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Today's News

  • 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.

  • He will bring the jokes; you bring the laughs to Comedy Night

    INDIAN LAND – Comedian Tony Boswell says his dream job would be to host Weekend Update, the popular, long-running skit on "Saturday Night Live."

    "Is that going to happen?" Boswell said, sitting at his kitchen table at his home in BridgeMill. "Probably not. I'm 45."

    But he's having a good time, anyway. He just placed second in the 28th Seattle International Comedy Competition.

  • Make your home improvements pay off

    The prices for most home remodeling projects continue to climb.

    And if you plan to spend your hard-earned paycheck or tax refund check on a home improvement project, where's the best place to start?

    According to the 2007 Cost vs. Value Report, adding a wooden deck will bring you the highest return on your investment, followed by siding replacement, a minor kitchen remodel and vinyl and wooden window replacement.

  • Continental Tire to move headquarters to Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND - Continental Tire North America is picking up and moving 12 miles from its Charlotte headquarters to a new building in Indian Land next year.

    The new facility will house 300 Continental employees. It means an $11 million investment in land and development of a new 75,000-square-foot building, now under construction at MacMillan Business Park on S.C. 160. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2009.

  • Time to change animal abuse laws

    Mr. Jensan Louis, were you amused at your own words and how good they sounded in your column "Anti-cockfighters seek to take away rights" in the Feb. 17 edition of The Lancaster News?

    They may have sounded that way to you, but for some of us your words were like stepping back in time about 200 years or more. To a time when blood sports were the order of the day and there was money to made on the blood and suffering of innocent animals.

    Today I'm glad to say that for the most part civilization has finally come to Lancaster County.

  • Girl Scout cookies coming in this week

    The two month wait is over. A shipment of more than 35,000 boxes of Caramel deLites, Cinna-Spins, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot and Thin Mints arrived here late Saturday.

    Eager local Girl Scouts from 25 troops and their leaders met a tractor trailer stacked high with some of America's favorite cookies at St. Luke United Methodist Church to unload them.

    Nobody around town is happier about that than J.R. Snipes. For Snipes, it's cookie time.

  • Self-interests get in way of witnessing

    Feb. 6 marked the beginning of Lent this year. As many often regard this as an archaic tradition, I would beg to differ.

    This tradition is as relevant today as it was when Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai.

    A colleague once brought up the concept that we tend to put God in our pocket, only pulling him out when we need them.

    Fellow Christians, we should not set a bad example by turning to God when we need him and simply forgetting about him when times get rough.

    Life will certainly present many distractions every time you turn around.

  • Jackets' Wells all-star coach

    Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec.

  • GF fire captain accused of arson

    GREAT FALLS - Great Falls Fire Capt. David Dutton is facing an arson charge in a fire at the town fire department and is considered "a person of interest" in three other fires, authorities say.

    Dutton, of 10 Farrow St., was charged last week with third-degree arson, an arrest warrant from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division said.

    An arrest warrant says Dutton used the liquid antibacterial hand sanitizer Germ-X to burn a desk at the Great Falls Fire Department. Germ-X contains ethyl alcohol, a flammable compound.