I live in Lancaster and was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in December 2005. It was 5cm x 5cm in size. It had been there for awhile. It took me by surprise. The whole family was in shock. I kept thinking and saying Lord not me, what have I done to deserve this?

    I had just had my third son in June 2005. He was born with hydrocephalus, polymicrogyria and is legally blind. I had the cancer when I was expecting him, but did not know it. We are not sure if the cancer affected him.

  • 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.