There has been extensive discussion of the so-called “Charleston loophole” by which Dylann Roof was allegedly permitted to purchase the handgun used in the nine murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Zion Church on June 17, 2015.
At a Chicago rally last Feb. 17, Hillary Clinton said the following: “All we want is common sense. We want comprehensive background checks that close the gun-show loophole and online loophole. We want to close what is called the Charleston loophole.
Karen Denise Fischer of Lancaster and Nathan Lee Mackey of Charlotte were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Sherwood Baptist Church in Lancaster. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Rusty McAlister. Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Kathy Weiss and organist Bob Hickling.
Carlisle Roddey, who served as the elected Chester County supervisor for three decades and spent 47 seasons as the radio voice of Chester High School football, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79.
Archie Lucas, a county councilman who served with Roddey for 25 years, said his work has benefitted Chester County greatly and will continue to do so for years to come.
Voters for a Town of Indian Land announced Tuesday that the group has gathered enough petition signatures to move forward with its effort to incorporate much of the Panhandle.
Meanwhile, a group seeking incorporation for the community of Van Wyck is set to present its proposal to the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation in Columbia this Thursday.
KERSHAW – These days, Town Administrator Mitch Lucas can rattle off a list of already in-progress and future capital projects and upgrades off the top of his head.
That list includes constructing a water tank and water lines to tie Haile Gold Mine to town utilities, fixing roof leaks at the memorial library building and making restrooms at the country club ADA compliant.
If it only ended there, Lucas said.
This is in response to Carl Miles’ Jan. 11 letter “Prayer for our law enforcement officers.”
Thank you so much, Carl, for dedicating your prayer to the memory of my son, Deputy James Brent McCants.
You said you wanted your legacy to be protecting our law enforcement officers. The moment you wrote that letter, your legacy went out around the world.
God hears you and all the other men and women praying. Prayer works. And you will save someone’s life.
God bless you, Carl.
CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson High Volunteers made the most of a Region IV-AA road trip to Chesterfield on Tuesday night.
The sixth-rated Lady Vols topped the CHS Lady Rams, 46-35 and the No. 2 AJ boys rolled to a 64-49 win.
The AJ boys teams had a fast-paced with the CHS boys.
Several fast breaks and full-court runs made the game exciting.
The Volunteers gained the lead in the first quarter, 20-8, and kept the advantage for the rest of the game.
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is joining other theaters and acting troupes across the nation to launch The Ghostlight Project on Jan. 19.
Playhouse members will gather on the front steps of the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., at 5:30 p.m. that day, and they invite the public to participate. Attendees should bring a light, such as a cell-phone flashlight, regular flashlight or glow stick.
The Ghostlight Project’s national website says the movement was inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater.
Dr. Richard Townsend remembers arriving in Lancaster in 1986.
It was the end of June. His new OB/GYN office had no furniture and no air conditioning. He sat on the floor and ate a sandwich before starting a night shift at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Townsend’s wife and family were still in Pennsylvania. Their Lancaster home was under construction, so he slept at the hospital for the first month.