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Today's News

  • Legacy Five returns to Lancaster

    Legacy Five is returning to Second Baptist Church on Sunday for a 6 p.m. concert as part of its 2008 tour.

    Co-founded by fellow Cathedral Quartet members Scott Fowler and the late Roger Bennett, Legacy Five formed in 1999 in Atlanta after the Cathedrals retired.

    The Southern gospel quartet – Fowler, Glenn Dustin, Scott Howard, Frank Seamans and pianist Tim Parton – continue to draw an enthusiastic following.

    Legacy Five won four awards in the 2007 Singing News Fan Awards held Sept. 13 during the National Quartet Convention.

  • Two men hurt in wreck

    A Lancaster County resident and another man are in serious condition after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

    Presnell Elbert, 65, of Kershaw was driving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup east on Holiday Road and David McCormick, 64, of Mount Holly, N.C., was heading north on Sunshine Road when the two collided, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Elbert ran a stop sign and struck McCormick, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Huckabee not our man for president of United States

    The Huckabee bandwagon is becoming alarmingly large and should concern every true conservative who desires less government and a return to true conservative principals.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign Web site states he would be tough on immigration. However, his record confirms otherwise.

  • Gregory to step down from Senate

    The Republican state senator from Lancaster County won't be seeking re-election this year.

    Sen. Chauncey K. "Greg" Gregory wrote a letter and called and e-mailed friends and associates earlier this week about his intentions.

    In a letter sent to The Lancaster News, Gregory, 44, wrote that he has been blessed by the support of residents from Fort Mill to Kershaw and Winnsboro. When his term ends in 2008, he'll have served in the Senate "as long as anyone since the formation of Lancaster County," a total of 16 years.

  • Recycle your Christmas tree

    Without the lights, decorations and wonderful evergreen scent, the real Christmas tree you just took outside is just an image of what it was last week.

    But if you want to give it new life, take it to one of Lancaster County's convenience sites.

    It's called treecycling and the county public works department is teaming up with its counterparts at the city of Lancaster to cut down on holiday waste.

    "Recycling is a pattern of habit than anything else," said Darin Robinson, county public works director.

  • Landmark looks into selling papers

    Landmark Communications Inc., parent company of The Lancaster News, has hired national investment firms to explore selling the Norfolk, Va.-based company.

    "I can confirm that Landmark Communications has retained investment banks JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company's businesses," said Richard F. Barry III, vice chairman of the company.

    He declined to say whether the company would be sold in whole or part, or at all.

  • We don’t have to throw rocks; extend an olive branch

    Apparently, it is the feeling of a minority of people in the Indian Land community that it is perfectly appropriate to issue a threat of a $4-5 million dollar lawsuit, which if carried through, would have a significant impact on every property taxpayer in Lancaster County.

    However, it is not appropriate for any potentially impacted taxpayer to question the poor choices of those persons making that threat.

    A permit was issued several years ago for a concrete plant in the Indian Land community. There were residential units in the area at the time.

  • Solid start aids LHS girls win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a fast start to open the 2008 portion of their basketball schedule with a 42-38 Region III-AAAA road win over Clover.

    LHS senior Miteka Trueheart hit seven of her team-high 15 points in the opening period when the Lady Bruins bolted to an 11-0 start.

    "We got off to a real strong start," said Lancaster High School girls coach Ronnie Robinson.

    Trueheart netted 10 points in the opening half when the LHS girls held a 24-16 lead at the break.

  • Soldier who died in Texas wreck buried with full military honors

    CHESTER - U.S. Army Spc. Charles Messer of Fort Lawn, a veteran of the war in Iraq, was laid to rest with full military honors at Chester Memorial Garden on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon.

    Messer, 20, died Dec. 22 when his car rolled in northeast El Paso near where he was stationed. He wasn't wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

    Messer would have boarded a plane that same day to go home for the holidays.

    Some of his fellow soldiers who served with him in Iraq came to the funeral.

  • Gregory grateful for loyal support

    By the end of next year the voters of District 16 will have given me the opportunity to serve in the Senate for as long as anyone since the formation of Lancaster County.

    From the time I began my first campaign in 1992 people from Fort Mill to Kershaw to Winnsboro have blessed me with their confidence and support.