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Today's News

  • City, county may buy property together

    City and county officials are working together to buy land that could possibly be home to several local functions.

    County Council will vote on a resolution Monday night to commit to buy land where Perry's Texaco and Mullis Brothers Real Estate are on Main Street.

    Eventually, the city and county would like to see a welcome center that would house the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and See Lancaster.

  • Don't make too many New Year's revelations

    Resolutions always come about from revelations. You know, it never fails.

    Whenever a new year dawns and we get to studying about ourselves, trying to figure whether lifestyle changes are needed, that's a revelation.

    All those plans and promises to do better are just resolutions. Revelations don't come into play until you resolve to do better.

    Take "Little Bill," for instance.

    Every year, when Christmas was over and school started back, I resolved to study more, mainly because teachers had six weeks worth of tests lined up.

  • Property changes require zoning approval

    In a letter published in both The Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News, D.J. Carter comments that zoning notice practices have changed and he feels that this is an attempt to hide the facts in bureaucratic red tape.

    Being a relatively new county employee, I inquired from staff regarding this allegation. Lancaster County has only had zoning in place for about 15 years so there haven’t been too many years of “past times” to review.

  • Lady Jackets fall short in late rally

    Buford’s girls opened the new year with their final non-league hoops tune-up and dropped a 51-43 home loss to Class A foe Lewisville on Thursday night.The difference was the second period when the Lady Lions used a 22-2 surge to take a 30-9 halftime edge. Lewisville held an 8-7 lead at the end of one period, but Lady Jackets’ ace Brittany McCarter, who scored a game-high 31 points, got in early foul trouble. McCarter sat out the second period and the Lewisville girls took advantage to post a 21-point lead at the break.

  • Tommy Dorsey swung America's 'Greatest Generation'

    When he reformed his own dance band in the late 1940s, Tommy Dorsey said that it was about time that somebody got "things" going again.

    "You ca't expect to have any real interest in dance bands if the bands don't go round the country and play for the kids," said Dorsey, who was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing."

    Now, almost 60 years later, the band that bears his name will bring the music that influenced "America's Greatest Generation" to Lancaster. Its goal has changed little as it reaches out to attract a new generation of listeners.

  • Resolve senior center dispute

    This is the time of year for resolutions, and we’d like to suggest one for leaders of the Lancaster County Council on Aging and those of afternoon programming at the Heath Springs Community Center. That is, resolve to resolve your differences. Please.

  • Does new courthouse look like Winn Dixie?

    Seems County Council’s 2008 agenda includes a brand spanking new courthouse. I read there is some talk about having a vote on the issue. But we all know when the powers that be get a burr under their saddles it’s the tax-paying riders who will have to hang onto the saddle horn. So, it’s pretty much a foregone fact that a new courthouse is on the way and the old Mills designed building will become a possible museum containing some rusty textile equipment to celebrate our heritage, no doubt.

  • Authorities: Teens stole car, rammed it into gun shop

    Authorities say at least five teenagers are responsible for stealing a vehicle early Sunday morning and driving it into a gun shop to take firearms.

    Deqwon Blackmon, 17, of 5908 Henderson Road; Dendrel Campbell, 16, of 1515 Carmel Road; Jerel Lamar Davis, 17, of 3104 Carolina Court; James Edward White, 16, of 514 Carabrook Road, Apartment 1; and a 15-year-old Lancaster boy have each been charged with second-degree burglary, violent.

  • 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.