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Today's News

  • Keep state drinking age at 21

    State Rep. Fletcher Smith believes the state's drinking laws should be changed to allow anyone who is in the military to buy alcoholic drinks. Smith, a Democrat from Greenville, has introduced a bill in the state House that would allow a service member under 21 to show his or her military identification card to a bartender or store clerk to buy alcoholic beverages.

  • Love of District reason I'm running

    I am Mandy Powers Norrell. And I am running for S.C. Senate District 16. I was born and raised in this district. My whole life is along the Catawba River.

    For the past 270 years, my family has been right here - and we will be here 270 more. This is the land for which my ancestors fought the British. This is the land where my sixth great grandfather hosted George Washington.

    This is the land where my parents met and married. The land where they worked for Springs Mills for a combined 68 years - and made a good living and great opportunities for me.

  • Man, 56, accused of raping girl

    A Lancaster County man has been jailed and released after being accused of raping a local girl last month.

    Robert "Beau" Allen, 56, of 411 Old Camden Monroe Road, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    Allen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on Jan. 12, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

    The girl later told her parents, who reported the incident to the sheriff's office on Jan. 28.

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  • Lady Bruins stun Stallions

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins made their final regular-season showing in the LHS gym for the 2007-08 campaign one to remember.

    The Lady Bruins, playing tough from opening tip to final horn, notched a 51-45 Region III-AAAA basketball win over South Pointe of Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

    SPHS was ranked No. 7 in the latest statewide girls’ basketball poll.

    The Lancaster girls' victory gave LHS a split after South Pointe prevailed in the nightcap, 70-58.

    The Lady Bruins' win, which handed South Pointe its first region loss this season, came on LHS Senior Night.

  • AARP again offering residents free tax help - Included Printable tax documents

    AARP is again offering its free service this year to elderly and low- to moderate-income earners in Lancaster County.

    It started Monday at the Lancaster County Community Center, 500 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, and will be offered between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through April 14, said local program director Nancy Mobley. No appointments will be made as the program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Mobley asks that people bring last year's return, all W-2s, 1099s, Social Security and interest income statements to make for a quick filing process.

  • Sistare to seek District 7 seat on County Council

    A Potter Road woman believes her experience in management and business will make her a good county councilwoman.

    Kathy Sistare, 54, has announced that she intends to run for the County Council District 7 seat as a Democrat. The seat is held by one-term Councilman Wayne Kersey, also a Democrat.

    "I'm getting more excited by the day," said Sistare, who announced her candidacy in newspaper ads over the weekend.

  • Judge: Building could use another courtroom - Virtual Tour!

    If the new magistrates' office building were a little larger, more trials and preliminary hearings could be held there, Magistrate Jackie Pope told County Council on Monday night.

    Last year, council acted quickly in buying the old Good Kia dealership on S.C. 9 Bypass, voting to spend up to $1 million on the building and renovations.

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  • Local United Way at 92 percent of its fundraising goal

    United Way of Lancaster County is closing in on its fund raising goal for 2007-08.

    The local office has collected more than $367,000 in contributions from individuals, businesses and other groups as of Thursday.

    That amount is about 92 percent of the $400,000 goal.

    "We're very confident we'll make our goal this year," United Way executive director Denise Keating said. "I feel very positive about where we are right now, especially due to the economic challenges we've had."

  • Landrum halts Warriors' bid

    Landrum halted Indian Land High School’s dual wrestling state title hopes with a 39-38 win in the Class A Upper State wrestling tournament semifinals on Saturday in the IL gym.The Warriors’ tough loss was decided on a team point deduction for unsportsmanlike conduct following the 160-pound match.“We lost the match basically for being undisciplined,” Warriors’ coach Mike Kersey said. “We didn’t wrestle fundamentally sound in some weight classes. It’s been a problem all season.